In the days leading up to Halloween, the entrepreneurial pulse quickened as we proudly launched the 2024 edition of the >>venture>> startup competition in Zurich and Lausanne. The convergence of seasoned entrepreneurs, industry experts, startup coaches, investors, and support organizations set the stage for the kind of collaborative journey >>venture>> is known for.
The excitement kicked off in Zurich with a warm welcome from Frank Floessel, Head of ETH Entrepreneurship. Meanwhile, André Catana, Head of Unit of the Venture Builder at the Vice Presidency of Innovation, EPFL, delivered an engaging welcome speech that captivated the audience at the Lausanne event. Their opening remarks resonated with the innovative spirit that defines the >>venture>> community.
The keynote speech in Zurich was delivered by Maximilian Moser, co-founder & CTO of Biosimo, our 2023 Grand Prize Winner, while Tom Bertrand, co-founder of Bearmind and 2023 ICT 1st place winner, took the stage in Lausanne. Their insights provided valuable perspectives on their journey with >>venture>>.
A sincere thank you goes out to our extensive >>venture>> network, whose steadfast support contributed significantly to the success of the events in both cities:
Mentors & Jurors
Kathrin Wolff Schmandt
Nikko Karlo Robles
Peter A. Plötz
Mentors & Jurors
Pierre Henri Pingeon
Boostbar: Johannes Lermann
Pipra: John Klepper
Openversum: Laura Stocco
DeepPsy: Mateo de Bardeci
Rea Diagnostics SA: Erick García-Cordero
Daphne Technology: Juan Mario Michan
ZIZAN!A Biobotanica: Tulipan Zollinger
Voltiris: Xavier Da Costa
QBIT Capital AG: Georges Khneysser
SICTIC: Magdalena Tarasinska
Business Angels Switzerland: Nicole Zingg
C.G. Consulting Group: Carlo Guareschi
Sensile Technologies: Cédric Morel
NewOak SA: Davide Verda
Serpentine Ventures: Dominique Gruhl-Bégin
Business Angels Switzerland: Emre Acikel
Fongit: Enrico Bergamini
Salus Partners: Fariba Hashemi
Lightbird Ventures: Henrik Reimavuo
Wingman Ventures: Maxime Baube
We leave you with a few photos from the evenings!
As these events draw to a close, the >>venture>> community leaves with fresh perspectives, new connections, and heightened inspiration. The launch of >>venture>> 2024 not only marks the beginning of a new edition but also reinforces our commitment to fostering innovation in Switzerland. We eagerly look forward to the transformative journeys that will unfold for our participants in the months ahead.