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!
In addition to our global activities, Kickstart dispersed around Switzerland this past week for a number of fantastic events, including the very successful launch of Beaulieu Circulaire, Switzerland’s first innovation space dedicated to circularity & inclusion. Our Health & Wellbeing team headed to the GlobalTech Summit in Lausanne on Tuesday, with Building Bridges as our next stop. Yesterday we co-hosted an exclusive event in Bern for PostFinance's VNTR & wider team to present Kickstart's open innovation partnership and how we #makeithappen together, followed by a visit to Trust Valley while our New Work & Learning team ran a virtual session on “Lifelong Learning & Leadership Development''.
Thank you for being part of this adventure!
Vertical Vision 👀
Finance & Insurance
Unique, Typewise & Aidonic pitched at the 2022 PostFinance BrownBag Lunch event to 40+ representatives from PostFinance departments including Payment Solutions, Retail Bank, VNTR | Innovation & more.
Doconomy has been shortlisted for the Nordic Fintech Award in the Impact category.
Klimate has been nominated for the EY Entrepreneur of the Year, and has been announced as one of the Top 10 most innovative startup finalists of the Nordic Cleantech Open.
Surfly has just been announced in The Netherlands Deloitte's Fast50.
bsurance has been Listed in the InsurTech100 2022, an annual list of 100 of the world's most innovative InsurTech companies.
Nudgd were announced as the winners of the Climate Smart Cities Challenge.
CTHINGS.CO is one out of 20 industry 4.0 startups selected for DeepTech Alliance’s Industry 4.0 program.
Urbanistic were awarded 2nd place at the Smart City Forum Startup Challenge.
Health & Wellbeing
medicalmotion in occupational medicine together with the Audi BKK, with training, carried out by more than 500 company doctors at Audi, VW, MAN, and co. Product Lead Ines Cordon also represented at Women in Data Science at Barcelona Medicine.
Deep Longevity published its latest scientific research showing how a person’s mental health can play a role in how quickly someone ages.
Pro Aidants addressed the SGPP Congress 2022, dedicated to digitization, specifically digital transformation and its effects on psychiatry and psychotherapy.
Register for Innovation in the Swiss Health Ecosystem with CSS & Galenica on 27 October 2022.
Food & Retail
New Roots is opening its doors for an exclusive open house and degustation visit on 22 Oct! This VIP tour will include facility access as well as office and logistics areas providing insights into their production.
Ampliphi pitched at the 2022 PostFinance BrownBag Lunch event to 40+ representatives from PostFinance departments including Payment Solutions, Retail Bank, VNTR | Innovation & more.
Supaso represented their sustainable packaging solutions at Global Incubator Network Austria (GIN) and ADVANTAGE AUSTRIA Seoul‘s #goseoul 2022 program.
New Work & Learning
Eevie is exhibiting at the Impact Festival 2022, as well as speaking on a panel discussion tackling "Transforming Finance".
Kickstart's New Work & Learning vertical teamed up with our partner gfm and alumnus Evrlearn for a fruitful discussion on "Lifelong Learning & Leadership Development". Catch the recording here.
Perfect Memory exhibited at IBC - International Broadcasting Convention.
Main Events 🗓
Vertical Journeys & more on our website here.
Kickstart CEO Dinner - 25 October 2022 @ Lausanne (invite only)
Climathon Zürich - 28 October 2022 @ Kraftwerk
Kickstart Investor Summit - 15 November 2022 @ Virtual Event
Kickstart Closing Ceremony & Party - 17 November 2022 @ Kraftwerk
#Kickstarter22 Spotlight: Happy Bob interview here.
Thanks for reading and stay tuned for more to come!
Alanna Murphy | Senior Program Manager