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

Aptus Hotels

Customer Centric Hotel Brand with Innovative Management Solutions

Bloch Labs

Our gauge-on-a-chip disrupts vacuum measurement in nearly all semiconductor manufacturing equipment.

Caulys

Caulys enables anyone to grow their own fresh, tasty and eco-friendly fruits and vegetables, directly at home.

CLIC-ChatCaulys

Private and Customized Virtual Coach to Optimize Teams’ Performances

DATECO

Production of environmental sensors and digital platforms to analyze environmental data.

Droople

Smart grid for water management

Exos Meca EPFL

Physics I App iOs and Android

Fiduly

We reinvented the Finance Department using automation and machine learning to help SME’s save time on accounting and financial tasks

ICON NGO

Bring trust & humanize the digital world ICON is a Non Governmental Organisation that federates an international community working on trust in cyberspace.

INERGIO

Innovative energy systems

Little Yeti

Little Yeti is an online platform that creates and publishes personalized story books for children and families.

Logmind

AI-Powered big data analytics platform for automated and smart insights into real-time log data

Loygo

Loygo-a revolutionary Platform to reward sustainability

MEMBRASENZ

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

MicroR Systems

Developing ultra-stable lasers for space and sensing applications

Nagi Bioscience

The first “Worm-on-Chip” technology for drug/chemical testing

Neural Concept

The first 3D Deep-Learning SaaS platform dedicated to Computer Assisted Engineering and Design.

Neutrality

To secure the communications of the International Commitee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and other at-risk organizations.

Quantum Integrity

AI-powered Image forgery detection

Smeetz

Smeetz is a SaaS booking platform that helps leisure, sport and event organizers to increase their revenues and better reach their market.

SP80

A team of EPFL students and Alumni working together to smash the current world sailing speed record.

Theorissimo

Prépare your theoretical driving license test. Pass or get reimbursed twice

Ufity

Convert physical activity into money

Wakeit

Our app “Wakeit” helps young people to wake up in a good mood by increasing their motivation and avoiding tediousness unlike other conventional and boring alarms.

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.

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MORE INFO

La Forge application form

 

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