10 companies presenting at the next Swiss Venture Day

31.05.2013 14:06

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The companies for the next Swiss Venture Day on 11 June have been selected. Cooala, Creoptix, Glycemicon, One Drop Diagnostics, Pumptire and Stagend were chosen for a regular pitch. In addition there will be elevator pitches by Aimago, Fontself, gr3n and Thelkin. Never before have so many companies presented at a Swiss Venture Day.

The Swiss venture capital market is in full swing. During the last two weeks we reported about five financing rounds, the new Early Stage Fund of Swisscom and the Exit of Okairos. That there are quite a lot of promising start-ups is also shown by a record number of presenting companies at the next Swiss Venture Day. Business Angels and Investors have the chance to see 10 start-ups.

The 41st Venture Day takes place at the SWX Swiss Exchange, Zurich, on 11 June in the afternoon. Registration on the website of CTI Invest. In the morning there will be an Angelday. The topic of this interactive workshop for business angels will be valuation (www.angelday.ch).

Regular pitches in alphabetical order:

cooala is a mobile app for playful and controlled interaction between brands and their fans.

Creoptix develops best-in-class biosensor devices for demanding applications. Its patented Grating Coupled Interferometry technology allows the detection and characterization of tiny molecules, weakest interactions or smallest concentrations.

Glycemicon`s efforts are focused on the discovery, development and commercialization of innovative and novel products to prevent and treat elevations in blood sugar levels, the hallmark of type 2 diabetes and pre-diabetes. The first product of Glycemicon will be a medical food.

One Drop Diagnostics is a stealth-mode start-up developing mobile medical diagnostics.

PumpTire is commercializing the first Self-pressurizing Bicycle inner Tube (SBT). The self-inflating, self-adjusting technology is incorporated directly into the tire and is compatible with current rims, making it a simple addition to any bicycle.

Stagend’s products and services allow artists, event organizers, and fans to save time, money, and work by simplifying daily operations surrounding the participation and the organization of concerts.


Elevator Pitches in alphabetical order:

Aimago’s first product allows surgeons and nurses to early identify poorly perfused tissue that has an increased risk for necrosis or delayed healing. It works continuously and without delay without injections and without turning off the ambient light.

With Fontself anyone can easily create original personal colourful fonts, share them and use them online as a new differentiation mean. The iPhone app of Fontself makes creative text images on WhatsApp, iMessage, MMS, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Kik or email possible.

Gr3n developed an innovative process, based on a new application of microwave technology to a well known chemical reaction, which provides for the first time an economically efficient chemical recycling of PET (Polyethylene Terephtalate), and allows an industrial implementation of this recycling method.

THELKIN offers test systems and simulators for the mechanical characterization of various products, components and their materials. Its actuator technology is fully electric thus low in maintenance, energy efficient, quiet and clean.

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