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ProtonMail Open Sources Its Encrypted Webmail Interface – a great article on TechCrunch.
Article on TechCrunch
Posted: August 18th 2015

The creation of Swiss Fintech reunites the key actors in Geneva and Zurich.
This platform increases the traction in this sector and creates opportunities for our start-ups to gain visibility. A great initiative involving Alexandre Gaillard – CEO of Investglass and also the founder of the Meetup Fintech Genève network.
Article in L’AGEFI
Posted: August 20 2015

Planet Intus’ indoor geolocation solution implemented at Palexpo exhibition centre article
Posted: August 8th 2015

Global Data Excellence – the alternative future of master data management – a glowing review in a Gartner Blog.
Gartner Blog
Posted: July 15th 2015

Encrypt your life – Wired Magazine interview ProtonMail on your right to private communication.
Article in Wired Magazine
Posted: May 19th 2015

PME Magazine report on Swiss strengths in Fintech and feature InvestGlass.
Article in PME Magazine
Posted: April 29th 2015

Linkage Biosciences joins Fongit
Article in le Temps
Posted: April 18th 2015

After 350,000+ Beta Sign-Ups, ProtonMail Takes $2M To Scale Its Encrypted Email
Article on TechCrunch
Article in le Temps
Posted: March 18th 2015

Proton Mail is featured on Suisse Television.
Click to see the show
Posted: February 19th 2015

Three of Fongit’s start-ups pitched at Lift 15 Venture Night.
Le Temps article Lift 2015
See pitches of Switzerland’s most promising Start-ups: GovFaces, Plair and Prodibi are incubated at Fongit. Nuovo Award Lift 2015
Posted: February 5th 2015

GovFaces article in le Temps
Posted: February 9th 2015

GovFaces honoured to have been selected as the Overall Winner of the European Youth Awards!
Article on
European Youth Awards

European Youth Award


Posted: November 27, 2014


Global Entrepreneur Week @ Fongit 

Collaborative Innovation Challenge  (a surprising and entertaining challenge among innovators; duration approx. 45min).

Tour of the incubator and meet entrepreneurs during our Fintech pizza lunch. Please click here for more information.

Venue: Fongit, BlueBox, Chemin du Pré Fleuri 3, 1228 Plan-les-Ouates (map)


Posted: November 12th 2014


Un nouveau directeur rejoint la Fongit
Le Temps
Posted: June 24, 2014

“Geneva is the ideal location for entrepreneurship”
Posted: Sept 17, 2014

Swiss PrintaBit is a Polished, Plated 3D Printing Service Bureau
3D printing Industry
Posted: July 2, 2014

Faveeo announces new investor and board member
Faveeo @ Startupticker
Posted: June 10, 2014

CombaGroup’s ecological and efficient soilless and mechanized salad cultivation method is portrayed in an article in 24heures
CombaGroup in 24Heures
Posted: June 10, 2014

Interview with Pierre Strubin on Leman Blue
Leman Blue 7 May 2014
Posted: May 12, 2014

Article about Fongit in Tribune de Genève
Tribune de Genève 9 April 2014
Posted: April 9, 2014 is online
Posted: April 2, 2014

Faveeo is Red Herring Top 100 Europe finalist
The Red Herring Top 100 is one of Europe’s most prestigious awards, honoring the year’s most promising private technology ventures from the European business region. Award winners are cutting edge European companies positioned to grow at high speed. They have been evaluated through 20 quantitative and qualitative criteria as well as a review of their actual track record and standing.
Posted: March 28, 2014

Article in le Bilan, about PrintaBit and their novel business model for high quality 3D printing
Un copy shop 3D de luxe ouvre à Genève
Posted: February 10, 2014

Augurix raises CHF 3 million to further develop program on Celiac and Crohn’s Disease
Augurix SA announced that it has successfully completed a round of financing by raising CHF 3 million from new private investors. The successful financing of CHF 3 million was fully subscribed by new private investors. The new funds, along with existing cash resources, will enable Augurix to expand the marketing of its products, and further advance its clinical and pre-clinical medical diagnostic devices pipeline. These resources will mainly support the regulatory submission in the USA of Simtomax®, a rapid test for the early screening of Celiac Disease, and support the development of a program aiming at developing a new oral contrast agent dedicated to the early stratification of patients suffering from pre-fibrotic Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (IBD).
Augurix raises CHF 3 million to further develop program on Celiac and Crohn’s Disease
Posted: January 29, 2014

Article in le Bilan, about Anteis and Fongit success stories
Le genevois Anteis rejoint le giron d’un groupe allemand
Posted: December 13, 2013

Merz Pharma acquires Swiss aesthetic medicine specialist Anteis
Merz Pharma today announced that it has purchased the Swiss company Anteis S.A., which is specialized in the development, manufacture and commercialization of biomedical products in the area of aesthetics. This completes a union of two companies that have been working in strong and trustworthy partnership for many years. The acquisition strengthens Merz Aesthetics’ portfolio and reinforces its market position in the field of aesthetic medicine while merging Anteis’ operations into one of the leading providers worldwide.
In less than 10 years, Anteis has become a strong global player in the area of injectable medical devices based on biopolymer transformation. Anteis has developed several highly innovative and highly differentiated products in the field of aesthetics, e.g. wrinkle-filling gels, resorbable implants and cutaneous rehydration gels. Their product lines Esthélis, Fortélis, Mesolis and Modélis as well as the Jolidermis range and the Anteis Injection System are available in over 90 countries in five continents. Besides aesthetic dermatology, Anteis is also active in the fields of ophthalmology and orthopedics.
Posted: November 8, 2013



Swiss Start-up news | The Swiss Startup News channel Atom-Feed: News

Gurnet Point Capital, an investment firm that was founded by a swiss entrepreneur, Ernesto Bertarelli and is led by Christopher A. Viehbacher, today announced the creation of Boston Pharmaceuticals, a fully-integrated drug development company that will offer an innovative alternative model for drug development and commercialization.
Posted: November 26, 2015, 1:33 pm
Imaginée par GENILEM Vaud-Genève avec le soutien de la Chambre vaudoise du commerce et de l'industrie (CVCI) et de la BCV et réalisée par l’agence spécialisée daesign, «Ma Boîte Academy» est une approche inédite qui rassemble un jeu formatif, des conférences, une collection complète de fiches thématiques pour permettre aux nouveaux entrepreneurs de faire leurs premiers pas dans l’aventure entrepreneuriale.
Posted: November 26, 2015, 1:15 pm
Computernerds und eine wachsende Zahl von Finanzspezialisten gehen davon aus, dass Blockchain-Technologien das nächste grosse Ding sein werden: Sie hätten das Potenzial, vertragliche und finanzielle Transaktionen auf eine neue Basis zu stellen. Nun startet die Fintech-Plattform Nexussquared ein Programm, das sich spezifisch an Blockchain-Startups wendet.
Posted: November 26, 2015, 10:20 am
Die Unternehmerfraktion im Parlament hat einen gewichtigen Zugang erhalten: Digitec-Gründer Marcel Dobler. Der Startupticker hat sich mit dem 35-jährigen Neunationalrat unterhalten.
Posted: November 26, 2015, 9:40 am
The Global Fintech Challenge, a competition organised by the company Agorize, has officially began accepting applications. The online challenge will take place over a four-month period culminating in a live final event to be held in Paris in March 2016. Registration is open until 31 December 2015.
Posted: November 26, 2015, 8:18 am



Older Fongit news

Our new cleantech incubator is opened and operational
Swiss federal Councillor Doris Leuthard was in Geneva on September 3rd opening a new and dedicated cleantech cluster. Small companies specializing in green technologies and renewable energy are placed together to give the cleantech sector a boost, and with the aim to attract environmental technology businesses from abroad. Mrs. Leuthard says that by investing in renewable energy, Switzerland is creating jobs and reducing its dependence on fossil fuels.

The footage of the inauguration of the Cleantech Incubator is now on line
For those who did have the opportunity to join us at the inauguration of our new cleantech cluster, have a look at the video summarizing salient moments of this unforgettable day!
Posted: October 03, 2012

The Cleantech Incubator is up and running
Swiss federal Councilor Doris Leuthard joined Geneva officials on September 3rd for the inauguration of a cleantech business incubator.  Small companies specializing in green technologies and renewable energy are placed together to give the cleantech sector a boost.  Mrs. Leuthard says that by investing in renewable energy, Switzerland is creating jobs and reducing its dependence on fossil fuels.  The centre hosts three organizations funded and supported by the cantonal government of Geneva that are geared to attracting green firms to Geneva.  The canton’s three organizations are:

  1. the foundation for business aid (FAE),
  2. the Geneva foundation for technological innovation (FONGIT)
  3. the office for the Promotion of Industry and Technology (OPI)

These organizations have assembled in one location core skills in management, strategy, finance, fund raising, communication and promotion, which are readily available to new ventures, start-ups and businesses in the green industry.  The organizations are already studying several cleantech projects with a goal of establishing a centre of excellence in environmental technologies, with the intent on becoming a centre of excellence for cleantech by 2020.  The Geneva center is one of several planned around Switzerland as part of a Federal Master Plan to coordinate resource efficiency and renewable energies.  The national plan envisages a partnership of the federal government, the cantons, the private sector and academic players.
Posted: September 04, 2012

The new cleantech incubator is officially launched in September 2012
Under the law recently adopted by the Grand Council of Geneva, FAE, FONGIT and OPI relocated to the same premises to better orchestrate and foster the development of cleantech activities in Geneva. The objective is to strengthen synergies between all organizations and stakeholders supporting innovation by offering tailored services to technology companies. The new cleantech incubator dedicated to green technologies is operational and it will be officially launched next September. Contact us and Apply here.
Posted: July 11, 2012

The new cleantech incubator is hosting its first companies
Fongit is expanding its start up accelerator by adding 100 work spaces for high tech ventures. This brand new venue is designed to provide outstanding work and creative environments to entrepreneurs. It is a One-Stop Shop for entrepreneurship tailored to stimulate the development of technological and industrial companies in the region. Fongit partners with Geneva’s departments for Trade and Industry that all committed to support the development of this initiative. Space is limited. Apply here.
Posted: July 6, 2012

Fongit Seed Invest invests in Abionic
Fongit Seed Invest, Polytech Ventures & Cie SCPC, Blue Ocean Ventures, Business Angels Switzerland (BAS) is part of the consortium, led by MedHoldings, that invested CHF 2 million in Abionic.  Several independent business angels have also taken part in this first round of investment.  As a spin-off from EPFL (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne, Switzerland), Abionic uses the most advanced technology to supply physicians with a novel point-of-care diagnostic tool and thereby provide patients with personal allergy profiles. Its portable biomedical diagnostic devices – abioSCOPE and abioDISC  – detect the most common type pollen, food and animal allergies. Its patented nanofluidic biosensors allows to drastically speed-up in vitro tests and its products are a reliable and cost-effective alternative to classical time-consuming blood tests and standard painful skin tests.
Posted: April 30, 2012

Cleantech: a center of excellence for Geneva and Western Switzerland
The department of regional affairs, economy and health (DARES) today unveiled the findings of an analysis report on the creation of a center of excellence Cleantech in Geneva and Western Switzerland. The analysis shows that Geneva and Western Switzerland have real assets to establish a competence center of international Cleantech. The main directions are the establishment of an incubator for applied research and development, the strengthening R&D activities, the creation of an international reflection on Corporate Policies on sustainable development and cleantech, the opening of the incubator to countries that do not meet the adequate framework conditions, including the creation of regional institutes, and the development of financial activities related to certificates of Cleantech and “carbon offset trading.
Posted: Sept 20th, 2011

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