The regional jury of the Boldbrain Startup Challenge has selected the ten finalists who will present their innovative projects at the Award Ceremony, scheduled for Tuesday, December 13th at the Palazzo dei Congressi in Lugano.
The fifth edition of the Boldbrain Startup Challenge is coming to an end. The acceleration program that kicked off on September 1st has provided twenty selected innovative projects with an opportunity to develop and improve their initial idea thanks to five workshops and numerous coaching hours. On Wednesday, November 30th, the regional jury reunited at the West Campus of Uiversità della Svizzera italiana to evaluate the participating projects and select the ten finalists that will be on stage on December 13th.
The regional jury, co-chaired by Giambattista Ravano (President at Data and System Planning SA, former Director of Research, Development and Knowledge Transfer at SUPSI) and Michele Merazzi (Deputy Director at Chamber of Commerce of the Canton of Ticino) and composed of Thomas Billeter (Member of the Executive Board and Ticino Chapter Director at SICTIC), Riccardo Braglia (Chairman of the Board at Helsinn Group), Gianluca Colombo (Dean of the Faculty of Economics at USI and Director of the USI Executive MBA), Guy Giuffredi (Investment Director at Serpentine Ventures), Luca Mascaro (Founder and CEO at Sketchin), Jacqueline Ruedin Rüsch (Founding Partner at Privilège Ventures SA) and Daina Matise Schubiger (lecturer-researcher Centre for Management Skills and Entrepreneurship at SUPSI), examined the submitted documentation and listened to the pitch of each of the project teams, to then assess them based on the pre-established criteria.
The ten finalists selected by the regional jury that move to the next stage of the programme are (in alphabetical order):
The finalists will present their projects at the Award Ceremony on December 13th 2022, starting from 18:30, at the Palazzo dei Congressi in Lugano. The five main prizes of the competition are awarded by a national jury, while the sixth prize is assigned by the public voting conducted among more than 600 attendees expected at the Palazzo dei Congressi.
To participate in the award ceremony – an evening dedicated to innovation in the Canton of Ticino featuring a keynote from a special guest – it is required to register by December 4, 2022 by filling out the form available here.