We finance interns from different backgrounds to join startup projects incubated at EPFL labs. Benefit from extra resources, and more importantly, an outsider’s perspective and expertise on your budding idea.

We believe in the power of team dynamics. Innovative teams thrive on diverse skills and backgrounds. It’s time to transition from being a founder to becoming a CEO.

This opportunity is for graduate students, PhDs, or Postdocs with a startup project incubated at an EPFL lab, who are looking to accelerate their development and build a team.

You can hire a master’s student or a young graduate from any discipline – including economics, design, marketing, and engineering.

Each internship lasts from three to six months and offers a salary of CHF 2,000 per month. Please note that Master’s projects or semester-long laboratory projects cannot be paid for by the program.

Note: this funding cannot be awarded at the same time as a start-up grant (Ignition Grant or Innogrant).

The timing is up to you! Reach out when your project requires external resources for specific development needs.

Fill in the Contact Form to get in touch with the Startup Launchpad in order to discuss how we can support you in building your team


EPFL Startup Launchpad

Vice Presidency for Innovation

EPFL Innovation Park J

CH-1015 Lausanne