Startcup Ticino is ready to start the three-month acceleration program, a first of its kind in Ticino, with 25 startups selected from the first round of application. The startups will have the opportunity to share their experiences and transform the idea in a concrete business project.StartCup Ticino (link is external) is a competition for new and innovative business ideas or projects conceived or realized in the Canton Ticino. This year, the competition introduced an intensive acceleration program for the selected

StartCup Ticino is a competition for new and innovative business ideas or projects conceived or realized in the Canton Ticino. This year, the competition introduced an intensive acceleration program for the selected early-stage startups from the first round of the competition. The program aims at fostering the culture of innovation and entrepreneurship in Ticino.

The Jury of the program has selected 25 startups to join the program, based on the criteria of market potential, team composition, degree of innovation and the possible impact on the territory in terms of employment and investment. Upon completion of the program on 26 October, the startups will present their achievements in a pitch event. The StartCup commission will nominate ten projects to submit to the National Jury of the StartCup Ticino.

And among the 25 startups,  Programship has been listed as a social innovative platform selling global university admission information and guide to China market.

The other selected Startups include:

The selected startups for the accelerator program are:

Arca24 HR Software Solutions(link is external): a bot that automatically makes jobs interview reducing the time for recruitment

GPV Advanced Research(link is external): use art virtual modeling to describe the physics and the mechanisms of chemical reaction at process conditions.

myAlbatros:(link is external) is an app that allows users to easily find lost items. The user gives any objects a digital identity through a small code applied to the product.

Playtrip(link is external): a mobile app that provides users with a new travel experience through storytelling method.

PranzUfficio(link is external): providing healthy and fresh food for the lunch at the work place

Swissponic(link is external): an urban farming system that allows growing healthy vegetables in a little space at home

Wash My Pants(link is external): provide a transparent and extremely service that connects high skilled housekeepers and people seeking for a fast and reliable laundry service

WaterInstructor(link is external): a platform that connect water sport fans wiling to learn with other water sport fans willing to teach

NextPark: an app that automatically detect free parking spot through specific sensors

Beepro: an innovative tool for monitoring the activity of bees in a bee hive

BigOmics Analytics: a cloud analytics platform for big data in next-generation genomics field.

Blockchain Health Record: create a personal health identity using blockchain technologies

Clemap: transform energy data in value by carrying information from energy provider to the customer

COD: an intelligent knowledge sharing platform about interests, passion or expertise

Dicronis: a point-of-care lymphatic activity tracker featuring a microneedles-covered patch and a wearable detector

EcoFire GG77: an innovative and eco-friendly organic flame retardant

Emporio Paese: a platform that easily grant market access to local producers

EXEAD: new solutions for mucosal vaccines

Higher performance competition gliders

KERO: smart portable music player

Lighteye: an economic and reliable flying platform for multiple applications.

Modula. A small footprint for collecting health information and simplify diagnostics processes

Smart Water Skimmer: an automatic garbage collector for large water surfaces

Teach Me!: a cheaper and most effective tutoring system for university students

Source of information: http://www.cpstartup.ch/website/it/news/25-startups-join-the-first-startcup-ticino-accelerator-program

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