swissnex Demo Night: Winter 2020

Join us at Pier 17 for demos from the swissnex San Francisco Startup Bootcamp. Expect an evening filled with demos, pitches, networking, and a chance to gain insights into Switzerland’s strong startup ecosystem. The Swiss startups pitching during this event are participating in our two-week Startup Bootcamp this January, as selected by the Innosuisse Internationalization Camp in Switzerland.

After the event, enjoy drinks and networking at Pier 17, an environment MSN has ranked as “one of the coolest workspaces on the planet.”


6:30pm — doors open
7:00pm — welcome
7:15pm — pitch battles
8:15pm — networking
9:30pm — doors close



Archinisis | Benedikt Fasel, CEO & Founder |

Archinisis transforms athletes’ raw motion data into precise key performance indicators which can be immediately analyzed through an easy-to-use tool. Their solution is based on a single sensor worn on the athlete’s upper back, coupled with algorithms specially developed for individual outdoor elite sports. Coaches obtain sport-specific performance indicators within seconds to fully exploit the athlete’s potential, avoiding tedious data review and video analysis. Find them on Instagram, Facebook, and LinkedIn.


CogniPet | Vincenzo Vento, CEO |

CogniPet is the first marketplace app to offer healthy pets from renowned breeders with a traceable supply chain, countering the immense growth of the illegal dog smuggling business in the USA. By using blockchain technology, CogniPet meets the legal requirements of California AB 485 and supports a billion-dollar market with the necessary transparency. Find them on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and LinkedIn.


Swiss Vault | Bhupinder Bhullar, CEO & Co-founder; Doug Fortune, CTO & Co-Founder |

Swiss Vault builds data storage hardware and software that operates with a tenth of the power consumption, a quarter of the volume, and a fifth of the weight of conventional, comparable systems. The innovative form-factor is 10X the power and 20X more space efficient. Swiss Vault’s platform makes data storage a “Green Technology” and enables organizations to reduce their data storage costs and increase their energy efficiency by 10-fold. Find them on Twitter and LinkedIn.


TYXIT | Gaétan Fuchs, Co-founder & CEO |

TYXIT is committed to making live audio monitoring and recording a smooth and painless experience. We’ve developed an exclusive line of revolutionary wireless live music products which are easier, faster, and cheaper than traditional wired setups. Find them on Instagram, Facebook, and LinkedIn.


Xsensio | Esmeralda Megally, CEO & Co-Founder |

Xsensio develops the unique Lab-on-Skin™​ sensing platform to sense biochemical information at the surface of the skin in real-time, providing unprecedented access to information about health and wellness in a simple and non-invasive way. Find them on Twitter and LinkedIn.



Additional Judges TBA.

Brian Bordley

Brian Bordley has been working in startups since he was an undergrad at UC Berkeley and has been an operator in various industries: including 3D printing, Fintech, AI, Gaming, and more. He is now a Principal at Berkeley SkyDeck Fund, an active pre-seed investor backing teams from around the world as the investment partner for UC Berkeley’s SkyDeck Accelerator Program.

Sunil Maulik

Sunil Maulik has over twenty-five years of experience in Silicon Valley. He teaches workshops on informatics-driven product design using big data and artificial intelligence to the technology and healthcare industries. He has given keynote speeches at Triple Ring Technologies, Product Realization Group, Genentech, Perkins-Coie, Alterra, Persistent Systems, NASDAQ, Roche, Health2.0 and numerous other organizations. He has been a mentor and advisor to over 50 startups via the NIH and DoE SBIR/CAP programs. Sunil helped start five companies, and co-founded and ran GeneEd, the first company to apply machine-learning to e-learning, focused on behavior-change for health-care providers and patients. Sunil participates in several non-profit ventures dedicated to health and wellness in sustainable communities, including ImpactGoGo, the Pacific AIDS Education Center and Project Ahimsa.

Deb Siegle

Deb Siegle is the principal of Strategic Marketing Solutions, a consultancy focused on effective marketing and customer loyalty strategies, programs, and strategic counsel. Deb is a former president of Women In Consulting and has led multiple other professional associations. She is a judge for the Edison Awards, which honor innovation and innovators. In 2016, Deb was named one of the Top 100 Women of Influence in Silicon Valley. She has worked in and for start-ups, Fortune 100 companies, as well as non-profits, and understands and conveys the perspectives and needs of each. Deb holds a MBA from the University of California, Berkeley and a BBA from the University of Michigan.

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