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Change of leadership at Swiss deeptech startups

As of January 2022, three CEOs and one president will assume responsibility in the Swiss startups, Bitcoin Suisse, Aktionariat, Versantis and Abhahti. Former Red Bull football top manager Markus Egger intensifies his relationship with sportTech startup coachbetter. Egger had participated in the startup’s round in October.

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Digitalswitzerland: Nicolas Bürer hands over to Stefan Metzger

For the past 13 years, Stefan Metzger has been responsible for the Swiss operations of the IT consulting company Cognizant. As of January 2022, he will assume the role of Managing director at digitalswitzerland. Diana Engetschwiler, Head of the Swiss Digital Day, becomes Deputy Managing Director.

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Innovationspark Zürich: Rückenwind vom Bundesgericht

Das Bundesgericht bestätigt den von der Baudirektion des Kantons Zürich erlassenen kantonalen Gestaltungsplan für das Projekt "Innovationspark Zürich" auf dem Gelände des Militärflugplatzes Dübendorf. Der nun rechtskräftige kantonale Gestaltungsplan schafft verbindliches Planungsrecht für den Innovationspark Zürich. 

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Ten Venture Leaders brace for Mobile World Congress in Barcelona

In February 2022, ten Swiss technology startups will attend the annual Mobile World Congress as part of the week-long venture leaders roadshow. The program aims to introduce innovative mobile startups from Switzerland to international investors and telecom industry leaders. 

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Europäischer Venture Builder übernimmt Spark Works

Die Zürcher Innovationsagentur Spark Works wird per 1. Januar 2022 Teil von Creative Dock. Der europaweit im Bereich Financial Services tätige Venture Builder bezahlt dafür 2,7 Millionen Euro.

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Investors flock to deeptech

In recent years, Swiss deeptech founders have become more successful in raising money from investors. This week’s financing rounds confirm the trend in an impressive fashion.

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Xsensio raises CHF 4.2 million to accelerate market launch

The first closing of Xsensio’s new financing round with Swiss and international investors was CHF 4.2 million. The funds will flow into advancing the startup’s proprietory Lab-on-Skin sensing platform for continuous body monitoring through wearable devices.

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GENILEM accompagne Batch, Rañute et RogerHR

A l’issue du 4ème Comité de Sélection de Projets (CSP) de 2021, 3 entreprises candidates ont remporté un programme d’accompagnement GENILEM: Batch, Rañute et RogerHR . En préambule, 7 autres projets romands ont eu l'opportunité de se présenter lors du pitch contest pour tester l’attrait de leur projet.

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Ancora completes pre-seed round

Since its launch in March 2020, Ancora.ai has gained five customers in Switzerland and worldwide that use its AI-powered platform for patient recruitment for clinical trials. The fresh funds from European and US investors will support the startup’s growth and expansion during the next phase.

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IMD 37 Startup Competition 2022 Winners announced

IMD is one of the world leaders in executive education. Every year Swiss start-ups get the opportunity to work with IMD fulltime MBAs and EMBA cohorts. 37 startups were selected for the 24th year of the competition.

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