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Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne
Startup Competition 2018

Latest News

  • Ranking top 5 Business Ideas

    The winner of the business idea stream of >>venture2018>> is Artiria Medical, 2nd: Microcaps, 3rd: Rapid Graft 4th: Swiss Prosthetics 5th: Embryospin - congrats to the winners!

  • Startup Videos of top 5 Business Plans

    Find portraying pieces about our top 5 Business Plans on Vimeo!

  • Top 5 videos on "Le court du jour"

    Find the top 5 videos of the business idea winners on "le court du jour" (rts)!

  • 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).

  • How to protect your ideas

    You have a technical innovation or a great business idea and want to protect it? Have a look at this video from the IPI: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PVOpo0pJLnc&t=5s

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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