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Event-Vermarkter investiert in VR-Kino Startup

 

Das Vermarktungsunternehmen echowerk beteiligt sich mit 20 Prozent an der Firma Vertical Ventures GmbH, die hinter dem ersten Schweizer Virtual-Reality-Kino We Are Cinema steht. Schon seit Anfang Jahr hatte echowerk die Vermarktung der Werbe- und Sponsoringflächen des Zürcher Film- und Kino-Unternehmens übernommen.

 

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Unbreakable cables, wearable muscles and saving billions in healthcare costs

 

Guests at the W. A. de Vigier award ceremony witnessed the awarding of CHF 100’000 to each of the five award winners. The startups offer solutions to improve the lives of the hearing impaired and mobility impairments, pave the way for the safe introduction of drones into air traffic, bring cables to the market that are unparalleled in their longevity and...

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The first Swiss Energy Startup Map is out

 

Whether Fintech or InsurTech, startups maps in these sectors have already been distributed. Today, the Swiss Environment and Energy Monitor has released the first Swiss Energy Startup Map comprising of over 200 startups in the environment and energy sectors.

 

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Besserer Zugang zu Mikrokrediten für Winterthurer Gründer

 

Über eine Million Franken hat der Verein GO! Ziel selbstständig im vergangenen Jahr in Form von Mikrokrediten an Gründer vergeben. Das Erfolgsmodell des Vereins, Beratungsdienstleistungen und der Zugang zu Mikrokrediten, wird nun nach Winterthur exportiert.

 

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Ava closes $30m Series B Funding Round

 

Ava reports over 10’000 pregnancies among users. Today, the startup has raised $30 million in a strategic Series B funding round. The funding will fuel R&D to expand product offering beyond fertility into pregnancy and contraception.

 

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Switzerland's strenghts gain international attention

 

Switzerland as a hotspot for machine learning, the Swiss higher education system as the second best in the world and a quite positive article about Switzerland as a startup hub. New publications paint an optimistic picture of Switzerland.

 

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Three medtech products with the potential to change lives

 

The Swiss Medtech Day presents three nominees of the Swiss Medtech Award. While the startup Ava offers fertility-tracking wearables and Xeltis a new restorative approach in heart valve therapy, the established company Bühlmann Laboratories enables patients to conduct laboratory tests at home with their smart phone.

 

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Startup Factory, Wenger & Vieli and St. Gallen University team up to support corporate venturing

 

Three players in the Swiss early stage venture market have joined forces to established The Center for Corporate Venturing Switzerland (CCVS). It provides its members access to educational events, networking opportunities and a place to exchange ideas for best practices.

 

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Digital health company dacadoo completes its B-round capital increase

 

A private investor from Belgium invested in dacadoo. The funds will be used for the global growth of the company.

 

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Google finances Swiss EdTech Startup

 

The tech giant Google, is offering grants to 31 universities and non-profit organizations to promote computer science (CS) education. They will develop CS programs for teachers to hone their skills, which they will pass on to their students. Zurich based startup We Are Play Lab is among the selected organisations.

 

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