The Alpine High-tech Venture Forum (AHVF)           

October 18th, 2016 in Lausanne, Switzerland

The Alpine High-tech Venture Forum (AHVF) will be an unique event for the most innovative entrepreneurs operating in Switzerland and its surrounding regions focussed on Life Sciences, Clean Technology and Information Technology to meet and present themselves to active international investors and corporations seeking for  investment and partnerships.

AHVF is hosted by Canton de Vaud  and will be this year at its fifth edition. It plays an important role in the promotion of the dynamic and innovative professional entrepreneurs within the Alpine area. It also promotes the venture capitalists in the Alpine area and the rest of Europe to support their partnerships and investments.

The best high growth companies
Some 40 early-stage companies active in the high technology sectors will be selected to present at the Forum by the Selection Board, who will assess them on the basis of their business potential, technology merit, competitive position, investment interest and  team experience. 

Presenting companies will be:

  • From Canton de Vaud and Switzerland
  • From surrounding regions (including Rhône Alpes, Franche Comté, Alsace, Baden Würtemberg, Bayern, Tirol, Aosta, Piemonte, Lombardia, Trentino Alto Adige - Süd Tirol)
  • High technological entrepreneurs focussed on ICT, LifeScience and CleanTech

The Alpine High-tech Venture Forum 2016 is also promoted as part of the 2016 European Venture Contest and the top quartile (best 25%) companies are qualified for the European Venture Summit which will take place at the end of 2016.

At the Alpine Venture Forum 2015 took part +50 Swiss and International investors, business angels and corporate representatives, and 40 emerging entrepreneurs from the Alpine region presented their projects in front of an investor jury.

Testimonials from past participants

"Very well organised event, targeted to help the right companies meet the right investors. I created important contacts and had spot-on discussions which made it a perfect use of everyone's time. Proud to have gotten one of the presentation awards!'
Dietrich Wolf
CEO EyeTechCare

"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

"Participation in Europe Unlimited Venture Contest is the key in raising capital in cleantech field today.
Alex Michine
CEO, MetGen