Swiss start-ups at Websummit Dublin (1/2)

Stefan Kyora / Daniel Baur

29.10.2015 11:14

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From the 2nd till 5th of November, one of the world’s largest tech and start-up conferences is taking place in Dublin. 56 Swiss start-ups will compete for attention. One of the Swiss entrepreneurs – Daniel Baur from emonitor.ch – prepared a list of all 56 start-ups that we will publish in two parts.

In 4 years, Web Summit has grown from 400 attendees to over 22,000 from more than 110 countries. This year the organisers expect 30’000 participants. More than 2000 start-ups compete for the attention of investors and potential business partners. Daniel Bauer from emonitor.ch compiled a list of all the Swiss start-ups that we are happy to share. The short descriptions of the start-ups were provided by the companies. As we try to support Swiss start-ups in their struggle for attention, you will find the stand number and the exhibition day in the profiles below. The whole list can also be found on the website of Daniel Baur. The second part of our list can be found here.

Three Swiss startups have been selected for the Websummit Beta Program:

Pathshare is a realtime location sharing app for iPhone and Android and can also be used with a web browser on any computer. With Patshare users can share their location with a group of one or more or more participants in a secure way.

  1. Stand Number BT-116
  2. Exhibition Day Thursday Nov 5th
  3. Pitch: Wed, Nov 4, 09:15 at Stage 1
  4. Website https://pathsha.re/

CtrlMovie develops movies for international audiences. A combination of film and game. CtrlMovie’s cornerstone was laid with a beta app and pilot film production in 2013, in 2014 $1.9m were raised to allow for further tech development and the production of «Late Shift», a feature-length participative movie to be released early 2016.

  1. Industry Sector Entertainment
  2. Amount Raised 1,000,000 – 3,000,000
  3. Stand Number BT-123
  4. Exhibition Day Thursday Nov 5th
  5. Website www.ctrlmovie.com

 

FinanceFox is reinventing the customer experience for insurance customers combining personal consultancy and digital transparency. FinanceFox was founded a year ago and has successfully completed its Beta phase in September 2015. FF is now live in Switzerland and Germany with international expansion plans. The founding team has a strong track record, having exited DeinDeal to Ringier.

  1. Industry Sector FinTech
  2. Amount Raised 1,000,000 – 3,000,000
  3. Stand Number BT 137
  4. Exhibition Day Wednesday Nov 4th
  5. Website www.financefox.ch

 

 

53 companies have been selected for the Websummit Alpha Program. In this first part of the list you will find companies active in the field of Gaming, Lifestyle, Travel, Social etc.

iGroove develops software solutions to monetize digital content. Clients of iGroove generate as much revenue with their tools as they do with iTunes. iGroove offers digital distribution & promotion services to get the maximum out of music.

  1. Industry Sector Advertising, Content & Media
  2. Stand Number T 116
  3. Exhibition Day Wednesday Nov 4th
  4. Website www.igroovenext.com www.igroove.ch

 

qiibee is the only all-in-one loyalty platform worldwide that rewards people for shopping at, posting about and liking the brands they love.

  1. Industry Sector Advertising, Content & Media
  2. Amount Raised 500,000 – 1,000,000
  3. Stand Number T139
  4. Exhibition Day Tuesday Nov 3rd
  5. Website https://qiibee.com

 

Normal news on websites are passé, it’s time to incorporate the needs of classical communication and social media with a new publishing tool. The Swiss based company Newsroom is the result of vast experiences in management, journalism, marketing and communication. All three co-founders have worked for many bigger and smaller events in the past, including Olympic Games and European Championships.

  1. Industry Sector Advertising, Content & Media
  2. Amount Raised 0 – 500,000
  3. Stand Number T147
  4. Exhibition Day Tuesday Nov 3rd
  5. Website www.newsroom-communication.com

 

Neuhaus has developed a platform for publishing distributed content, m-commerce, games & innovative ads in one place. Neuhaus envisions to become a key mobile publishing platform worldwide and to open up profit opportunities outside traditional ad to publishers/brands.

  1. Industry Sector Advertising, Content & Media
  2. Amount Raised 0 – 500,000
  3. Stand Number T 101
  4. Exhibition Day Wednesday Nov 4th
  5. Website http://www.gd-mag.com

 

Headswap makes knowledge transferable by allowing anybody to create, list, manage, and enrol in local courses and classes. Founded 2015 in Lausanne, Switzerland, Headswap’s mission is to make knowledge transferable by providing the tools people need to create, list, manage, and deliver educational activities in their local communities.

  1. Industry Sector Education
  2. Amount Raised 0 – 500,000
  3. Stand Number V122
  4. Exhibition Day Tuesday Nov 3rd
  5. Website https://www.headswap.org/

 

3D Rendering Platform connecting clients to freelancers worldwide, boosting access to talent, competition and job opportunities. The 3D Rendering Platform, is the brainchild of a Swiss architect. The concept grew from personal experience – clients & freelancers needed a global platform where they could connect, collaborate & create high quality 3D images.

  1. Industry Sector Gaming & VR
  2. Amount Raised 0 – 500,000
  3. Stand Number M-111
  4. Exhibition Day Thursday Nov 5th
  5. Website www.easyrender.com

 

Nootrie is an app that supports daily nutritional requirements with a convenient pod system to produce tasty drinks. Nootrie AG was founded in 2014 and is based in Zurich. The company filed patents for an appliance to produce dietary supplement drinks. The product line covers a range of drinks for breakfast, pre and post sport activity, and even one for relaxing.

  1. Industry Sector Lifestyle, Recreation & Wellness
  2. Amount Raised 500,000 – 1,000,000
  3. Stand Number D 230
  4. Exhibition Day Wednesday Nov 4th
  5. Website www.nootrie.com

 

With Farmilio customers can find and pick-up fresh and tasty food directly from trusted farmers in their local community. Founded mid of 2014 by Christoph Dunkake, Farmilio opened the two sided marketplace for the German speaking part of Europe beginning of 2015. The support for food saving offers is introduced in Ireland, the UK and the USA as you read this.

  1. Industry Sector Lifestyle, Recreation & Wellness
  2. Amount Raised 0 – 500,000
  3. Stand Number D-225
  4. Exhibition Day Thursday Nov 5th
  5. Website https://farmilio.market

 

Chouchoutez-Moi, the Social network in Beauty & Wellness, offers a full digital space which integrates innovative social features to beauty parlours. The Website is online since April 2014 and includes 187 wellness and beauty partners. 5 partners are responsible for the set-up of an innovative and user-friendly web space built around the beauty and well-being.

  1. Industry Sector Lifestyle, Recreation & Wellness
  2. Amount Raised 0 – 500,000
  3. Stand Number D225
  4. Exhibition Day Tuesday Nov 3rd
  5. Website www.chouchoutezmoi.com

 

SmartWatcher detects possible threats to safety using the sensors in a smartwatch or smartphone, and summons help if needed. The start-up provides a personal safety service that can be used anytime, anywhere. The patent-pending technology leverages the smartwatch (like Apple Watch) as the ideal personal safety device.

  1. Industry Sector Lifestyle, Recreation & Wellness
  2. Amount Raised 0 – 500,000
  3. Stand Number D-244
  4. Exhibition Day Thursday Nov 5th
  5. Website http://www.smartwatcher.com

 

Create My Key is the flagship product of Headway Coaching Group. CreateMyKey brings a powerful professional coaching/training service to everyone, everywhere using new psycho tools and innovative coaching methodology.

  1. Industry Sector Social
  2. Amount Raised 0 – 500,000
  3. Stand Number D-305
  4. Exhibition Day Thursday Nov 5th
  5. Website http://www.createmykey.com

 

Rankle is an innovative web discovery & social bookmarking platform which will revolutionize the way we daily explore the web. Rankle was founded 2014 in Zürich, Switzerland, with the aim to develop a groundbreaking technology to make web surfing easier and more fun. After months of development, testing and improving the open beta of Rankle will soon be launched

  1. Industry Sector Social
  2. Amount Raised 0 – 500,000
  3. Stand Number D 305
  4. Exhibition Day Wednesday Nov 4th
  5. Website http://www.rankle.me

 

uKonect is a mobile service that connects association members together. It allows them to be involved in deeper professional relationships. Two years ago, three entrepreneurs envisioned an application that would help people achieve their professional and social goals. Thus uKonect was born.

  1. Industry Sector Social
  2. Amount Raised 0 – 500,000
  3. Stand Number D-127
  4. Exhibition Day Thursday Nov 5th
  5. Website ukonect.me

 

Odience is a social media mobile platform that allows users to share and view authentic content from around the world. You can share pictures and 15s videos in public with your followers and/or in private with your contacts.

  1. Industry Sector Social
  2. Amount Raised 0 – 500,000
  3. Stand Number D 136
  4. Exhibition Day Wednesday Nov 4th
  5. Website www.odience.com

 

HeadyUp is a location based mobile app that allows people to share/interact with everyone in a 10-mile radius.

  1. Industry Sector Social
  2. Amount Raised 0 – 500,000
  3. Stand Number D320
  4. Exhibition Day Tuesday Nov 3rd
  5. Website www.headyup.com

 

Dazibaoo aggregates content from 14 leading social networks to generate public social walls, monitoring channels or e-marketing data. Dazibaoo was founded in 2014 by a Swiss team of entrepreneurs, journalists, digital and marketing experts. Their tools are used by brands, companies, events and press organs to generate public walls, monitor activities and collect e-marketing data.

  1. Industry Sector Social
  2. Amount Raised 0 – 500,000
  3. Stand Number D 332
  4. Exhibition Day Wednesday Nov 4th
  5. Website www.dazibaoo.com

 

MusiccMakers is a social record label with instant copyright protection, a commercial licensing marketplace, interactive production and a remix & broadcast Environment.

  1. Industry Sector Social
  2. Amount Raised 0 – 500,000
  3. Stand Number D 129
  4. Exhibition Day Wednesday Nov 4th
  5. Website www.musiccmakers.com

 

With the solution of MATCHPLAYER it is possible to challenge or get challenges for a single matchplay, a foursome matchplay or an invitation for a round of pleasure golf. The company THE MATCHPLAYER AG, based in Schaffhausen, Switzerland was founded in the middle of 2015. The core team comprises high level professional software engineers, experienced creatives as well as marketing and public relations experts.

  1. Industry Sector Sports & Fitness
  2. Amount Raised 0 – 500,000
  3. Stand Number D 291
  4. Exhibition Day Wednesday Nov 4th
  5. Website www.thematchplayer.com

 

GotCourts is linking tennis players, coaches and courts to a single network. Started in 2013, GotCourts was launched in spring 2014. So far 100‘000 tennis players and 1‘000 tennis courts are covered. The business model works in Switzerland and now the start-up plans to go abroad.

  1. Industry Sector Sports & Fitness
  2. Amount Raised 1,000,000 – 3,000,000
  3. Stand Number D 296
  4. Exhibition Day Wednesday Nov 4th
  5. Website www.gotcourts.com

 

PassengerFirst aims to enhance air traveler experience by raising awareness about passenger rights. The platform will take over the whole claiming process and replace emotional currency with economic currency without polarizing the air travel industry.

  1. Industry Sector Travel
  2. Amount Raised 0 – 500,000
  3. Stand Number V 135
  4. Exhibition Day Wednesday Nov 4th
  5. Website www.passengerfirst.smartorus.com

 

Placebird lets users find cool cities and districts based on their preferences. Placebird is a social review site that lets users find the most relevant features (e.g. nightlife, sightseeing, shopping) for a certain city or district. The feature relevance is computed via machine learning from Instagram content and user ratings.

  1. Industry Sector Travel
  2. Amount Raised 0 – 500,000
  3. Stand Number V-146
  4. Exhibition Day Thursday Nov 5th
  5. Website www.placebird.com

 

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