SWISS STARTUP FACTORY: New focus and regional expansion

09.01.2019 16:58
EPFL

The team of the Swiss Startup Factory has shifted from incubation of ideas to acceleration of startups, which have already validated their business model and are ready for fast growth. In line with its growth strategy the factory has also opened a satellite office at EPFL.

After four years of experience, Swiss Startup Factory (SSUF) has designed a completely new customized accelerator program. This intense customized accelerator focuses on business execution where SSUF assess the value driver of each selected startup team and deliver from the SSUF platform the best possible assets to reach the defined goals. SSUF has also created its own venture investor platform with private venture investors. According to a press release, “SSUF assures with this platform a straight forward and efficient funding process as well as access to a powerful worldwide network to support startups as a smart money investor.”

Satellite office in Lausanne
The concept of the SSUF@EPFL satellite is to provide the SSUF platform and business execution knowledge to the best early stage startup teams at EPFL in Lausanne as well as to the EPFL Hubs in Geneva, Neuchâtel, Fribourg and Sion.

Prof. Martin Vetterli, President of EPFL, points out: «The École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne is pleased to welcome the Swiss Startup Factory as a new player to our already very dynamic startup ecosystem»

Mike Baur, Co-Founder of Swiss Startup Factory comments: “For us it’s a logical next step to build a satellite office here in Lausanne in the heart of the EPFL innovation park. We see great potential and strong synergies by welcoming EPFL and its ecosystem on our SSUF platform.”

(Press release - SK)

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