Weekly Digests are shared during the 10-week Kickstart program to keep our community up to date on exciting news, announcements, and updates from Kickstart, our partners, and our startups and alumni. View in browser here.
Happy Friday, Kickstart Family!
This week, Kickstart headed to Bern to attend CSEM's 7th edition of their Business Day 2022, as part of our Smart Cities & Health & Wellbeing vertical journeys. The event showcased digital technologies in the fields of digital health, IoT, Industry 4.0, and sustainable energy, and their importance for the evolution of CSEM's industrial partners.
We were also delighted to attend Startup Nights in Winterthur with our cohort, one of the biggest events of the year in the startup ecosystem. Over 8,000 attendees heard from a number of inspiring speakers, including Christoph Brand, CEO of Axpo and Kickstart Fellow partner, on the role of startups as technology and innovation drivers providing solutions for current challenges. Pascal Bieri, Co-Founder of Planted and #Kickstarter19, also took the stage to share how they became the fastest-growing alternative protein company in Europe… #makeithappen!
Next week, we are excited to host our annual Advisor-Expert Networking Event, celebrating Kickstart's community of experts who have supported our startups and scaleups throughout the 10-week Kickstart Program. Looking forward to a great night of networking!
Thank you for being part of this adventure!
Vertical Vision 👀
Finance & Insurance
New Work & Learning
Health & Wellbeing
#Kickstarter21 Huma celebrated 1 year since winning pharma’s Nobel Prize - the Prix Galien USA Award for Best Digital Health Product. Since then, they have continued expanding their impact by partnering with AstraZeneca, acquiring iPlato Healthcare / myGP, working with NHS Wales, TAMER Healthcare, and more, to support a network of +27 million patients around the world.
Last week, medicalmotion GmbH trained ARAG case managers on the use of their platform in case management. They can now use medicalmotion for over 100 ICD-10 codes and symptoms ranging from migraine, osteoarthritis, and back pain to shoulder impingement syndrome.
Food & Retail
Kern Tec, #Kickstarter21, has been awarded one of the Top Retail Startups 2022 at the European Retail Night in Vienna. Right now their innovative milk alternative - based on rescued apricot kernels - is available nationwide at Billa Plus.
Main Events 🗓
Vertical Journeys & more on our website here.
Kickstart Investor Summit - 15 November 2022 @ Virtual Event (invite only)
Thanks for reading and stay tuned for more to come!
Alanna Murphy | Senior Program Manager