Creating something from nothing: 27 new winners
Today IMD is announcing the winners of the 21st annual IMD Startup Competition, 27 young companies that will collaborate with IMD’s MBA and EMBA classes in 2019
BAABUK creates the most authentic wool footwear for responsible people.
Bloom is the first chemical company able to selectively convert the most abundant biopolymers on Earth into a handful of building blocks, largely used in the production of fragrances, flavors, adhesives, textiles, plastics or marine fuels. Bloom thereby thrives on an ineluctable but challenging trend in the chemical industry, which is increasingly looking for cost-competitive solutions to replace petroleum-based carbons.
dimpora provides the next generation functional membranes with the highest functionality for your outdoor adventures. The high-tech membrane process combines high performance with sustainability.
FreeSuns (trading as 3Suns Sarl)
Freesuns is a Swiss-based company that designs, manufactures and installs affordable and beautiful integrated residential solar roof tiles.
An innovative, fast-growing group of multilingual childcare centers, partnering with modern families and family-friendly companies and providing the best starting conditions for tomorrow’s citizen.
MOBBOT offers unique 3D concrete printing technology for the construction sector, cutting installation costs of custom-made products by a factor of 4.
Waoow Comics disrupts the rules of the comics editing business in providing a digital-first comics marketplace, offering direct revenue generation for authors thanks to self-publishing and selling services, while sustaining a revolutionary, unique and tailored-for-mobile reading experience.
Locate, prebook and park your car close to your destination in an easy and efficient manner.
Privately provides technology for the online safety and wellbeing of children through in apps, in games and in devices.
Industry 4.0 Expertise Automation and Augmentation Software.
MotionTech is changing the face of the orthopedic world from mass production to mass customization, through its novel additive manufacturing solutions of silicone.
Tracelabel® is a blockchain-based software platform designed to build a community of engaged consumers in the best interests of independent winemakers.
xFarm is a Cloud and IoT platform which takes farms into the digital age, by simplifying data collection and management, thus reducing paperwork, improving efficiency and sustainability and allowing the traceability of agricultural products.
Working with IMD’s Executive MBA class in 2019, accompanying them to Silicon Valley in September, and observing as the students pitch them to Silicon Valley VCs will be:
Annaida Technologies makes magnetic resonance possible at the embryo scale.
Making battery storage profitable.
Chip-ing disrupts the world of golf by digitalizing the golf ball and making it the smartest IoT sporting good.
Dronistics develops safe foldable drones and software for person-to-person, last-centimeter aerial delivery.
element36 has created a bridge between Blockchain and the banking world, enabling Smart Contracts to be used by non-technical people with real money.
Headquartered in Switzerland, Enterprise Bot is a rapidly growing AI startup providing leading financial institutions and insurances with white-labeled cognitive solutions tailored to their specific needs.
Futurae, with its cybersecurity products, is very excited to work with IMD EMBA students on a strategic assignment in the area of user-centric authentication.
Largo is developing new models for the movie industry with Sofy.tv and its cutting-edge technologies enabling data-driven moviemaking.
We are looking forward to getting the best EMBA students in the world to challenge our business idea and help us build the quantum industry 1.0.
Swiss Vault helps organizations save all their data forever by building long-lasting, energy and space efficient data storage systems.
Tinamu Labs enables using drones to replace heavy camera equipment – such as camera cranes – to cut down production costs and to create completely new visual content.
Vima, a spinoff of the Idiap, provides solutions based on advanced Artificial Intelligence, that understand human behavior in different contexts, resulting in better processes and interaction with customers.
IMD is thankful to Innosuisse, VentureKick, investiere and MassChallenge Switzerland for their support in finding and choosing this year’s winners.