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According to the SharpSheets, DayOne is one of Europe’s top 14 HealthTech Accelerators 

SharpSheets is a start-up that builds expert templates for tech ventures in fundraising, forecasting, and valuation, all through programming and Investment Banking. In one of their latest articles, they listed their top picks for the best start-up accelerators and incubators dedicated to Healthtech and Medtech start-ups in Europe. DayOne was named to be amongst the top accelerators and incubators for 2022.

In the same line, StartupBlink’s latest ranking release showed Basel holds an outstanding performance within Westen Europe and Switzerland. StartupBlink is one of the world’s most comprehensive start-up ecosystem maps. It has tens of thousands of coworking spaces, ventures, and accelerators listed by city, country, and industry. Their annual reports and ranking tables provide useful information for important decisions on relocation, investment, and research. 

As reported by their newest ranking scores: 

  • Basel is #3 top city performing in the Start-up Ecosystem in Health in Western Europe and #1 in Switzerland.
  • Basel is also the #2 top city for all kinds of start-ups in Switzerland. 

Following along StartupBlink´s ranking release, Dearlroom. co recently published “The Swiss start-up ecosystem in numbers” report. This global data platform for intelligence on start-ups, innovation, high-growth companies, ecosystems, and investment strategies, analyzed the performance of our region in 2021 and found that: 

  • Switzerland’s health tech ecosystem attracted over 40% of all VC funding in 2021
  • 50% of all VC activity in Switzerland since 2015 was invested in health tech start-ups.

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Why is DayOne among the best accelerators? 

Since its launch in 2018, we have built a platform for collaborative innovation across disciplines and industries. We have done so by accelerating startups, launching catalyst projects, and hosting events to bring healthcare innovation ventures forward. Consequently, we have a community of more than 2000 healthcare innovators, accelerated 20 digital health companies, and 131 employees.

The Accelerator program is customized based on the individual needs of each selected team to maximize their odds of success. Newly added this year, the ventures will each receive up to 15’000 CHF funding for targeted activities. This will contribute to developing them into sustainable and investible businesses. Moreover, the program culminates with a Demo Day event showcasing the teams and their progress.

This year the DayOne Accelerator will launch three verticals to accelerate digital ventures in the field of life science and medical devices. Subsequently, there will be up to 100’000 CHF available for 25 digital health and medtech ventures each year:

  • Digital Health Nation for early-stage digital health solutions and a Swiss-wide public-private consortium, powered by Innosuisse
  • DayOne Tech for advanced medical technologies and devices at the interface of the microtechnology and manufacturing industry.
  • DayOne Health 4.0 calling for its 5th cohort, for early to mid-stage ventures at the interface with pharma

Basel’s location is eminent for success 

The Basel Area is home to many leading international companies and a growing number of innovators. According to the latest Swiss Venture Capital Report, investments in Swiss start-ups increased by 44% last year. The gravitational attraction of the Basel Area has made it Europe’s leading healthcare hub at the intersection between Switzerland, Germany, and France. 

Basel is among the most future-oriented cities in Europe. fDi Intelligence has investigated the most important tech cities across Europe and Basel secured the top spot for cities up to 350’000 people. In terms of foreign direct investment strategies, the Basel Area was ranked second among the regions with a population of up to 1,5 Mio people.  

The value of a cluster comes not from simply having the pieces in the same geographic region. It’s also in the process of collaboration between the institutions, individuals, and structural and financial support to grow. Focused government support is available through the area’s three cantons as well as Basel Area Business & Innovation

At DayOne, we believe that healthcare can only evolve if it advances hand in hand with collaborative innovation, creating the openness and the right environment for its implementation. Above all, this is where DayOne, as a dedicated healthcare innovation initiative situated in midst of one of the world’s leading life science clusters, is already making the difference.

Click here to consult StartupBlink’s ranking sheet, here to read Dealroom’s report, and here to check Sharp Sheets’ article.

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