A 6-month program open for international startups

Program fees are offered to selected startups

Apply here

BENEFITS for STARTUPS

Gain visibility to potential customers

Access to the Trust Valley ecosystem and its top-level partners

Get fundraising with the right investors

Exclusive coaching & mentoring sessions with a high-level experts

Synergies with corporate companies & academics

Strategy improvement through workshops & roadshows

TRUST, A CRITICAL NEED

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

With a 6-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 organizations addressing trust issues.

PROGRAM ELIGIBILITY

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.

Expertise wanted

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.

Fields

Space, Smart Cities, Agritech-food, Health, Finance & Insurance, Mobility, Education, Industrial Sector, ICT

Timeline

  • 5th of September: Application deadline – APPLY HERE
  • End of September: Examination/review of each file – selection of participants –possible oral interview with Advisory Board
  • 4th of October: Announcement of the selected startups
  • October 2021 – March 2022: Acceleration program
  • 29th of March: Closing ceremony

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COMPETITION

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…!

ADVISORY BOARD 2021

Lajla Aganovic

Logitech

Dr. Lan Zuo Gillet

Foundation EPFL Innovation Park

Marc Barbezat

Canton of Vaud

Vincent Bieri

Nexthink

Yan Borboën

PwC Switzerland

Raphaël Conz

Canton de Vaud

Olivier Crochat

C4DT, EPFL

Stéphane Duguin

Cyberpeace Institute

Cédric Enzler

eXpert Solutions

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

Dr. Fabrice Moscheni

Fastcom Technology SA

Reshad Moussa

GEOSATIS

Christophe Nicolas

Kudelski Group

Nicholas Niggli

Republic and State of Geneva

Trust Valley
Patrice Perche

Fortinet

Jean-Marc Rickli

GCSP, Geneva Centre for Security Policy

Trust Valley
Paul Such

Hacknowledge

Alain Couttolenc

Chief Development and external relations Officer

COACHES & MENTORS

Vera Steullet

Sonia Duc

Sanja Fabrio

Sandra Dängeli

Ria Kechagia

Philippe-Emmanuel Maulion

Trust Valley

Pedro Paiva

Trust Valley

Paul Such

Olivier Hayat

Nicolas Vernaz

Morgane Pfefferlé

Mathieu Delavy

Marie de Freminville

Liana Ugnat

Trust Valley

Jérôme Bailly

Gianfranco Moi

Fabrice Guye

Fabien Jacquier

Erick Caron

Emilie Michel

Trust Valley

Dr. Mathieu Verbaere

Trust Valley

Dr. Jean-Philippe Aumasson

Brigitte Roy

Amine Tazi

TESTIMONIALS

JULIAN NAFTULE

“We were also 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. ”

EX0-SYS

LAURENT BALMELLI

« 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. »

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Lennig Pedron

Director

Bruno Descorps

Project Manager