For the 2021 program the MassChallenge Switzerland team has designed an on-line / on-site hybrid accelerator program. The startups come from 31 countries spanning over 4 continents and have the potential to create widespread impact across industries. The cohort composition is mostly agnostic, additionally, there is a special track of 30 startups that make up our Sustainable Food Systems track. In detail:
- 31% are sustainable food systems, and will join the special Sustainable Food Systems track
- 20% are general, retail, and consumer goods
- 14% are high tech
- 21% are healthcare and life sciences
- 10% are clean tech and energy
- 4% are social impact
Matt Lashmar, Managing Director of MassChallenge Switzerland said, “I’m pleased to welcome this outstanding group of startups to the 2021 program. They out-competed over 1,000 startups to get selected and represent the top 10% of applicants. An interesting trend is that the vast majority of this year’s cohort are purpose driven startups whose ideas have huge potential to add value to the world-at-large. I’m looking forward to connecting them to our partners and mentors, so that together the MassChallenge community can help them grow their businesses and add some value back to society”.
All selected start-ups can be discovered in the attached document that can be downloaded below. The Swiss participants include:
Sustainable Food Systems Track
Galventa: compound with a release pattern based on micro pellets for use in the relieve of sleep inertia symptoms
Healthcare / Lifesciences
anavo medical: Nanoparticle paste to boost wound closure, keep bacterial infections in check and tissue alive
Babylat: device for protein enrichment of human milk, with proteins extracted from human milk for preterm babies
Epios: personalized and precision management of brain disorders using daily life monitoring and therapeutics.
miniMarrow (stealth mode)
Parithera: liquid biopsy to isolate more tumour cells circulating in the blood stream enabling precision oncology
Spirecut: surgical instruments for percutaneous treatment. No skin incision, less complications, early return to normal life.
TissueLabs: a platform for creating organs and tissues in the lab. The start-up offers biomaterials, equipment, and services for 3D bioprinting.
VAY: B2B solution training computers to perfectly perceive and predict human motion using just a regular camera to digitize physical therapy, rehab & fitness
VISENSE: remote error diagnosis solution that gives you real-time insights into industrial production errors
XRnanotech: Nanoscale X-ray optics allowing to investigate the smallest ever structures with unprecedented image quality
NaturLoop: Cocoboard, the first 100% bio-based panel for the furniture and construction industry
nul: eco-friendly alternatives for personal and household care that actually work
Energy / Clean Tech
Cyltronic: world's first electric cylinder for the direct replacement of standard based pneumatic cylinders
Heatneutralproducing worlds most efficient, cost effective and scalable heating system for homes and industry and supplying CO2 neutral fuels
Oxyle: efficient wastewater treatment with game-changing reactors that degrade >90% of toxic & persistent pollutants from effluents
SmartHelio: IoT sensor for solar panels helping to generate more clean energy and prevent e-waste
UNISERS: detecting the invisible defect sources during the manufacturing of computer chips and enables financial benefits of $2b-20b/year.
Plastogaz: Plastogaz develops plastic valorization technologies centered on catalysis helping customers to switch from a linear to a circular economy
During the 4 months of acceleration, the selected 97 startups will be able to engage with industry experts, corporates and investors, while receiving world-class mentoring, tailored programming, free co-working space and numerous key networking opportunities. The accelerator program will culminate on October 28th at the MassChallenge Switzerland Awards Ceremony, when the best startups will be rewarded with up to CHF 1 million in zero-equity prize money, as well as several other in-kind prizes. Since 2016, MassChallenge Switzerland has been a leader in helping startups across Europe grow their businesses, with 396 alumni raising $497M in funding.