Meet the 2021 Incubator Cohort
26 Februar 2021 - Impact Hub Basel
The Impact Hub Basel Incubator is a local 1- year incubator program supporting impact-driven post-ideation startups in Basel who contribute positively to the SDGs. We support in developing and professionalizing their businesses with workshops, continuous mentoring and coaching, and free workspace in the buzzing, inspiring Impact Hub Basel at Dreispitz, Basel.

We had the pleasure of welcoming the following startups into the 2021 Incubator program, and invite you to join us for the official Kick-off event on Tuesday 2 March 2021! Meet the teams, ask questions, and even find ways to get involved if you’d like.

Terrabiom is a soil regeneration company which transforms highly degraded lands into regenerative opportunities. Few things matter more to humans than soils. They are the foundation of food production and security, they are Earth’s largest water filter and storage tank, they contain more carbon than all above-ground vegetation, and they are the home to a tremendous diversity of organisms of key importance to ecosystem processes. With one-third of global soils degraded—and the trend increasing—we must turn this around. Terrabiom has the knowledge to do so.

By partnering with companies, governments, people and nature to tackle the 21st centuries’ biggest environmental challenges, they develop and co-create solutions to recover, regenerate, and valorize the value of soils.

LIVO is a modular and self-sufficient small building with 40m2 of living space. Due to the building envelope made of solid wood, practically no heating is necessary. The water, electricity and sewage system allows self-sufficient living for at least 20 days.

Due to its modular construction, the small building can be transported by truck to a new location and reassembled within one day. Reusable screw foundations offer almost unlimited location possibilities. LIVO does not produce waste, it recycles it. Modular and self-sufficient, cycle thinking and climate neutral.

Dedomena is an innovative, globally-scalable SaaS data analysis portal designed to take urban planning to the next level. We enable city-makers, governments, and businesses to understand and quantify neighborhood life using social data to better plan, design, manage and promote local activities.

Dedomena will soon link a big variety of data sources for Switzerland to gain comprehensive, reliable and actionable (near) real-time insights that can be viewed at any time on a single web-portal, to increase real estate use, local economic development and community connectedness.

VYN is not only a sneaker brand. Through their circular system of wear, care, repair and the engagement of the customer, the sneaker’s lifetime gets extended by multiple times and reduces environmental waste drastically.

Natural resources are dwindling and landfills are overflowing. Every year 25 billion pairs of footwear are produced with a lifespan of 1-2 years. Europe alone disposes of 2.5 billion pairs into landfills every year. Away from a passive consumption behavior towards an active wear, care, repair experience, VYN provides a newly constructed sneaker with replaceable parts, tools for the shoe care and inspirational instructions. Their sneakers are made in Italy from premium materials that have been consciously sourced – from the German leathers, the unique Italian sole unit, to the Portuguese cork insole.

VYN fosters a responsible, hands-on and joyful interaction for the customer with the product, and stands by the mindset “buy less, appreciate more, love for longer.”

Help’n’Trade is a technology startup, which builds next generation marketplace application for small local businesses and consumers. On Help’n’Trade, business owners can open local e-shops with few clicks, become discoverable in a chosen location and sell their services directly to customers. On the other hand, as a consumer you have a choice to purchase a service from a professional service provider, or you ask for help your neighbour and exchange skills, goods and services in the process. Help’n’Trade marketplace for “everything local” helps the local economy, fuels the local communities and cuts your CO2 footprint by 25% on average. Drive sustainability by acting locally.

We are so excited to see what the next ten months bring! Join us on Tuesday 2 March at the official Incubator Kick-off event to meet these fantastic startups. Grab your favorite beverage, log on and bring all your questions. And stay tuned…we plan on providing more in-depth discussions, videos and blogs on these inspiring entrepreneurs. See you Tuesday!

Carrie Aikman