The Alpine High-tech Venture Forum (AHVF) was a unique event for the most innovative entrepreneurs operating in Switzerland and its surrounding regions focused 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 was hosted by 
Canton de Vaud and this year was in its seventh edition. It played an important role in the promotion of the dynamic and innovative professional entrepreneurs within the Alpine area. It also promoted 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 were selected to present at the Forum by the Selection Board, who had assessed them on the basis of their business potential, technology merit, competitive position, investment interest and team experience. 

Presenting companies were:

  • 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 focused on ICT, LifeScience and CleanTech


The Alpine High-tech Venture Forum 2018 was also promoted as part of the 2018 European Venture Contest and the top quartile (best 25%) companies qualified for the European Venture Contest Final which will take place in December 2018.

At the Alpine High-tech Venture Forum 2017 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.



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