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Smart funding for sustainable startups and SMEs

Smart funding for sustainable startups and SMEs

2 December 2021, 12:30 / 14h

Room Luna/Jupiter, Building F, EPFL Innovation Park

Companies at Innovation Park – Please register here via email

Imagine a world where start-ups and SME’s have a preferred access to sources of funding. A number of financial partners have made it clear that start-ups which have embraced sustainability in their agenda should be able to raise equity and debt more easily. The route towards sustainability and decarbonation means that we have to better support the future players in this field.

During this workshop, Technology Fund, Alternative Bank Switzerland, and Swisscom Ventures will present their solutions to grant access to funding to start-ups and SMEs with a sustainable strategy. eSmart, formerly member of EPFL Innovation Park, will also share its experience in collaborating with Technology Fund.

Agenda:

  • 12:30 : Welcome by EPFL Innovation Park
  • 12:33 – 13: 40 : Round table
  • 13:40 – 14:00 : Q&A

Speakers:

Format:

  • Roundtable with a facilitator.
  • The event is held in English and is free for everyone.
  • Hybrid format (live and online). With panel onsite at EPFL Innovation Park and possibility for participants to attend the event either onsite or online.
  • Important note: If you want to join onsite, 25 seats are available. Please inform EPFL Innovation Park at the following email address: sustainability@epfl-innovationpark.ch.

About the Swiss Triple Impact Program:

B Lab Switzerland launched the three-year program, the Swiss Triple Impact, aimed at accelerating the commitment of the private sector to achieving the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The program aims to involve Swiss companies of all sizes and from all sectors in order to measure their social and environmental impact and to reinforce the positive impacts.

Register online