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Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne
Startup Competition 2017

Latest News

  • Business Plan Booster

    Upcoming: Business Plan Booster in Lausanne

    This coming Saturday in Lausanne, we invite you to join us at our Business Plan Booster, where you will be able to work on your plans with our coaches.

  • New: >>venture>> award

    Welcome to >>venture>>’s latest feature: Our media partners SRF and RTS present the business idea audience award. Get extraordinary visibility and win additional 10000 CHF!

  • Venture Kick-off Lausanne 2016

    Register for >>venture>> 2017

    Registration for >>venture>> 2017 is open. Enter Switzerland’s leading startup 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.

  • Assisted 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)

why participate?

Coaching

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.

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 startup scene at our events. Get in touch with investors, get feedback from experienced jurors, obtain intellectual property support, receive pitch trainings, and earn the chance to present your startup to the »venture» advisory board.

Impact

The media will follow »venture» 2017 closely. Winning a prize will give your business idea and your future company valuable publicity. Business idea winners will see their ideas boosted by a startup consulting package powered by McKinsey & Company and by monetary prizes. Business plan winners will receive significant cash prizes and the opportunity to present to investors. 

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EY
Franke
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IGE / IPI
Johnson & Johnson
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Nestlé
Novartis
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Roche
Six Group
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Swisscom
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Vermögenszentrum
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SRF
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RTS
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Tamedia
Technical Partner
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