>>venture>> Kickoff Lausanne – 2023


18:00 - 22:00


EPFL Lausanne
Building BC , 1015 Lausanne
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Do you have a stellar idea and want to start your own business or not-for-profit? Or you already have your startup, and want to take it off the ground? Then this event is the perfect opportunity to get started!

Meet and interact with some of Lausanne’s most interesting startup scene people, including mentors, industry experts and investors. Learn about participating in >>venture>>, Switzerland’s leading startup competition and how you can earn up to CHF150K in non-dilutive cash prizes, a McKinsey business consulting package and mentorship by industry and entrepreneurial experts!

About >>venture>>:
>>venture>> is the leading competition for up-and-coming entrepreneurs in Switzerland awarding over CHF 500’000 in cash prizes. Founded by Dr. Thomas Knecht in 1997, the competition empowers young innovators to develop their business ideas into startup companies. A joint initiative of ETH Zurich, McKinsey & Company, Knecht Holding, Innosuisse and EPFL >>venture>> has been led by the >>venture>> foundation since 2013.


18:00 Doors open

18:30 – 18:35 Welcoming speech, Ursula Oesterle, EPFL Vice-President for Innovation

18:35 – 18:40 Intro to >>venture>>Lea Firmin, CEO of >>venture foundation>>

18:40 – 18:50 Margaux Peltier from Enerdrape, >>venture>> 2022 Grand Prize winner, talks about her experience from being a researcher to becoming an entrepreneur.

18:50 – 19:00 Introduction of the special guests

19:00 – 22:00 Booths & Apero

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