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Startup Competition 2016

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  • >>venture>> 2016 winning teams are

    Business plan: 1. T3 Pharma 2. TreatED 3. Lymphatica 4. ComfyLight 5. Peripal

    Business idea: 1. theMOFcompany 2. hemoTUNE 3. Daphne 4. Insolight 5. SUINCol

  • Award Ceremony 2016: And the winners are...

    Business plan: T3 Pharma 

    Business idea: theMOFcompany

    Congratulations to all top 5 teams! 

  • Business plan winner 1

    >>venture>> 2016 business plan winner: T3 Pharma, next generation cancer therapy 

  • Business idea winner 1

    >>venture>> 2016 business idea winner 1: theMOFcompany, new generation of porous nanomaterials with the largest surface areas ever observed.

  • >>venture>> graduates to the top

    Present to Our Participants: "The Success Formula for Start-Ups"

    All participating teams will get a copy of the recent book featuring 10 top »venture» graduates as role models for the next to come.

why participate?

Coaching

Be inspired by 200+ experienced coaches. Their competent support is a key success factor in the »venture» competition. You will benefit from receiving competent, 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.

Network

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.

Impact

The media will follow »venture» 2016 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.

Upcoming events

  • Kick off
    EPFL
    Route Cantonale
    1015 Lausanne
    Date: 
    Tuesday, February 3, 2015 - 18:30
    03. Feb 2015
  • Kick off
    ETH
    Rämistrasse 101
    8092 Zürich
    Date: 
    Thursday, February 5, 2015 - 18:30
    05. Feb 2015
  • Speed Dating
    EPFL
    Route Cantonale
    1015 Lausanne
    Date: 
    Tuesday, February 24, 2015 - 18:30
    24. Feb 2015
  • Speed Dating
    ETH
    Rämistrasse 101
    8092 Zurich
    Date: 
    Wednesday, February 25, 2015 - 18:30
    25. Feb 2015
  • Speed Coaching
    EPFL
    Route Cantonale
    1015 Lausanne
    Date: 
    Tuesday, March 3, 2015 - 18:30
    03. Mar 2015
  • Speed Coaching
    ETH
    Rämistrasse 101
    8092 Zürich
    Date: 
    Thursday, March 5, 2015 - 18:30
    05. Mar 2015
  • Business Plan Booster
    EPFL
    Route Cantonale
    1015 Lausanne
    Date: 
    Saturday, March 14, 2015 - 09:45
    14. Mar 2015
  • Business Plan Booster
    ETH
    Rämistrasse 101
    8092 Zürich
    Date: 
    Saturday, March 21, 2015 - 09:45
    21. Mar 2015
  • Clinic
    EPFL
    Route Cantonale
    1015 Lausanne
    Date: 
    Tuesday, March 31, 2015 - 18:30
    31. Mar 2015
  • Clinic
    ETH
    Rämistrasse 101
    8092 Zürich
    Date: 
    Wednesday, April 1, 2015 - 18:30
    01. Apr 2015
  • Meet the investors
    ETH, HG E7
    Rämistrasse 101
    8092 Zürich
    Date: 
    Thursday, April 30, 2015 - 18:30
    30. Apr 2015
  • Pitching Workshop
    ETH
    Rämistrasse 101
    8092 Zürich
    Date: 
    Monday, May 11, 2015 - 18:30
    11. May 2015
  • Pitching Workshop
    EPFL
    Route Cantonale
    1015 Lausanne
    Date: 
    Tuesday, May 12, 2015 - 18:30
    12. May 2015
  • Meet support organizations
    EPFL
    Route Cantonale
    1015 Lausanne
    Date: 
    Tuesday, May 26, 2015 - 18:30
    26. May 2015
  • Meet support organizations
    Technopark Zürich
    Technoparkstrasse 1
    8005 Zürich
    Date: 
    Thursday, May 28, 2015 - 18:30
    28. May 2015
  • Investor Day
    ETH
    Rämistrasse 101
    8092 Zürich
    Date: 
    Monday, June 15, 2015 - 13:00
    15. Jun 2015
  • Award Ceremony
    ETH
    Rämistrasse 101
    8092 Zürich
    Date: 
    Monday, June 15, 2015 - 18:30
    15. Jun 2015
  • Kick-Off Lausanne
    EPFL
    Route Cantonal
    1015 Lausanne
    Date: 
    Tuesday, February 9, 2016 - 18:30
    09. Feb 2016
  • Kick-off
    ETH Zürich
    Rämistrasse 101
    8092 Zürich
    Date: 
    Wednesday, February 10, 2016 - 18:30
    10. Feb 2016
  • Speed Dating
    ETH Zürich
    Rämistrasse 101
    8092 Zürich
    Date: 
    Thursday, February 25, 2016 - 19:00
    25. Feb 2016
  • EPFL
    Route Cantonale
    1015 Lausanne
    Date: 
    Monday, February 29, 2016 - 18:30
    29. Feb 2016
  • Speed Coaching
    ETH Zürich
    Rämistrasse 101
    8092 Zürich
    Date: 
    Thursday, March 3, 2016 - 19:00
    03. Mar 2016
  • Speed Dating
    EPFL
    Route Cantonale
    1015 Lausanne
    Date: 
    Monday, March 7, 2016 - 18:30
    07. Mar 2016
  • IGE
    ETH Zürich
    Rämistrasse 101
    8092 Zürich
    Date: 
    Thursday, March 10, 2016 - 18:30
    10. Mar 2016
  • IGE
    EPFL
    Route Cantonal
    1015 Lausanne
    Date: 
    Tuesday, March 15, 2016 - 17:00
    15. Mar 2016
  • IGE 2
    ETH Zürich
    Rämistrasse 101
    8092 Zürich
    Date: 
    Thursday, April 7, 2016 - 09:00
    07. Apr 2016
  • Business Plan Booster
    EPFL
    Route Cantonal
    1015 Lausanne
    Date: 
    Saturday, April 9, 2016 - 10:00
    09. Apr 2016
  • IGE 2
    EPFL
    Route Cantonale
    1015 Lausanne
    Date: 
    Tuesday, April 12, 2016 - 13:30
    12. Apr 2016
  • Business Plan Booster
    ETH Zürich
    Rämistrasse 101
    8092 Zürich
    Date: 
    Saturday, April 16, 2016 - 09:00
    16. Apr 2016
  • Clinic
    EPFL
    Route Cantonale
    1015 Lausanne
    Date: 
    Monday, April 18, 2016 - 18:30
    18. Apr 2016
  • Clinic
    ETH Zürich
    Rämistrasse 101
    8092 Zürich
    Date: 
    Thursday, April 21, 2016 - 18:30
    21. Apr 2016
  • Deadline
    Business plan and
    business idea deadline
    Date: 
    Thursday, April 28, 2016 (All day)
    28. Apr 2016
  • Deadline
    Submit online!
    - -
    Date: 
    Thursday, April 28, 2016 - 23:45
    28. Apr 2016
  • ETH Zürich
    Rämistrasse 101
    8092 Zürich
    Date: 
    Thursday, May 12, 2016 - 18:30
    12. May 2016
  • EPFL
    Route Cantonale
    1015 Lausanne
    Date: 
    Monday, May 23, 2016 - 18:30
    23. May 2016
  • Meet Suport Organizations
    ETH Zürich
    Rämistrasse 101
    8092 Zurich
    Date: 
    Thursday, May 26, 2016 - 18:30
    26. May 2016
  • Meet Support Organizations
    EPFL
    Route Cantonal
    1015 Lausanne
    Date: 
    Tuesday, May 31, 2016 - 18:30
    31. May 2016
  • Pitching Workshop
    ETH Zurich
    Rämistrasse 101
    8092 Zurich
    Date: 
    Thursday, June 23, 2016 - 08:00
    23. Jun 2016
  • Pitching Workshop
    Hallerstrasse 2
    3012 Bern
    Date: 
    Friday, June 24, 2016 - 08:00
    24. Jun 2016
  • Pitching Workshop
    EPF Lausanne
    Route Cantonale
    1015 Lausanne
    Date: 
    Monday, June 27, 2016 - 08:00
    27. Jun 2016
  • investor day
    ETH Zürich
    Rämistrasse 101
    8092 Zürich
    Date: 
    Thursday, June 30, 2016 - 13:00
    30. Jun 2016
  • Speed Coaching
    Rämistrasse 101
    ETH Zurich
    8092 Zurich
    Date: 
    Thursday, June 30, 2016 - 16:30
    30. Jun 2016
  • Award ceremony 2015
    ETH Zurich
    Rämistrasse 101
    8092 Zurich
    Date: 
    Thursday, June 30, 2016 - 18:30
    30. Jun 2016

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