Startup Pitching Battle

As in previous years the startup pitching battle takes place on 25 May 2023 in Bern. 40 impressive and inspiring Swiss startups out of the following four new verticals will have the chance to qualify and present themselves in front of the Swiss startup ecosystem with top-notch investors and corporates.

Sustainable Food Solutions

Sustainable Food Solutions

  • Foodtech
  • Agricultural Tech
  • Food Science
  • Food Service & Delivery
  • Retail

Health Solutions

Health Solutions

  • Biotech
  • Digital Health
  • Healthcare
  • Medtech & Pharma
  • Wearables
  • Wellbeing

Climate Solutions

Climate Solutions

  • Sustainable Tech
  • Clean Tech
  • Energy Transition
  • Environmental Economics
  • Micro-/Nanotech
  • New Materials
  • Sustainable Living
  • Mobility
  • Smart Buildings
  • Smart Cities

ICT, Autonomous Systems, Industry & Others

ICT, Autonomous Systems, Industry & Others

  • AI, AR & VR
  • Data Mining
  • Supply Chain & Logistics
  • Alternative Finance
  • Fin-/ Insur-/ Legal-/ Reg-/ PropTech
  • E-commerce & AdTech
  • Education
  • Software
  • Gaming & E-Sports
  • Industrial Internet & IoT
  • Security & Privacy
  • and more in the guidelines

Call for Startups

40 promising startups (10 per vertical) will be selected to pitch live in front of top-notch investors, corporates and other keyplayers of the Swiss startup ecosystem. The qualified startups will receive two free tickets for the startup days 23. At the end of the event, the audience picks one winner of each vertical. Learn more about the startup pitching battle guidelines here.

Apply before 29 April 2023 to be qualified for the pitching battle.

Prepare yourself for
a hot battle

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The winner of each vertical (4 startups) gets a voucher of CHF 5’000 to attend any national or international startup event, valid 12 months after the event. A big thank you to our presenting partner, Gebert Rüf Stiftung, for this great support for the startups.


The Runner-up of each vertical (4 startups) receives 10 hours of consulting by following partners.

  • Sustainable Food Solutions: Wenger&Vieli
  • Health Solutions: Zühlke Ventures
  • Climate Solutions: WalderWyss
  • ICT, Autonomous Systems, Industry & Others: Kellerhals Carrard

Pitching Battle 2022

Get to know more about last year’s pitching battle – pitching startups and the jury.