31.8.2021 – Fifteen startups will showcase their Swiss-made innovation idea to all of Switzerland during the Startup Battle competition, part of the Digital Day 2021. The startups pitching cover a big variety of industries including AI/ML, Drones, FinTech, Blockchain and HealthTech.
The Digital Day aims to make digitisation a tangible experience and to promote dialogue on the subject. The start-up pitching battle is a proven element of the event. 15 selected startups from Switzerland present how they create an impact. The jury and the audience decide on the 5 finalists, who pitch in front of an exclusive jury for the win on 10 November. The Startup Battle is presented by Innosuisse, operated by Sictic and digitalswitzerland, and supported by Swisscom, Amazon Web Services and Canton de Vaud.
The 15 companies have now been selected. They include:
Amplify – a digital platform to launch an advertising campaign as simple as a classified ad but with all the power of digital marketing.
Animatico creates the next-generation user interface by combining stylized characters with artificial intelligence and voice control, creating a seamless way of interacting with digital devices.
AVA-X is a leader in facial recognition applications. The start-up offers solutions for identifying people through artificial intelligence.
CollectID combines encrypted, smartphone-ready NFC (near-field communication) tags with secure, immutable NFTs (non-fungible tokens) on blockchain to guarantee a product’s authenticity 100% and with just a few taps.
DoryHealth offers patients who need to take many medications a day an all-around care-free service that takes care of all inconvenient tasks associated with managing medication.
Dpendent, designs and sells Unmanned drone Ground Handling Stations (UGHS), enabling fully autonomous 24/7/365 flight and payload manipulation.
Enlightra develops cost- and energy-efficient multicolour lasers to revolutionize high-capacity data transmission and optical computing.
Imverse focuses on real-time capture, editing and streaming of 3D Holograms for live telepresence and volumetric content.
iCEEP is a reverse e-commerce platform for consumers to give the products they don’t use anymore purposeful second life. The start-up developed the digital tools needed to communicate with consumers and close the product loops for brands.
Starting with investing, Kaspar& offers anyone access to professional financial services at a flat-fee pricing model.
Matriq has invented the unique watermark for plastics: marking products right inside the forming machine for traceability, identity, brand trust, and industry 4.0.
Smeetz is a data-driven ticketing and dynamic pricing SaaS that helps cultural and tourism providers optimize revenue and inventories.
The Typewise Keyboard app offers 100% privacy, advanced autocorrection AI, and an optimised hexagonal layout to reduce typos and increases typing speed.
WittyWorks’ Diversifier, a B2B SaaS, unlocks diversity with inclusive language by detecting unconscious bias in language and supporting companies to develop and consistently apply the inclusive language.
ZenOwn is a product assistant platform helping to manage durable products in one place. With ZenOwn users can collect invoices, track warranties, insure or sell the products.
Digital Day is taking place for the fifth time and is becoming more decentralized every year. With more than 120 partners and 19 partner cities/cantons across the country, the event unites like-minded digital enthusiasts, newcomers, industry experts and businesses to foster the development of ideas. Under the direction of digitalswitzerland, the event aims to make digitisation a tangible experience and promote dialogue on the subject. For the first time this year, there is a 6 week long pre-phase leading up to the main event on 10 November.