Camps

Join an immersive trip into key innovation ecosystems through a dedicated program, including EPFL Alumni networking event.

  • Swissnex camp in San Francisco: Enjoy 3 weeks in the silicon valley with our bootcamp for Swiss startups that want to enter the US. Through toolbox sessions, office hours and entrepreneur fireside chats the startups should get a jumpstart for their activities in the US or for exploration in relation with your project. The goal of these sessions is that the startups can learn from Swiss peers who made it or are making it in the local ecosystem. Eager to develop your entrepreneurship mindset then pick this great opportunity to join this camp by working on your project, network and also by taking advantage to enlarge the corporate world with some specific company visits.
  • European Venture Program EuroTech Alliance: Are you eager to boost your project beyong borders? Join the 2 weeks camp among EuroTech universities then embark and become a european entrepreneur in 12 days!
  • Berlin – 3 days discovery trip to get insights regarding markets, business opportunities and business models (Focus on high growth, technology-based business models, analysis and company visits)

What ?

A 3-week bootcamp organized by Swissnex to get to know the Silicon Valley ecosystem,
get insights on how to reach the American market, and growth hacking strategies. Besides
mandatory sessions, includes some free time to work on your project and plan your own
networking on-site.

Who ? This camp is targeted to EPFL students who already have a project running, and are
interested by the content delivered during the camp for the next stages of development of their
start-up.

Cost: EPFL covers plane tickets and housing. The other local costs are at your expense, f.i.
food, local transport, etc.
Please send to [email protected]:
• a cover letter detailing
o why you would like to attend.
o what you expect from the camp.
o how this camp will help you to further develop your start-up.
o at least three meetings you would like to plan in SF’s area to develop your
business.
10 seats available.
Questions? Please contact [email protected]

Berlin

What ?

A 3-day inspiration trip, blending entrepreneurship theory and fast-growing tech start-up
visits.

Who ? X/Y grantees interested in consolidating the basics and visiting many start-ups are welcome.
Be aware that his trip is also intended for EPFL students who do not necessarily have a start-up
project yet.

Cost: EPFL covers plane tickets and housing. The other local costs are at your expense, f.i. food,
local transport, etc.
Please send to [email protected]:
• a resume (CV)
• a cover letter detailing
o why you would like to attend the trip.
o what you expect from the trip.
o a Berlin-based company you would love to visit and why (note: we cannot promise to
visit the company you picked).
20 seats available.
Questions? Please contact [email protected]

What ?

A 2 weeks bootcamp organized by the Eurotech network. EPFL participants will be pooled
with students from TUM, EPFL, DTU, TU/e, Technion and Polytechnique Paris. You will travel
across all 4 campuses during the bootcamp, and get a mix of training sessions, innovation
ecosystem visits, as well as succesful entrepreneurs testimonials.

Who ?

This camp is targeted to EPFL students who already have a project running, and are
interested by the content delivered during the camp for the next stages of development of their
start-up.

Cost: Eurotech covers transport, housing and some of the meals. Some local costs might still be
at your expense.

Please send to [email protected]:
• a cover letter explaining
o why you would like to attend the camp.
o what you expect from the camp.
o how this camp will help you to further develop your start-up.
• a 2-page description of your project, including
o what your project is about.
o what you have performed so far and what are your next steps.
4-5 seats available.
Questions? More information at
https://www.epfl.ch/innovation/entrepreneurship/fr/startup/lancer-votre-startup/soutien-auxentrepreneurs/developpement/evp/ and at [email protected]