Boldbrain Startup Challenge: announced 20 teams participating in the fifth edition


Institutional Communication Service

2 September 2022

20 teams selected from 128 applications received for the 2022 edition of the Ticino acceleration programme were announced yesterday during the kick-off event held at USI

An expert jury selected the participating projects based on various criteria: the potential economic impact on the region, the scalability of the idea, the level of innovation, the business model and the team. At the kick-off event at the Auditorium of USI Università della Svizzera italiana each team had three minutes to present their project for the first time. This was their Boldbrain starting point. Now 20 entrepreneurs and their teams have three months of intense work ahead of them. Thanks to a structured programme made of thematic workshops, the teams will be able to boost their project and improve their skills. Experienced coaches will support and guide them on this challenging journey.

Only 10 startups will make it to the final phase and have an opportunity to compete for cash prizes totalling CHF120,000 and many other in-kind prizes and services worth over CHF80,000. The winners will be announced at the Final Award Ceremony scheduled for December 13 at Palazzo dei Congressi in Lugano.


The selected projects

The 2022 participants represent a wide range of industry sectors and have different maturity levels. Among the selected startups, seven have a prototype, three are already on the market, and six are incorporated companies.


Here are the names of the selected startups (in alphabetical order):

  • AbodiAI
  • Aesthetes
  • Aliper Therapeutics
  • AQUAtryp®
  • Decentralized Delivery
  • DriveToGo
  • ElysiumLab
  • FormiDabile
  • GiPSy
  • Green Power Box
  • LogisticLEV
  • Ludometrik
  • Piece of Mind
  • PublicRider
  • Quantum Lab
  • Real Asset Platform
  • Revozona
  • Talos Drachma
  • Zario   


What is Boldbrain Startup Challenge?

Boldbrain is the Ticino accelerator for innovative early-stage startups, organized by Agire Foundation in collaboration with USI Startup Centre. Boldbrain Startup Challenge was designed to offer 20 entrepreneurs with innovative projects a three-month training path that helps them shape their projects and continue developing their business ideas. Promoted and supported by the Economic Division of the Canton of Ticino, with the important contribution of BancaStato, the program begins in September and closes in early December with the Award Ceremony. Finalists compete for cash prizes totalling CHF120,000 and in-kind prizes for a total value of over CHF80,000.


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