GreenTech Startup Battle - Central Switzerland

Die Schweiz ist die Heimat der Innovation. Der GreenTech Startup Battle zeigt die nachhaltigen Ideen von jungen und klugen Unternehmern und wie sie die Zukunft verändern wollen.

3 ausgewählte Startups aus der Zentralschweiz präsentieren, wie sie etwas bewirken, natürliche Ressourcen erhalten und schützen. Mit dem Format vernetzen und stärken wir regionale Startup-Ökosysteme und geben ihnen die Möglichkeit, mit etablierten Unternehmen und öffentlichen Institutionen in Kontakt zu treten.

Auf der Bühne in dieser Session sind:

PayGreen: creates incentives for online shops to reduce their carbon footprint by linking their payment fee to it.

cropled AG: develops smart, adaptive, and modular light systems for research and professional agriculture

databaumThe leading disease management tool for successful and healthy farming.

Die Experten dieses regionalen GreenTech Startup Battle – Zentralschweiz sind Annina Winkler und Naomi Mackenzie; moderiert wird er durch Luigi Zizza.

Der GreenTech Startup Battle wird präsentiert von Innosuisse, durchgeführt von digitalswitzerland, unterstützt von Trust Square, Amag Innovation Venture Lab und gefördert durch den Kanton Schwyz.

Speaker

Naomi Mackenzie

KITRO & Venturelab

Co-Chief Executive Officer and Trainer and Startup Coach

Naomi Mackenzie

KITRO & Venturelab

Co-Chief Executive Officer and Trainer and Startup Coach

Naomi MacKenzie is a half American half Swiss, born in Texas. Homeschooled, a recreational van and entrepreneurial parents lead to a childhood that was anything but conventional. Learning by doing and immersing yourself into the environment with curiosity was the foundation of her education. Food was one of her biggest curiosities from an early age as she aspired to one
day own a restaurant.

As of 15, Naomi started working in kitchens and set out as an apprentice in a kitchen. However, it quickly became clear that being a chef would lack the business interest she had. This set the path that eventually led her to study at the Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne. An education that would allow the passion for food and business to thrive.

Along the way Naomi worked in various kitchens, during these work experiences (in Switzerland, Italy and Miami) and her studies she witnessed daily the enormous amount of food that is being thrown away. That’s why when the idea was sparked during the studies with Anastasia to combat food waste it was clear that this was the solution and impact she wanted to commit herself to. Having worked with Anastasia during an internship and the final bachelor project there was no doubt that this would be the right person to build a company with.

The environmental impact that KITRO is the main driver for Naomi as she strives to ensure that all food is appreciated. Fascinated by the world of technology, in another life she would’ve been a coder.

KITRO harmoniously combines her love for food, her fascination for technology and drive for sustainable impact. Within KITRO she has learnt mounds with a focus leading the following departments: Sales & Marketing, Partnerships and Product development.

In the entrepreneurial space and thanks to the learnings and success of KITRO, Naomi was rewarded: Switzerland digital shaper 2020 & 2021 and has been a Venturelab startup coach for the past 3 years.

Annina Winkler

Emerald Technology Ventures

Investment Manager – Food, Agriculture & Sustainability

Annina Winkler

Emerald Technology Ventures

Investment Manager – Food, Agriculture & Sustainability

Matthias Zwingli

European Startup Network

Board Member

Matthias Zwingli

European Startup Network

Board Member

Matthias Zwingli is working as an ecosystem builder and angel investor. Furthermore, he is a member of the board in the European Startup Network and an active startup advisor. Previously he was working as a Core Operator and Intrapreneur at the Migros-Genossenschafts-Bund - bridging startups with the multi-entity business environment of Migros. He holds a bachelor's and master's degree in Business Management from the University of St. Gallen (HSG), Switzerland and studied in Australia (University of Western Australia,) Sweden (Lund University) and the USA (Hillcrest Highschool).

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