11 start-ups selected for Swiss Venture Day Romandie

06.11.2015 13:42

A densely packed agenda awaits investors at the upcoming Swiss Venture Day in Lausanne. Eleven promising start-ups will pitch on 18 November.

The 4th Swiss Venture Day Romandie will take place on 18 November at EPFL. There will be eight regular and three short pitches. More information and registration on the website of CTI Invest.

Companies selected for regular pitches:

BookBedder is a private hotel booking website with an equitable and collaborative business model directly involving hotels in the customer acquisition process. This collaborative effort yields a more efficient marketplace with lower marketing costs, resulting in greater margins for hotels and lower room rates for guests. The beta version of the service was launched a year ago. BookBedder members can already book in over 250'000 hotels worldwide.

TawiPay provides migrants with the clear and complete information they need on the availability, price (including all hidden costs) and speed of money transfer services. The site compares over 440 money transfer operators and banks across 280 corridors, is available in 10 different languages and has already attracted over 120’000 users.

BIOWATCH SA is offering a new authentication solution based on wrist vein recognition and provides an alternative solution to current methods. The Swiss start-up gets a lot of interest from major players in the Automotive, Luxury Goods, Smartwatch and Corporate Enterprise Markets. The startup has been selected for Fusion the first Swiss fintech accelerator.

The mission of Rovenso is to design, manufacture and market agile Remote Operated Vehicles (ROV) that preserve human life from hazardous operations in nuclear decommissioning and emergency response. These four-wheeled rovers can overcome obstacles bigger than twice their wheel size. In addition, ROVENSO develops new control interfaces that combine immersive vision with haptic devices originally designed for surgery. The result is a performance in teleoperation unachievable with standard interfaces.

Lambda Health System aims at becoming one of the leader in lower limbs rehabilitation by proposing an outstanding, patented, technology which is tackling all the issues of current therapeutic approaches. When classic robot's setup waste more than 20 minutes, our solution is able to learn directly from the hands of the therapist in 2 minutes and to replicate the movement autonomously. With this learning mode Lambda robot will make rehabilitation simpler and faster.

Lunaphore, a spin-off from the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), was founded in April 2014. Lunaphore has developed an innovative tissue diagnostic platform, primarily for analysis and classification of tumors. The platform is based on a microfluidic chip technology that allows fine-tuning of such diagnostic assays, and increases their speed and accuracy.

The vision of Neo Medical SA (NEO), is to transform the current business model of spine companies by providing a precise answer to the worldwide strive for healthcare cost optimization through cost efficient, versatile, high quality products.

Amal Therapeutics uses its proprietary cell penetrating peptide platform to develop and progress therapeutic vaccines in oncology. Recently, a part of Amal’s research findings about a new type of recombinant protein cancer vaccines, was published demonstrating the proof of concept and showing the strength of Amal’s platform for the development of potent, safe and efficacious cancer vaccines.

 

Companies selected for short pitches:

HappyBello.com is an online booking platform for dog-friendly hotels and holiday homes in Europe, which in contrast to the existing booking portals offers accommodation which fully meet the individual needs of dog owners. The company happyBello was founded in 2013. The platform includes hotels and holiday homes in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Slovenia.

Kireego’s tools, combining a platform and mobile application, allow companies and merchants of all sorts to link up with each other and give purpose to their partnership. Companies can manage the benefits offered to their staff, members, or customers. Merchants can attract new prospects, and get a mobile and anonymous way to interact with their existing customer base.

Morphotonix technology brings additive-free, multi-level security embedded into plastic products. The team developed micro-technology to etch mold surfaces to create diffractive and nano-patterns that are then transferred to molded articles where they appear as holographic and invisible security features.

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