SICTIC Investor Day with Blockchain Challenge

The Swiss ICT Investor Club (SICTIC) in partnership with the Crypto Valley Association invite innovative startups to participate and compete for the CVA Blockchain Awards with a total prize money of CHF30’000, during the Crypto Valley Conference on Blockchain Technology.

The SICTIC Investor Day with Blockchain Challenge is a matchmaking event where blockchain 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). Selected startups compete for the CVA Blockchain Awards with a total prize money of CHF30’000.

Startups on stage

  • Crypto Real Estate Ltd / SwissRealCoin

    Crypto Real Estate Ltd disrupts the real estate sector by developing a data-driven management & investment assistant, while also creating a sustainable growth token - a crypto safe-haven with an asset link - making RE accessible to a new segment of investors.

  • Adjoint Inc.

    Secure, Accurate Multi-Asset Smart Contract template creation and analysis platform for Structured Products, OTC transactions, Secured Lending etc. on Distributed Ledger Technology built for Finance to reduce processing costs and to enable new business models for revenue generations.

  • Alethena

    Alethena is the first fully-fledged Swiss ICO (Initial Coin Offering) rating agency evaluating ICO– and post-ICO projects.

  • Staxe

    The 1st decentralized platform for investing your digital assets in live events such as concerts, festivals, networking events, among others. Staxe brings a real-use case for DLT and digital assets, creating a gateway to experience and grow your cryptocurrency investments.

  • Hive Power

    Hive Power develops a turnkey solution for the creation and management of local energy communities on the blockchain, providing an economic optimization for their participants by lowering their bills and valorizing their assets. In collaboration with meter producers, Hive Power is building a blockchain ready energy meter, which allows to safely tokenize energy.


    We disrupt with a team of crypto veterans the credit-markets, the credit-card businesses and we create the credit-money for the crypto sphere.

  • Gigsters App

    Gigsters App is a mobile-app based, blockchain enabled, multi-sided marketplace for the global gig economy.

  • Forseti

    Decentralized self-regulating expert communities motivated to produce fair dispute resolutions, facts validation, trustable data feeds, event reporting, by mathematically balanced incentives based on a unique reputation system.


13:00 – Doors open / registration

14:00 – Welcome and Introduction

14:15 – Blockchain Startups Pitch Round I – Later Stage startups (7 min pitch / 5 min Q&A each)

  • Startup 1
  • Startup 2
  • Startup 3
  • Startup 4

15:15 – Coffee Break

15:45 – Blockchain Startups Pitch Round II – Early Stage (7 min pitch / 5 min Q&A each)

  • Startup 5
  • Startup 6
  • Startup 7
  • Startup 8

16:45 – 1on1 Matchmaking Blockchain Startup / Investors

17:30 – Announcement of Blockchain Challenge Winners

17:45 – Closing words from the organizer

18:00 – Networking Apéro

Selection & Prize Money

8 start-ups (4 early + 4 later stage) will be selected and invited to pitch at the conference. 20k Award for early-stage startups and 10k CVA Blockchain Award for later stage start-ups.


Start-ups from all types of application domains of blockchain technology are welcome to participate

Selection Criteria

The startup selection criteria for the competition should be a mix of best business potential, best implementation, best pitch and strongest teams.


The audience consists mainly of investors, entrepreneurs and blockchain experts.


The final pitching session, which will be judged by a panel of leading investors, blockchain experts, researchers, lawyers and entrepreneurs.


Startup Applications

The application window for this event closed. We will announce the 8 finalists soon, so stay tuned by subscribing to our newsletter!


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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