Ticino helps startup ideas find success

The first Ticino Accelerator Programme for startup ideas has successfully concluded following 25 presentations. The five winning projects will be announced during the StartCupTicino initiative in December.

myAlbatros is an app designed to help find lost items. (Image Credit:myAlbatros)

Since the end of July, 25 selected projects have gone through startup initiative StartCupTicino’s Accelerator Programme. It is the first year the programme has been included in StartCupTicino.

The aim of the programme is to facilitate the exchange of experiences and help ideas flow into concrete business models. A presentation of the ideas concluded the programme, explained a statement.  

Ten of these ideas will now be selected for further training sessions so that they are able to successfully present to a jury on December 5. Five winners will then go on to participate in the Swiss Economic Award and the 3rd Swiss Venture Day Ticino.

During a closing ceremony on December 6, the five winners will be awarded. Head of the Ticino Division of the Economy Stefano Rizzi commented: “With this program, we show that Ticino is a great place to start our innovative startups.”

The StartCupTicino is managed by the startup promotion centre “CP Startup” of the Universita della Svizzera italiana USI and Scuola universitaria professionale della Svizzera Italiana SUPSI. It also receives support from the canton of Ticino and the innovation agency for southern Switzerland Agire.

Some of the 25 projects are in the digital field. Among them is myAlbatros, an app designed to help find lost items. Projects including Swissponic also feature. The latter facilitates domestic cultivation of vegetables. 

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