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Wingman Campus Fund becomes operational with the first batch of students

In March, Wingman Ventures announced its Campus Fund, a new micro investment initiative entirely run by students, investing in entrepreneurial student teams at ETH Zurich, EPF Lausanne and the University of St. Gallen. The first 18 talents – nine female and nine male students - have now been selected.

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Affordable prosthetics for Africa

Gebert Rüf Stiftung’s First Ventures program also supports innovative social entrepreneurs, given that they are technology-driven like Simon Oschwald and Fabian Engel from Project Circleg.

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Google challenger MapTiler wins 2021 Grand Prize of >>venture>>

At this year’s >>venture>> award MapTiler ranked first amongst an unprecedented 357 business submissions to the competition. The reward was CHF 150,000 in non-dilutive funds. MapTiler is a software mapping platform building a new generation of tailor-made smart maps.

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Start-ups with a broad impact

The general public is now taking note of Swiss start-ups, because of their products or their IPOs or due to events such as the presentation of the Swiss Top 100 Startup Awards.

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Preisregen für Startups

In den vergangenen Tagen wurden zahlreiche regionale und Branchen-Awards vergeben. Mehrfach standen dabei Startups auf dem Treppchen. Die Palette reicht von einem Hersteller innovativer Skis bis zu einer digitalen Kunsthandelsplattform.

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Scewo gewinnt den Swiss Medtech Award 2021

Das Winterthurer Startup Scewo ist Erfinderin und Herstellerin eines treppensteigenden Elektrorollstuhls. Der Rollstuhl wird bereits in der Schweiz, Deutschland und Österreich vermarktet. Jetzt hat das Jungunternehmen den mit 50‘000 Franken dotierten Swiss Medtech Award gewonnen.

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Batmaid ready for expansion with CHF 25 million

AEVIS VICTORIA has made a CHF 25 million investment in Batgroup SA, the parent company of Batmaid - the leading Swiss online provider of cleaning services. The funds will support the company’s expansion in Switzerland and internationally.

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TOP 100 Swiss Startup Award celebrates Switzerland’s most promising startups

At the 11th edition of the TOP 100 Swiss Startup Award 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.

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U.S. FDA grants Versantis Orphan Drug Designation

Versantis' lead molecule has received a Rare Pediatric Diseases Designation from the U.S. FDA and an Orphan Drug Designation from EMA. Now U.S. Food and Drug Administration has also granted Versantis orphan drug designation to VS-01 for the treatment of hyperammonemia (HA) in inborn errors of metabolism (IEM). The Phase 1b clinical study has already…

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Pure innovational energy at the Swiss Biotech Day

Switzerland is one of the most attractive locations for biotech companies as illustrated by numerous reports, presentations and panel discussions at the leading Swiss biotech industry conference. The impressive strength of the cluster was also demonstrated by pitches of more than 30 Swiss start-ups.

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