Skip to main content
| News

DayOne Accelerator finalizes participants

20.11.2019

BaselArea.swiss manages the DayOne initiative, which is now organizing the second round of the DayOne Accelerator. The participants are Digital Health startups promoting the health of children and young people.

DayOne Conference 2019

The DayOne Accelerator has chosen six participants, of whom four will receive non-dilutive funding of 50,000 Swiss francs, announced a statement. All the participants will benefit from BaselArea.swiss, which is providing support by connecting them to a network of potential partners and customers, including the particularly distinguished University Children’s Hospital Basel (UKBB).

A total of 120 startups applied to the competition, and 14 were shortlisted. These companies worked in part with UKBB to develop their business ideas, before six were chosen by a panel of experts from the region to progress to the accelerator. One of the participants is the Basel company Nutrix, which is developing a nanosensor for glucose monitoring in saliva to prevent diabetes. Virtual Doctors is another – a telemedicine company that supports healthcare professionals who provide care in Zambia.

The four companies that will receive a place on the program and financial support include the Basel company Zoundream , whose goal is to help identify the messages and potential pathologies in babies’ crying. Another is Haako, also Basel-headquartered, which is helping parents of children with asthma to better manage their condition. Rekonas (e Tomo), a spinoff from the University of Basel, is working on improved bedside monitoring of epilepsy. Finally, Wello Health is a Romanian company that helps families with overweight children to improve nutrition.

During the six-month program, the participants will learn from the accelerator – but the organizers will in turn learn from the startups’ developments, according to Fabian Streiff, Director Healthcare Innovation – DayOne at BaselArea.swiss. He said: “We understand that the process of taking a venture from a good idea to a viable venture in digital health is challenging and that these entrepreneurs need support.”

Share this article

Sign up to receive our newsletter in your inbox.

You might also be interested in

Space Pharmaceuticals establishes presence in Basel
Basel Area Business & Innovation, Innovation, Invest, Life Sciences / biotech

Space Pharmaceuticals establishes presence in Basel

Space Pharmaceuticals AG is strengthening the life sciences cluster in the Basel Area. At its research lab, the cheminformatics company...

Read More
NextImmune to benefit from Venture Kick financing
Basel Area Business & Innovation, Innovation, Life Sciences / biotech

NextImmune to benefit from Venture Kick financing

The startup accelerator Venture Kick is supporting NextImmune with financing in the amount of 150,000 Swiss francs. The spin-off from...

Read More
OECD impressed by the canton of Jura’s innovation system
Basel Area Business & Innovation, Innovation, Medtech, Switzerland Innovation Park

OECD impressed by the canton of Jura’s innovation system

The OECD has examined the innovation systems in place in rural areas of its member states, including the canton of...

Read More
ti&m opens branch in Basel
Basel Area Business & Innovation, ICT, Innovation, Invest

ti&m opens branch in Basel

ti&m now has an office in Basel. With this action, the company specializing in digitization, security and innovation projects is...

Read More
What can artificial intelligence do for health?
Basel Area Business & Innovation, Digital Health, Innovation, Life Sciences / biotech, Medtech

What can artificial intelligence do for health?

Algorithms help diagnose and treat diseases, discover new drugs and personalize prevention. Thus, the potential of artificial intelligence has been...

Read More
Economic promotion agency creates 55 new jobs in Jura
Basel Area Business & Innovation, Innovation, Invest, Switzerland Innovation Park

Economic promotion agency creates 55 new jobs in Jura

The economic promotion agency of the canton of Jura supported a total of 26 companies in founding, establishing a presence...

Read More
Investors top up capital of BioVersys
Basel Area Business & Innovation, Innovation, Invest, Life Sciences / biotech

Investors top up capital of BioVersys

BioVersys has raised 24.2 million Swiss francs in a series C funding round. The Basel-based pharmaceutical company plans to use...

Read More
Swiss made software label awarded to 1000th company
Basel Area Business & Innovation, ICT, Innovation

Swiss made software label awarded to 1000th company

Swiss made software GmbH has now awarded its seal of quality to its 1,000th member firm. The “swiss made software”...

Read More
EvokAI to acquire Advancience
Basel Area Business & Innovation, Digital Health, Innovation, Invest, Medtech

EvokAI to acquire Advancience

EvokAI Creative Labs Inc. has agreed a deal to acquire Advancience. The diagnosis profiles enhanced by Artificial Intelligence (AI) developed...

Read More
BeiGene opens European headquarters in Basel
Basel Area Business & Innovation, Innovation, Invest, Life Sciences / biotech

BeiGene opens European headquarters in Basel

BeiGene has opened its new European headquarters in Basel. The global biotech specializing in innovative cancer treatments intends to build...

Read More
1 2 3 34

Do you have a question? We'd like to hear from you.