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Start-up Champion Seed night

The Startup Champions Seed Night is an annual start-up presentation event & pitch competition bringing together the most promising entrepreneurs from EPFL and the rest of Switzerland, angel investors, mentors, industry leaders and local researchers and student for an audience of 250+ people. It will take place on Thursday, April 11th, 2019 (17:00-22:30) at the EPFL Forum Rolex.

Registration here.


  • 17:00 Doors open for startups exhibition
  • 18:30 Welcome words
  • 19:00 Keynote, Steve Anavi, Co-founder & President, Qonto, EPFL Alumni MT’06 : “My Journey from Engineer to Entrepreneur”
  • 19:15 Pitch competition (see the start-ups)
  • 20:15 Keynote, Madiha Derouazi, Founder & CEO, AMAL Therapeutics, EPFL Alumni PhD CGC’05 : “Biotech, alone and over 37 million raised: story of AMAL Therapeutics”
  • 20:30 Final with the four best startups
  • 20:45 Closing words, buffet networking and startups exhibition

EPFL Alumni contributing members benefit from a special discount (for a ticket price of CHF 30.- instead of CHF 50.-). (Your contributor status will be carefully checked upon registration). More information about EPFL Alumni benefits

The event is free for EPFL students, PhD and postocs. Please mention the SCIPER number that matches your name to benefit from a free ticket below. Your number will be verified by the organizers.

Have a look at the complete program!