Kickoff 2017 Lausanne

Date: Monday February 13, 2017
Time: 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm 
Location:  EPFL Rolex Learning Center

Join us to kick off >>venture>> 2017 and to celebrate the 20 years anniversary of the premier Swiss-wide startup competition. You will have the opportunity to learn more about  >>venture>> and its history, as well as connect with the organizers, coaches, and alumni. To celebrate the 20 years of >>venture>> we are proud to announce a number of distinguished alumni speakers and guests. The program will also contain a panel discussion lead by >>venture>> 2016 business idea finalists SUINCoL. SUINCoL will ask questions about the competition to a panel of former participants, finalists and winners, and part of the strong >>venture>> network.

Agenda of the evening:
6:30-6:40 pm Welcome & Introduction: Dr. Thomas Knecht (Founder of >>venture>>, Chairman Knecht Holding)
6:40-6:50 pm 20 years of >>venture>>: Prof. Dr. Martin Vetterli (President EPFL, >>venture>> winner 1998)
6:50-7:00 pm Participate in >>venture>> 2017: Dr. Lea Firmin (CEO >>venture foundation>>)
7:00-7:10 pm Meet today’s winners: SUINCoL, Hans Mattias Larsson (>>venture>> business idea winner 2016)
7:10-7:45 pm

SUINCoL’s burning questions to >>venture>>: panel discussion with former participants

  • Dr. Romain Boichat (Partner at Corpus Health SA, >>venture>> coach and juror, participant 2002)
  • Dr. Bettina Ernst (CEO PRECLIN Biosystems AG, >>venture>> juror, winner 2008)
  • Deborah Heintze (COO Lunaphore, >>venture>> winner 2014)
  • Prof. Dr. Martin Vetterli (President EPFL, >>venture>> winner 1998)
7:45 pm Networking & Apéro riche


EPFL Rolex Center
Route Cantonale
1015 Lausanne

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