Ecosystem Connect Event

Meet the Swiss startup ecosystem
25.05.2021  ETH Zürich

The Ecosystem Connect Event is part of the Innosuisse start-up training “Business Concept“.

The main goal of this event is to connect course participants with investors and representatives of the Swiss startup ecosystem and to establish important contacts to further develop and realize their business ideas. Investors and invited organizations of the Swiss Startup Ecosystem see up to 30 exciting new startup ideas in a poster exhibition and meet motivated aspiring entrepreneurs.

Would you like to work on a start-up idea? Are you motivated to take your first steps in the Swiss startup ecosystem? Then sign up for the Business Concept course today! A maximum of 25 participants can take part in each course.

Connect Event Partners

b-to-v

btov, founded as , is a venture capital firm with offices in St. Gallen, Berlin, Munich and Luxembourg. With nearly 300 fee-paying members and about EUR 400 Million assets under management, it is also one of the leading networks of private startup investors in Europe.

Blum & Grob Rechtsanwälte

Blum&Grob is a renowned Swiss law firm located in the heart of Zurich. Our Startup-Team has longstanding and broad experience in advising startups of various industry sectors. We support our clients in all legal matters throughout any phase of a company’s life cycle.

Business Angels Switzerland

Business Angels Switzerland is an association of private individuals willing to invest time and money in small, newly–founded companies with innovative projects. They help startups to realize their potential.

EO (Entrepreneur's Organization)

EO has been helping entrepreneurs achieve transformational growth since 1987. Their member network is committed to learning and helping each other succeed. Gain access to the world’s top experts. EO GSEA supports student entrepreneurs who require much-needed mentorship, recognition and connections to take their businesses to the next level of success.

ETH Entrepreneur Club

The Club‘s vision is to foster entrepreneurship in Switzerland and make Zurich the tech startup epicenter of Europe. The club organises many events, such as the Startup Speed Dating where students are matched with startups.

ETH Transfer

ETH transfer is the technology transfer office of ETH Zürich and supports the ETH community in all questions relating to research contracts with industry, inventions, patent applications and licensing. ETH transfer supports young entrepreneurs in the early stage of founding their own companies with the “Pioneer Fellowship” (grant) and the deep science incubator “Innovation & Entrepreneurship Lab”.

Impact Hub Zurich

Impact Hub Zurich is a community of 1000+ innovators, startups & corporate partners. It operates two coworking spaces and Kraftwerk, all centrally located in Zürich. Since 2020, Impact Hub Zurich, ZHAW and innosuisse partnered up to use synergies in the process of planning the innosuisse event series.

Redalpine

Redalpine is a seed and early-stage venture investor. They invest in disruptive technologies with focus on highly scalable ICT and Health Tech models. They provide 10-years-plus experience as entrepreneurs and investors and have a great network and access to key opinion leaders.

RUNWAY Startup Incubator

Run by the ZHAW and supported by its partners ZKB and Technopark Winterthur the interdisciplinary Incubator RUNWAY offers startups in the early phase coaching, collaborative workspace and networking to accelerate their business and startup development. RUNWAY is a consortium partner of STARTUP CAMPUS.

SICTIC

The Swiss ICT Investor Club (SICTIC) is a non profit association that connects smart money investors with early-stage tech startups.

Startfeld

Startfeld Incubator - Everything a startup needs to take-off. startfeld is a point of contact for all those who want to realise a business idea and implement it in Eastern Switzerland. startfeld offers services in the four areas of Advice & Coaching, Courses & Events, Financing and Space & Infrastructure.

Startupticker

Startupticker.ch is the online platform for young entrepreneurs, innovators and supporters. The hub increases the visibility of young Swiss companies and serves to highlight the diverse and vibrant start-up scene.

Technology Fund

Climate protection through innovative technologies: The Technology Fund offers loan guarantees to Swiss companies whose novel products contribute to a sustainable reduction in greenhouse gas emissions.

Technopark Alliance

Comprising the TECHNOPARK facilities in Schlieren, Winterthur and Zurich. It increases awareness of knowledge and technology transfer, promotion of innovation and emerging entrepreneurs, and optimising conditions for startups and spinoffs.

UZH Innovation Hub

The UZH Innovation Hub is the platform for innovation and entrepreneurship at the University of Zurich. It bundles skills and knowledge at the university, connects students and researchers with the innovation ecosystem nationally and internationally and provides support to transfer research into marketable products and to realize innovative ideas by founding a venture. The UZH Innovation Hub as a catalyst accelerates the further development of new inventions and ideas and fosters the transfer of innovative research and teaching into economy and society.

Zürcher Kantonalbank

ZKB offers professional support in equity and startup financing or mezzanine capital. They have been supporting entrepreneurs in building up their business for almost 150 years. So your business idea can flourish on a stable financial foundation from the very beginning. They are looking for companies and entrepreneurs with a solid business plan and promising future prospects.

Circular Economy Transition

Circular Economy Transition is a pioneer initiative that aims at accelerating the transition of Switzerland to a Circular Economy. In close collaboration with Impact Hub Switzerland, sanu durabilitas and with the support of the MAVA foundation, this initiative will contribute to drive the new paradigm for the future of business, policy making and society.

Innosuisse

Innosuisse’s role is to promote science-based innovation in the interests of industry and society in Switzerland. Learn about the many programs and trainings, they offer after module 2 "Business creation" participants.

Connect Event Start-ups

Pocket Lawyer
Pocket Lawyer
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We envision a future in which reliable and cost-efficient legal advice is available to everyone through use of ...
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Ag-Fabrix
Ag-Fabrix
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Anti-bacterial textile using an "anti-filter" system and silver nanoparticles. The silver nanoparticles which are interweaved into a milk ...
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DPR Bioprospection
DPR Bioprospection
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Through a novel bioprospection method combining microtechnology and oceanography, we aim to provide highly specific bacteria and enzymes ...
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3DSalt
3DSalt enables the manufacturing of 3D-printed, water-dissolvable molds made from pure salt. Such molds facilitate the design process ...
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ARTelligence
ARTelligence
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AI-powered social art network where local museums, galleries and artists present their art as well as art-related content. ...
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Pipe Innovation
Pipe Innovation
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We make desalination of seawater cheaper to reach customers that want water safety.
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Nimble
We are developing a measurement device for objective mechanical characterization of the skin. The device is able to ...
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Furzymes
Furzymes
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Furzymes is an early stage startup focusing on the development, sales and marketing of household cleaning products that ...
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Journeybot
Journeybot
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We developed an autonomous robotic platform meant for challenging terrain and scenarios. The function of the platform is ...
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ITrade
ITrade is a two-sided data marketplace, which enables people to benefit from their data financially. Users are able ...
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L' AREPA
L' AREPA
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Sustainable street food made with Venezuelan passion and Swiss quality!
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InkVivo
InkVivo
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InkVivo provides a 3D printing hydrogel-based biomaterial platform used for tissue engineering and advanced drug delivery system. The ...
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Elaisa.app
Elaisa.app
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Elaisa.app is a smart assistant for driving students. Our mission is to provide an innovative and fun way ...
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Iris
Iris predicts an individual stress resilience capacity by using a 10 min computerized test based on pupil dilation. ...
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Renolution
Renolution
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We want to revolutionize the Swiss renovation market for real estate and open a marketplace for private impact ...
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Eco Lens
Eco Lens
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Eco Lens is an app which aims to fight climate change through smart shopping. While creating shopping lists ...
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OPtimize
OPtimize
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We have developed a smart postman that can deliver genetic information to cells.
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Pigeoneer
Pigeoneer
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The first geomessenger application that concentrates on the user's location. Receiving a message only if passing by the ...
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bewear
BeWear offers the first bespoke AI sewing pattern technology as a B to B white label solution for ...
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Mantis Technologies
Mantis Technologies
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Mantis Technologies automates safety-critical surveillance tasks by combining 3D cameras with artificial intelligence. Our technology detects dangerous situations ...
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Touchtime
Touchtime
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We are building a device which gives you a subconscious knowledge of time. The idea is to always ...
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