2007-2015 mark a strong growing success for Venture Kick startups, available in statistics and success stories in our freshly published 2015 annual report. Discover it under venturekick.ch/report
Almost a billion invested in Venture Kick startupsDi. 09.02.2016, 14:00
More than 896 million Swiss francs: this is the amount generated by investments in the 403 startup projects supported by the Venture Kick initiative since 2007. Out of these projects, 300 became high-tech companies which created 3’434 new and highly qualified jobs. These stories have one thing in common: the founders who received their first pre-seed capital from Venture Kick are all researchers from Swiss universities. Since almost ten years, the private initiative Venture Kick has granted over 16 million Swiss francs in pre-seed capital to promising startup projects, and plans to support 60 more startup projects from all over Switzerland in 2016 with a total of 2.7 million Swiss francs....Read more
La période 2007-2015 marque un succès grandissant pour les start-up Venture Kick. Toutes les statistiques et les success stories se trouvent dans notre rapport annuel de 2015, tout juste sorti de presse. Découvrez-le dès maintenant sur venturekick.ch/report.
Presqu’un milliard investi dans les start-up Venture KickDi. 09.02.2016, 14:00
Plus de CHF 896 million. C’est le montant total, en investissements externes, engagé dans les 403 start-up soutenues par l’initiative Venture Kick depuis 2007. Sur ces 403 projets, 300 sont devenus des entreprises high-tech, créatrices de 3'434 nouveaux emplois hautement qualifiés. Ces entreprises ont une chose en commun: leurs fondateurs sont tous des chercheurs d’universités suisses, qui ont reçu le financement d’amorçage nécessaire au lancement de leur projet de la part de Venture Kick. Depuis presque dix ans, l’initiative Venture Kick a octroyé plus de CHF 16 millions à des start-up prometteuses. En 2016, pas moins de CHF 2.7 million seront investis dans 60 nouveaux projets....Read more
MindMaze enter the billionaires’ clubFr. 05.02.2016, 15:00
Finding a way to accelerate learning and decoding brain signatures is something of a holy grail in the field of medical research. India-born neuroscientist and MindMaze CEO Tej Tadi is among those who believe they have the answer. ...Read more
Sabrina Badir, CEO and founder of Pregnolia.
Pregnolia: pitching by candlelightDi. 02.02.2016, 11:00
The Startup Pregnolia from Zürich will cut the risk of premature birth. This is the goal of Sabrina Badir – CEO and founder of the company. How she achieves this, which other goals she pursues and how it is to do a candlelit pitch in front of experts, is what she explains us in the talk....Read more
October 21015: Jan Lichtenberg receives the prize as a “Swiss Emerging Entrepreneur” at EY Entrepreneur of the Year Award.
Jan Lichtenberg shows his venture leaders certificate in his office in Schlieren.
Jan Lichtenberg of InSphero: “The days in Boston were phenomenal”Mo. 25.01.2016, 11:00
The Swiss company and 2010 venture leader USA InSphero is one of the most successful startups in recent years. CEO Jan Lichtenberg has brought his company to the forefront of 3-D research in microbiology in just 6 years. How did he do it? He explains all in our interview....Read more
Mauro Dell'Ambrogio, State Secretary for Education, Research and Innovation, Chris Millan, the U.S. Ambassador to Switzerland Suzan G. LeVine and Jordi Montserrat of Venture Kick at the US Embassy in Bern in September 2015.
2015 Venture Kick winner CellSpring makes key hiresFr. 22.01.2016, 11:00
On January 16, 2016, CellSpring AG announced the hiring of two new team members, Dr. med. vet. Flurina Clement Frey and Dr. Miriam Zimmermann....Read more
Three startups are getting ready for the big finalFr. 22.01.2016, 10:00
The latest Venture Kick jury session was intense. We had some impressive ideas and outstanding cases across a range of industries and technologies. So, hats off to the teams of Enzian Pharmaceutics, Rayform and Aerotainment Labs who are ready for the Venture Kick final....Read more
Part of the team fom TravelerFirst
Marco Habegger from ImmuProbe
These four startups got the first kickDo. 21.01.2016, 10:00
TravelerFirst, ImmuProbe, Includeed and Vatorex convinced the jury and received their first kick with 10.000 CHF of pre-seed funding. Before they compete in the second round for another 20.000 CHF, we give you a first impression of our new rising stars....Read more
Flyability redefines UAV operation boundaries and explores the heart of a glacierMi. 20.01.2016, 14:00
Flyability partnered with the mountain rescue team of the Zermatt Glacier in the Swiss Alps to explore crevasses situated at an altitude of 3'500 meters ASL. ...Read more
Plair’s particle analyzers detect and at the same time instantly identify pollen species with outstanding precision.
Venture Kick startup Plair revolutionizes air quality monitoringMo. 11.01.2016, 14:00
Geneva-based Plair SA achieves first accurate, automatic and real-time pollen monitoring per species, revolutionizing the ability to prevent hay fever and improve quality of life....Read more
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