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Muslim focused traditional watch surpasses crowdfunding goal in the first week

Aramedes has developed a new watch concept that combines innovation and traditional watch making to address the needs of the Muslim community – to find the direction of the Mecca, reminders for prayer time and fasting. The first week of the startup’s crowdfunding campaign on Conda, reached more than CHF 1 million on the platform and with a direct placement,…

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Five Swiss start-ups join F10 Acceleration Program

F10 has selected 18 growth-stage FinTech & InsurTech startups from 12 countries for its open innovation Accelerator in its Zurich, Singapore and Madrid hubs. 300 companied had applied.

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More than € 2.1 million for bitcoin app

Relai, a Zurich based startup providing a savings and investment app to make bitcoin accessible for everyone, has finalised its first investment round led by Redalpine. The proceeds of €2.16 million, including funds from more than 870 backers on Crowdcube, will enable the startup to scale across Europe where it already serves more than 24’000 active users.

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Startup Battles during Digital Days go green and local

The GreenTech Startup Battle takes place within the framework of Digital Days 2022 in seven regions in Switzerland, from 7 September to 23 October. Startups with solutions enabling the efficient use of resources can connect to incumbents and public institutions on a regional and national level. Applications are open. 

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Fintechs, banks and insurtechs form synergies

Established organisations are leaping into digital services thanks to technologies developed by Swiss startups. While fintech startups Alpian and vestr are working on new solutions for their new partners, Approovd has already digitised over 160 model contracts for Swico and SwissICT.

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Cleantech start-ups win prizes beyond Switzerland

Swiss start-ups make vital contributions to the environment with their technologies. Various award programs in Switzerland and abroad have recognised these innovations and awarded six cleantech start-ups with accolades, partnerships and entry into accelerator programs.

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Swiss Biotechs display their innovations at BIO 2022 International Convention

The swisstech pavilion at BIO 2022 in San Diego features 21 leading Swiss startups focussing on therapeutics as well as tools and services based on AI or micro-gravity. The event gives companies the platform to showcase their innovations and network with a global audience to forge partnerships or attract investors and customers.

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Increasing maturity

More serial entrepreneurs, entrepreneurs who become philanthropists, a deeper understanding of start-up ecosystems and, last but not least, the ability to react quickly to trends and challenges – the Swiss start-up ecosystem has matured.

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VIU-Mitgründer investiert in Teppich-Startup

Frischer Wind für die angestaubte Branche: Die Zürcher My Beni vertreiben original marokkanische Berberteppiche über ihren Onlineshop. Im letzten Jahr hat sich der Umsatz bereits verdoppelt. Für die Entwicklung digitaler Tools und die Expansion in den DACH-Raum hat das Startup eine Finanzierungsrunde im mittleren sechsstelligen Bereich abgeschlossen.

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Event entertainment app takes on the global event space

Swiss Photo sharing App SAM wants event guests to connect fast, interact naturally and capture unique moments in a collaborative way. Since its launch in 2018, the app has registered more than 110’000 events and 535’000 users worldwide. Following the current re-branding, the startup seeks to tap into more event segments, boost revenues and expand its…

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