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

Venue: Forum Rolex Learning Center


08h30 Welcome coffee and registration

09h10 Opening Speech by Martin Vetterli, President of EPFL, and Marc Gruber, Vice President for Innovation

09h30 Keynote: Neil Rimer, Index Ventures

10h00 Panel Discussion

10h30 Break

 2nd part – conference only accessible to investors

 Venue: Campus EPFL

Investors, get your invitation by sending us your contact details.

AM Parallel Pitch Sessions

Lunchtime Lunch and networking

PM Parallel Pitch Sessions and 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

EPFL Vice Presidency for Innovation

Start-Up Unit
EPFL Innovation Park
Building J
1015 Lausanne – Switzerland

Email: [email protected]

Access by public transport

The EPFL campus is served by metro line M1 (from the Renens and Lausanne-Flon metro stations) and by bus (from Morges).

From Lausanne station

  • Take the metro m2 towards Croisettes and get off at Lausanne-Flon.
  • Then take the Metro m1 towards Renens-CFF and get off atEPFL.

Approximate travel time: 30 min. from Lausanne station.

From Renens station

  • Take the metro m1 direction Lausanne-Flon and get off at EPFL.

Approximate travel time: about 10-15 min.

From Morges

  • Take the MBC line 701 towards Lausanne Bourdonnette.
  • Get off at St-Sulpice Paqueret or St-Sulpice Science Park.

Approximate travel time: about 20 min.


Road access

By car, from the highway, follow the direction Lausanne-Sud and take the exit EPFL-Ecublens. Parking places (paying) for visitors are available under l’Esplanade, and along the Avenue Piccard. Car parks indicated by the green “P” symbol are reserved for holders of a special card.


Parking spaces reserved for people with reduced mobility are available on campus. You can find them on the EPFL Interactive map.

Obstacles, strikes/automatic doors and adapted toilets are also indicated.

For participants in the Investor Day, the following hotels offer preferential room rates (subject to availability):

Hôtel Starling****

Route Cantonale 31

1025 Saint-Sulpicemap

Tel. +41 21 694 85 85 via the website only

*code for booking: EPFL1025

Hôtel des Inventions***

Chemin du Parc 2

1024 Ecublensmap

Tel. +41 21 694 39 39

[email protected]

www.hotel-inventions.chbooking to do before 01.11.2019

via [email protected] or by phone

*code for booking: InvestorDay

Hôtel Continental Lausanne****

Place de la Gare 2

1001 Lausannemap

Tel. +41 21 321 88 00

[email protected] by phone or website

*code for booking: InvestorDay