Swiss'Up Meets Flyability - Episode 4

Flyability, the scale-up that flies over success

Flyability builds safe drones for inaccessible places and their aim is to make industrial inspection and exploration safe, quick and economic.

In this episode, Patrick Thévoz, the CEO of Flyability takes us through their journey of becoming a successful Scale-Up, from 2 founders to 75 employees in 5 years. Flyability won numerous awards such as the Drones for Good Award and has been in the top 4 of the top 100 Swiss Startups since 2015. Patrick shares advice for entrepreneurs and gives his experienced view on the Swiss startup ecosystem and how he foresees the upcoming future.

From the global drone industry, business strategy, the Swiss tax regulation, the challenge of being a CEO to the importance of having role models, this podcast is inspirational for entrepreneurs who are starting their businesses, for people working in the ecosystem, for other scale-up founders and for listeners who are looking of an inspirational hour.

I wish you enjoy our discussion and if you wish to know more about Flyability and be put in touch with them, do not hesitate to get in touch via the Contact Form.

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Flyability: Website

Courtesy of Flyability - Flyability Co-Founders: Patrick Thévoz, CEO and Dr Adrien Briod, CTO

Courtesy of Flyability - Flyability Co-Founders: Patrick Thévoz, CEO and Dr Adrien Briod, CTO

Swiss'Up Meets the EPFL Hyperloop Team (EPFLoop) - Episode 3

The EPFL Hyperloop Team: a Swiss success story

Last year, as a first time applicant to the globally known Space X Hyperloop competition, the EPFL Hyperloop Team not only outdid thousands of applicants and participants but arrived in first place in terms of reliability and in third position for speed.

From underdogs to winners, the EPFL Hyperloop Team is on to win this year’s Hyperloop Competition.

Swiss’Up met the team to share their story and how they are pushing the boundaries of transportation.

In this episode, Swiss'Up sat down with three key members of the EPFL Hyperloop Team, Lorenzo Benedetti who is the EPFL HyperLoop Team Lead, Nicolas Paltenghi who is the Mechanical Team Leader and Théophane Dimier who is the Propulsion Team Leader.

Following the team's success at last year's Hyperloop competition at Space X's HQ in California, we come back on their experience, on what makes them a successful team and on some technical aspects behind building a high-speed pod. We also talk about their preparation to win the 2019 Hyperloop Competition.

Tune in and listen to their inspiring project and support them in making Switzerland shine around the world.

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The EPFLoop Team

The EPFLoop Team

The EPFLoop pod

The EPFLoop pod

Swiss'Up meets Visium - Episode 2

We met Alen who is the CEO of Visium in their offices at the EPFL Innovation Park in Lausanne, Switzerland.

Visium’s mission is to democratize the access to Artificial Intelligence. It currently offers Machine Learning solutions to companies and will also offer solutions to the wider public in a later stage.

Visium was founded less than one year ago but it already has twelve full time employees and a wide portfolio of clients.

In the podcast, we talk about Artificial Intelligence, creating a startup in Switzerland, what Visium has accomplished so far and concrete examples of their work. We also talked about the need for people to be bold and believe in their dreams.

You can find more information about Visium on their website: and I also invite you to reach out to them if you’d like to work with them.

I hope you enjoy the podcast and feel free to reach out for feedback!

Visium and its fast-growing team!

Visium and its fast-growing team!

Swiss'Up meets Kosmos - Episode 1

Swiss'Up met with Can and his team who are based in San Francisco and created a startup that aims to create the school of the future.

Kosmos is a Virtual Reality school. It is aimed at students who wish to learn specific topics, such as building rockets, in a fun and hands-on way. Kosmos enables students to take classes on topics that may not be given in their schools and to discover and develop their knowledge and experience by interacting virtually with the content developed by professors. Kosmos gives children access to wider knowledge wherever they are in the world.

In this episode, Can talked about setting up a startup in San Francisco and the differences with his experience with setting up businesses in Switzerland (he was the co-founder of Chimpy) and gives his opinion on entrepreneurship in Switzerland.

If you're interested in signing up for a course and learn how to build a rocket you can already register on

You can find a video on Kosmos and what they are building below.

Tune in and Enjoy!