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25 startups join the first StartCup Ticino accelerator program

25/07/2017

Startcup Ticino is ready to start the three-month acceleration program, a first of its kind in Ticino, with 25 startups selected from the first round of application. The startups will have the opportunity to share their experiences and transform the idea in a concrete business project.

StartCup Ticino is a competition for new and innovative business ideas or projects conceived or realized in the Canton Ticino. This year, the competition introduced an intensive acceleration program for the selected early stage startups from the first round of the competition. The program aims at fostering the culture of innovation and entrepreneurship in Ticino.

“With this program, we show that Ticino is a great place to stare our innovative startups” said Stefano Rizzi, head of the Director of the Division of the Economy, Canton of Ticino (DFE).

The Jury of the program has selected 25 startups to join the program, based on the criteria of market potential, team composition, degree of innovation and the possible impact on the territory in terms of employment and investment. Upon completion of the program on 26 October, the startups will present their achievements in a pitch event. The StartCup commission will nominate ten projects to submit to the National Jury of the StartCup Ticino.

The selected startups for the accelerator program are:

Arca24 HR Software Solutions: a bot that automatically makes jobs interview reducing the time for recruitment

GPV Advanced Research: use art virtual modeling to describe the physics and the mechanisms of chemical reaction at process conditions.

myAlbatros: is an app that allows users to easily find lost items. The user gives any objects a digital identity through a small code applied to the product.

Playtrip: a mobile app that provides users with a new travel experience through storytelling method.

PranzUfficio: providing healthy and fresh food for the lunch at the work place

Programship: a social innovative platform selling global university admission information and guide to China market

Swissponic: an urban farming system that allows growing healthy vegetables in a little space at home

Wash My Pants: provide a transparent and extremely service that connects high skilled housekeepers and people seeking for a fast and reliable laundry service

WaterInstructor: a platform that connect water sport fans wiling to learn with other water sport fans willing to teach

NextPark: an app that automatically detect free parking spot through specific sensors

Beepro: an innovative tool for monitoring the activity of bees in a bee hive

BigOmics Analytics: a cloud analytics platform for big data in next-generation genomics field.

Blockchain Health Record: create a personal health identity using blockchain technologies

Clemap: transform energy data in value by carrying information from energy provider to the customer

COD: an intelligent knowledge sharing platform about interests, passion or expertise

Dicronis: a point-of-care lymphatic activity tracker featuring a microneedles-covered patch and a wearable detector

EcoFire GG77: an innovative and eco-friendly organic flame retardant

Emporio Paese: a platform that easily grant market access to local producers

EXEAD: new solutions for mucosal vaccines

Higher performance competition gliders

KERO: smart portable music player

Lighteye: an economic and reliable flying platform for multiple applications.

Modula. A small footprint for collecting health information and simplify diagnostics processes

Smart Water Skimmer: an automatic garbage collector for large water surfaces

Teach Me!: a cheaper and most effective tutoring system for university students

 

The accelerator program and Startcup Ticino prize are promoted by the Centro Promozione Start-up USI-SUPSI in collaboration with Fondazione AGIRE. The coaching program is promoted and financed by the Dipartimento Finanze ed Economia as a part of the new coordinated strategy for innovative startups.

(GP/ran)