Juries

REGIONAL JURY

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 2022

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Giambattista Ravano

Chairman DSP and former Director of Research, Development and Knowledge Transfer SUPSI, JURY CO-CHAIRMAN 2022

A worldwide business partner supporting clients in the development of IT solutions and business operation consultancy offering a large portfolio of professional services and customised products to support the terminal operations processes and systems with expertise that covers: planning and control optimisation, training, testing, processes automation design and integration, reporting and business intelligence, billing and contract lifecycle management systems.
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Michele Merazzi

Deputy Director of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Canton of Ticino, former entrepreneur. JURY C0-CHAIRMAN 2022

The Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Handcrafts and Services of the Canton of Ticino, the umbrella association of Ticino's economy, is a privileged interlocutor of the federal and cantonal authorities, promotes the activities of companies through a series of concrete initiatives in various fields and provides information and training to its members.
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Thomas Billeter

Member of the Executive Board and Director Ticino Investors SICTIC

Swiss ICT Investor Club (SICTIC) connects smart money investors to Swiss seed and early-stage technology startups. SICTIC is a non-profit association, which has a strong investor community and organizes the deal flow and matchmaking of startups and investors online and at pitching events. We have offices in Zürich, Lausanne and Ticino.
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Riccardo Braglia

Chairman of the Board Helsinn Group

The Helsinn Group is a fully integrated, global biopharma company with a diversified pipeline of innovative oncology assets helping to improve the lives of patients with cancer all over the world.
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Gianluca Colombo

Dean of the Faculty of Economics USI, Director EMBA USI

USI's Executive MBA is an international program with an innovative content and format: one transformative weekend per month plus one day online. It focuses on digital transformation, change and sustainability and offers personalized career development.
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Guy Giuffredi

Director Investments Serpentine Ventures

Swiss Startup Capital AG, a fully owned subsidiary of Swiss Startup Group AG, is the investment arm of the group. The dedicated unit offers exclusive access to venture capital investments, unlocking new opportunities in the early stage venture asset class.
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Luca Mascaro

Founder and CEO Sketchin

Sketchin is a strategic design studio that works globally to anticipate the experience of the future. Founded in Switzerland in 2006, today it interprets the latest technologies to drive digital transformation, evolve new businesses, anticipate the human experience and create sustainable value over time.
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Daina Matise Schubiger

Lecturer and researcher at Competence centre for management and entrepreneurship SUPSI

The CMI operates with the aim of offering support to companies, organizations and institutions in the area, in facing the increasingly complex challenges posed by a constantly changing reference environment.
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Jacqueline Ruedin Rüsch

Founding general partner Privilège Ventures SA

Privilège Ventures SA is a Swiss Venture Capital firm, founded by entrepreneurs, with headquarters in Lugano, and a presence in Zurich and Boston. With a generalist approach the investment focus is in seed and early stage start-ups based mainly in Switzerland.
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NATIONAL JURY

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

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

MEMBERS OF NATIONAL JURY 2022

 

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Jean-Pierre Vuilleumier

Managing Director Startup INVEST JURY CHAIRMAN 2022

Startup Invest is a private non-profit organization founded in May 2003 and the leading financing platform for swiss deep tech startups. The mission is the professionalization of the Swiss investment ecosystem ( Business Angels, Venture Capital, Corporate Ventures
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Christian Brand

BG&P AG

BG&P is an independent privately held company and active since 1999.With multidisciplinary international experience, we provide individual services to support our clients in reaching their business targets.
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Leandro Bitetti

Head (ad interim) of the MSc in Business Administration with a major in Innovation Management SUPSI

The Competence Centre for Management and Entrepreneurship (CMI) operates with the aim of offering support to companies, organizations and institutions in the area, in facing the increasingly complex challenges posed by a constantly changing reference environment.
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Silvia Panigone

COO NLS Pharmaceuticals

NLS Pharmaceutics is a clinical stage Swiss Headquartered botech listed at NASDAQ. Our R&D focus is based on a strong scientific understanding of neurobehavioral and neurocognitive disorders. We develop innovative treatment for Central Nervous System (CNS) diseases, rare and/or neurodegenerative.
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Marco Vencato

Deputy Director Gebert Rüf Stiftung

Gebert Rüf Stiftung was founded by entrepreneur Heinrich Gebert as a foundation for science and innovation with the aim of strengthening "Switzerland as an economic and living space.'' With an annual budget of 15 million francs it promotes entrepreneurial science, innovation and education projects throughout Switzerland.
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Valesko Wild

Head of the Office for Economic Development of the Canton of Ticino

USE's activities are focused on three macro-themes - promotion of entrepreneurship and innovation, development of the tourism sector and repositioning of peripheral regions - and aim to promote a lasting and sustainable economic growth that enhances the territorial peculiarities and the network of academic and business excellence present in our territory.
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Gabriele Zanzi

Member of the Executive Board of BancaStato

BancaStato is the bank of reference in Ticino. It promotes economic development in the Canton and gives Ticino's people the opportunity to invest their savings safely and profitably. The Bank supports hundreds of Ticino-based companies, associations and organisations involved in sporting, cultural and charitable activities as well as research.
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Frédéric Lauchenauer

Lead of the BAS Suisse romande Jury

BAS – Business Angels Switzerland – is the leading business angel network in Switzerland since over twenty years, with chapters in Suisse Romande and in Zürich. BAS organises 20 events and 60 startup presentations per year. They lead to more than 10 yearly investments. Our members and the startups like the friendly atmosphere of our events.
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PUBLIC JURY (the audience) 

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