11.9.2021 – The 11th edition of the TOP 100 Swiss Startup Award celebrated Switzerland’s best startups: Planted Foods (1st), CUTISS (2nd), and 9T Labs (3rd) were the top picks of the expert jury. A selected audience of startups, investors, and key partners of the TOP 100 were present at the event, held at the newly renovated startup space in Schlieren. The award show was also live-streamed for a global audience. The 11th edition of the TOP 100 Swiss Startup Award was organized by Venturelab and facilitated by its presenting partners Credit Suisse and Swiss Venture Club.
Within a decade, the TOP 100 Swiss Startup Award has become a benchmark in Switzerland’s startup ecosystem. The award show connects the most promising Swiss startup CEOs with Swiss and international investors, executives, and journalists. What started with a first publication of the ranking in 2011 has turned into a comprehensive collection of events and activities, including an invitation-only Award Night, the Investor Summit that allows handpicked TOP 100 startups to pitch to selected Swiss and international investors, regional pitch events organized together with presenting partner Credit Suisse, the scale-up ranking. The TOP 100 Swiss Startups magazine covers all these events and news with editorial content in German, French, English, Chinese, and?in 2021 for the first time?in Japanese.
“The last year has not been easy, but the Swiss startup ecosystem has shown that it is resilient and thrives under pressure. Celebrating the TOP 100 is celebrating all entrepreneurs in these turbulent times,” said Jordi Montserrat, managing partner at Venturelab. “We are starting the second decade of the TOP 100 Swiss Startups not only with a new location but also with a wide range of innovations that will positively impact our lives and strengthen Switzerland’s position as a global leader in innovation and entrepreneurship.”
The evening’s two keynote speakers illustrated the strength of the Swiss startup ecosystem and highlighted the potential of the TOP 100 startups: Ulf Grawunder is the founder and CEO of Basel-based NBE Therapeutics, a TOP 100 Startup that was acquired by Boehringer Ingelheim for EUR 1.18 billion in December 2020. Fabien Jordan is the co-founder and CEO of TOP 100 Startup Astrocast, a Lausanne-based company that did an IPO in August. “NBE Therapeutics and Astrocast recently made headlines, during a pandemic that was challenging for many, and we are excited that they share their experiences with the TOP 100 entrepreneurs, investors, and partners,” said Stefan Steiner, co-managing director of Venturelab and TOP 100 director. “Having such role models and a strong ecosystem to learn from is critical to continue to transform world-class innovation made in Switzerland.”
Direct links about the TOP 100 Swiss Startup Award 2021:
– TOP 100 Swiss Startup Award ranking 2021
– TOP 100 Scale up ranking 2021
– TOP 100 Swiss Startup Magazines 2021
– TOP 100 Public Voting 2021
– TOP 100 jury members
– TOP 100 Swiss Investor Summit 2021
Source: top100 Swiss Startup Award 2021