GreenTech

Startup Battle

THE CONCEPT

The need for solutions that enable us to live, work and innovate more sustainably is growing relentlessly. During the Swiss Digital Days 2022, regional and particularly sustainable project ideas from driven entrepreneurs that preserve and protect natural resources will therefore receive the attention they deserve at the "GreenTech Startup Battle". With the format, we connect and strengthen regional startup ecosystems and give them the opportunity to get in contact with established companies and public institutions. 20 selected startups from Switzerland receive the chance to showcase how their sustainable ideas create an impact. A panel consisting of a jury and the audience decide on the seven finalists, who will pitch in front of an exclusive jury for the win. Check out the city closest to you and register!

The final will take place on 27 October at the closing event of the Swiss Digital Days 2022 in Zug. Who will win 10'000 CHF in cash, 25'000 AWS credits + 1 year of venture services, or co-working space?

INFORMATION AND REGISTRATION

Eastern Switzerland - 11 October 2022
11th October 2022
17:45-19:00
Kornhausplatz - St.Gallen

Startups

dhp technology

Unlocking the potential of solar for infrastructure

MOOST

An enterprise SaaS that empowers smart building companies to leverage their systems data to make energy saving easy and fun for their users

The jury

Sarah-Lena Klink

Swiss Climate - Sustainable Business

Head Sustainability

Sarah-Lena Klink

Swiss Climate - Sustainable Business

Head Sustainability

Tobias Peltenburg

TRUST SQUARE

Chief Executive Officer

Tobias Peltenburg

TRUST SQUARE

Chief Executive Officer

Rolf Wüstenhagen

University of St. Gallen

Academic Director, Renewable Energy Management & Managing Climate Solutions

Rolf Wüstenhagen

University of St. Gallen

Academic Director, Renewable Energy Management & Managing Climate Solutions

Dr. Rolf Wüstenhagen, Full Professor for Management of Renewable Energies at the
University of St. Gallen, left one of the leading European energy venture capital funds in
2003 to embark on his academic career. Visiting faculty positions at UBC Vancouver, CBS
Copenhagen, NUS Singapore and Tel Aviv University. 2008-2011 lead author of IPCC
special report on renewable energy and climate change. 2011-2015 member of Federal
government’s advisory board for Swiss Energy Strategy 2050. He is the Academic Director of
the University of St. Gallen’s certificate programme Managing Climate Solutions ( MaCS-
HSG ), Co-Founder of the CEMS Model UNFCCC and the Executive Education Programme
Renewable Energy Management ( REM-HSG ).

Central Switzerland - 18 October 2022
18th October 2022
17:45-19:00
Klosterplatz - Einsiedeln

Startups

PayGreen

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

databaum

The leading disease management tool for successful and healthy farming.

cropled

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

The jury

Annina Winkler

Emerald Technology Ventures

Investment Manager – Food, Agriculture & Sustainability

Annina Winkler

Emerald Technology Ventures

Investment Manager – Food, Agriculture & Sustainability

Stephanie Engels

Schwyz Next

Co-Geschäftsführerin

Stephanie Engels

Schwyz Next

Co-Geschäftsführerin

Executive Search and Consulting: working with digital leaders, innovators, entrepreneurs, change makers and sustainability pioneers

Katrin Leuenberger

Kanton Schwyz

Head of Climate Office

Katrin Leuenberger

Kanton Schwyz

Head of Climate Office

Katrin Leuenberger is advancing energy and climate issues in the region and is leading projects related to the energy transition, climate change mitigation and adaptation.

Greater Bern Region - 8 September 2022
8th September 2022
17:45-19:00
Robert-Walser-Platz 2503 Biel

Startups

Simon & Josef

A service that benefits the environment while enhancing the guest experience

mobileup

mobileup matches demand and supply for refurbished electronic devices

Ampliphi

We harness the power of data to help brands and retailers amplify a world without waste.

The jury

Thomas Gfeller

Switzerland Innovation Park Biel/Bienne

Co-founder and Chairman of the Board

Thomas Gfeller

Switzerland Innovation Park Biel/Bienne

Co-founder and Chairman of the Board

Daphné Rüfenacht

City of Biel

Head of the Environment Department

Daphné Rüfenacht

City of Biel

Head of the Environment Department

Isabelle Siegrist

Sandborn

CEO & Founder

Isabelle Siegrist

Sandborn

CEO & Founder

Isabelle Siegrist has been helping to build up companies across Switzerland since 2014, first for 2 years at Startups.ch as CIO and then with her own company builder Sandborn. She supports entrepreneurs and corporates from various industries in scaling (from idea validation, product/service development, market entry to growth financing), builds companies of her own and invests in Startups. She was recognized as one of the TOP 100 Businesswomen in Switzerland 2018, 2019 and 2020 and is a Forbes 30 under 30 Alumna (2019), studied Business Innovation at HSG and majored in Social Entrepreneurship at ESCP Europe. She is a coach at Innosuisse and regularly teaches at various colleges and universities on entrepreneurship topics.
 

Northwestern Switzerland - 14 September 2022
14th September 2022
17:45-19:00
Schlossplatz Aarau

Startups

myFacility

myFacility offers a data-driven, dynamic and automated solution to minimize a building's energy expenses.

Capstone Earth

Capstone Earth is an entertaining sensitization and educational game.

MyFeld

The first Online-Garden in Switzerland

The jury

Reto Eggimann

Hightech Zentrum Aargau AG

Technology and Innovation Expert

Reto Eggimann

Hightech Zentrum Aargau AG

Technology and Innovation Expert

Florian Gautschi

Aargau Services Standortförderung und Hightech Aargau

Projektleiter Start-up- und Innovationsförderung

Florian Gautschi

Aargau Services Standortförderung und Hightech Aargau

Projektleiter Start-up- und Innovationsförderung

Florian Gautschi ist seit vielen Jahren als Projektleiter bei der kantonalen Standortförderung Aargau Services tätig. Seine Schwerpunkte liegen dabei auf der Innovations- und Start-up-Förderung, sowie dem Förderprogramm "Hightech Aargau". Der Betriebsökonom ist in diversen Start-up-Gremien engagiert. So leitet er die Geschäfte des Business Angels Club Aargau und ist Mitglied im Selektionskomitee von genisuisse Aargau. Er verfügt über vielseitige und hilfreiche Kontakte in Wirtschaft, Wissenschaft und Verwaltung. Seine Expertise bringt er in verschiedenen Jurys ein, unter anderem an der Swiss Innovation Challenge und der Swiss Startup Challenge.

Isabelle Tschugmall

CMO, Global Green Xchange

Isabelle Tschugmall

CMO, Global Green Xchange

Greater Zurich Region - 22 September 2022
22th September 2022
17:45-19:00
Neumarkt - Winterthur

Startups

viboo

viboo provides self-learning predictive control as a cloud service to building heating and cooling equipment manufacturers.

Xilva

We connect capital providers to sustainable forest projects.

Beyond Scroll

Oil-free hydrogen compressors for affordable and safe hydrogen refueling stations

The jury

Ralph Mogicato

SICTIC

Vice President & Director Investors German-Speaking Switzerland

Ralph Mogicato

SICTIC

Vice President & Director Investors German-Speaking Switzerland

Attila Steinegger

WWF

Leading Tech4Sustainability

Attila Steinegger

WWF

Leading Tech4Sustainability

Vicente Carabias

Stadt Winterthur

Deputy Head ZHAW Institute of Sustainable Development, Head of Smart City Unit

Vicente Carabias

Stadt Winterthur

Deputy Head ZHAW Institute of Sustainable Development, Head of Smart City Unit

Kewin-J. Asal

CSS

Generalagent

Kewin-J. Asal

CSS

Generalagent

Fan of Future Visions, Predictive Sales and more

Romandie - 27 September 2022
27th September 2022
17:45-19:00
Place de l'Europe - Lausanne

Startups

Mobbot

Mobbot develops new technologies for the digitalization of shotcrete processes

Resilio

Resilio support companies in their sustainable digital transition.

Droople

Building the Internet of Water

The jury

Marcel Egger

SICTIC

Board of Directors

Marcel Egger

SICTIC

Board of Directors

Beatrice Schaffner

Schaffner Smart Solutions AG

CEO

Beatrice Schaffner

Schaffner Smart Solutions AG

CEO

Raphaël Conz

Canton de Vaud

Head of the Business Unit, Service for the Promotion of the Economy and Innovation (SPEI)

Raphaël Conz

Canton de Vaud

Head of the Business Unit, Service for the Promotion of the Economy and Innovation (SPEI)

Raphaël Conz is the Head of the Business Unit, Service for the Promotion of the Economy and Innovation (SPEI) at the Canton de Vaud.

Ticino - 4 October 2022
4th October 2022
17:45-19:00
Piazza del sole - Bellinzona

Startups

Hive Power

Charging, made smart.

iWin - innovative Windows

iWin produces photovoltaic modules that turn conventional façades into smart building skins

Circular Lugano

We tackle CO2 emissions and raw material waste by centralizing item sharing.

The jury

Barbara Pin

AGIRE Foundation

Startup analyst & Coaching manager

Barbara Pin

AGIRE Foundation

Startup analyst & Coaching manager

Andrea Rizzoli

IDSIA USI-SUPSI

Director

Andrea Rizzoli

IDSIA USI-SUPSI

Director

Jessica Hofmann

GreenFuelHub & Innosuisse

Founder and Expert for Alternative Marine Fuels

Jessica Hofmann

GreenFuelHub & Innosuisse

Founder and Expert for Alternative Marine Fuels

GREENTECH STARTUP BATTLE FINALE

The Finalists
27th October 2022
17:00 - 19:00
Zug Freiruum

Startups

[Bern Region]: mobileup

mobileup matches demand and supply for refurbished electronic devices

[Northwestern Switzerland]: MyFeld

The first Online-Garden in Switzerland

[Zurich Region]: viboo

viboo provides self-learning predictive control as a cloud service to building heating and cooling equipment manufacturers.

[Romandie]: Resilio

Resilio support companies in their sustainable digital transition.

[Ticino] Hive Power

Charging, made smart.

The jury

Ina Maria Walthert-Kaufmann

AMAG GROUP

Lead Group Sustainability

Ina Maria Walthert-Kaufmann

AMAG GROUP

Lead Group Sustainability

Thomas Dübendorfer

Internet Entrepreneur and Business Angel, President at Swiss ICT Investor Club (SICTIC), Information Security Expert

Thomas Dübendorfer

Internet Entrepreneur and Business Angel, President at Swiss ICT Investor Club (SICTIC), Information Security Expert

Thomas Dübendorfer is the president of the Swiss ICT Investor Club (SICTIC), business angel, information security expert and entrepreneur. He is a member of the board of directors at several companies. His areas of expertise include software engineering, Internet technologies, information security, IT and business strategy consulting, and seed investments.

He has served in a variety of tech lead, research, development, teaching, board member and consulting roles. He has more than seven years of practical experience in software engineering and technical leadership from working at Google. He has earned a Ph.D. and a M.S. degree in Computer Science with honours with distinction from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH), Zurich, Switzerland. He also did minor degrees in economics and in didactics.

Tobias Peltenburg

TRUST SQUARE

Chief Executive Officer

Tobias Peltenburg

TRUST SQUARE

Chief Executive Officer

Christoph Falk

Innosuisse

Manager and Deputy of the Head of Division Start-ups and Next Generation Innovators

Christoph Falk

Innosuisse

Manager and Deputy of the Head of Division Start-ups and Next Generation Innovators

Christoph has been supporting and promoting the creation and development of science-based startups for over a decade. In various roles, he designs, develops and manages initiatives and programs to bring innovative ideas to market. Currently, he is the deputy head of the start-up division at Innosuisse and supervises the start-up coaching programs. In parallel, he is member of a research group at the University of Bergen working on causal data analysis.

Hilda N. Liswani

WeBloom

Founder & CEO

Hilda N. Liswani

WeBloom

Founder & CEO

Sustainable & Inclusive Innovation | Forbes 30 Under 30 | Swiss Digital Shaper '21 | GreenBiz 30 Under 30

Michael Baier

Wenger Vieli

Start-up-, VC- & M&A-Lawyer / Partner

Michael Baier

Wenger Vieli

Start-up-, VC- & M&A-Lawyer / Partner

Michael Baier is Partner at Wenger Vieli Ltd. and a passionate venture capital and start-up lawyer. He leads the Start-up Desk and supports tech-based start-ups through all of their growth stages, in particular in relation to spin-offs, financing rounds, exit transactions, and the structuring of employee incentive programs. Michael Baier also advises investors on equity investments in Swiss start-ups and has extensive experience with M&A transactions.