The regional jury is involved in the semi-final phase, where the teams will be evaluated and trimmed from 20 down to 10. This jury evaluates:

– the documentation developed during the acceleration program
– the pitch of the 20 projects participating in the program


The regional jury will establish the 10 teams which will accede to the final round.

Members of Regional Jury

Leandro Bitetti, Lecturer and researcher at Competence centre for management and entrepreneurship SUPSI
Antonio Carzaniga, Professor and Dean Faculty of Informatics USI Università della Svizzera italiana
Franco Citterio, Director Associazione Bancaria ticinese
Gianluca Colombo, Dean Faculty of economic science, EMBA USI Lugano
Michele Merazzi, Deputy Director at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Canton Ticino, former entrepreneur
Giuseppe Perale, Professor of Biomaterials SUPSI, Executive Vice-President and Founder of I.B.I. SA
Giambattista Ravano, Professor and delegated Director of research and innovation,  head SUPSI, PRESIDENT OF 2019


The national jury is involved in the final phase of the program to decree the winners. It evaluates:

– the documentation developed during the acceleration program
– the pitch and the answers to their questions

Members of National Jury

Christian Brand, BG&P AG
Silvia Panigone, ADYA Consulting & Innosuisse
Adrienne Perramond, President BAS, mediator FSM, active investor, due diligence, member of Venture Kick jury
Marco Vencato, Deputy Director Gebert Rüf Foundation
Valesko Wild, Head of the economic development of Canton Ticino
Gabriele Zanzi, Member of general direction, BancaStato
Jean-Pierre Vuilleumier, Managing Director Startup INVEST, PRESIDENT OF 2019

PUBLIC JURY (the audience)

During the final ceremony, the public will also be involved and will decree the 6th prize among the 10 finalist teams.