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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

Alephium

Alephium is the first operational sharded blockchain bringing versatility, scalability, and energy efficiency to Bitcoin’s proven core technologies.

AlpsLogic

There has been an increase effort on reducing cost in the oil and gas industry due to fluctuating oil prices. We use artificial intelligence to make complex oil and gas market data more predictable.

ATREON

ATREON is the first digital biomarker for Rheumatoid Arthritis. It only requires the patient to take a picture of his hand to get a disease activity score and an overview of his evolution.

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.

Eir Drop Biosciences

We provide an innovative, scalable, and patentable enzymatic platform for biomanufacturing of consistent, and compliant high-value therapeutics.

Evoly

We are making old gen energy meters smart, at a tenth of the price. We handle all steps from collection of data to its analysis via a solution combining both a Software and a Hardware approach.

ICON NGO

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

KimboCare

Help millions of people living in underserved communities to have access to quality health

Knct

University platform to discover the people, and communities where we belong through interest-based collaborations and activities.

MinWave

MinWave provides 10 times smaller/lighter microwave devices through a patented technology for subwavelength engineering.

Ophthorobotics

We developed the first fully automated system capable of performing safe injections into the eye for chronic ophthalmic diseases worldwide.

RockNow

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

ShadeMe

We deliver decentralized anti-glare shading controllers to turn buildings greener and daylight comfortable.

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.

Space4Impact

Space4Impact wants to maximize the positive impact of Space technologies on Earth by linking New Space companies to non-space markets.

Spirecut

Spirecut’s breakthrugh: A safer hand surgery, no surgical incision, no dressing, no scar, immediate return to daily activities.

TANOS

Machine learning software for source code quality management.

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.

Virtuosis

AI-powered assessment based on video.

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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