Investor Day

20 November 2019
EPFL Campus

Learn about EPFL’s many promising startups

EPFL is one of the world’s most entrepreneurship-oriented universities and is sometimes referred to as the MIT of Europe. Our university is very young yet routinely ranks among the top 20 engineering schools worldwide. And we are home to a vibrant entrepreneurial ecosystem flush with initiatives and backed by generous government support. A number of our startups have recently gone public or been acquired by the likes of Intel and Apple. But the most visible impact of our startups should emerge in the coming decade.

Our first Investor Day will be held on 20 November 2019 as part of our year-long 50th anniversary celebration. Attendees will have the perfect opportunity to learn about many of our startups – from budding enterprises to late-stage companies.

Don’t miss this chance to be part of what Forbes calls “a serious competitor to California for technologies, people and funding that will power the world’s fourth socio-economic revolution.”

   1st part – conference open to all
   Forum Rolex Learning Center

Welcome coffee and registration

Opening Speech by Martin Vetterli, President of EPFL, and Marc Gruber, Vice President for Innovation

Keynote: Neil Rimer, Index Ventures

Panel Discussion


   2nd part – conference only accessible to investors
   Campus EPFL

Parallel Pitch Sessions

Lunch and networking

Parallel Pitch Sessions
Closing and apero

Date: 20 November 2019

Venue: Forum Rolex Learning Center

Please note that the opening conference – followed by the panel discussion – is open to all. Participation is free of charge but requires a registration.

Event will be held in English.

The continuation of the event is on invitation-only and for investors only. It will take place on the EPFL campus.
For any investor, you can obtain an invitation by sending us your contact details.

Martin Vetterli, EPFL President
Patrick Aebischer, former EPFL President
Marc Gruber, EPFL Vice President for Innovation
Edouard Bugnion, George Candea, Grégoire Courtine, Christophe Moser, Philippe Renaud and Amin Shokrollahi, EPFL professors
Andrea Pfeifer, cofounder & CEO of AC Immune
Daniel Borel, cofounder of Logitech
Aymeric Sallin, founder & CEO of NanoDimension
Daniel Yanisse, cofounder & CEO of Checkr

Hervé Lebret, Head of Start-Up Unit

Contact us at [email protected]