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Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne
Startup Competition 2017

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  • Knecht, Ammann

    June 19 Highlights

    The venture 2017 edition is officially over. The Investor Day and Award Ceremony on June 19, 2017 was a great success, which is highlighted by the following photo selection.

  • Award Ceremony 2017: And the winners are...

    Business plan: Lumigbo

    Business idea: reflectUS

    >>venture>> Audience Award presented by Swiss Radio and Television (SRF/RTS): TWIICE

    Congratulations to all top 5 teams! 

  • Business plan ranking

    The final >>venture>> 2017 business plan ranking:

    1st place: Lumigbo

    2nd place: Haelixa

    3rd place: Rainbow Biosystem

    4th place: Vibwife

    5th place: ASTROCAST

  • Business idea ranking

    The final >>venture>> 2017 business idea ranking:

    1st place: reflectUS

    2nd: Struckd
    3rd: PeakProfiling
    4th: TWIICE
    5th: Komp-ACT

  • Top 5 videos are availiable on youtube

    Videos of top 5 business plans

    The short videos about our business plan winners shown at our award ceremony are available online on vimeo.

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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