Sanovation AG was founded in November 2011. Despite the company’s short history, we have received several notable awards and prizes:

We have been selected for the 2014 Swiss National Startup Team

We have been selected for the 2014 Swiss National Startup Team

Each year, 20 Swiss-based entrepreneurs with international high-potential are selected by venturelab for the Swiss National Startup Team. The members of this team, the venture leaders, win a 10-day entrepreneurial and business development training based in the US. We are very proud to have been selected for the 2014 Swiss National Startup Team.

Winner of the W.A. de Vigier Entrepreneurship Prize 2012

Winner of the W.A. de Vigier Entrepreneurship Prize 2012

On June 20, 2012, we received the Entrepreneurship Prize of the W.A. de Vigier Foundation, with a value of CHF 100,000.00. We were one of the seven prize winners out of over 200 applications. Official winner profile including video.

Winner of the Dragons’ Den Competition at Swiss Mobicamp 2012

Winner of the Dragons’ Den Competition at Swiss Mobicamp 2012

On November 1, 2012, international experts from the mobile web scene came together again for the second time in the scope of the Swiss Mobicamp event. The event featured the so-called Dragons’ Den Competition, where six highly promising start-ups competed against each other. Sanovation managed to convince the international jury of the merit of its pain diary CatchMyPain.

Third place at the poster competition of the Health Symposium St. Gallen

Third place at the poster competition of the Health Symposium St. Gallen

sanovation was chosen to present CatchMyPain at the scientific poster competition of the Health Symposium in St. Gallen (Switzerland). A total of ten posters were exhibited during the two days of the symposium. With CatchMyPain, we won the third place.

Winner at the 10th Swiss ICT Investor’s Day

Winner at the 10th Swiss ICT Investor’s Day

On June 10, 2013, a total of 8 promising start-ups presented their projects in front of over 20 investors and other guests at the 10th Swiss ICT Investor’s Day. The Jury chose our intelligent pain diary CatchMyPain as winner.

Winner of the Startup-Battle at the Startupfair

Winner of the Startup-Battle at the Startupfair

Among ten half-finalists and three finalists, CatchMyPain won the first place in the competition “Startup-Battle”. This competition was part of the Startupfair in the Maag Event Hall Zurich on September 17th 2013.

Two-year CTI project

Two-year CTI project

The Swiss Commission for Technology and Innovation (CTI / in German: KTI) supports and finances our battle against chronic pain within the scope of a two-year CTI project. We work on the project together with the Institute for Information Technology of the University of Zurich and the Valens Clinics.

CTI Start-up Coaching

CTI Start-up Coaching

sanovation is being coached by the CTI start-up coach Roland Haag. Sanovation has attained the so-called “Coaching Acceptance” and is currently in the third phase of coaching.

Innovation project of the Hasler Foundation

Innovation project of the Hasler Foundation

The Hasler Foundation supports our start-up with CHF 150,000.00 in the form of an innovation project.

Top 20 at Venture 2012

Top 20 at Venture 2012

Sanovation was selected among the final Top 20 at the Venture 2012 business plan competition.

Venturelab participation

Venturelab participation

We had the opportunity to fine-tune our business idea and our business plan in Venturelab’s “venture plan” and “venture training” courses.

Participation in the 39th Swiss Venture Day

Participation in the 39th Swiss Venture Day

sanovation was selected by CTI Invest to deliver a presentation to approximately 30 investors at the 39th Swiss Venture Day. Sanovation profile on CTI Invest.

SEIF Professional Program

SEIF Professional Program

The sanovation team has completed the Professional Program of the SEIF (Social Entrepreneurship Initiative & Foundation). In addition to dealing with various business aspects, this program also helped us focus on maximizing our benefit to society through CatchMyPain.

Winner of the W.A. de Vigier Fan Prize 2012

Winner of the W.A. de Vigier Fan Prize 2012

At the W.A. de Vigier Entrepreneurship Prize 2012, the audience was tasked with awarding the fan prize, in the form of an iPad, to two of the ten top-class finalists. Sanovation AG was able to convince the public with its pain diary CatchMyPain and its battle against chronic pain.

2011 W.A. de Vigier Entrepreneurship Prize nominee

2011 W.A. de Vigier Entrepreneurship Prize nominee

sanovation was short-listed among the 10 nominated finalists for the 2011 W.A. de Vigier Entrepreneurship Prize. We persevered, and won the prize a year later.

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