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Venture Kick

https://www.venturekick.ch
Last activity: 28.06.2024
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The philanthropic initiative Venture Kick provides up to CHF 150,000 in seed funding to Swiss startups and offers a well-structured entrepreneurial path towards building a winning business. Startups pitch to expert juries at three stages to obtain funding, gaining direct feedback, and access to an international network of 200 successful entrepreneurs and investors. Winners of Venture Kick are eligible for CHF 850,000 investment from the Kickfund and for an InnoBooster grant of an additional CHF 150,000. Since its launch in 2007, Venture Kick has provided 917 Swiss university spin-offs with CHF 44.85 million in seed capital. To date, 718 of them have been incorporated, creating 11,362 jobs. These startups have attracted CHF 6.7 billion in extra investment. Venture Kick alumni companies represent 52 companies ranked in the TOP 100 Swiss Startups 2022. In 2023, Venture Kick will pay out CHF 6.3 million to idea-stage startup projects to bring Swiss science to global markets. The Venture Kick Foundation is supported by Gebert Rüf Stiftung, Ernst Göhner Stiftung, Hauser-Stiftung, André Hoffmann, Hansjörg Wyss, Martin Haefner, Fondation Pro Techno, ESA BIC Switzerland, and Swisscom. Apply now: https://www.venturekick.ch/apply
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Location: Switzerland, Zurich, Schlieren
Employees: 11-50
Founded date: 2007
Investment Type: Venture Capital
Investment Stage: Pre-Seed; Seed; Series A; Series B; Grant

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17.06.2024Helix Robo...helixrobotics.eu--
17.06.2024LogBook AGlogbook.li$1M-
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17.06.2024INCAPTEK S...incaptek.com-Switzerlan...
17.06.2024PitchMepitchme.ch--
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17.06.2024Ionic Wind...ionicwind.ch--
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28.06.2024Venturelab with impressive results after the first 20 years The entrepreneur and passionate sailor Beat Schillig had already set the IFJ Institute for Young Entrepreneurs on course when he was offered the opportunity to set up a Swiss-wide training program for high-tech entrepreneurship for the Swi...
19.06.2024NXI Therapeutics extends pre-seed financing to CHF 3.5 million NXI Therapeutics, a spin-off from the Biozentrum at University of Basel, is committed to creating tomorrow’s disruptive immunotherapies through modulation of coronin 1 in immune cells. Coronin 1 depletion in preclinical models allows long-...
19.06.2024IMAI awarded CHF 150,000 Kick to disrupt cancer diagnosis Cancer causes millions of deaths yearly. 2D histopathology, the main method for detecting cancer in tissue, involves the analysis of thin tissue slices. However, only a small percentage is examined, leading to false-negative results. The c...
12.06.2024Sensars Revolutionizes Neuromodulation TechnologySensars, a pioneer in neuromodulation technology, secures EUR 1.1 million in funding to propel the development of its groundbreaking SENSY product. This funding opens doors to advanced solutions for chronic pain relief, offering a ray of ho...
12.06.2024Sensars secures EUR 1.1 million in funding to advance revolutionary neuromodulation technologySensars secures EUR 1.1 million in funding to advance revolutionary neuromodulation technology 12.06.2024 09:58, Rita Longobardi linkedIn facebook twitter instagram youtube --> Sensars, a leader in neuromodulation technology, has success...
10.06.2024Fresh capital to fuel EMPath's radio frequency testing solutions Electronics and communication devices must be evaluated for their radio frequency emissions. This is insufficiently done because current test solutions require large, costly anechoic chambers and lengthy point-to-point scanning. The advent...
05.06.2024Neural Concept Revolutionizes Product Design with $27M Series B FundingNeural Concept, a pioneer in Engineering Intelligence, secures a significant $27 million in Series B funding to propel its 3D Deep Learning platform to new heights. Manufacturers worldwide are grappling with escalating demands for performan...
05.06.2024Microcaps Secures CHF 9.3 million in Series A Funding to expand production of ethanol-free Perfume PearlsMicrocaps Secures CHF 9.3 million in Series A Funding to expand production of ethanol-free Perfume Pearls 05.06.2024 10:30, Rita Longobardi linkedIn facebook twitter instagram youtube --> Microcaps, a pioneer in advanced microencapsulati...
04.06.2024Neural Concept secures USD 27 million in Series B Funding to accelerate the global expansion of its 3D Deep Learning platformNeural Concept secures USD 27 million in Series B Funding to accelerate the global expansion of its 3D Deep Learning platform 04.06.2024 13:10, Rita Longobardi linkedIn facebook twitter instagram youtube --> Neural Concept, the frontrunn...
03.06.2024Orio Therapeutics wins CHF 150,000 to redefine regenerative medicine The limited clinical success of many protein-based therapies is often due to poor delivery systems. The injected molecule diffuses quickly away from the injection site, which represents a significant challenge, especially in regenerative m...
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