CogniPet™ in the development program of Innosuisse and Venturelab


The Swiss start-up CogniPet™ has been accepted for state funding by Innosuisse and Venturelab for its blockchain and AI-based pet platform. Thus CogniPet™ will receive advisory support in the field of Initial Coaching and Business Growth.

CogniPet™, which was recently specified by the renowned tech magazine Cointelegraph under ‘10 Blockchain Ideas That Are Out OF This World, or May Change It‘, has also found honourable acknowledgement in its homeland. Acceptance by Innosuisse and Venturelab is almost considered a knighthood in the Swiss startup scene. “That’s a fantastic door opener; after all, we’re being recognized by a country that ranks first in the Global Innovation Index 2019,” says Vincenzo Vento, CEO of CogniPet™. In addition to coaching and workshops, CogniPet™ can also benefit from subsidies for international appearances, such as a presence in the Swiss Pavilion at CES in Las Vegas.

Innosuisse assessment criteria

  • The degree of innovation of your business idea, measured by the current state of the art and market competitiveness.
  • The market potential of your business idea.
  • The applicant’s potential to implement their business idea.
  • Performance to date and growth potential are taken into account for approvals for scale-up coaching.

About CogniPet™

The Swiss startup CogniPet™ is backed by an eight-member international team of blockchain, IT, marketing and legal specialists with headquarters in Zurich. The business activity comprises the development and marketing of an emotional pet app with a commission-based purchase mediation between breeders and owners including a rating function. Thanks to blockchain and recognition technology, animals receive a certified digital identity in the system with traceable assignment of genealogical and medical data.


Vincenzo Vento
Wehntalerstrasse 596
8046 Zurich
+41 76 690 61 64
[email protected]