Amazing start-ups at 20th SICTIC Investor Day in Lausanne

Sébastien Flury

12.05.2015 15:36

Eight internet start-ups competed at SICTIC Investor Dayon Monday at Debiopharm in Lausanne. The winner helps to explore and understand controversies using artificial intelligence.

Organized for the 5th time in Lausanne by web entrepreneur Sébastien Flury (Startupolic) and Swiss ICT Investor Club (SICTIC), SICTIC Investor Day Lausanne attracted more than 60 people at Debiopharm Headquarters. Eight start-ups from Western Switzerland were selected out of 22 applications, proving once again that the internet start-up scene in Switzerland is vibrant. After a presentation of the recently created Swiss ICT Investor Club SICTIC and the Innovation Forum Lausanne, it was time for the first round of 90-seconds pitches. Remarkable for a tech event, there were more women than men among the start-up presenters: 5 women entrepreneurs pitched the audience.

The audience selected SThar (predictive analytics), Xsensio (biochemical wearable devices), Obviz (user engagement) and Tawipay (international money transfers) for the 7 minutes pitches.

After four highly qualitative pitches, EPFL-based startup ObViz was picked as the winner of the competition by the jury. Claudiu Musat received a Samsung Galaxy tablet, offered by Innovaud. ObViz helps readers explore and understand controversies and intends to increase user retention and engagement for media producers. A beta version of ObViz is up and running. Claudiu Musat invited everyone to use and test the platform, to help him and his team improve the tool. A comprehensive article about Obviz was published by Le Temps last week

The 4 other pitching startups were: myDNA, Gookers, PrYv, PodioBox

The next SICTIC Investor Day Lausanne will take place on 26th of October 2015 at CVCI. Investors can already book their seat on http://sicticlausanne.eventbrite.com

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