WINNERS 2022-2023


Please join us in congratulating the 30 winners of the 25th annual IMD Startup Competition!

Below you will find the 15 ventures that will be working with the IMD fulltime MBAs 2023, and the 15 startups that will collaborate with one of the three Executive MBA cohorts.

And the winners are…..


The 15 Swiss ventures that our MBAs will have the privilege of working with in 2023 are:


AdVentura Works

AdVentura Works is building a solution for remote driving of forklifts to help logistics and industrial companies tackle employee shortages, improve efficiency, and reduce product damage in the warehouse.



Avelo makes every breath count with its breath collector for better diagnosis of respiratory infections.



Bottneuro is developing a personalized 3D printed multifocal electrical stimulation headsets for the treatment of Alzheimer's and other brain diseases.



craftt - a subscription based platform for local craft beer.



We create a new kind of functional sleepwear, helping us to sleep better for longer, scientifically proven



Following the pandemic, the majority of companies are shifting towards hybrid work. FLYDESK is a hybrid work app & service helping companies with remote team & desk booking management issues.



Haidi helps midsized companies simplify their Supply Chain with AI & smart decisions, providing cutting-edge forecasting & network algorithms.



HeroSupport is a Swiss healthcare company improving cancer treatments effectiveness, safety, cost-efficiency and universal access with personalized patient-positioning medical devices and standardized workflows and services.



Isochronic develops new pick & place industrial robot solutions for the 2D material processing industry which are capable of transporting multiple parts simultaneously, thus vastly increasing the throughput compared to existing solutions.



Kidstorie is an online platform for pre-loved designer children’s clothing.



Using 3D image processing and Machine Learning, MycoSense AI develops technologies for harvest optimization, increasing the efficacy of human labour in industrial mushroom farming, and helping producers boost yields by 30% with the same infrastructure.


PhenomX Health

PhenomX Health is on a mission to empower women to take control of their hormonal health and aging wellness journey, providing personalized nutrition and the access to an integrated digital solution that aims at reducing the frequency and severity of her menopause symptoms.


Pulse Incubateur HES

Pulse is the incubator of HES-SO Geneva supporting innovative ideas and entrepreneurial projects that are building tomorrow.



SIBIUS uses artificial intelligence and patented Digitrack technologies to create the first objective marker for cognitive disorders.


Xilva AG

Creating the world market leader in early stage regenerative forest investments.


The 15 Swiss ventures that our Zxecutive MBAs will have the privilege of working with in 2023 are:



Acodis, with its Intelligent Document processing, enables enterprises across the globe to better use their data by fusing the power of artificial intelligence and machine learning technology.


Acthera Therapeutics

Acthera Therapeutics is developing a unique and innovative nanotechnology for the targeted delivery of drugs, to increase the efficacy and safety of therapies, with acute cardiovascular events as primary clinical indication and a clot-lysing drug as lead compound.



Wearables and software for brain injury prevention and performance optimization in sports.


Composite Recycling

Composite Recycling is closing the loop for glass fibre reinforced plastics using mobilized recycling units to recover reusable glass fibre and oil to make new composites and new plastics.



Condensation supports application makers with an open-source backend system capable of scale with low latency, traceability, and security, using efficient data processing on distributed edge devices.


Cultivated biosciences

Creaminess from GMO-free yeast. The indulgence plant-based dairy needs to appeal flexitarians.



Grownate is a new digital platform that enables corporates to deepen and leverage their sustainability initiatives and thereby engage and build trust with their customers.



machineMD is radically improving the early diagnosis of brain disorders with a unique combination of virtual reality and artificial intelligence.


Matchspace Music

Swiss-based Matchspace Music is the leading full-service music edtech platform that makes music accessible to everyone.



Neology enables the net zero economy of the future, leveraging ammonia as the energy vector and unlocking the hydrogen eco-system through their proprietary ammonia-cracking technology.



Qaptis is a spin-off from EPFL, building a CO2 capture technology. This technological innovation retrofits onto existing heavy vehicles and can captures up to 90% of their carbon emissions.


SightIn Health

SightIn Health's Machine Vision and Artificial Intelligence software enables anyone to expertly operate, interpret, and analyze point-of-care ultrasound - without the need for any prior training.


Swisspod Technologies

Swisspod Technologies is a deep-tech company that aims to accelerate the adoption of Hyperloop Transportation by developing the required technology building blocks.



Thinkgate is developing highly accurate deep-learning-based crowd mobility prediction software to support optimal airport resource allocation, reduce waiting times and enhance the passenger experience.



Harvesting crops and producing energy without compromise, with solar modules leveraging the sunlight not used by photosynthesis.