KeyLemons has won a number of awards, such as the Swiss Technology Award 2006, Red Herring Global 100 Award, Microsoft BisSpark Award, VentureKick Award Lift Asia Award and European Investor Summit Award. We feel this is due to the fact that KeyLemon is based on a great technology that solves real problems for customers.
Swiss Technology Award
KeyLemon's Technology won the first prize of the Swiss Technology Award in 2006.
Red Herring 100 Global Award
KeyLemon has been selected as a finalist for Red Herring's Global 100 Award, a prestigious list honoring the year's most promising private technology ventures from around the world.
Red Herring is a global media company uniting the world's best high-technology innovators, venture investors, and business decision-makers in a variety of forums: a leading innovation magazine, an online daily technology news service, technology newsletters, and major events for technology leaders around the globe. Red Herring provides an insider's view of the global innovation ecosystem, featuring unparalleled insights on the emerging technologies driving the economy.
For 10 years, Red Herring's editorial team has diligently surveyed entrepreneurship around the globe. Technology industry executives, investors, and observers have regarded the Red Herring 100 lists as an invaluable instrument to discover and advocate the promising startups that will lead the next wave of disruption and innovation.
Past award winners include Google, Yahoo!, Skype, Netscape, Salesforce.com, and YouTube.
Venture kick is an initiative of private investors and is regulated by the Fondation des Fondateurs. As an umbrella foundation, this is regulated by the Swiss Federal Supervisory Board of Foundations.
With Beat Schillig and Jordi Montserrat, venture kick has an experienced management team which is responsible for the operative management.
Qualified and competent specialists who make up the jury in different combinations are responsible for judging the projects in the course of the competition.
The strategy council defines the medium- and long-term goals and direction of venture kick. Igor Fisch (Selexis SA), Roger Schmid (ERNST GÖHNER STIFTUNG), Pascale Vonmont (GEBERT RÜF STIFTUNG) and Evelyn S. Braun (AVINA Stiftung) make up the strategy council.
Three foundations supported venture kick in the pilot phase: The GEBERT RÜF STIFTUNG, the ERNST GÖHNER STIFTUNG, the OPO-STIFTUNG and the AVINA STIFTUNG.
Lift Asia Award
Lift Asia has invited KeyLemon to present their Company in Jeju, Korea.
Lift will explore the most overlooked aspect of innovation: people. Known in techno-parlance as users, consumers, clients, participants, prosumers, citizens or activists, people ultimately define the success of all technological and entrepreneurial projects. They adopt or refute, promote or demote; embrace, reject, or re-purpose. Their approaches are unique, influenced by cultural and generational diversity. A decade after the rebirth of user-centered design and innovation, it is time to explore the myths and uncover the reality behind the "connected people".
European Investor Summit Award
KeyLemon was selected by the European Investor Summit as best company presentation.
This past 13 May 2009, Microsoft hosted the 6th Annual European Investor Summit in Prague, organized in conjunction with the EU SME Week. Entrepreneurs from across Europe had the occasion to present and grow their business by facilitating contacts to an experienced and international network of venture capital and corporate investors, strategic partners, expert advisers and senior Microsoft executives
The event fostered investment and partnership opportunities by bringing start-up companies together with finance and investment communities while highlighting their business potential. The forum showcased 15 presenting companies, for the most part stemming from the Bizspark initiative, and five student teams from Imagine Cup who presented before panels of investors
The conference program aimed at discussing how to better connect within the European Innovation ecosystem, and how to access capital at various levels on the 'ladder of finance'. It certainly provided for an outstanding networking opportunity for both entrepreneurs and other people in the industry.