Building and maintaining trust is a major challenge for tomorrow’s society and economy. Good news is innovative solutions do exist.

With a 5-month program Tech4Trust aims to boost startups developing innovative solutions to tackle the major challenge of trust and make sure to connect the participants with the organisations actually addressing trust issues.

In a nutshell:

High potential startups for a valuable peer2peer support
High quality contacts with corporates, mentors, experts and academics
Prestigious partners from the Trust Valley ecosystem (public, private & academic actors)
Strong presence in Switzerland but hybrid program that can be followed wherever you are


All startups developing innovative solutions to foster trust in our society are welcome to apply.

Priority will be given to startups:

Incorporated for less than 7 years.
Already having a product ready to be sold.
In the phase of acquiring their first customers.
Committed to attend the program activities.
In the field of cybersecurity, authentication, access control, artificial intelligence, data privacy, blockchain, anti-counterfeiting, traceability, GDPR, forensics, quantum, authenticity verification or related.


Before September, 5th, 2020

Selection of participants
End of September 2020

Announcement of participants
October 2020

Acceleration program
October 2020 – March 2021

Closing ceremony
End of March 2021

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Visibility & Sales
Showcase innovative products/services and connect with potential customers

Pilots & PoCs
Creating synergies with research departments from corporate companies

Academic Partnerships
Creating opportunities for joint research projects with labs & professors

Exclusive 1-1 coaching by a pool of experts to accompany the startups during the program

Meeting investors, support in clarifying needs and development of pitching skills

Learn new skills
Workshops led by experts on tech, sales, management, legal aspects and fundraising


To reward the best projects, selected partners are sponsoring special prizes at the end of the acceleration program to most promising start-ups selected by an Advisory Board

PwC SecTech Award

60’000 CHF Consulting Services

Winner: 30’000 CHF

2nd: 20’000 CHF

3rd: 10’000 CHF

And more to be revealed soon…!


Category "EARLY"

  • Bug Bounty Switzerland : Crowdsourced cybersecurity for a safe digital Switzerland aiming to help large organizations to master their digital transformation.
  • Cryptolex : Cryptolex allows everyone to access and use the Blockchain by recreating the process of certification and traceability.
  • CyQuant bridges cybersecurity and insurance by providing a platform for insurers to estimate risk exposure for companies and help IT security market close the gap.
  • Cysec provides a confidential computing solution applied to the edge that protects data in use by running your critical applications in a trusted execution environment.
  • Diadem Technology : provides an easy, transparent and efficient contracting & billing system for Mobile Network Operators using smart contracts.
  • DuoKey helps companies store highly confidential documents and benefit from cloud services while protecting data with privacy and trust.
  • ONLIFE+ powered by Edenairprovides the platform ONLIFE+ which allows to digitalize one’s life and spare time.
  • KETL : is a Swiss AI-Infused SaaS solution to manage documents, emails and workflows dedicated to professionals who value privacy and productivity.

  • Kimbocare provides transparency and trust in the delivery of healthcare in developing regions.
  • Orbitalize : is a mobile and web application that empowers public authorities and event organizers to oversee drone operations in their local airspace.
  • Origin Food : enables transparency & collaboration across supply chains, with a focus on product traceability and product compliance.
  • P3KI : is a decentralized and offline authorization solution that brings human trust to digital devices.
  • Rumya : Digitalization facilitator helping companies comply with privacy regulations from data subject’s rights management to data breach and consents management.
  • Sarus : empowers enterprises to leverage their most sensitive data assets for analytics and AI applications with the highest standards of data protection: differential privacy.
  • Strong.Network : defines and automatically reinforces the rules of collaboration around code development by protecting data confidentiality and monitor intellectual property.
  • UBCOM : is cybersecurity provider helping organizations to reveal their cyber exposure and digital awareness through a cost effective tool compliant with international standards.
  • X80 Security : Automated Cyber Defenses by generating threats in a simulation environment.
  • Zimt : is a digital traceability startup helping food businesses increase transparency & consumer trust.

Category "GROWTH"

  • Clearwater Dynamics provides horizon smart threat detection for Microsoft SaaS applications. Tackling event fatigue and the cyber skills shortage.
  • Cyber-Safe Label : is the Swiss cybersecurity label that tackle SMEs’ risks and help them build trust with their partners.
  • decentriq enables secure data ecosystem by making data analytics confidential by design. decentriq enables businesses to identify analytics potential in datasets without having access to data.
  • Inpher provides XOR secret computing allowing advanced analytics and AI applications on distributed data sources without exposing or transferring sensitive data.
  • Nym Technologies : is building the next generation of privacy infrastructure. A decentralized and incentive mixnet that can make any internet communication private, going beyond a VPN.
  • PXL Vision:  is providing highly secure and fully automated AI-based identity verification solutions.
  • We can Group : created a decentralized network for major Swiss financial actors which allows them to share standard data with a high level of security and auditability.
  • YESWEHACK : is providing a bug bounty & VDP platform relying on a global community of experts to minimize time to vulnerabilities detection and remediation.


Lajla Aganovic

Swisscom Ventures

Anne Headon


Dr. Lan Zuo Gillet

Foundation EPFL Innovation Park

Marc Barbezat

Canton of Vaud

Vincent Bieri


Leo Bolchanine


Yan Borboën

PwC Switzerland

Raphaël Conz

Canton de Vaud

Olivier Crochat


Stéphane Duguin

Cyberpeace Institute

Philippe Emery


Cédric Enzler

eXpert Solutions

Guy Escarfail


Antoine Geissbühler

Université de Genève

Patrick Ghion

Police de Genève

Bolko Hohaus

SICTIC (Swiss ICT Investor Club)

Jean-Philippe Lallement

Foundation EPFL Innovation Park

Dr. Vincent Lenders

Cyber-Defence Campus armasuisse

Gérard Le Roy


Frédéric Mauger


Dr. Fabrice Moscheni

Fastcom Technology SA

Reshad Moussa


Christophe Nicolas

Kudelski Group

Nicholas Niggli

Republic and State of Geneva

Trust Valley

Sylvain Pasini


Patrice Perche


Jean-Marc Rickli

GCSP, Geneva Centre for Security Policy

Trust Valley

Paul Such


Trust Valley

Dr. Mathieu Verbaere


Alain Couttolenc

Chief Development and external relations Officer


Amine Tazi

Brigitte Roy

Trust Valley

Dr. Jean-Philippe Aumasson

Trust Valley

Dr. Mathieu Verbaere

Emilie Michel

Fabien Jacquier

Fabrice Guye

Gianfranco Moi

Trust Valley

Jérôme Bailly

Liana Ugnat

Marie de Freminville

Mathieu Delavy

Morgane Pfefferlé

Nicolas Vernaz

Olivier Hayat

Trust Valley

Paul Such

Trust Valley

Pedro Paiva

Philippe-Emmanuel Maulion

Ria Kechagia

Sandra Dängeli

Sanja Fabrio

Sonia Duc

Vera Steullet


« The Tech4Trust community has enabled us to forge successful strategic partnerships such as the one with Microsoft Azure. This partnership strengthens the security around patient data that is at the heart of the KimboCare initiative. We are feeling very proud and grateful for our time and experience with Tech4Trust. »

Franck Tiambo

Founder @ Kimbocare

« The Tech4Trust program allowed us to connect with the amazing local network of experts as well as, all together will other startups, present an incredible diverse offering. »

Harry Halpin

CEO @ Nym Technology

« The Tech4Trust program has been an incredible springboard for our young startup specialized in the field of data encryption in public clouds. We were able to exchange with remarkable coaches and above all benefit from an unparalleled visibility. The support of the canton of Vaud and the TrusValley has been a great help to start our developments and market our solutions to our first customers. »

Nagib Aouini

CEO @ DuoKey

“We were very fortunate to have extremely qualified mentors who allowed us to better orient our strategy and thanks to which we were able to obtain really relevant information and recommendations which helped us to move forward. ”

Julian Naftule


« The program is an unique opportunity to meet high-motivated innovators and experienced folks with a security mindset. It provides a platform for visibility at the national level, with an appearance at the Swiss CyberSecurity Days. It does not get better than that. »

Laurent Balmelli

CEO @ Strong.Network


Lennig Pedron


Emilie Dondelet

Marketing & Communication