ICT Investor's Day Goes West
The ICT Investor’s Day is an event where ICT start-ups meet investors and supporters of the ICT industry. After eight events in Zurich, the first ICT Investor’s Day is being held in the Romandie. It will take place on 13 May in Lausanne.
About one month before the event, a jury screens the applications and selects eight candidates that can present their case at the investor’s day. The names of the invited start-ups are published on various social media. Invited start-ups need to prepare a 90-second pitch with one slide (PDF, no animations) and a 10-minute pitch.
At the event every start-up has 90 seconds time to pitch their case. The participants take notes and evaluate the short pitches. Questions are not allowed. The audience then selects four companies which can give their ten minute pitch, each followed by Q&A with high involvement of the jury. After the pitching session investors and start-ups can talk to each other during an apéro.
The first ICT Investor’s Day in Lausanne will be hosted by Debiopharm Group. Registration is open for start-ups and investors. Start-ups have to apply before 21 April. More information on the website of the ICT Investor’s Day and on the blog of Sebastien Flury.
Analysing the Swiss start-up scene
Recently we reported about two interesting new results of studies about the Swiss start-up scene. The team of the Swiss Start-up Monitor wrote an article about the question whether educational diversity matters for start-ups’ innovation power. And the Federal Statistical Office published a report about new companies and the number of jobs start-ups create.