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, we hosted our annual Advisor & Expert Networking Event, celebrating our community of over 150 advisors and experts who have supported our scaleups and intrapreneurship teams throughout the 10-week program. The evening consisted of Kickstart Bingo, breakout sessions, and of course, a delicious aperó catered by #Kickstarter16 Dalou!
Yesterday we spotlighted our 2022 Intrapreneurship teams at the Kickstart Intrapreneurship Demo Day, to celebrate their growth and achievements throughout the program. Teams from CSEM, Swisscom, Hirslanden, La Mobilière and EPFL took the stage to present the projects they have been working on to a crowd of partners, coaches, advisors, and experts. We also had a fireside chat with Markus Wolf, Head of Open Innovation at La Mobilière and Intrapreneurship program alumnus.
If you would like to get a headstart on your Christmas shopping, we have collated some cool gift ideas below from our Kickstarters to give you inspiration for the season of giving!
This is the 8th and final Weekly Digest of 2022, with the Kickstart Closing Ceremony & Party next Thursday, 17th November. Come join us for an evening of celebration, announcements, and fun to mark the end of the 2022 program. We hope to see you there.
As always, thank you for being part of this adventure!
Vertical Vision 👀
Finance & Insurance
#Kickstarter21 CYSEC have raised an additional €2m from Karista. The bulk of these funds will be invested in new space and in the deployment of cybersecurity solutions in the space industry.
Klimate received the Investor Choice award and Finalist award in the Mastercard Lighthouse Massiv Program Showcase.
CyberSmart won the UK Innovation and Entrepreneurship Award at the UK IT Industry Awards.
#Kickstarter21 Decentriq launched their no-code Media Clean Rooms – a tool unique in its ability to simplify first-party data collaboration for publishers and brands.
The Office of Electronic Communications (Urząd Komunikacji Elektronicznej) granted CTHINGS.CO official permission to operate a private 5G network at the fair that showcases the potential of the new connectivity standard for industrial applications.
SolarGaps accomplished a project with RENÉ Architekt in Zürich, in which their Smart Blinds solution was installed in their newly designed buildings.
Naked Energy was distinguished with the Climate Positive Award 2022, due to their market-leading products supporting an equitable and fair energy transition.
Nudgd announced their collaboration with Rimi Baltic Group as part of the Future Hub program for innovative digital solutions by Helve.
New Work & Learning
#Kickstarter21 Scribe launched 2 new features on their browser extension and desktop app that turns any process into a step-by-step guide.
#Kickstarter18 Labster launched their new Body Planes and Sections simulation to scan regions and subregions of a chimpanzee to locate internal injuries and use directional terminology to identify and patch up external wounds.
#Kickstarter20 Time is Ltd celebrated the launch of their free Calendar Analytics for teams with Google Workspace with Office 365 in the works. Try it here.
Health & Wellbeing
Happy Bob has collaborated with Dexcom to advance diabetes treatment and make it more customizable and convenient.
TOM Medications featured in SAT.1's Next In Business series for the episode on Digital Health. Watch the interview here.
#Kickstarter21 Huma is a Best in Class finalist for the 2022 UCSF Health Hub Digital Health Awards. The winner will be announced on 14 November at HLTH in Las Vegas.
Food & Retail
New Roots & ARYZTA Food Solutions collaborated to produce the innovative and original "Cheezzy Chüechli”.
Nordic Umami has launched their ‘fishless sauce’ in Finland’s big-box retailer Prisma Jumbo.
#Kickstarter19 Planted has launched two products in one of the world’s leading health and wellness retailers and the largest in Europe: Holland & Barrett.
Main Events 🗓
Vertical Journeys & more on our website here.
Swiss Food Week: Can plant proteins secure our supply? - 15 November 2022 @ Kraftwerk
Kickstart Investor Summit - 15 November 2022 @ Virtual Event (invite only)
Kickstart Closing Ceremony & Party - 17 November 2022 @ Kraftwerk
#Kickstarter22 Spotlight: fin:marie interview here.
Christmas Inspiration 🎁
1) #Kickstarter22 New Roots - Vegan Raclette - CHF 7,20
2) #Kickstarter22 fin:marie - Finanzen sind Weiblich - CHF 39,90
3) #Kickstarter21 tideocean - Sustainable Dominos - CHF 29,00
Thanks for reading and stay tuned for more to come!
Alanna Murphy | Senior Program Manager