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  • July 2, 2019

    Seif Awards 2019 #tech4impact – The Final

    On Friday, 28 June 2019, the final of this year's seif Award 2019 on #tech4impact took place in Zurich. From over 300 applications, 10 start-ups made it into the final round and were able to pitch in front of an audience of about 200 people. The winning teams are Provement, Bloom and FenX as well as MeduSoil, who won the audience award sponsored by STARTUP CAMPUS worth 2'000 CHF! We congratulate the lucky winners and wish them all the best ...

  • May 27, 2019

    Fantastic Final of the Business Concept Spring Courses 2019

    On Wednesday, 22nd of May 2019, the final Pitches and the Ecosystem Connect Event of this year's spring season of the Business Concept Innosuisse Start-up Training took place at ETH Main Hall. With around 85 participants and 19 ecosystem partners, the event was a fantastic completion of this 12-weeks semester course. Out of 22 promising startup ideas the best project from each cohort was awarded with the STARTUP CAMPUS Award - Congratulations again to livon, M-Therapeutics, SpectroLEAP and 2D Boron ...

  • November 27, 2017

    Intelligent Coating – Christian Mathis about the ETH Spinoff SuSoS

    SuSoS has been focusing on consulting and the development of coating solutions using such thin polymer films since it was established as an ETH spin-off in 2004. "Thin-film polymers are all-rounders," explains Christian Mathis. They are used as lubricating layers or adhesion promoters, and they prevent the formation of biofilms on surfaces or support the binding of antibodies, proteins, or cells to sensors. This is why they find frequent application in medical technology and the life sciences. About one year ago, ...

  • July 20, 2017

    STARTUP CAMPUS Ecosystem Connect Event, May 2017

    A brilliant end of the Business Concept course in spring: on May 10, 2017, the Ecosystem Connect Event took place at the ETH Zurich with more than 120 participants. For the attendees the aim is to get in touch with investors and representatives of the Swiss startup ecosystem and establish important contacts to enhance their business idea. The warm spring evening faded away with inspiring conversations and a fantastic view over the historic district of Zurich. Do you like to ...

  • March 30, 2017

    yamo – enjoyment for the little ones, joy for the grown-ups

    Yamo wants to shake up the baby food market. A startup company in Central Switzerland has developed a novel approach and is developing the freshest organic baby food in Europe. Conventional baby food is heat-sterilized and, in an unchilled state, has a shelf life of 1.5 years, during which it loses its color, flavor, and all valuable nutrients. Using new technology, yamo manages to prolong the sell-by date of baby food for several weeks. During that time, it stays as fresh as ...

  • February 28, 2017

    Smart Home Technology

    Saving energy while you sleep This is what the world has been waiting for. Zero-standby technology by Zurich-based electrical engineer Felix Adamczyk is creating quite a stir. "Sleeping" televisions, ovens, and computers consume 810-gigawatt hours per year - and that's just in Switzerland. This corresponds to 1.4% of total electricity consumption and costs a four-person household up to 200 Swiss francs. Felix Adamczyk, a former Master's student at the Institute of Power Electronic Systems at ETH Zurich, has now successfully ...

  • February 2, 2017

    STARTUP CAMPUS Connect – Business Concept

    Every beginning is hard. That is a lesson that every startup founder has to learn. It takes entrepreneurial skill to make a brilliant business idea come to life. To acquire, practice, and perfect their know-how, about 85 young entrepreneurs spent 12 weeks on the CTI Entrepreneurship Startup training course "Business Concept." On 30 November 2016, 25 teams presented their business ideas to representatives of the Swiss Startup ecosystem in a poster presentation at the STARTUP CAMPUS Connect Event at ETH ...

  • November 17, 2016

    Lost in the Big City Jungle?

    GET LOCAL, an innovative startup and active STARTUP CAMPUS Business Growth participant, has developed a great concept: Letting locals show you the best places to hang out in their city.   We have news for you from Business Growth, the STARTUP CAMPUS training course. Currently, the founders of an exciting startup initiated at RUNWAY, the startup incubator at ZHAW, are developing their business idea as Business Growth participants. The team from GET LOCAL is well on the way to creating ...

  • October 3, 2016

    Second Business Concept BOOTCAMP – 24 September 2016

    Still a bit sleepy but excited about the day ahead, the first university affiliates arrived at Toni Areal in Zurich on Saturday morning at 8.30am, ready to explore their startup ideas. An intensive all-day program with many challenges and exciting tasks lay ahead. After a brief welcome address by Jacques Hefti and Matthias Hölling, the Co-Directors of STARTUP CAMPUS, the group took part in an 'elevator pitch' competition, in which participants took turns to present about 40 startup ideas. The ...

  • October 2, 2016

    Consumer Closeness – Geotargads

      Tell me where you are and I'll tell you what you might need: Erik Streller from St. Gallen places virtual advertising in real places.   App advertising is booming: Every day, millions of mini banners appear on Swiss smartphones. To minimize distribution loss, most advertising planners book apps that match the advertised product. Swiss entrepreneur Erik Streller-Shen takes a different approach: He makes use of the locational information collected by the apps to place the banners within very specific ...

  • September 14, 2016

    Alumni in Focus – The Beekeepers’ Startup

    The startup Vatorex has a heart for bees and is concerned about their health. Increasingly, bee colonies die out completely within a period of just three or four years due to infestation with the varroa mite. In the fight against parasites, beekeepers are frequently rather aggressive, using, for example, formic acid, oxalic acid, or other harmful pesticides which cause stress to the bees as well as the beekeepers. Vatorex has developed an alternative, natural treatment method: a hyperthermia system which ...

  • May 31, 2016

    STARTUP CAMPUS Connect – Highlight of Business Concept Workshops

      100 young entrepreneurs met up on 18 May 2016 to network with 13 organizations belonging to the Swiss startup ecosystem. The event, which usually takes place at "Dozentenfoyer", the faculty restaurant of ETH Zurich, is one of the highlights of the CTI Business Concept Startup Courses. For a period of 12 weeks, aspiring startup founders hone their business ideas, present them as part of a STARTUP CAMPUS Connect poster exhibition, and develop their networks in the Swiss startup ecosystem.   ...

  • March 2, 2016

    Our first Bootcamp Training – February 27, 2016

    Last Saturday, 112 students and university members with startup ideas met in Zurich for our Startup Training Bootcamp. No coach blew his/her whistle, yet the day was organized along a strict time schedule. This started at 8.00am (for a Saturday, that's practically at dawn :-)), with coffee and registration. After a short introduction, participants took part in a round of elevator pitches during which some 60 startup ideas where presented. The Business Concept course is funded by the Commission for ...

  • February 23, 2016

    STARTFELD Innovation Center

      This is it! The STARTFELD Innovation Center opens on 11 March 2016, after months of preparation and planning. You are cordially invited to be part of this special event. Innovation – a buzz word that can mean any number of things. The STARTFELD Innovation Center near Empa in St. Gallen presents innovations in a clear and compelling light. It is a platform for creative people from all fields, inviting them to jointly launch, develop, and realize, new products and ...

  • December 21, 2015

    A Silent Rave of a Slightly Different Kind

    When you mix 100 sets of earphones with 21 fresh ideas and add 9 organizations of the startup ecosystem – you have a recipe for an interesting evening. On 2 December 2015, 100 young entrepreneurs and representatives of the Swiss startup ecosystem met at the faculty center of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich (ETHZ). The evening started with a pitch by Philippe Geiger, the CMO of EntoLog. After winning the ZHAW Startup Challenge in May 2015, EntoLog ...

  • July 17, 2015

    A total of 1,700 visitors at the Startupfair

    The 3rd Startupfair took place on 2 July 2015 in Zurich and set a new visitor record. It has now established itself as a national event for the sector and a must-attend fair for every start-upper. Ten “Digital Lifestyle” showcases went head-to-head in a fierce battle for first place. The Zurich start-up TRACKTICS was declared the winner and “Best Swiss Startup 2015”. More information and impressions can be found here.

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