Clean Technology: Innovation to better our world

January 27, 2020

The event is designed to bring growth companies together with large investors.
In addition to matching attractive, pre-screened companies with investors, the event also has a clear educational component. To this end, the event sets out to share insights with aspiring entrepre- neurs with respect to the skills necessary to building strong business ideas and presenting them in a compelling fashion. The jury of large investors is also selected to share valuable knowledge with the intention of helping participating compa- nies grow and prosper. In this way, the event should inspire aspiring entrepreneurs and offer investors access to attractive investment opportunities.


Each Founder gives a 10’ pitch presentation in the growth company competition, followed by 10’ Q&A with a team of jury members. The jury consists of established capital owners.
In addition, the audience votes anonymously to rank the quality of the business ideas. RFS will help the winners of the audience prize by connecting them with large investors via 1-on-1 meetings to help them raise growth capital.


17:30 Doors open
18:00 Event begins
20:15 Event ends
20:15 Apéro

Participating growth companies

Climeworks developed the world’s first commercial carbon removal technology to capture CO2 from th air. The direct air capture plants remove CO2 from the atmosphere to supply to customers and to unlock a negative emissions future.

Presented by
Dominique Kronenberg, COO

Aeris invented a highly evolved air purifier that can deal with heavy pollution, to improve the quality of air and allowing users to breathe and thus live better.

Presented by
Pierre Bi, Co-Founder & CEO

Sono Motors believe in clean mobility. Aiming to build a forward-looking electric car that is suitable for daily use, with integrated solar cells.

Presented by
Laurin Hahn, Co-Founder & CEO

MPower tackles the challenges of energy access and financial inclusion in emerging markets by financing and distributing affordable solar kits.

Presented by
Manuel Seiffe, Co-Founder & CEO

Urban Connect is a corporate mobility platform offering companies a smart ecosystem of low-carbon vehicles. They offer bicycles, e-scooters or e-cars to change the way we commute to work.

Presented by
Judith Häberli, Co-Founder & CEO

Participating jury members

Dr. Michèle Bergkvist-Rodoni
Head of Market Management, Member of the Executive Board, Swiss Mobiliar

Tom Pitts
Head Europe at LionRock Capital Former Management Board Member of Credit Suisse APAC

Antje Kanngiesser
ExB BKW Energie

Danielle Town
Founder The invested Practice & NY Times best-selling author

Steve Westly
Founder and CEO of the Westly Group

Brigitte Baumann
Founder of GoBeyond Early Stage Investing Partner Startup Board Services
Early Investor of the Year

Pius Fritschi
Managing Partner, LGT Capital Partners


Event detail

January 27th, 2019
18:00 – 20:00
Bleicherweg 5