SoundSculpt wins the ZHAW Startup Challenge

Winterthur – SoundSculpt has emerged as the winner of the ZHAW Startup Challenge at Technopark Winterthur. The start-up uses 3D printing to produce elements for soundproofing workplaces from old textiles. Second place went to RISE, third place to RegioPilz and the jury prize to Bright Avenir.

The Zurich University of Applied Sciences(ZHAW) Startup Challenge 2024 has come to an end with the winners being honored at Technopark Winterthur. According to a press release from Startup Campus Switzerland, the winner of the final pitch event was the start-up SoundSculpt from Kine Baekkevold and Noémie Antonio. They use a 3D printer to produce elements for soundproofing workplaces from old textiles.

Cloud computing from Rise came in second place. Instead of using the power of physical devices, Rise uses the unlimited power of the Azure server infrastructure. The data is available on the individual devices with the same desktop and does not have to be exchanged with each other.

Third place went to RegioPilz. The start-up is already producing various freshly harvested and dried mushrooms for restaurants, retailers and private individuals on a substrate made from forest waste from the region, as well as a seasoning powder made from the glutamine in the mushrooms.

The jury prize went to Bright Avenir, which wants to set up a battery network. It is intended to store energy during peaks in the electricity grid, which are caused by the increasing number of solar cells, for example.

Since April, ZHAW students have been developing their business ideas in three workshops and individual coaching sessions. In addition to a free six-month membership in the RUNWAY Startup Incubator, the top three winners will receive services worth 3,000, 2,000 and 1,000 Swiss francs to realize their project. The winning team will also receive a main prize in the form of a startup trip, during which additional team experience can be gained. ce/mm

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