Swiss Startups join Innosuisse Market Entry Camp in the US


Parquery and Future Instruments have been accepted into the February 2018 cohort of the Innosuisse Market Entry Camp at swissnex San Francisco. Lunaphore will complete a market validation camp in Boston and fintech company unblu will be heading to New York for a market entry camp.


Twice a year, swissnex San Francisco and Innosuisse select startups to join the Innosuisse Market Entry Camp for a period of more than one month. The startups will be offered a range of mentoring, networking, training and coaching opportunities, laying the groundwork for future success in one of the world’s leading innovation hubs. The February cohort, including two Swiss startups has been selected.

The two startups include;

Parquery a spin-off from ETH Zürich, currently employing 11 people. Founded in September 2014, Parquery operates more than 40 projects in 20 countries worldwide. Parquery has developed in-house computer vision and deep learning algorithms which analyze any image from any already-installed camera, in order to provide real-time results to customers. Parquery's first application is a smart parking solution, with gives real-time information on both parking occupancy and exact parking duration. Parquery client base has been growing: after their partnership with the Romanian software company Piconet, the Italian smart lighting company, Reverberi Enetec Srl has also installed Parquery’s solution in Lonato Del Garda, Italia.

Future InstrumentsBased on their Multitouch Everywhere technology resulting from more than a decade of R&D in the field of human-computer interfaces applied to music and the arts, Future instruments developed a revolutionary online collaborative platform that aims at changing the way people work, learn, create and communicate. Their technology makes it possible to transform any surface into a multi-touch interface. Combined with a video projector, a simple table can be augmented with interactive visual content, for example to draw on the table, manipulate information or play music. One of their products is Airplane, which is currently on the market in the desktop version to be placed on a table or fixed on a wall, and a Kit version intended to be integrated into an interactive installation, for example for museums or exhibitions.

Lunaphore and unblu selected for Boston and New York
Other Innosuisse Market entry camps will be held at swissnex Boston and New York. The two selected start-ups are:

Lunaphore (Boston, market validation) –the Lausanne based startup is developing a device based on a technology that can significantly shorten the time of cancer diagnostics assays and with proven higher precision. The unprecedented speed and quality offered by the products both improve existing tumor analysis and, at the same time, enable a number of new applications. Starting mid-March Lunaphore will embark on the journey of market validation of their product.

UnBlu (New York, market entry)– the startup offers solutions that enable banks to exploit online opportunities to sell, to advise, reward and retain their clients without changing their existing banking infrastructure. The startup will begin the Innosuisse market entry program at the swissnex outpost in Ney York City in Q1.

$1 billion from Innosuisse Alumni
Since 2010, 68 startups, with a combined valuation of over $1B have participated in the program. The Innosuisse Market Entry Camp has grown its community to 400 founders and organizations.

Innosuisse offers the Market Validation Camp for established and fledging young entrepreneurs alike: companies can test the international waters and, if they have an early-stage or stealth-mode start-up, try out products and business models in the USA, Brazil, China, India and the United Kingdom (UK). 

If a young company is among the best of the globally active high-tech start-ups and is currently receiving start-up coaching from Innosuisse, at the Market Entry Camp the team can go in search of clients, partners, investors and well-qualified employees.

Further information is available on the Innosuisse website

Picture: swissnex San Francisco

 (Press release/ran)