La Forge

 

 


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Located at the heart of EPFL Innovation Park,
La Forge is a co-working space offering a unique environment for starting
entrepreneurs to shape their ideas into companies.


La Forge offers a flexible open space with a conference room,
several meeting cabins for your one to one or business and
sales calls, free internet, and a printer.

Free access is given for a period of 6 months,
which can be renewed one time for another 6 months.

CRITERIA

Entrepreneurs that have a link with academia by working, studying or being an alumni of a Swiss university, Hautes écoles and research centre with a continuous collaboration.

Entrepreneurs selected in recognized entrepreneurial trainings (Innosuisse, Venture…) and support schemes (Innogrants, Venture Kick, FIT…).

Start-up projects strongly connected to high tech (medtech/lifescience, ICT, engineering, cleantech …).

PROJECTS

Access Informer Security Solutions

Simplifies the reviews of access rights across key systems

Aeler

IoT-enabled sustainable intermodal containers

Aesyra SA

Wearable solution helping clinicians and patients in better managing bruxism diagnosis, monitoring and therapy

AgroSustain

Organic treatments against broad range of fungal pathogens

Alterna

Guides economic actors towards tailor-made sustainable alternatives

Aptus Hotels

Customer Centric Hotel Brand with Innovative Management Solutions

Aurora’s Grid

Enabling ageing aware integration of energy storage devices

Cogniprise

Artificial intelligence tools to support companies during the various phases of the recruiting process

Elegon Sàrl

Innovative services and business models using web technologies

Flooss

Simple, efficient, and reliable Data-Driven Accounting based on financial data and machine learning technology

INERGIO

Innovative energy systems

Largo

Short film distribution platform

Logmind

Real-time machine data analytics platform for enterprises

Lucentix SA

Point-of-care biosensors allowing patients to do sophisticated blood tests by themselves using a handheld device

MEMBRASENZ

Production of composite materials used in electrolysis for the production of hydrogen, as a new energy carrier, and other energy conversion systems

Mitra

One stop shop for distribution and CRO activities

Novamet

Artificial intelligence system to enhance the efficiency of the remelting process in Aluminium casthouses

ProxiFlash

App with interactive geotagged advertisment for local businesses

rb2.io

Self-driving robots to deliver food, groceries, and packages autonomously to users’ doorsteps

RELASYS

Expertise and testing services for on-board “sense & avoid” feature of the drones

SeedIMPULSE

Media platform for software aided surgical planning

Smatch

Smatch helps people find a sport partner

Summus

Brings the tools and security required for the cryptocurrency market to become a new mean of investment

Tayo

Reinvents the way tenants interact with real-estate agencies and property managers.

ThinkEE

Platform to smartly process your data from your connected devices ecosystem

Volumen SàRL

Open solution for hosting and analysis of digital texts and images to perpetuate a shared digital heritage

La Forge is more than a coworking space. It is a great platform for meeting people of the Swiss startup ecosystem: we were lucky to meet great people who ultimately became advisors, investors and employees for our company and contributed to its success. It is a great place to start if you are a first time entrepreneur who wants to explore the business potential of a high tech project.

Alexei Kounine, founder of TasteHit

EVENTS


Brown Bag Lunch

Monthly exciting workshops or presentations by experienced entrepreneurs to improve your skills and network.


Café Croissant

Regular morning coffee and croissants breaks to exchange about progress, challenges and entrepreneurial lifestyle with all the La Forge teams.


Demo day

Twice a year, La Forge opens its doors to the public and local ecosystem to discover the start-up projects through pitches and face to face meetings at their stand

ACCELERATION

La Forge holds bi annual acceleration programs for start-up projects in different verticals such as
Medtech, ICT, providing them with increased support through coaching and a place to stay.

Interested? Sign up for our newsletter email list and get all the information when the next program starts!

La Forge application form

 

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