After passing the threshold of CHF 20 million seed investment in startups in July 2017, Venture Kick reached an exciting new milestone. On July 11, 2017, it selected and supported the 500th project since the creation of Venture Kick in 2007, at a stage one jury session in Lausanne. The 500th project is Feeltronix from EPFL (LSBI lab), which develops a technology capable of stretching the mechanical limits of electronics for wearables.
Feeltronix: Merging electronics with the body
How do you integrate electronics with complex, dynamic surfaces like the human body? The promise of wearables continues to grow, even though there are no accepted methods for merging electronics with the body.
Feeltronix has developed a proprietary platform technology that stretches the mechanical limits of electronics and provides solutions for wearable and compliant systems. The technology is compatible with equipment used in the manufacture and assembly of electronic circuits, and enables unmatched mechanical elasticity and electronic performance in soft circuits.
Learn more about Feeltronix in this video:
Three other startup projects won the first stage of Venture Kick on the same day as Feeltronix. Discover them all here
About Venture Kick
The philanthropic initiative Venture Kick provides up to CHF 130’000 to seed stage startups. In addition, it offers a well-structured entrepreneurial path towards building a winning business. Startups present in front of a jury at three different stages to obtain funding as well as direct feedback and access to an international network of successful entrepreneurs and investors.
Since 2007, 500 Swiss startup projects have received CHF 20 million from Venture Kick. This resulted in more than 350 active companies with 3’900 jobs. Startup companies supported by Venture Kick have attracted CHF 1,35 billion from investors so far, and 54 startups from Venture Kick have made it into the TOP 100 Swiss Startups 2016.
In 2017, Venture Kick will pay out CHF 3 million to idea-stage startup projects to bring Swiss science to global markets. More information in the Venture Kick annual report.