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For startups building the future of digital trust and cybersecurity

An acceleration program that helps the world’s most promising companies in the fields of cybersecurity and digital trust to get their business ready for market through top-notch mentoring, strategic support and training from leading industry partners.

During a 6-month program, Tech4Trust accelerates international startups in cybersecurity and the digital trust space and help them secure funding, start pilots and future-proof their operations for faster and long-term growth.

International startups developing innovative solutions that tackle current digital trust challenges can apply until 3 September 2023.

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STARTUP BENEFITS

Why join Tech4Trust?

Exposure


Gain strong visibility through demo days and roadshows

Network


Access the Trust Valley ecosystem and top-level partners

Investors


Meet key investors and secure your next funding round

Coaching & mentoring


Get exclusive coaching & mentoring sessions with high-level experts

Training program


Improve your strategy and operations through high-quality workshops

Cash & in-kind prizes


Win prizes worth up to CHF 150K sponsored by État de Vaud, PwC Switzerland and Fortinet

Pilots & PoCs


Find synergies with corporate companies & academics and start collaborations

WHO CAN APPLY?

 

Eligibility criteria

 

International startups that are developing innovative solutions to foster trust in society and the digital economy meeting the following criteria is welcome to apply:

  • incorporated for less than 7 years
  • ready-to-market product or solution.
  • in a customer acquisition phase.
  • active in the program’s focused expertise and fields.
  • team committed to participate in the programme.

 

Expertise

Threat Intelligence, Quantum security, Forensics, Neurotechnology, Industrial IoT, Critical Infrastructure, SCADA, Robotics, AI, Access Control, Cybersecurity, Authentication, Data Privacy, Blockchain, Anti-counterfeiting, Traceability, GDPR, Authenticity Verification, Cloud Security, Anonymized, Data Management, Edge Cloud, Digital self-determination, Digital Governance, Peace Tech, Biometrics, GovTech

Fields

Space, Smart Cities, Agritech-food, Health, Finance & Insurance, Mobility, Education, Industrial Sector, ICT, GreenIT, Digital Diplomacy, Humanitarian Aid

Timeline & Program

27 August 2023

Application deadline

October 2023

Start of the program

May 2024

Demo Day & Awards Ceremony

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

 

Our Track Record

 

100+

seed to Serie A companies

50+

leading industry partners

4

editions since 2019

200M+

fund raised by portfolio

What people say about the Tech4Trust

 

Testimonials

 

« 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

EX0-SYS

« 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

See the program in action

 

Meet the team

 

Lennig Pedron

Director @ Trust Valley

Flaminia Giuncato

Program Manager @ Trust Valley

 

Josua Rochat

Program Lead @ Trust Valley