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Located at the heart of EPFL Innovation Park,
La Forge is an incubator for early stage start-ups in the region. It offers an unique environment for start-up projects and companies to refine their business model and to accelerate their growth


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.

Associate Members

For startups: Get access to all the exciting workshops or presentations by experienced entrepreneurs to improve your skills and network, get part of the La Forge community!

 

  • Brown Bag Lunch access
  • Special workshop access
  • La Forge Incubator partnerships services (5000 CHF on AWS, MathWorks…)
  • Science2market.ch events access

FREE

Members

For startups: Get access to all the exciting workshops or presentations by experienced entrepreneurs to improve your skills and network, get part of the La Forge community, plus get your seat in the coworking space for your startup for 6 months for free! (renewable)

  • Brown Bag Lunch access
  • Special workshop access
  • La Forge Incubator partnerships services (5000 CHF on AWS, MathWorks…)
  • Science2market.ch events access
  • Demo Day participation
  • Coworking access 24/7 for your team, wifi (free)
  • Conference room booking (free)
  • Printer (free)
  • Exclusive review boards for your project with the management team
  • Free hours of mentoring with experts and investors

FREE

CRITERIA FOR MEMBERS

Entrepreneurs that have a link with academia by working, studying or being an alumni of a technical Swiss university, Haute Ecole or 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 …).

EVENTS/ACTIVITIES


Workshops/Brown Bag Lunch

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

Progress review

Regular meetings with the team and coaches to help you grow and reach our next milestones!


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

Expert meetings

Have a problem regarding IP, financing, or just need to get advices from experts? Come during their offie hours and meet them!

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!

MORE INFO

PROJECTS

C-MedTech

C-MedTec, offers a medical diagnostics device, in order to achieve an immediate, on field, accurate detection of brain concussion for contact sport teams, such as rugby or hockey.

Deeplink

Software suite powering state of the art chatbot platforms

DuoKey

DuoKey enables you to encrypt your sensitive document directly at the endpoint with your encryption key and store it in Office365 or any cloud services while keeping the key under your sole control.

Facedapter

A Single Identity Management Service with Face Recognition across Heterogeneous Domains

Helvitek

Helvitek is designing the new generation of anti-pollution masks.

ICON NGO

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

MyJoint

A combination of sensors, intelligent insoles and an app to help soccer players prevent joint injuries.

Nat.app

A Personal CRM that analyses your email interactions, provides insights and helps you stay in touch with your key contacts 👫

NOW Care

NOW Care is a zero-effort solution to eradicate plastic-waste from the bathroom by replacing traditional plastic-packaged products with a one-time-mix powder for soap.

P4

A chat-blogging and knowledge sharing platform.

Ponera Group

Smart modular packaging solution provider that creates the infrastructure for implementation of Circular Economy in freight transportation.

PowerGo

PowerGo is building a suite of IoT products and software to monitor and improve the efficiency of power substations.

Sportunity

Sportunity digitalizes the sport organization and access, offering sport opportunities for everyone.

SOGO CityParking

SOGO City Parking will help municipalities who want to optimize their income from public metered parking spaces by automating parking fee’s collection and ticketing in case of parking misuse.

The Countdown Company

Provide an end-to-end on-orbit servicing mission to promote space sustainability

TopoTop Climbing

TopoTop Climbing is launching a mobile application giving access to the world’s largest database of climbing topos.

Urbio

Plan-generating software for developing sustainable cities.

Utluna

Monitor all your financial assets in one place. Understand what drives your performance & risks. Mitigate your behavioural biases. Perfect your investment decisions.

Uzufly

Delivering drone topographic surveys for the construction industry. 

VisOk

Online platform to connect medical institution and a patient in order to help patients use their time more efficiently, to decrease waiting time at ophthalmologists and to optimize consultation planning.

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

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