Feb. 6-8 2013 – CICG, Geneva, Switzerland

The Winners

Jury award with OSEC: Faceshift (special mention for Keylemon and Cooala)
Audience award with Accenture: Faceshift
Creativity award with Lift (best teaser): Tegona/Everdreamsoft (2nd Aptarism)



Super prizes

Jury award with OSEC: our jury of internationally acclaimed entrepreneurs decides which start-up should receive support from OSEC in researching markets and finding international partners.

Audience award with Accenture: the winning start-up will benefit from a day's business coaching with Accenture.

Creativity award with Lift: the start-up with the most creatice teaser will receive a bouquet of conference passes for PICNIC Amsterdam, NEXT Berlin and Lift14.


And our final start-up selection is...

Alp ICT, CTI start-up, OSEC, the Geneva Promotion Economique and Lift Conference are pleased to announce the final selection of start-ups. For a chance to win one of the great prizes, start-ups have an opportunity to tease the audience and convince our panel of super entrepreneurs of their potential.

The program

The Venture Night takes place on Thursday 7th February 2013. This event is open to the public.

16:45 Teasing of the most disruptive start-ups in Switzerland!

17:00 Panel discussion of super entrepreneurs about how to successfully conquer markets abroad

17:30 Start-up pitches

18:30 Guest Start-up from Berlin, Helloclue

18:40 Award ceremony

19:00 Venture Night cocktail



Fantastic jury panel

During the competition, a carefully selected jury panel of internationally acclaimed entrepreneurs will discuss how to successfully conquer markets abroad. They will then award a prize to the start-up that has the best international potential and that should receive support from OSEC in researching markets and finding international partners.

Pierre Chappaz
CEO and Director, ebuzzing

Carlos Moreira
Founder and CEO, WISeKey

Daniel Freitag
Co-founder and Creative Director FREITAG


New this year: TV coverage

Nouvo (RTS) is following preparations including start-up coaching sessions, a selection of startups at work and the full Venture Night evening. This is a first and we are very excited to have TV documentation of the process.


Great Partners