Ten startups ready to take off to China


The sixth edition of the Venture Leaders China program is ready to kick off. The jury has nominated ten startups from various industries that will travel to China in September to explore business opportunities and engage with Chinese investors.


Between 14 and 23 September 2020, the members of the Swiss National Team composed of ten startup-founders will be in China for a ten-day business development roadshow. They will showcase Switzerland’s innovative technology to Chinese investors and major corporations through multiple sessions through which they will obtain insights into doing business in the world’s fastest-growing innovation market.

The selected venture leaders are:

AgroSustain AG, Olga Dubey (Nyon) – is developing a plant-based coating solution that can extend the shelf life of fresh produce.

Bluetector AG, David Din (Root) – developed a purely biological treatment of manure: turning it into water. The treated water is ideal for irrigation, addressing the increasing scarcity for agricultural usage while solving the global difficulties managing manure volumes.

Daphne Technology SA, Mario Michan (Saint-Sulpice) – enables commercial ship owners and operators to comply with existing and upcoming marine air emission regulations.

Elthera AG, Anne Schmidt (Schlieren) – develops antibody therapies for the treatment of cancer, using two approaches for an enhanced anti-cancer effect by distinct mechanisms of action:

Kemiex AG, Oriol Saludes (Zurich) – developed a trading and information platform for raw materials in life-science industries which connects buyers and sellers to a network of reliable companies and provides unique market insights over its specialized B2B marketplace.

NEMIS Technologies, Arnaud Muller (Dübendorf) – developed a rapid, easy-to-use point-of-care pathogenic bacteria detection solution in the fields of food safety, clinical diagnostics, water safety, and animal health.

PB&B SA, Anthony Aho (Lausanne) – is developing a new generation of fillers and soft tissue remodelling injections for plastic surgeons and dermatologists. The patented technology stimulates a patient’s soft tissues in situ to naturally gain volume with locally delivered lipids.

Positrigo AG, Jannis Fischer (Zurich) – offers innovative solutions for providing functional brain positron emission tomography scans to the masses, with a first focus on the early detection of Alzheimer’s Disease.

Scientific Visual SA, Frederic Falise (Renens) – builds technologies that improve the quality and processing speed of raw semiconductor substrates by objectively identifying and quantifying internal defects prior to the expensive transformation into wafers.

SwissDeCode AG, Gianpaolo Rando (Renens) – helps food manufacturers to grow and produce high-quality food by offering real-time certification of products and premises with a simple DNA detection platform

Acknowledging the current situation and its impact on the program organisation Jordi Montserrat, managing partner of Venturelab said, “This year, the program will be affected by the impact of COVID-19, but we are closely monitoring the epidemiological situation in Switzerland and China, and we will, if necessary, adjust the roadshow’s itinerary and dates accordingly. We will ensure that the entrepreneurs will experience a safe and high-quality Venture Leaders program that helps them achieve their global ambitions.”

(Press release/RAN)

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