Join us for a dynamic night featuring pitch presentations and product demonstrations from seven of Switzerland’s top Health, Food, and Wellbeing startups.
Don’t miss your chance to connect, and expand your international network in the Health, Food and Wellbeing Sector. Meet startups from our Startup Bootcamp during this pitching and networking event on Thursday, June 22, 2023.
In celebration of Pride Month, this event will be moderated by our special guest, drag star, and animal rights activist, Soya the Cow.
The following startups will be pitching: Cellestia, Magnes with the NUSHU, MindMetrix with myflow, SURI Biotech with BactoKind, Rapmed, Rea Diagnostics, and Zoundream.
We look forward to welcoming you there!
MindMetrix with myflow
Rapid Medicine LLC
Máire P. Walsh is the CEO of Belayer, a company whose mission is to connect knowledge, network and capital to high performing European startups. Belayer makes direct investments, provides guidance on scaling in global markets, and plays a crucial role in fostering connections between European startups and US capital.
Belayer is a official partner of the European Innovation Council. Prior to co-founding Belayer, Máire worked for Enterprise Ireland, the Venture Capital arm of the Irish government as SVP of Digital Technologies. Máire is an investor and an advisor in multiple startups with a focus on generative AI, decarbonization, and cybersecurity, including Emotionise AI, Dromos and UrbanFox.
Santhi Analytis holds a BBmE degree from the University of Minnesota, and earned her MS and PhD in Mechanical Engineering at Stanford University as an NSF Graduate Research Program Fellow. Her PhD thesis, “Technologies for Needle Manipulation in MRI-Guided Interventions,” involved building fiber optic strain and force sensing tools, haptic manipulators, and surgical navigation systems.
Her work includes verifying a percutaneous heart valve replacement (Sadra Medical, acquired by Boston Scientific), and evaluating localization sensors for a robotic catheter system (Hansen Medical). She was CTO and co-founder of Moxxly, Inc., a San Francisco based consumer tech company designing products for women. Moxxly’s first product was a discreet FDA-cleared breast pump system for nursing mothers.
Moxxly was acquired by Olle Larsson Holding, the parent of Medela and Bravado. After the acquisition, Santhi entered the world of climate change mitigation, and led the engineering and product development organization at Treau, Inc. (DBA Gradient Comfort), building environmentally friendly air conditioner/heat pumps as the founding VP of Engineering.
She currently advises hardware companies and angel invests in the areas of climate technology, sustainability, mobility, imaging and medical devices.
Sunil Maulik has over thirty years of experience in Silicon Valley. He provides expertise in informatics-driven product design for long-term behavior change. Sunil has been a mentor and advisor to over 100 startups via the NIH and DoE SBIR/CAP programs, Stanford/SPARK, Plug-and-Play HealthTech, FundRx and Larta.org.
Sunil has been CEO of three companies (ImpactGoGo, Encircl, GeneEd), and helped start five companies (two IPOs (OXMOL; TRPS), two acquisitions (GeneEd, 500Friends), and one failure! (DoubleTwist.) He is also a partner at the Venture Advisory AZCA Inc. He co-founded and ran GeneEd, the first company to apply machine learnin (ML) to e-learning (EL).
GeneEd was acquired by InVentiv Health in 2008. Sunil is a member of the advisory boards at The Hive, Larta.org, California Life Sciences Institute (CLSI) and LA BioMed. He has guest-lectured at the Stanford d-school, U.C. Berkeley, and at the University of Amsterdam (THNQ.)
Before joining Swissnex in San Francisco in 2021, Julia worked with a variety of Silicon Valley startups in their ideation and early development phase. Her international experience further comes from being a foundation board member and a volunteer teacher at Pro Diamantina, a Swiss foundation helping unprivileged minors in Minas Gerais, Brazil. As the Entrepreneurship Program Manager at Swissnex, Julia supports Swiss entrepreneurs who want to expand to the US market and has a strong focus on female entrepreneurship.
Animal rights, climate activism, music and queer feminism – spiced up with a good dose of drag: that’s Soya the Cow. The alter-ego of Swiss performance artist, musician and activist Daniel Hellmann, blurs the boundaries between male and female, human and cow, and manages the balancing act between a serious desire to change the world and a humorous sense of lightness.
After performing at animal rights and climate protests, international tours in theaters and art festivals, and appearances on TV shows such as The Voice of Germany, the singing drag cow comes to San Francisco for the first time. With emotional songs and surprising storytelling, Soya will immerse you in her fascinating bovine universe that challenges the human self-image as the centre of the universe.