Leonie Risch is a leather handbag label based in Liechtenstein and with production facilities in Switzerland. The founder of the same name began developing her own collection in 2015, alongside her Design Management studies at Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts. The start-up was officially founded at the beginning of 2018 with the aim of inspiring people to buy fewer but better items. Inspired by her own childhood in the family's shoe shop, which has run for 90 years, Leonie Risch’s greatest priority is the longevity of a product with regard to high-quality materials, local workmanship and timeless design.
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From high-performance, real-time communications platforms to contactless vital parameters for the diagnosis of sleep apnoea, lots of exciting startups have already used the premises at the startup space in Zurich Schlieren for a six-month period to develop their ideas. Here you can see the current and previous winners and the goals these startups are pursuing.
Currently at the startup space
Traverz was founded in 2018 by Twan Vollebregt and Jukka Hekanaho to deliver on a mission to “humanize search“. It was born out of the frustration experienced by consumers searching for products on marketplaces using the ubiquitous, unsatisfying product “filter system“ that has remained largely unchanged for more than 20 years.
Traverz replaces old-school filters with a cool, easy-to-use, interactive, virtual agent that delivers a far more productive, personalized search experience. “Search by Traverz“ elicits explicit feedback and user preferences while offering powerful insights and highly relevant recommendations. For marketplaces, the increased user trust results in higher consumer engagement, faster conversions and stronger brand loyalty.
Zevvy c/o EVG-Zentrum
Renewable energies and measures to increase energy efficiency have been taking on a more prominent role in Switzerland’s energy system since the introduction of the new Energy Act on 1 January 2018. As such, it is now possible to combine several apartment buildings or even plots into “private consumption communities” (EVGs) so that they can share the solar power that they themselves produce.
To simplify the calculation and management of private consumption, zevvy’s founders have developed software that can generate invoices for self-produced solar power and send them to all parties with just a few clicks.
Scarfe Controls aims to help young software developers create and develop software efficiently with the LabVIEW programming language. Using their very own software framework Workers™ for LabVIEW, young software developers can easily create large, scalable applications with very little effort – a task that would normally require years of programming experience. Scarfe Controls also offers LabVIEW consulting and training services.
Swiss Terahertz GmbH
Swiss Terahertz GmbH specializes in products based on terahertz technology.
A terahertz is a type of invisible electromagnetic wave that can be used to locate hidden structures without any harmful effects on the human body.
ExaQueue is the first social network for gamers which has not only revolutionized the search for teammates through a sophisticated algorithm, but as a platform also paves the way for organizing or participating in events without cheats.
Swiss Elite Advisory GmbH
Swiss Elite Advisory GmbH aims to register patents in the field of medical technology and to bring new products to market in cooperation with manufacturers.
Kimata Networks GmbH
Kimata Networks developed the Mervana app which enables users to create microgames intuitively and without any programming knowledge. Microgames are simple 2-D animations for smartphones.
First half of 2018
PeakData has developed artificial intelligence that can track all market trends of companies worldwide. These trends are then automatically sent to the person who requires the data.
Sleepiz’s medical product measures vital parameters contactlessly using electromagnetic waves to enable clinical diagnosis of sleep apnoea at the patient’s home.
Fairwalter provides private landlords and small agencies with tools for tasks such as online applications for apartments, digital acceptance of apartments, ancillary cost invoicing and even an algorithm for optimizing rental prices.
Gowago digitizes the process of buying a car so that customers can get the right car at the right price from the comfort of their sofa – also for leasing.
Second half of 2018
Stuward is a personalized health system which predicts the probability of a carer suffering from psychological problems in future due to the demands of looking after a family member with a chronic illness.
VentureFlow is an end-to-end investment platform and a business intelligence company that uses AI screening and due diligence tools.
Okomo’s live chat, voice, video and screen transmission and scheduling solution can be integrated into all common online channels, such as websites, e-mails, newsletters and social media in a few minutes, increasing sales conversion rates and customer satisfaction.
Ex Indiciis provides a Netflix-like recommendation system for banks which boosts customer retention through personalized content and helps improve business performance. Ex Indiciis uses machine learning and data analysis algorithms.
First half of 2017
Adnexo supports its customers with the implementation of IoT projects, covering idea generation, consulting and development.
At artiazza.com, customers can find individual works of art and communicate with undiscovered artists and art-lovers.
Komed Health provides a high-performance, real-time communications platform for doctors and healthcare teams which significantly simplifies and completely secures and protects overall clinical communication with patients on site and outside of hospital.
Second half of 2017
KITRO provides a fully automated solution for the measurement, analysis and reduction of food waste in the hospitality industry.
GlobalVision provides a range of products and services in virtual, augmented and mixed reality for corporate, institutional and public applications.
Systemcredit shows SMEs easy ways of obtaining suitable loans at fair terms. Systemcredit is the only provider-independent Swiss marketplace for business loans.
TEACHY supports pupils and students with tailored and modern special tuition. In particular, TEACHY focuses on the chemistry between tutors and students.