La Forge






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.

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


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


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!


Discover Tech4Trust

A 4-months startup acceleration program for companies developing innovative solutions to improve trust in an era of disinformation, cyberthreats and global misuse of our private and personal data.




We provide solutions for robots to learn and work safely and accurately side by side with humans.


Alterna guides economic actors towards tailor-made sustainable alternatives.


Art rental for businesses.


Self-disinfecting door handles for public places such as restaurants and hospitals to avoid germ transmission among the population.

Codex D.

Interactive app for visiting museums.


Datacie implements state-of-the-art deep learning models that extract, clean and classify numeric and textual data from unstructured sources to provide fundamental data to financial professionals.


Software suite powering state of the art chatbot platforms


Web-based solution for clinical data management using cutting-edge technologies.

Equal Profit

The first sustainable pricing model.


A Single Identity Management Service with Face Recognition across Heterogeneous Domains


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


Digital ecosystem for food entrepreneurs.


Transforming our conception of garment by producing thermoregulatory clothes, which fuse comfort, performance, style and sustainability.


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


A sport analytics company.

Invision AI

Forward Collision Warning System For Autonomous Rail


A cooperative of top digital freelancers

Little Yeti

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


Mechanical Empowered Device In Chronic Ulcers Disease


OneSwitch provides ready to install smart homes with a focus on security and privacy.


We bring home care service on demand.


A chat-blogging and knowledge sharing platform.


We offer to the public a beautiful app which allows them to make interactive tours of cities and museum but also to find activities they are likely to love in only a few taps on the screen.


Providing home-made food from different cultures.

Quantum Integrity

AI-powered Image forgery detection


Machine-Learning based cyber-risks quantification.

SensArs Neuroprosthetics

Unique worldwide device restoring touch and movement sensations from the prosthesis of amputees.


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


Secure communications for IoT


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


TriVert is the first Information Technology platform which connects people/companies in order to facilitate and develop the recycling of waste.


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


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.


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



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 …).

La Forge application form