Ask the entrepreneur @EPFL

Start 10.10.2018 : 5 events ; 17:15 - 18:45
IFJ Institut für Jungunternehmen

In a series of event, successful startup founders will share their experience.

The series of five events has for goal to give you the opportunity to discuss specific topics with local entrepreneurs who have been through the same challenges as you. Each session unfolds like this:

  • 45 minutes insights presentation from the entrepreneur
  • 45 minutes Q&A

We ask you to prepare questions on each topic in advance to make the session interactive.

=> Apply if you are a student, PhD, postdoc or member of staff at EPFL, UNIL, CHUV or EHL.

Limited number of participants
The courses will take place on the following days:

10.10.2018: 1st Ask The Entrepreneur on the topic “Build a great team” 

·Build and structure your team
·Culture, Leadership, Roles
·How to manage HR when growing
24.10.2018: 2nd Ask The Entrepreneur on the topic “Get your fundraising strategy right”
· What money? When? How?
· Investors pitch: how to be ready for investors?
07.11.2018: 3rd Ask The Entrepreneur on the topic “Sales and Negotiation”
· How to get the first client?
· Negotiation tricks
· All about partnerships and joint venture
21.11.2018: 4th Ask the entrepreneur on the topic “Scale-up: Challenges and internationalization”
· What are the challenges of growth?
· When and where to go global?
05.12.2018: 5th Ask the entrepreneur on the topic “Rollercoaster: the daily life of an entrepreneur”
· How to manage the ups and downs
· Inspiration on how to manage your company


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24.09.2018 18:00 - 21:00

How can a startup go global? swissnex answers! Kraftwerk, Selnaustrasse 25 8001 Zurich


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01.10.2018 09:00 - 17:00

Business Creation ICT Gotham, Avenue d'Ouchy 4, 1006 Lausanne



The smartest heads for Switzerland



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