Virtual pitching competition with 20 Swiss startups

Virtual pitching competition with 20 Swiss startups

14.05.2020 – Despite the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, 20 Swiss DeepTech startups will be taking the virtual stage in Asia this 10 June. Organized by swissnex China in collaboration with SwissTech, CES ASIA and Venture Leaders, with the support of institutional partners, the SwissTech Pitchinar 2020 will serve as a testament to Switzerland’s leading position as a center of technology and innovation. 

Following Switzerland’s record-performance at CES ASIA 2019 winning 6 CES Innovation Awards, SwissTech will be taking the stage again in Asia this 10 June – virtually! SwissTech Pitchinar 2020 is to be joined by 20 leading Swiss startups in the fields of HealthTech, IoT, Robotics, Artificial Intelligence, AR/VR, Vehicle Technology and beyond. This first-ever online pitching competition with 20 SwissTech startups is certainly poised to take the recognition of Swiss excellence in tech and innovation to the next level.

The pitching competition will feature 90-second pitches from each of the startups, providing them with a platform to spotlight their products and services with prospective investors, partners and industry experts, to form game-changing partnerships and facilitate their market entry ambitions in the world’s fastest-growing innovation ecosystem.

Swiss Ambassador to China Bernardino Regazzoni expressed his pleasure at the enthusiasm shown by these talented Swiss entrepreneurs to explore the Chinese market. “Backed by strong institutional partners, the SwissTech Pitchinar showcases 20 outstanding startups, demonstrating Switzerland’s leading position as a hotbed for technology and innovation. For Swiss startups, China is a key market to explore. The 70th Anniversary of Sino-Swiss Diplomatic Relations well illustrates the strong bond between the two countries.”

Ambassador Nicolas Bideau, Head of Presence Switzerland, the unit of the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs in charge of promoting Switzerland’s image abroad, and Gary Shapiro, President and CEO of Consumer Technology Association and the organizer of CES ASIA, will deliver the opening speeches to the event. “Under the label SwissTech, Switzerland puts the spotlight on the exceptional performance of the Swiss innovation ecosystem,” said Ambassador Bideau. “We are proud to support CES ASIA, the leading tech event for startups, entrepreneurs and global tech firms, and to showcase the best technology in innovationSwitzerland has to offer.” “Technologies and innovations are making a difference in improving and enhancing our lives, and countries like Switzerland are leading the way”, said Gary Shapiro. “Switzerland was recognized by the Consumer Technology Association as an Innovation Champion, which is our highest honor.”

The virtual event will be opened by Dr. Felix Moesner, Science Consul and CEO of swissnex China – the Science Consulate of Switzerland in China – and moderated by Jordi Montserrat, Co-founder and Managing Director of Venturelab, an organization that supports top Swiss startups in their global expansion.

SwissTech Pitchinar 2020 is organized by swissnex China in collaboration with SwissTech, CES ASIA and Venture Leaders, and in partnership with EPFL, ETH Zurich, Greater Zurich Area, Innovaud, Swisscom and Venturelab. The SwissTech Campaign partners are Presence Switzerland, Switzerland Global Enterprise, Innosuisse, digitalswitzerland and swissnex Network.

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Source: Press release