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66 Best Startups Founded in Switzerland in 2020

This article showcases Startup Pill’s top picks for the best Swiss startups. These startups are taking a variety of approaches to innovating inside of Switzerland and around the world. They are all exceptional startups well worth a follow.

We selected these startups for exceptional performance in one of these categories:

  • Innovation
    • Innovative ideas
    • Innovative route to market
    • Innovative product
  • Growth
    • Exceptional growth
    • Exceptional growth strategy
  • Management
  • Societal impact

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1. Bota Systems

The idea behind this startup: Bota Systems is a developer of force torque sensors, load cells, torque sensors and robotic grippers.

Headquarters: Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland

Industries: Industrial Automation, Industrial Manufacturing, Robotics

Founders: Unknown

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2. HOPR

The idea behind this startup: The HOPR protocol ensures everyone has control of their privacy, data, and identity.

Headquarters: Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland

Industries: Blockchain, Privacy, Security

Founders: Unknown

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3. Certifaction

The idea behind this startup: SaaS solution to certify, notarize and sign any type of documents and make them instantly verifiable

Headquarters: Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland

Industries: SaaS, Software

Founders: Benoit Henry, Emeka Mosanya, Fabian Mösli, Lukas Karth

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4. Green-Y Energy AG

The idea behind this startup: Affordable, clean & efficient energy storage system

Headquarters: Bern, Bern, Switzerland

Industries: Clean Energy, CleanTech, Energy, Energy Storage, Renewable Energy

Founders: Rafik Barhoumi, Dominik Schnarwiler, Patrick Baumann & Peter Fritzen

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5. SoHHytec

The idea behind this startup: SoHHytec provides renewable system for onsite production of solar fuel and power which is cleaner, greener, and cost-effective.

Headquarters: Ecublens, Vaud, Switzerland

Industries: Clean Energy, Renewable Energy, Solar

Founders: Unknown

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6. Hmcare

The idea behind this startup: Hmcare is a start-up that uses innovation and technology to provide human solutions for healthcare.

Headquarters: Geneva, Geneve, Switzerland

Industries: Health Care, Medical Device

Founders: Unknown

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7. Lyfa

The idea behind this startup: E-Grocery. Lyfa is an online supermarket and delivery service for zero-waste groceries. During the delivery Lyfa takes the empty jars back to reintroduce them into the circular system.

Headquarters: Basel, Basel-Stadt, Switzerland

Industries: E-Commerce, Grocery, Retail

Founders: Lewys Thomas, Michael May

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8. Collabree

The idea behind this startup: Mobile healthcare, Therapy adherence, Chronic conditions, Behavioral health, Behavioral economics

Headquarters: Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland

Industries: Health Care, Information Technology, Personal Health, Software

Founders: Anjali Raja Beharelle, Michael Malcharek, Pascal Kurz

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9. Exnaton

The idea behind this startup: The software for the transition to renewable energy

Headquarters: Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland

Industries: Energy, Software

Founders: Anselma Wörner, Dr. Arne Meeuw, Dr. Liliane Ableitner

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10. Vinivia AG

The idea behind this startup: The new interactive LIVE- Videoplattform

Headquarters: Zug, Zug, Switzerland

Industries: Augmented Reality, Software, Video Streaming

Founders: Marcello Genovese, Stefan Graf

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11. The HUB App

The idea behind this startup: A powerful Invitation & RSVP management app that helps you send, manage and receive invitations on the go.

Headquarters: Bülach, Zurich, Switzerland

Industries: Apps, Events, Information Technology, Mobile Apps, Software

Founders: Alessandro Pecorelli, Saleh Alothaim

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12. Nutrix

The idea behind this startup: The future of glucose monitoring

Headquarters: Basel, Basel-Stadt, Switzerland

Industries: Health Care

Founders: Maria Hahn

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13. Emovo Care

The idea behind this startup: Emovo Care develops motorized exoskeleton based on patent-protected artificial tendons.

Headquarters: Lausanne, Vaud, Switzerland

Industries: Health Care, Wellness

Founders: Unknown

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14. Wineroo

The idea behind this startup: Wineroo is an online wine selling platform that makes it easy to choose the perfect wine thanks to 8 questions and its technology.

Headquarters: Cully, Vaud, Switzerland

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15. Yago

The idea behind this startup: Yago enables independence for people with hand motor impairments.

Headquarters: Lausanne, Vaud, Switzerland

Industries: Electronics, Medical, Medical Device, Wellness

Founders: Unknown

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16. UrbanDataLab

The idea behind this startup: UrbanDataLab is a cloud platform for individualized location analytics and business intelligence.

Headquarters: Adliswil, Zurich, Switzerland

Industries: Analytics, Cloud Management, Finance

Founders: Unknown

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17. XRnanotech

The idea behind this startup: XRnanotech is a deep tech company that offers innovative nanostructured X-ray optics for high-tech applications.

Headquarters: Untersiggenthal, Aargau, Switzerland

Industries: 3D Printing, Nanotechnology, Pharmaceutical

Founders: Unknown

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18. SUIND

The idea behind this startup: SUIND is an AI-based system platform for commercial drones.

Headquarters: Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland

Industries: Artificial Intelligence, Drone Management, Drones, Information Technology, Software

Founders: Unknown

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19. Oxyle

The idea behind this startup: OxyleI is a developer of a novel technology to degrade hazardous micropollutants from wastewater, such as pesticides, chemicals etc.

Headquarters: Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland

Industries: Environmental Consulting, Waste Management

Founders: Fajer Mushtaq, Silvan Staufert

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20. Cocoboards

The idea behind this startup: Cocoboards transforms agricultural byproducts into sustainable and affordable bio-based materials.

Headquarters: Biel, Bern, Switzerland

Industries: Building Material, Sustainability, Waste Management

Founders: Unknown

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21. SurgeonsLab

The idea behind this startup: SurgeonsLab develops and produces patient-specific training models for training surgical procedures and validating new medical devices.

Headquarters: Bern, Bern, Switzerland

Industries: 3D Printing, Health Care, Medical, Medical Device

Founders: Unknown

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22. Helvitek Labs

The idea behind this startup: Helvitek Labs creates a new generation of urban anti-pollution masks.

Headquarters: Lausanne, Vaud, Switzerland

Industries: Consumer Goods, Personal Health, Wearables

Founders: Unknown

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23. Magma Learning

The idea behind this startup: Magma Learning is a startup with the mission to radically enhance how people learn using artificial intelligence.

Headquarters: Lausanne, Vaud, Switzerland

Industries: Artificial Intelligence, E-Learning, Machine Learning

Founders: Unknown

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24. Koj

The idea behind this startup: Live with style — Furnish your home in style for as low as CHF175/month

Headquarters: Bern, Bern, Switzerland

Industries: E-Commerce, Furniture, Home Decor, Interior Design, Subscription Service

Founders: Anand Chowdhary, Carlo Badini

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25. Central Element Geosciences Ltd.

The idea behind this startup: Remote sensing Co, applying a unique NMR tech for fully distant exploration of natural resources and materials without access to sites

Headquarters: Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland

Industries: Consulting, Environmental Consulting, Marine Technology, Military, Mineral, Nuclear, Oil and Gas, Water

Founders: Unknown

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26. Winemaker.com

The idea behind this startup: Building a new way to discover wine

Headquarters: Kilchberg, Zurich, Switzerland

Industries: Wine And Spirits

Founders: Bartosz Podlewski, Bianka König, Elian Kool, Felix Wenger, Melanie Kampfer, Thomas Klein

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27. Ancora.ai AG

The idea behind this startup: Ancora.ai is an AI-powered platform that supports clinical trials with powerful and patient-friendly technology.

Headquarters: Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland

Industries: Artificial Intelligence, Big Data, Clinical Trials, Health Care, Information Technology, Medical, Natural Language Processing, Pharmaceutical

Founders: Danielle Ralic, Emily Rose Jordan, Luca Jahreiss

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28. Timly.com

The idea behind this startup: Cloud based SaaS solution, Quality Management for enterprises in the space of inventory management and personnel & training

Headquarters: Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland

Industries: Information Technology, SaaS, Software

Founders: Fitim Mehmeti, Philipp Baumann

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29. LocalBini

The idea behind this startup: Experiences by People, for People. LocalBini is a peer2peer platform for City Experiences with Locals in more than 103 cities in Europe.

Headquarters: Saint Gallen, Sankt Gallen, Switzerland

Industries: Adventure Travel, Events, Hospitality, Leisure, Lifestyle, Tourism, Travel, Virtual Reality

Founders: Mateusz Mierzwinski

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30. MapTiler

The idea behind this startup: Software platform for building digital maps. Street and satellite maps of entire world ready for integration and redistribution.

Headquarters: Zug, Zug, Switzerland

Industries: Information Technology, Internet, Software

Founders: Petr Pridal

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31. cybera. global

The idea behind this startup: Fintech platform to prevent cybercrime and online fraud.

Headquarters: Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland

Industries: Banking, Cyber Security, Law Enforcement, Security

Founders: Unknown

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32. TRUECHART

The idea behind this startup: We are collaborative business intelligence.

Headquarters: Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland

Industries: B2B, Business Intelligence, Collaboration, Data Visualization, Enterprise Software, SaaS

Founders: Unknown

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33. Foodlishes

The idea behind this startup: Bring food ordering into the 21st Century

Headquarters: Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland

Industries: Apps, CRM, Restaurants

Founders: Berkay Dincer, Sebastian Kirsch

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34. ViboTec

The idea behind this startup: ViboTec is a specialist for the use of virtual perimeter advertising during live sports broadcasts using state-of-the-art technology.

Headquarters: Thierachern, Bern, Switzerland

Industries: Advertising, Broadcasting, Sports

Founders: Unknown

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35. REBELS 0.0%

The idea behind this startup: Truly alcohol-free 0.0% Spirit Alternatives

Headquarters: Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland

Industries: Food and Beverage

Founders: Christof Tremp

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36. Urbaneez®

The idea behind this startup: Your online marketplace dedicated to Graffiti and Street Art. Urban Contemporary Art only with a wide range of prices accessible to all!

Headquarters: Lausanne, Vaud, Switzerland

Industries: Art, Digital Marketing, E-Commerce, Marketplace, Shipping

Founders: Grégory Slinn, Paul-Emile Joëssel

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37. akksel

The idea behind this startup: The EV Battery Value Network to Green the Last Mile

Headquarters: Basel, Basel-Stadt, Switzerland

Industries: Recycling, Software, Supply Chain Management

Founders: Unknown

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38. LiUU

The idea behind this startup: LiUU is the first crowdliquidity platform: we provide a platform where the public can provide liquidity to companies that need it

Headquarters: Lauerz, Schwyz, Switzerland

Industries: Commercial Lending, Crowdfunding, Crowdsourcing, FinTech, Lending

Founders: Gregory Brown, Isabella Sorace

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39. Carrot Labs

The idea behind this startup: on device Personal Finance Management

Headquarters: Zug, Zug, Switzerland

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Founders: Rahul Kaushik

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40. Coding Mind AG

The idea behind this startup: Saas Platform that not only digitalizes but completely automates the real estate marketing process.

Headquarters: Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland

Industries: Information Technology, Marketing, Real Estate, SaaS, Software, Software Engineering

Founders: Unknown

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41. Marketview

The idea behind this startup: Marketview is a G Suite add-on that allows people to track their investments by pulling real-time financial data into their Sheets.

Headquarters: Lausanne, Vaud, Switzerland

Industries: FinTech, Information Technology

Founders: Unknown

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42. White Paper Capital

The idea behind this startup: WPC is a family office supporting organizations at all stages, from start-ups to well-established institutions.

Headquarters: Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland

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Founders: Patrick Seiler

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43. Taxdone

The idea behind this startup: Online tax filing service

Headquarters: Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland

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Founders: Adrien El Karoui, Jeremy Cohen

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44. A.I. – Genesis

The idea behind this startup: Algorithmic Decision Making

Headquarters: Geneva, Geneve, Switzerland

Industries: Software

Founders: Ludwig Sjöberg

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45. 21 Analytics

The idea behind this startup: Your Technology Partner for Virtual Assets Compliance. Building a Software Solution for the FATF Travel Rule.

Headquarters: Zug, Zug, Switzerland

Industries: Software

Founders: Unknown

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46. Targetwing

The idea behind this startup: Digital Marketing Consulting Company

Headquarters: Lugano, Ticino, Switzerland

Industries: Advertising, Digital Marketing, Internet, SEO, Social Media Advertising, Social Media Management, Web Design

Founders: Unknown

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47. YESIM Business

The idea behind this startup: YESIM BUSINESS offers companies eSIM Mobile Data Connectivity as a Service to be connected in 120+ countries worldwide.

Headquarters: Zug, Zug, Switzerland

Industries: Information Technology, Internet, Mobile, Telecommunications, Wireless

Founders: Unknown

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48. Ravel

The idea behind this startup: Mobile app for discovering and creating unique trips and sharing with friends

Headquarters: Basel, Basel-Stadt, Switzerland

Industries: Mobile Apps, Software, Tourism, Travel

Founders: Brice Dreamer

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49. AVEC-SAVE AG

The idea behind this startup: Fintech Start-up

Headquarters: Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland

Industries: Financial Services, FinTech

Founders: Fortunat Diener

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50. PriceHunterApp

The idea behind this startup: Mobile App for seamless and convenient price comparison of offline products and recommendation of alternative products incl. budget tracking

Headquarters: Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland

Industries: Advertising Platforms, E-Commerce, Food and Beverage, Retail, Shopping

Founders: David Pacassi Torrico, Fabian P. Lehner

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51.Kleap

The idea behind this startup: Platform that allows you to create a website that converts visitors into customers and connect all the team on a same dashboard.

Headquarters: Bussigny, Vaud, Switzerland

Industries: B2B, Internet, SaaS, Small and Medium Businesses, Software, Web Design

Founders: Eliott Dupuy

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51.Kleap

The idea behind this startup: Platform that allows you to create a website that converts visitors into customers and connect all the team on a same dashboard.

Headquarters: Bussigny, Vaud, Switzerland

Industries: B2B, Internet, SaaS, Small and Medium Businesses, Software, Web Design

Founders: Eliott Dupuy

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46. Wearemoms

The idea behind this startup: Unabhängiges Online-Unternehmen im Bereich Wissenstransfer der Themenbereiche Schwangerschaft, Baby, Kleinkind und Familie.

Headquarters: Schaffhausen, Schaffhausen, Switzerland

Industries: E-Commerce

Founders: Unknown

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47. Sleeboo

The idea behind this startup: We revolutionise your sleep experience. Launched at the Founder Institute.

Headquarters: Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland

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Founders: Unknown

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46. Prospecter Ventures

The idea behind this startup: Company Builder

Headquarters: Hergiswil, Luzern, Switzerland

Industries: Analytics, Information Technology, SaaS, Software

Founders: Unknown

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55. GameDAO

The idea behind this startup: Tokenised Crowdfinance for Videogames, Digital Arts, eSports

Headquarters: Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland

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Founders: Unknown

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56. C WIRE

The idea behind this startup: The Content Marketing Distribution Platform. Branded content delivered in relevant editorial context.

Headquarters: Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland

Industries: Advertising, Advertising Platforms, Content Marketing, Marketing Automation, Video Advertising

Founders: Chris Morgan, Rui de Freitas, Yannick Koechlin

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57. Lleed & Partners

The idea behind this startup: Data science and software consulting

Headquarters: Geneva, Geneve, Switzerland

Industries: Analytics, Artificial Intelligence, Consulting, Data Visualization, Enterprise Applications, Information Technology, Software, Web Apps

Founders: Titouan Launay

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58. KIANAO.COM & KIANAOFAMILY.COM

The idea behind this startup: From pregnancy to the health of the children to parenting tips: Get the facts and guidance you need.

Headquarters: Subingen, Solothurn, Switzerland

Industries: E-Commerce

Founders: Unknown

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59Exdale AG

The idea behind this startup: Exdale AG is building an online platform dedicated to administrative professionals and suppliers where they can communicate directly.

Headquarters: Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland

Industries: Apps, Information Services, Software, Web Development

Founders: Unknown

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60Gudix GmbH

The idea behind this startup: Gudix GmbH is the provision of services and advice in the field of online marketing and Internet,as well as trade in goods of all kinds.

Headquarters: Schaffhausen, Schaffhausen, Switzerland

Industries: Advertising, Internet, Online Portals, Professional Services

Founders: Unknown

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61. Startupmetrics

The idea behind this startup: Startup CFO sharing Risk and Success with you. Enhance the Value of your Startup and Spin-off with a data-driven and measurable Approach.

Headquarters: Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland

Industries: Business Development, Consulting, Financial Services

Founders: Pascal Stämpfli

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62. brandgrain

The idea behind this startup: Hardcore marketing strategy

Headquarters: Geneva, Geneve, Switzerland

Industries: Advertising, Consulting

Founders: Unknown

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63. Junts

The idea behind this startup: Mobile App, Social Game, Challenge Friends, Bet for fame.

Headquarters: Hergiswil, Nidwalden, Switzerland

Industries: Digital Entertainment, Internet, Media and Entertainment, Mobile Apps, Social

Founders: Unknown

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64. Travelcoup Deluxe

The idea behind this startup: First travel tech company that creates vacation packages which include a return flight on a private jet

Headquarters: Sarnen, Obwalden, Switzerland

Industries: Travel

Founders: Niclas Seitz

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65. dogis

The idea behind this startup: Computer vision to understand character of dogs and provide adequate training

Headquarters: Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland

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Founders: Maximilian Mandl

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66. acend

The idea behind this startup: Experience knowledge

Headquarters: Bern, Bern, Switzerland

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Founders: Unknown

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