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

AgroSustain

Organic treatments against broad range of fungal pathogens

Aptus Hotels

Customer Centric Hotel Brand with Innovative Management Solutions

Aurora’s Grid

Enabling ageing aware integration of energy storage devices

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

Droople

Smart grid for water management

Exos Meca EPFL

Physics I App iOs and Android

Flowlin

A connected device that helps you focus at work.

INERGIO

Innovative energy systems

Largo

Short film distribution platform

Logmind

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

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

Neural Concept

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

Novamet

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

nutriMenu

Web-app to help improve the nutritional quality of meals consumed outside the home

Proov

Tutoring app that connects students with the right tutor within the same university

ProxiFlash

App with interactive geotagged advertisment for local businesses

rb2.io

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

Summus

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

SwissSource Instruments

Screening of complex samples with mass spectrometry technique to speed-up time-consuming sample preparation

ThinkEE

Platform to smartly process your data from your connected devices ecosystem

Ufity

Convert physical activity into money

Zaar

Innovative multi-platform equipement rental marketplace

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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