The idea behind 42PLUS1 is simple.

42 is known as the answer to the ultimate question of life, the universe, and everything. This excerpt comes from the movie “Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy”. About the big big big startup universe, we all look for a specific answer to one question: “How am I to find investors and become visible among the many stars of the ever-growing startup universe?!

We are happy for the opportunity to feature so many awesome companies over the past years and see them succeed afterwards.

We are committed to transforming how we monitor blood sugar to improve the lives of diabetics and, in the future, help people prevent diabetes.
A biotech company offering proprietary high throughput cellular and tissue nano-organization technology to accelerate R&D in pharmaceutical, food and cosmetic (PFC) industries
At Dermagnostix, we pioneer molecular tests to advance clinical practice and improve patients’ lives.
By continuous real-time in-vivo monitoring, Fertigo increases the success rates of IVF treatments, determining the patient’s uterus readiness to implantation.
mk2 Biotechnologies develops, produces and investigates peptides using a revolutionary synthesis technology. Our innovative process allows the scalable and thus cost-efficient production of high-purity peptides for a broad range of applications.
We empower our clients in life science to establish biological knowledge through efficient reliable solutions and workflows that set the standard for protein analysis. Our team spirit, energy and commitment empower us to be creative and quality focused. A trusted partner with deeply rooted scientific experience.
Sleepiz is a certified Swiss medical device manufacturer and a spinoff of ETH Zurich. The company has been developing medical devices for the contactless medical measurement of sleep and breathing-related diseases since 2018.
FastFinder is intelligent software that tracks your sample throughout the workflow, reduces manual steps, ensures your assays are analyzed consistently and cuts data analysis time by 50% or more.

Meet our first ever 42PLUS1 winner – Alertgy

Alertgy, presented by the CEO Marc Rippen, has developed a 100% non-invasive, real-time, real blood glucometer that lasts a long time. As a cutting-edge biotech company they’re working to revolutionize the way diabetics and pre-diabetics manage their diabetes.