The selection committee, composed of experts from different backgrounds, carefully examined all 67 valid applications. The selection criteria included the value and scalability of the idea, the degree of innovation, the business model, the quality of the team, and the team’s willingness to develop its business in Ticino. As a result, the 20 teams participating in the 2022 edition of the program were identified.
Selected start-ups and projects in alphabetical order (link to company or project leader)
AbodiAI (Ticino), leveraging data science and computer vision for real estate
Aesthetes (Italy), connecting the world of physical art and the blockchain with NFTs
Aliper Therapeutics (Ticino), Bio/Pharma
Crimagno (Ticino), hybrid of a sustainable design & sport shoe
DecentralizedDelivery (Zurich), Fintech / Insurtech
Drive2Go (Ticino), Consulting / Services
Elysium (Ticino), Superwallet allowing the management and visualization of crypto assets on multiple blockchains
FormiDabile (Ticino), Edtech / Social enterprise
GiPSy (Italy), robotic mark for sailing
Green Power Box (Ticino), Energy / Cleantech
Healiva (Ticino), personalised and affordable solutions for chronic wounds
Last mile service electrical vehicle (Italy), Electronic & Mechanical Engineering
Ludometrik (Ticino), Sport / Leisure / Tourism / Lifestyle
Piece of Mind (Italy), Group of psychologists and AI experts developing products supporting mindfulness
Quantum Lab, platform for algorithmic trading on several financial markets
Real Asset Platform (Ticino), Fintech / Insuretech
Revozona (Aargau), Revozona Ozone Equipment to continuously pre-wash and bleach fabrics before printing and dyeing
Talos Drachma (Ticino), Fintech / Insurtech
Zario (Zürich), app with challenges to improve how we use our phones
The projects presented by the teams belong to different innovative industry sectors, including Fintech, ICT (Information and Communication Technologies) and Biotech/Medtech. Among the selected startups, seven have a prototype, three are already on the market, and six are incorporated companies.
This variety of projects confirms Boldbrain’s positioning as a horizontal accelerator that does not focus on a single industry sector but on the ideas’ innovation potential and scalability. Also, several teams have previously been in contact with USI Startup Centre or Agire Foundation for project evaluation, which confirms that the Regional Innovation System works well.
The program kicked off last Thursday at the Auditorium of Università della Svizzera italiana in Lugano. Over the next three months the 20 teams will work hard on their projects, followed by professional consultants (coaches). The coaches will support the teams in developing their idea and implementing different tools acquired during five mandatory workshops. The teams will also be called to participate in various meetings and events that mark the different phases of the program, but only ten of them will reach the Final Awards Ceremony scheduled for December 13th at the Palazzo dei Congressi in Lugano.
(Press release / SK)