Your founding team should fullfill the following criteria:
- At least 2 team members
- Higher education background (student, employee, alumni)
Your business idea should match the following:
- existing and scalable business idea
- respectable market chances
- high level of innovation
We do not take any equity from your startup. As part of your RUNWAY membership, there is only a small monthly fee of CHF 200.
You can apply anytime!
Your application requires a complete pitch deck.
The RUNWAY Evaluation Committee (consisting of representatives from ZHAW, Technopark Winterthur and Zürcher Kantonalbank) will review your application. We will inform you as soon as possible!
About the RUNWAY Incubator
The RUNWAY Incubator
supports you and your startup in picking up speed, especially at the early and seed phase.
is open for ideas of any industry.
- is located at the Technopark Winterthur.
- is managed by the Institute of Innovation and Entrepreneurship of the ZHAW School of Management and Law.
- is addressing all founders in the startup ecosystem of the ZHAW and / or the broader region of Winterthur.
- is consortium member of STARTUP CAMPUS and offers access to their workshops, events and trainings.
We are the point of contact for all future entrepreneurs and startup in the broader region of Winterthur!
Blockflyer is a revolutionary payments solution which provides air travelers with one single currency in one single account for all of their frequent flyer miles. Through exchanging the miles into Blockflyer’s proprietary cryptocurrency, travelers can now spend their crypto at any of our partners regardless of alliances and mileage programs. We fundamentally rethink what a loyalty system can be and improve aging systems through our blockchain based approach, thus maximizing benefits for all parties involved.
Our vision is to sensitize people to a more conscious use of plastics. We give value to plastic and use it as a currency. In countries like Nicaragua, we organize events where people in local communities can pay for a meal with plastic bottles. We reduce plastic waste and simultaneously help the population to afford healthy food. With the collected plastic bottles, we build houses.
The long-term effects of muscle injuries and diseases on the body and our healthcare system are often underestimated. According to our calculations, 80% of the long-term costs after accidents could be saved if muscles could be thoroughly examined with a device immediately after an accident. However, it still takes many years of expertise to interpret the images of today's devices. Since such experts are not always and everywhere available, incomplete diagnoses inevitably arise. We want to build a medical all-round device, which can find all muscle problems by itself and, via crowd intelligence, make a diagnosis accessible to every medical professional.
Cyclops Fuel Cell Systems dedicate themselves to realizing the most efficient mobile power generator on the market. Engineered by two former ETH students, our systems ensure the power supply in challenging environments.
Whether on expeditions or specialized drones: We are where boundaries are overcome.
Delygate.com is an online marketplace which empowers users to outsource everyday tasks. Users describe the task including their budget. Community members then apply to complete the task. Posting a task is free and done in just a few clicks.
We feel passionate about giving our users their time back to focus on what matters to them from having more me time, to more quality time for loved ones or more time for their profession.
Delegate everyday tasks on Delygate.com!
myprofashional.com is a digital marketplace (two-sided platform), which allows two peer groups to connect online and meet in real live afterwards.
Our platform arranges physical (= offline) meetings between overwhelmed "Shoppers" who look for genuine, reliable fashion advice and "Profashionals" who provide new inspiration, contribute to more efficiency when shopping and share their neutral recommendations and styling tips with Shoppers.
Profashionals are competent stylists and fashion enthusiasts who can affordably be booked online for a joint shopping trip as brief as 1-hour.
Our platform operates independently of labels and manufacturers, offering personalized shopping experiences together with credible peers who have no incentive to sell.
NEXENIC develops a smart, innovative, self-heating lunchbox. With our lunchbox it is possible to reheat a lunch menu regardless of time and place in a short period of time. Our integrated steaming technology promises the best taste sensation. Thanks to the built-in rechargeable battery and the control through our app, it was never so easy to heat your meal.
Prognolite develops the solution for one of the biggest challenges in the hospitality industry – the number of spontaneous guests, which is hard to predict. An innovative tool visualizes turnover and staff-forecasts to help restaurant managers reduce food waste, personnel costs and waiting times.
Die ZHAW Spin-Off Firma Share your BICAR AG bietet eine innovative, zukunftsweisende und nachhaltige Sharing-Mobilitätslösung (genannt BICAR Mobility Solution) für Städte und Agglomerationen an, basierend auf einer free-floating verteilten Flotte von speziell entwickelten, emissionsfreien Fahrzeugen, den BICARs. Die Nutzung eines BICARs ist attraktiv für alle Kundengruppen, zu jeder Jahreszeit und bei jedem Wetter, und ermöglicht eine individuelle Mobilität auf Kurz- und Mittelstrecken. Die Implementation der BICAR Mobility Solution wird dazu beitragen, den innerstädtischen Raum vom Privatautoverkehr zu entlasten, ohne von den Nutzern Einbussen bei Komfort oder Flexibilität zu verlangen.
teildo.ch is a rental-website for products for practical or leisure activities. The range of goods focuses on products which are: expensive if purchased, rarely used, and in need of much space. The rental process is easy: the user can select a product, chose the rental period and the address where the product should be shipped. The product will be delivered with the Schweizerische Post to the client on the first day of rent. After the rental period has expired, the client can return the product with the Schweizerische Post.
We love to work with bees. Vatorex co-founder Willi Brunner has been a beekeeper for more than 50 years. As a trained biologist, he puts the bee's health at the center of his efforts. Only conscientious beekeeping can sustainably promote the health of the honey bees. Vatorex is passionate about simplifying the everyday life of beekeepers. The ideas and innovations enhance hive-productivity and the joy of apiculture.
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Thursday, 25.04.2019, 6pm
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