Gamaya winner of IMD startup competition
Every year IMD selects most fascinating and promising startups in Switzerland to work with talented and motivated IMD MBA and EMBA. Gamaya has been chosen as one of the 26 Swiss startups, and we are pleased for such appreciation of our company by the IMD, a world-class executive education institute. With the support of VentureLab, Investiere, CTI/KTI, IMDâ€™s alumni, past IMD startup competition winners and the Swiss VC and angel communities, this year brought the largest volume of high-quality and exciting Swiss ventures. Gamaya represents an example of high tech entrepreneurial venture in Switzerland, concentrating on a completely new business field of the airborne monitoring and diagnostics of farmland.
The IMD startup competition offers to work with a team of IMD MBA or Executive MBA to analyze/ challenge the business and work on concrete business issues, and to address for the expansion of the business (whether financing, sales, organization, growth, strategy and etc). Further details about the winners can be found at the Swiss startup news channel – StartupPicker. Previous winners of this competition have done tremendously well. In the recently announced Top 100 Swiss Startups, 6 of the Top 10 had worked with IMD MBA students, and 22 of the Top 100.
IMD business school is in Lausanne, Switzerland. It is one of the world’s premier business and management institutions. It offers the world’s best MBA program according to Forbes ranking in 2011, 2013. In 2014, it was ranked first in open programs worldwide by the Financial Times. For more details please refer to the official IMD web-site.
Gamaya, based in EPFL Innovation park, provides integrated services for large-scale airborne monitoring and diagnostics of farmland, thanks to its novel and unique hyperspectral imaging technology. Gamaya technology delivers high-resolution, high-precision diagnostics of crop diseases, the proliferation of invasive species and environmental stresses, which will facilitate the targeted delivery of the necessary treatments. The Gamaya hyperspectral imaging solution reduces the costs of both data acquisition and its processing by a factor of 10, while providing a 20-30% increase in yields for its customers. Gamaya makes the monitoring of vegetation a highly profitable business.