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Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne
Startup Competition 2018

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  • Voting for this year's Audience Award open!

    These are the Top 5 of the Business Idea competition. They are portrayed in short pieces - vote now (click here for French) for your favourite team & select the winner of 2018's audience award!

  • investor day

    Upcoming: Investor Day

    Take the opportunity to meet investors through 1-1 meetings and pitch your project to them during our investor day in Lausanne on June 25.

  • Award Ceremony

    Upcoming: Award Ceremony

    Come join us to celebrate the winners of the 2018 edition of >>venture>> on June 25 at EPFL

  • >>venture>> kick-off 2016 Lausanne

    Go on Facebook to read some stories from >>venture>> 2018 teams

    Check out our social media (Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn) and look up for #VentureBroadcast to discover some interesting stories from >>venture>> 2018 teams

  • Speed coaching @ ETH Zurich 2017

    Coaching still open!

    Take the opportunity to bring your idea or plan further. The >>venture>> coaching offer (free of charge for participants) is open until the Award Ceremony (June 25, 2018).

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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