8 startups and a special guest at SICTIC Investor Day Lausanne

The SICTIC Investor Day Lausanne presents several highlights at the École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne. Eight Startups will pitch and a special guest from Deepart, a startup that brings famous painters alive through intelligence and cloud computing will participate.

The SICTICInvestor Day is a matchmaking event where Swiss technology driven startups including web, mobile, software and hardware, pitch to attract experienced investors and supporters.  Eight selected startups will pitch before the audience and the jury at the 25th SICTIC Investor Day. They will also have the opportunity to network with investors during the networking session.

This time the event will host a special guest, Deepart, a German startup that provides a novel artistic painting tool that allows anyone to create and share artistic pictures. (Examples showing SICTIC advisors and board members above). The pictures are created using stylistic elements that make a picture appear as though it were painted by former eminent painters such as Vincent van Gogh or Henri Matisse. Through application of artificial intelligence and cloud computing, Deeparts software which was partially developed at EPFL brings these painters back to life. Łukasz Kidziński will present Deepart and its technology.

The application window for the event is open until tomorrow, April 21, 2016.

The selected eight startups are:



Biowatch: The world’s first wearable wrist vein recognition solution. The biowatch buckle, a biometric identification system is integrated into a watch, smart-band or bracelet.



Cuciniale:Cuciniale is an "operating system", which enables everybody to perfectly cook with just a few finger taps. The company’s GourmetPilot guides the user throughout the entire cooking process and also shows nutritional values of the meal.  



NEWSPOP (by dotCAST): App enabled collaborative video platform for news from crowd reporters.



proGrow (by Growintel): proGrow, enables organizations to have a clear and simple view of their production sites. This production management platform will transform data available in organizations into key performance indicators (KPI). In addition, proGrow module will also indicate critical production steps and identify where process inefficiencies are.



SimplicityBio: Combining the same breakthroughs that allow hackers to crack complex passwords, we identify groups of biomarkers involved in a given disease.



SwissPay.ch: a payment method that enables users to make payments with their mobile phones. The bill is later charged directly on their phone subscription bill or prepaid SIM card. 



VELOBAR: Switzerland's first fitness studio offering pay-as-you-go contact-free spinning classes that can be booked online. 



Virtual Broker: Innovative insurance broker company offering insurances and software for insurance brokers in emerging insurance markets.



Startup call for Zurich open SICTIC investor Day will also take place in Zurich on June 22, 2016 at Impact Hub Viadukt. Startup founders interested in Pitching are invited to submit their application (filled-in SICTIC factsheet or your business plan) until May 15th, 2016.