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Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne
Startup Competition 2018

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  • Speed coaching @ ETH Zurich 2017

    Upcoming: Speed coaching

    Take the opportunity to meet coaches, establish new contacts and find a suitable coach during our speed coaching events, on February 27 in Zurich and March 1 in Lausanne

  • IPI 2 Lausanne 2017

    Upcoming: Patent search workshop

    Join us in Zurich on March 13 and in Lausanne on March 15 to deep-dive on the subjects of the preceding IP seminar and a workshop in which you will conduct your own patent search.

  • Pitching workshop 2016

    Upcoming: Pitching workshop

    Improve your presentation and pitching decks in this workshop held by Jean-Pierre Vuilleumier, in Zurich on March 13 and Lausanne on March 15

  • Business plan booster 2016

    Upcoming: Business Plan booster

    Discuss specific questions and challenges your business faces with 3 coaches though these 1-1 meetings, in Zurich on March 17 and Lausanne on March 24.

  • Speed dating Zurich 2017

    Upcoming: Startup speed dating

    Are you interested in joining a startup or find your cofounders? Join us at the business plan boosters in Zurich on March 20 and in Lausanne on March 22

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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Sponsors

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Avaloq
BCV
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Bühler
Clariant
Credit Suisse
Datwyler
Die Post
EY
Geberit
Hilti
IGE / IPI
Johnson & Johnson
Leister
LEM
Molecular Partners
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Nestlé
Novartis
Orell Füssli
Roche
Six Group
Sonova
Swiss Re
UBS
Vermögenszentrum
Media Partner
SRF
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RTS
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Tamedia
Technical Partner
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