Presented by Swiss Touch, join us at Pier 17 for demos from the swissnex San Francisco Startup Bootcamp. Expect an evening filled with demos, pitches, networking, and a chance to gain insights into Switzerland’s strong startup ecosystem.
6:30pm — doors open
7:00pm — welcome
7:15pm — pitch battles:
- Codex D.
8:15pm — networking
9:30pm — doors close
The Swiss startups pitching during this event are participating in our three week Startup Bootcamp this summer. They either come through the Innosuisse Internationalization Camp or the EPFL XGrant program:
C-MedTec | Rodrigo Munguia | EPFL XGrant
C-MedTec uses a portable wireless technology to help prevent and diagnose brain concussions.
holo|one | Sven Brunner, Frank Hasler | www.holo-one.com | InnoSuisse Market Entry
holo|one uses mixed reality technology (MR) to help enterprises unleash the unexploited potential to increase productivity.
LyF RescueDrone | Paul Campredon, Valentin Ibars | www.lyfrescuedrone.com | EPFL XGrant
LyF Rescue Drone uses actual avalanche victim detection technology on board of a drone to help skier and mountaineers detect buried victims in a more efficient manner.
Medisanté | Tony Sulsona | www.medisante-group.com | InnoSuisse Market Entry
Medisanté uses direct-to-cloud medical IoT to help care teams, bio-medical engineers, and patients scale Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM) anywhere in the world.
Samawatt | Mahmoud Hamada | www.samawatt.com | InnoSuisse Market Entry
Samawatt uses a smart trading algorithm to help renewable power producers reduce their grid imbalance penalties caused by their intermittent power production.
Sensoryx | Rolf Adelsberger | www.sensoryx.com | InnoSuisse Market Entry
Sensoryx uses its patented motion- and position-tracking technology to unleash the full potential of AR and VR for businesses, people, and enterprises.
Pearly Chen is a Vice President at HTC, a smartphone industry pioneer and virtual reality industry leader. She has served as Chief of Staff to its CEO and Chairwoman Cher Wang since 2013 as a cross-functional executive on strategic initiatives. She also manages HTC’s $100 million accelerator program since its inception in 2016, leading investments in a growing global portfolio of innovative startups in virtual and augmented reality, in addition to heading partnerships for VIVEPORT, a platform-agnostic virtual reality app store. Prior to taking on the mission to improve lives through transformative technology, she was an investment professional at Goldman Sachs.
A dynamic, high energy global citizen, multi-linguist, voracious reader, avid traveler, competitive triathlete and mother of two, she believes that everyone has the capacity to create a legacy that contributes to human progress. Putting to good use of her infectious positive energy and unique perspectives, she makes it her life’s goal to inspire and support others to thrive with their fullest potential.
Sophie co-founded DART Labs, an Incubator connecting European and US Expertise to test and scale clever human-machine interfaces. Before she was Deputy CEO at swissnex San Francisco, Switzerland’s Innovation Outpost in San Francisco. Her expertise is the digital creative industry. She was instrumental in building partnerships and helped position several successful Swiss startups in the US like Mindmaze, Faceshift or ArtAnim.
Involved in scouting, presenting, scaling and investing in countless projects and startups over the years, Sophie realized it’s time for a new type of incubator, a space to experiment and with a dedicated art and design focus. Sophie has spoken at Ars Electronica, Gray Area Festival, SXSW, meConverntion and the Lift Conference. She has been an advisor to the European Commission and was named one of the 100 Digital Shapers of Switzerland 2018.
Beth Rogozinski is the founder and CEO of Signal 2 Health, a digital health strategy and production company located in SF. Beth is a serial entrepreneur, technology professional, and business strategist who has spent the last several years focused on digital medicine.
Beth was a founding member of the internationally renowned Multimedia Studies Program at SFSU where she taught and published a book on multimedia. She then worked in hardware, software and services at such top firms as Silicon Graphics and Macromedia.
Beth has since founded games and apps companies including Signal 2 Productions, Match Factor and D2S Games. She helped produce and publish more than 30 games and apps, including over a dozen apps for health and wellness. Beth was on the founding team at Pear Therapeutics, where she served as Chief Product and Content Officer and helped build the product and development teams and successfully led the design, development and commercialization of six sub-clinical products.
Beth is board director or advisor to many start-ups and accelerators and has consulted with health and innovation centers such as Stanford University, the Mental Health Association of Maryland and the National Mental Health Innovation Center, as well as local and international venture groups.
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