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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Hasler Foundation supports our start-up with CHF 150,000.00 in the form of an innovation project.
Sanovation was selected among the final Top 20 at the Venture 2012 business plan competition.
We had the opportunity to fine-tune our business idea and our business plan in Venturelab’s “venture plan” and “venture training” courses.
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.
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.
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.
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.