2019 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.


Selection & Prize Money

Blockchain startups will be selected and invited to pitch at the conference, and compete for the Crypto Valley Association Blockchain Awards of CHF30’000.- (20k for early-stage startups and 10k for later-stage startups).


Startups from all types of application domains of blockchain technology from all over the world are invited 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 will be judged by a panel of leading investors, blockchain experts, researchers, lawyers and successful entrepreneurs.


13:00 – Registration, Coffee and Networking

13:30 – Welcome and Introduction

13:45 – Keynote: TBA

14:00 – Blockchain Startups Pitch Round I: Later Stage Category (7 min pitch // 5 min Q&A each)

14:45 – Coffee Break

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

16:30 – Coffee Break with Matchmaking

17:30 – ICO Spotlight (Sponsored Content) (5 min pitch // 2 min Q&A each)

18:00 – Announcement of Blockchain Challenge Winners

18:15 – Closing words from the organizer

18:30 – Networking Apéro


Startup Applications

Startups: If you are a blockchain startup and you want to pitch, 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 fulfill 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 blockchain 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.

EARLY BIRD tickets now on sale!

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


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