Entrepreneuriat Etudiant @EPFL

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Vous trouverez les électifs se rapportant à l’entrepreneuriat sous le collège des Humanités.

Le collège du Management de Technologie offre un Master, Mineurs et un  EMBA program se rapportant à l’entrepreneuriat.

NEW: In the new MOOC Find the Right Market for your Innovation, award-winning instructors Professor Marc Gruber and Dr Sharon Tal teach how to set a promising strategy by using a business tool called the Market Opportunity Navigator. It offers 3 steps to better identify, evaluate and focus on the right market opportunities. The MOOC begins from June 4th 2018 , enroll for free at go.epfl.ch/findyourmarkets.

NEWCHIC Regrouping students from EPFL, ECAL and UNIL, this is an Interdisciplinary Minor (30 ECTS). During the program, students learn how to pitch, build their prototype and shape their business model. They also get the opportunity to fly to Hong Kong and Shenzhen to accelerate their prototyping and to be immersed in the world’s hardware capital​​​​​​​


Mintt Program: It provides EPFL PhD students with an accelerated training in invention management, assessment of the potential, intellectual property rights elaboration, license negotiation, start-up option evaluation and experience sharing in the fields of academic results industrialization and sales. It is organised by the EPFL Tech Transfer Office


SCIENCE2MARKET: Starting in February and September. It lasts 3months, 1 class/week. This training provides you with the practical tools to transform your idea into a strong business project. Get introduced to industry experts and meet other talents like yourself. This training is free of charge to anyone studying, working or recently graduated from a Swiss university. Please note that PhDs receive 4 credits for this course.

VENTURE LAB: It gives the Business Creation course. for startups in the field of advanced engineering and ICT startups. Basel for startups in MedTech Biotech. Five-day intensive course spread over several weeks, including three hours of one-on-one coaching. Starting end of March & August 2018 for ICT startups. And in August & October 2018 for advanced engineering. Applications needed.

VENTURE LAB: It also gives the Business Growth course for advanced engineering and ICT startups. Do you want to set your newly found company on course for growth? Five-day intensive course spread over several weeks, including three hours of one-on-one coaching. Starting in May & October 2018 for ICT startups and April & November 2018 for advanced engineering startups. Applications needed.

XGRANT: An EPFL VPI program reserved to EPFL Bachelor & Master students. The support is delivered through a financial support, accelerating camps & workshops.

YGRANT: Complémentaire au XGrant, le programme YGrant encourage et soutient l’esprit d’entrepreneuriat social des étudiants en Bachelor et Master de l’EPFL

ENABLE: Program from EPFL TTO. An internship program open to Master students or young graduates with different backgrounds (engineering, economics, marketing, design, etc.) enabling them to join innovation projects at EPFL labs or start-ups.

LA FORGE: Based in the building D of the EPFL Innovation Park, this co-working space can welcome you from 6 to 12 months.


Il existe de nombreuses associations estudiantines se rapportant à l’entrepreneuriat sur le campus de l’EPFL et UNIL.

INNOVATION FORUM The Lausanne branch organizes two main events: first, the Annual IFL conference the IMAGINE IF! Competition.

INNOVATION TIME Au travers de ces articles, l’association nourrit la communité entrepreneuriale de l’EPFL et UNIL.

SME L’association estudiantine du master MTE.

OCTANIS A project begins with a suggestion from a member. This formal proposal can be a simple presentation or a prototype. If other members are convinced, ressources can be allocated and the project is given 18 months time to grow up.

START LAUSANNE  Qui organise une compétition ouverte aux étudiants EPFL et UNIL. Le gagnant reçoit un prix de 30’000CHF. Des prix de 5’000CHF sont également décernés.

PRIX STRATEGIS  Le prix Strategis organisé par le comité HEC Espace Entreprise est une compétition nationale de startups récompensant le vainqueur d’un prix de CHF 50’000.



1er Mai 2018. Innovation & Entrepreneurship celebration on campus! Free Festival activities and food from 12pm to 14.30pm. Evening conference with La Nébuleuse and TWINT. https://vpi.epfl.ch/thefestival


2 Mai 2018. Successful EPFL alumni entrepreneur testimony & Startup pitch competitions!


25 Juin 2018. Final of the »venture» comeptition. To be won : a startup consulting package powered by McKinsey & Company, as well as total prize money of CHF 40’000, additional CHF 10’000 for the audience award for the winners of the business idea competition, and total prize money of CHF 120’000 for the winning business plans.

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From 2018, EPFL entrepreneurs have the possibility to benefit from 2 desks at Swissnex SanFrancisco, helping conquering the West Coast. From 2 weeks to 2months, this gives you:

  • a base in the Valley, in the impressive Pier17
  • possibility to present your startup and get feedback during the weekly lunches with Swissnex residents
  • attend Swissnex events and network
  • For more information contact xgrant@epfl.ch


EVP is an exchange program between the universities, TUM, DTU, TU/e & EPFL. A unique program organized over 2 weeks, 1 in July and 1 in August for 5 student entrepreneurs of each university and that take place on all 4 campus. EVP supports students/entrepreneurs that have a project, wish to accelerate it. It comprises mix of thematic workshops, company visits, and public pitching competitions. It enables the startups to grow their business beyond borders.

  • Plane tickets & accommodation expenses covered by EPFL
  • Registration until: 01.04.18. Contact innogrant@epfl.ch Consult website or video
  • Trip from: 08.07 to 14.07 and 26.08 to 01.09 2018


A three day trip in September for 20 EPFL students only, who are interested in entrepreneurship &/or are developing their entrepreneurial project, startup. Day 1 consists of workshops to prepare day 2 & 3. Day 2 & 3 are visits of startups, VCs, company builders: Rocket Internet, Project A, Juniqe, Homebell, Caroobi, Earlybird VC, etc.

  • Plane tickets & accommodation expenses covered by EPFL
  • Registration until: 18.04.18. Contact xgrant@epfl.ch
  • Trip from: 11.09 to 15.09 2018


BCV gives local high-potential students interested in setting up their own business the chance to kindle their entrepreneurial spirit in Silicon Valley.