EPFL Campus, Lausanne
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 was held on 20 November 2019 as part of our year-long 50th anniversary celebration. Attendees had the perfect opportunity to learn about many of our startups – from budding enterprises to late-stage companies.
We hope you haven’t missed the 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
08h15 Doors open, welcome coffee and registration
09h00 Opening Speech by Martin Vetterli, President of EPFL, and Marc Gruber, Vice President for Innovation
09h30 Keynote: Neil Rimer, Index Ventures
10h00 Panel Discussion with Lajla Aganovic, Swisscom Ventures; Christophe Maire, Atlantic Labs; Alain Nicod, VI Partners; Beat Steffen, Novartis Venture Fund; Steffen Wagner, Investiere
Moderated by Jordi Montserrat
2nd part – conference only accessible to investors
Venue: Campus EPFL
AM Parallel Pitch Sessions
Lunchtime Lunch and networking
PM Parallel Pitch Sessions and closing and apero
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
EPFL Innovation Park
1015 Lausanne – Switzerland
Email: [email protected]