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Startup Competition 2017

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  • Venture Kick-off Lausanne 2016

    Register for >>venture>> 2017

    Regsitration for >>venture>> 2017 is open. Enter Switzerland’s leading start-up competition!

  • Dr. Thomas Knecht: New ETH honorary council

    Dr. Thomas Knecht: New ETH honorary council

    During this year’s ETH Day >>venture>> founder Dr. Thomas Knecht has been named honorary council by the ETH Zurich.

  • >>venture>> Kick-off Zurich 2016

    >>venture>> 2017 Kickoffs

    Join us and get to know the >>venture>> network. We kick off >>venture>> 2017 in Lausanne (EPFL) on February 13th and Zürich (ETH) on February 16th.

  • Assited patent search free-of-charge

    Registered Business Plan projects are eligible to receive a voucher for a one-on-one assisted patent search at the offices of the Swiss Federal Institute of Intellectual Property (IPI)

  • Submission deadline 2017

    The deadline to hand in your Business Plans and Business Ideas in >>venture>>’s 2017 edition is on April 12, 2017.

why participate?


Be inspired by 150+ experienced coaches. Their competent support is a key success factor in the »venture» competition. You will benefit from receiving constructive, and personalized feedback. Our coaches are successful entrepreneurs and managers from a variety of industry sectors, as well as investors, lawyers, and professors. They support the teams on a voluntary basis throughout the entire competition.


Make valuable contacts that can help you start a successful business. Meet potential new team members, coaches, »venture» alumni and key players from the Swiss start-up scene at our events. Get in touch with investors, get feedback from experienced jurors and earn the chance to present your start-up to the »venture» advisory board.


The media will follow »venture» 2017 closely. Winning a prize will give your business idea and your future company valuable publicity. Feedback from coaches, jurors, and investors as well as pitch trainings will help you to develop and sharpen your business.

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