Designed for entrepreneurs by entrepreneurs

 

Are you a startup from Alpine region developing tech solutions in the Digital, Health or Sustainability sectors?

 

Solve your liquidity issues, exchange contacts, secure growth, and investment by working together with 15 peers and active investors in our online collaborative program. The program includes a series of online sessions and a 2-day live event that would take place in 14-15 October 2020 in Lausanne, Switzerland.

 

Are you ready to show up and make a difference?

 

NB! Whether the live event takes place or not depends on government regulations. In case it is still not allowed to travel and meet, we will substitute it with an online event. Check this website for updates.

 

Admission

 

How can I join?

You need to register, submit your online application and an up-to-date presentation, and be chosen by a Selection Committee of active investors.

 

Is this for me?

Are you an early stage startup looking for seed or series A investment in one of the following sectors: 

  • Digital
  • Health
  • Sustainability?

 

This program is for companies that want to refine their strategies, secure investment, ones that have liquidity problems as well as those looking for new opportunities and approaches. It will challenge you to transform your technology into solutions that will make our society healthier, happier, and more sustainable.

 

Join us for a collaborative session (date will be announced soon) to see how it works. Sign up here or contact natalia@techtour.com for more information.

 

You need to be

  • A startup coming from Canton de Vaud and Switzerland or from surrounding regions (including Rhône Alpes, Franche Comté, Alsace, Baden Würtemberg, Bayern, Tirol, Aosta, Piemonte, Lombardia, Trentino Alto Adige - Süd Tirol)
  • Looking for seed or series A investment in one of the following sectors: Digital, Health, or Sustainability
  • Eager to commit to learning, improving and collaborating with your peers and investors 

 

For other questions, check out our FAQ.

 

Timeline

The program lasts for 1 year, is split into quarters and all sessions are divided into 4 main areas of focus. Below is an indicative table to show what we are going to address in each area.

Bear in mind that these are the main areas of focus but during each quarter there will be a mixture of the types of sessions and the areas they address.

 

Selection

Strategies

Relationships

Recognition

Focuses on self-assessment done by you, and selection, and reviews by the investors. Only the top startups are approved.

Helps face your trials and tribulations through a series of collaboration and challenge sessions, a dry run, and a pitching session.

Concentrated on building the right strategic partnerships in and outside Europe as well as includes a live event

The last area is about sharing your story and impact with the world.

 

 

 

Experts

Daniel Auriel
EIT Digital

Daniel Auriel

Access to Finance Specialist
EIT Digital (Germany)
Digital
Patrick Barbey
Innovaud

Patrick Barbey

Director
Innovaud (Switzerland)
Sustainability
Digital
Andrea Basso
Progress Tech Transfer Fund

Andrea Basso

Advisor
Progress Tech Transfer Fund (Italy)
Sustainability
Luca Binda
Techwald Holding S.p.A.

Luca Binda

Investment Manager
Techwald Holding S.p.A. (Italy)
Life Sciences
Patrick Biro
Venture Kick

Patrick Biro

Program Manager
Venture Kick (Switzerland)
Digital
Christophe Bodin
CBO Consulting

Christophe Bodin

Director
CBO Consulting (Belgium)
Digital
Richard Briffod
Expedia Group

Richard Briffod

Senior Director
Expedia Group (United States)
Digital
Michel Cezon
Cogiteo

Michel Cezon

Manager
Cogiteo (France)
Digital
Laurent Choppe
Cukierman & Co Life Sciences

Laurent Choppe

Managing Partner
Cukierman & Co Life Sciences (Israel)
Life Sciences
Valter Darbe
IGC SRL

Valter Darbe

Managing Director
IGC SRL (Italy)
Sustainability
Digital
Remy de Tonnac
ETF Partners

Remy de Tonnac

Partner
ETF Partners (United Kingdom)
Sustainability
Raphael Faessler
Swiss Post

Raphael Faessler

Investment Associate
Swiss Post (Switzerland)
Digital
Noha Fathi
The-Marketer

Noha Fathi

Founder
The-Marketer (Egypt)
Digital
Anton Freda
Indaco Venture Partners

Anton Freda

Investment Committee Member
Indaco Venture Partners (Italy)
Life Sciences
Caroline Gueissaz
Business Angels Switzerland

Caroline Gueissaz

General Manager
Business Angels Switzerland (Switzerland)
Sustainability
Digital
Claus Hackmann
BASF Venture Capital GmbH

Claus Hackmann

Investment Manager
BASF Venture Capital GmbH (Germany)
Sustainability
Reto Hertler
Wille Finance AG

Reto Hertler

Head of Private Equity
Wille Finance AG (Switzerland)
Digital
Raffy Kazandjian
IdVectoR

Raffy Kazandjian

Venture Partner
IdVectoR (United Kingdom)
Life Sciences
Sustainability
Digital
Hannes Kunz
Institute for Integrated Economic Research (IIER)

Hannes Kunz

President
Institute for Integrated Economic Research (IIER) (Switzerland)
Sustainability
Alexander Kölpin
seed + speed Ventures GmbH

Alexander Kölpin

Managing Director
seed + speed Ventures GmbH (Germany)
Digital
Beat Lechmann
Johnson & Johnson Innovation

Beat Lechmann

Director R&D Innovation
Johnson & Johnson Innovation (United Kingdom)
Life Sciences
Christine Müller
DiaMed Care

Christine Müller

Principal
DiaMed Care (Switzerland)
Life Sciences
Deyana Nedeva
Blockchain Valley Ventures

Deyana Nedeva

Head of Investor Relations
Blockchain Valley Ventures (Switzerland)
Digital
Karim Piguet
CPV Partners

Karim Piguet

Founding partner of CPV Partners
CPV Partners (Switzerland)
Digital
Jacques Putzeys
Value Development

Jacques Putzeys

Founder
Value Development (Monaco)
Sustainability
Digital
Mark Redshaw
Evonik Venture Capital

Mark Redshaw

Investment Director
Evonik Venture Capital (Germany)
Life Sciences
Pierre Sauvagnat
Banque Cantonale de Geneve

Pierre Sauvagnat

Director
Banque Cantonale de Geneve (Switzerland)
Digital
FinTech
Patrick Scherrer
Swissinno+

Patrick Scherrer

CEO
Swissinno+ (Switzerland)
Life Sciences
Isabelle Schirmer
Rosablanche Investissement & Conseil Sarl

Isabelle Schirmer

President and Partner
Rosablanche Investissement & Conseil Sarl (Switzerland)
Sustainability
Philippe Schlegel
Union Bank of Switzerland

Philippe Schlegel

Management Consultant and Contractor
Union Bank of Switzerland (Switzerland)
Digital
FinTech
Laura Schwery
CleantechAlps

Laura Schwery

CleantechAlps (Switzerland)
Sustainability
Delphine Seitiee
Alp ICT

Delphine Seitiee

Secretary General
Alp ICT (Switzerland)
Digital
Philipp Thurn und Taxis
Constantia New Business GmbH

Philipp Thurn und Taxis

Managing Director
Constantia New Business GmbH (Austria)
Digital
Richard Uchrin
Richard Uchrin

Richard Uchrin

Business Strategy Advisor – Energy & Sustainability
Freelance (Hungary)
Sustainability
Joost Waeterloos
Dow

Joost Waeterloos

European Technology Scouting Leader
Dow (Belgium)
Sustainability
Winfried Weigel
Clean Tech Capital

Winfried Weigel

Managing Director
Clean Tech Capital (Switzerland)
Life Sciences
Sustainability
Digital
Alessio Zolesi
KPMG (Switzerland)

Alessio Zolesi

Manager - Deal Advisory
KPMG (Switzerland) (Switzerland)
Digital
 

 

Details

 

Commitment

100% participation. Expect a total of 24+ hours and additional time for self-preparation and teamwork.

 

Duration

The program spans over 1 year and is divided in 4 quarters

 

Partners

Canton de Vaud
Innovaud