49th SICTIC Investor Day Zurich @IBM

The SICTIC Investor Day is a matchmaking event where tech startups pitch to find experienced investors and supporters. The event language is English. Questions from the audience are also taken in French and German (and translated if necessary). The pitching event is preceded by a SICTIC Angel Training by Tatjana de Kerros at 16:15 (for business angel investors only).

Startups on stage

  • Vatorex AG

    Vatorex provides a digital eco-system for beekeepers with innovative hive management tools and sustainable technology to manage life-threatening parasites and diseases. ​

  • yband therapy AG

    Empowers patients with hemiparesis due to stroke or similar to monitor their arm rehabilitation efforts 24/7 in the clinic and at home.

  • Xorlab AG

    Wants to become the leading cyber threat prevention platform, safeguarding companies around the world against data loss, theft, and reputational damage.

  • Privately SA

    Oyoty is a personal smartphone assistant for children that makes them mindful of their digital environment, provides an upfront way to manage risks and threats and make topical education and resources available to them using artificial intelligence.

  • SwissPay.ch SA

    SwissPay provides online publishers a dynamic paywall that automatically optimizes settings based on many data points. It provides media with a powerful marketing tool using machine learning to understand and segment their audience in order to personalize their paywall to find each user's tipping point towards conversion.

  • Synthara

    Ultra low-power, fast, AI accelerators for computing on the edge.

  • Aesyra SA

    The smart dental appliance that takes bruxism care to the next level.

  • Optune by Oscillate AG

    Optune is the first digital workspace that connects all stakeholders in the live music industry to facilitate their daily tasks focusing on event management and booking processing.

SICTIC Angel Training

Tatjana de Kerros-Budkov

Tatjana de Kerros-Budkov is a Corporate entrepreneurship expert, investor and Venture Builder at Ricolab, leading the venture-building and innovation activities at the Ricolab Innovation Lab. In addition, she is an investor with SICTIC, Investiere, and Saudi Business Angels (SIBR) and on the Advisory Board of Lish and Startups House. She is specifically passionate about startups in foodtech, health tech, SaaS, EaaS, machine learning, blockchain and B2C consumer tech.

Prior to joining Ricolab, Tatjana founded (and exited) Tagmemics- the first NLP startup to provide semantic analytics in Arabic dialects, and also worked with 500 Startups in Saudi Arabia. She headed the development of Saudi Arabia’s first renewable and nuclear energy entrepreneurship initiative for KA-CARE, and has consulted on entrepreneurship and technology transfer programs with government initiatives and universities including KACST, BADIR, KAUST and SEC.

Tatjana is passionate about startups and leveraging Switzerland’s global competitiveness as a world-class technology ecosystem. She writes for VentureBeat, Mattermark, Arab News, The Economist Intelligence Unit and other leading outlets, and you can find her articles on Venture Capital on www.boudkov.com She is the proud owner of two Bahraini strays.


Startup applications

Startups: The application window for this event closed. If you want to pitch at other SICTIC events, please submit the filled-in SICTIC factsheet or your business plan. If accepted to pitch, you will get two free tickets to attend.

We encourage startups that fulfil our investment criteria to submit their business case. We offer this service and the pitching at one of our events free of charge to startups.

For each SICTIC Investor Day, a jury will select the eight most promising startups for pitching at the event.

Submit your startup pitch

Important: Please select an event location in the submission form.  In case you don’t choose an event location, we will assume you don’t want to pitch at an event but rather just to want share your business case with SICTIC members and investors, and will not include you in the selection process.

Investor registration

This event is intended primarily for angel investors (also novices). Family offices, fund managers and venture capitalists that want to invest in Swiss Startups are also welcome to attend.

Members of the SICTIC Investor Community and invited guests please use your promotion code to get your free ticket.

Investors: You can read the startup business cases before the event by joining our SICTIC Investor Community. You can then attend all SICTIC Investor Days for free and get access to our online deal platform on the web and your mobile phone.

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Limited seating. No entry without a valid ticket. No ticket sale at the event.

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