82nd SICTIC Investor Day Lugano @Il Litorale

The SICTIC Investor Day is a match making 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).

Please note that the COVID-19 pandemic might affect the organization of this event, and the seating will be limited. Double-check the event status before attending.

Startups on stage

  • Amplify SA

    A digital platform to launch an advertising campaign as simple as a classified ad but with all the power of digital marketing. Amplify makes advertising for the rest of us a reality

  • Bionomous Sàrl

    Bionomous provides laboratory equipment for automatic screening and sorting of miniature biological entities, to accelerate research.

  • Hive Power Sagl

    Hive Power is helping Energy Suppliers and Grid Operators, to optimise their operation, through a SaaS platform for Smart Grid Analytics.


    VELIA RE is a property management software designed for real estate managers, landlords, contractors and tenants. VELIA RE integrates tenancy management, maintenance management, accounting, document generation, analysis, e-payment and communication, all in one platform.

  • YSI

    YSI is the wise way to shop online & ship worldwide, saving money and the Planet

  • ZenOwn GmbH

    All your products in one place. Relax and manage your products with ZenOwn - collect invoices, keep track of warranties and sell products you no longer need.

SICTIC Angel Training

Dr. Thomas Billeter on „Start With The Why - An Angel Investor's Perspective"

SICTIC Board Member and Director Ticino Investors

In this angel training session, Thomas Billeter will talk about the fascination of Angel Investing and describe what motivates him to engage with startups.
He will explain what are the key factors that make startups fail and from there explain what he is looking for to engage. Most importantly he will identify some of the key questions to ask or important milestones to look for before making the final decision. Lastly he will illustrate how he approaches valuation and what terms he wants to see in the term sheet.

Thomas Billeter holds a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Zurich and a Master of Science Degree in Electrotechnical Engineering from ETH Zurich. He spent 6 years as a management consultant with McKinsey & Company helping clients to build technology-based businesses and to improve capabilities and performance of their IT functions. For 20 years he has been an active member of the Swiss startup ecosystem, where he has co-founded several companies. He is today an active board member, advisor, coach, and angel investor. His engagements include Zattoo, Squirro, Nomoko, Bitsaboutme, and Workspace2go.

Event Agenda

15:45 – Registration

16:15 – Angel Training Session (Investors Only)

16:45 – Registration (General Admission)

17:25 – 90sec. Startup Pitching Session

17:40 – Investor Voting Break

18:00 – 8min. Startup Pitching Session

19:10 – Networking Apéro

20:30 – Event ends


Startup Applications

Startups: If you want to pitch, please submit your project here. 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 project

Important: In case you don’t express your interest to pitch at an event in your application form, we will assume you would rather just to want share your business case with SICTIC members and investors and will not include your project 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.

SICTIC Investors 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 SICTIC Investor Days for free and get access to our online deal platform.

GET Tickets

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


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Il Litorale USI, Piazza S. Rocco 3, 6900 Lugano

Il Litorale USI, Cinema Iride, Piazza S. Rocco 3, 6900 Lugano