The event will be a unique occasion for the most promising Life Sciences, Clean Technology and Information Technology entrepreneurs from Switzerland and its surrounding regions (including Rhône Alpes, Franche Comté, Alsace, Baden Würtemberg, Bayern, Tirol, Aosta, Piemonte, Lombardia, Trentino Alto Adige - Süd Tirol) to meet and present themselves to active international investors and corporations seeking investment and partnerships. AVF will be an important platform to promote a dynamic and professional image of innovative entrepreneurship and venture capital of the Alpine area to the rest of Europe. The best high growth companies 30-40 early stage companies from Vaud and Switzerland and its surrounding regions will be selected to present at the Forum by the Selection Board, who will asses them on the basis of their business potential, technology merit, competitive position, investment interest and team experience.
The Alpine Venture Forum 2014 is also promoted as a 2014 European Venture Contest Semi-Final, and the top quartile (best 25%) companies from the Alpine Venture Forum have qualified for the European Venture Summit which will take place at the end of 2014. At the Alpine Venture Forum 2013 took part +50 Swiss and International investors, business angels and corporate representatives, and 45 emerging entrepreneurs from the Alpine region presented their projects in front of an investor jury. Have a look at last year programme to learn more: AVF 2013 Testimonials from past participants "Europe Unlimited has allowed us to get systematic, low cost, exposure to professional investors in the medtech field. The feedback we have received has been incredibly valuable and has helped launch our Company in the global arena." Antonio Sfiligoj Member of the Board, VivaBioCell "We strengthened our public image by winning the Europe Unlimited awards" Michel Trombroff Softkinetic "Participation in Europe Unlimited Venture Contest is the key in raising capital in cleantech field today. Alex Michine CEO, MetGen