Renens, October 10, 2019 – MassChallenge Switzerland, part of MassChallenge’s global network of zero-equity startup accelerators, today announced the top 12 Finalists from the 2019 program. These startups will now will compete for the cash and in-kind prizes that will be awarded at the MassChallenge Switzerland Awards Ceremony on October 31, 2019 at the Swiss Tech Convention Center.
“In 2019 we had a record number of applicants for the MassChallenge Accelerator Program, and now after 4 months of acceleration I can confidently say we also had the strongest cohort ever”- said Matt Lashmar, Managing Director of MassChallenge Switzerland.
“It has been amazing to see the development journey of such a diverse group of startups. And MassChallenge Switzerland is happy to be the link that connects these amazing entrepreneurs to our corporate partners, and our fantastic group of expert mentors. Together we give the startups the resources they need to grow and launch their products, creating value for the founders, and hopefully adding a little bit of value back into society”.
Its most competitive program to date, the fourth annual MassChallenge Switzerland program accelerated 76 startups from 12 countries across four continents. Over the course of the four month accelerator program, these 76 early-stage startups benefited from unrivalled access to top corporate partners, world class mentoring from industry experts, tailored programming and curriculum. In addition, three entrepreneurs in residence played a crucial role in helping MassChallenge Switzerland startups capitalize on their strengths and navigating challenges, while making important introductions.
The top startups were selected following an in-person pitch, held last week at MassChallenge Switzerland’s Renens campus. Selected startups demonstrated their growth and impact to top corporate executives, industry, academia and innovation leaders from across Switzerland. The top startups will now move on to the final judging round that will determine the competition prize winners.
2019 MassChallenge Switzerland Top12 Finalists
AbuErdan (Egypt): AbuErdan is a cloud-based management system empowering poultry companies with tools to increase their profitability and decrease their waste.
ARTIRIA Medical (Switzerland): We developed a disruptive medical device allowing stroke surgeons to navigate in brain arteries with unprecedented speed and efficacy.
BFT, s.r.o. (Slovakia): BFT developed new processing method for sugar beet to alternative sweeteners with health benefits, offers also value and cost optimisatation.
CellSpring (Switzerland): We use a proprietary tool to identify exosome cargo linked to cancer metastasis and develop 'biomarker hits' into liquid biopsy diagnostics.
Emotion Food Company (Switzerland): EFC is a company specialized in the development of solutions for people suffering from dysphagia or swallowing disorders.
Enterprise Bot (Switzerland): Enterprise Bot is an Artificial Intelligence company that build chatbot solutions for enterprises.
Liquid Logical (United Kingdom): Liquid Logical have invented a new technology which brings water to boiling temp instantly without a tank. Using exact time, water, energy.
Planted (Switzerland): Planted creates tasty ‘meat’ directly from plants - and skips the animal. Our plant-based meat is sustainable, healthy and cruelty-free.
PXL Vision (Switzerland): PXL Vision's Daego® is a technology platform for secure identity verification and the creation & management of trustable digital identities.
SEADS - SEA DEFENCE SOLUTIONS (United Kingdom): 10 rivers are responsible for 80% of the total plastic entering the Oceans. Our patented technology stops it and sends it to recycle.
Silencions (Switzerland): Our mission is to bring back silence to people's everyday life by significantly reducing noise emission in a simple and economical manner.
Tomplay (Switzerland): Tomplay invents the Interactive Sheet Music and offers all musicians a unique tool to learn and play music.
MassChallenge is a global network of zero-equity startup accelerators. Headquartered in the United States with locations in Boston, Israel, Mexico, Rhode Island, Switzerland, and Texas, MassChallenge is committed to strengthening the global innovation ecosystem by supporting high-potential startups across all industries, from anywhere in the world. To date, our 2,344 MassChallenge alumni have raised more than $5 billion in funding, generated more than $2.7 billion in revenue, and created more than 136,000 total jobs. Learn more about MassChallenge at masschallenge.org.
MassChallenge Switzerland Founding Partners
Bühler, GEA, Givaudan, Nestlé, Barry Callebaut, Swiss Economic Forum, Inartis Foundation