>>venture>> is the leading competition for up-and-coming entrepreneurs in Switzerland awarding over CHF 500’000 in cash prizes. Founded by Dr. Thomas Knecht in 1997, the competition empowers young innovators to develop their business ideas into startup companies. A joint initiative of ETH Zurich, McKinsey & Company, Knecht Holding, Innosuisse and EPFL >>venture>> has been led by the >>venture>> foundation since 2013.
18:00 – 18:20 Welcome by >>venture>> CEO Dr. Lea Firmin
Panel discussion: EPFL designated VP for Innovation Prof. Dr. Ursula Oesterle- ETH VP for Knowledge Transfer Prof. Dr. Vanessa Wood- 2019 >>venture>> winner, DePoly co-founder and CEO Dr. Samantha Anderson- 2020 >>venture>> winner, Oxyle co-founder and CEO Dr. Fajer Mushtaq
18:20 – 18:30 About >>venture>>
Introduction to the >>venture>> competition and the selection process.
18:30 -18:50 How to build a business case and common mistakes to avoid
Carmen Escaño Serrano and Silvia Marquez Calvo founders of Nuniq, 2020 Retail and Consumer Services vertical winners, together with >>venture>> juror, business and leadership executive coach Nanci Govinder.
18:50 – 19:00 Q&A from the audience.
18:30 – 19:15 Networking with entrepreneurs, jury members, mentors, and >>venture>> alumni.
For more information, visit us at www.venture.ch