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 are excited to share news and updates from our Kickstart cohort and alumni, including the launch of #Kickstarter22 finmarie's first book - the finmarie Financial Guide for Women, a partnership announcement between #Kickstarter20 Omocom with Evollis, as well as #Kickstarter19 Vianova's expansion to the Netherlands. We also sat down with Morane Rey-Huet, CEO & Founder of #Kickstarter22 meersens, for an inspirational interview discussing the challenges of founding a startup, how he met his co-founder, the inspiration and drive behind meersens, and more. You can find the full interview at the end of the digest.
In addition, Impact Hub launched its 2021-2022 Report, “Inclusive and sustainable innovation - at scale” highlighting how impact makers around the globe are using entrepreneurial action toward a just and sustainable society. Download it here.
Thank you for being part of this adventure!
Vertical Vision 👀
Finance & Insurance
finmarie have published their first book - the finmarie Financial Guide for Women - perfect for those who want to take their finances into their own hands.
bsurance are listed in the InsurTech100 2022, identified as one of the world's most innovative InsurTech companies.
Monkee featured in the FinTech Innovators Rising Stars 2022 Report for 2nd year running.
Doconomy is named Top 100 Europe’s Hottest startups by WIRED and is now working with 40 banks in 25 countries.
Kickstart 2020 alumnus Omocom announced their partnership with Evollis in Spain and Portugal, taking circularity to the next level with long-term rental insurance for electronics.
Last month, LEDCity AG converted 10'000 lights to energy-efficient ones, which equated to CHF 1 million in sales in September alone.
3 major Dutch cities partner with Kickstart 2019 alumnus Vianova to optimize the integration of shared mobility services.
Kickstart 2021 alumnus Quandify has been internationally recognized by Red Dot design award (one of the most sought-after marks of quality for good design) for their CubicSecure product, the ultimate leakage protection device.
New Work & Learning
Kickstart 2018 alumnus Differ partnered with the University of Leeds Plus Programme. to help incoming students get to know each other. 86% of users would recommend Differ to new students, and 83% found it helpful or very helpful.
Health & Wellbeing
medicalmotion GmbH listed among the 100 digital therapeutics startups to watch, according to the Dealroom.co platform.
Deep Longevity was awarded 2nd for the Maximon Longevity Prize at the Longevity Investor Summit.
Kickstart 2021 alumnus Happitech, launched their FastStart research app last month.
Kickstart 2020 alumnus Sidekick's Atopic Dermatitis program is now live in Belgium, in partnership with Pfizer.
Food & Retail
New Roots published its first Oui! Move series, interviewing professional athletes and discussing topics such as sport, environment, nutrition, and veganism.
Oscillum, Kickstart 2021 alumnus, was selected as 1 of 3 startups out of 42 candidates for the 4th edition of the ingenia Startup Awards, convened by FIAB (Food for Life-Spain platform) & MAPA.
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 (invite only)
Kickstart Closing Ceremony & Party - 17 November 2022 @ Kraftwerk
#Kickstarter22 Spotlight: meersens interview here
Thanks for reading and stay tuned for more to come!
Alanna Murphy | Senior Program Manager