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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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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