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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05.02.2019 13:00 - 05.05.2019 16:00

Vorbereitung zur Firmengründung

Vatter Business Center, Bärenplatz 2, Bern
19.02.2019 09:00 - 17:00

venture pitch

19.02.2019 16:15 - 19:00

Alfred-Escher-Preis - Preisverleihung

ETH Zentrum, Gebäude CAB
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26 Feb - 28 May 2019

Business Concept at ETH Zurich

ETH Zurich, Rämistrasse 101, HG F 3, Zürich
22.01.2019 18:00 - 22.01.2022 21:00

Vorbereitung zur Firmengründung

Thurgauerhof, Thomas Bornhauserstrasse 10, Weinfelden



Scientific basis for success



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