Venture Briefing @ ETH

09.06.2023 | 12:00 - 13:00
ETH Zurich
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Take a startup deep dive an join us for lunch! The Venture Briefing event series is designed to help students with an intent to pursue entrepreneurship take their first steps towards building a successful company.***Note - as this is an event over lunchtime, we will offer food and drinks for all registered participants (free of charge)***

The event features a keynote speech from successful entrepreneur Markus Pflitsch, CEO and Founder of Terra Quantum.

Markus is a dedicated quantum physicist, senior financial executive and deep tech entrepreneur. He believes in the competitive advantage of quantum tech and is committed to support the European ecosystem to unlock its value. Since he was 14 years old, Markus has been a quantum physics enthusiast. He built on that passion, studying mathematics and physics, and accomplished a research career at CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research.


Before founding Terra Quantum in 2019, his curious mind and business acumen led him to pursue his profession in the business and finance industry. Starting at the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) in Europe and North America, he applied his expertise in the financial services industry. He spent additional years working as chief financial officer and senior executive in various corporations (Deutsche Bank, UniCredit), as well as owner-managed digital and high-tech companies. Ultimately, he decided to leverage his expertise in quantum physics, business and finance to become an entrepreneur in the quantum tech space.


Early 2022, Terra Quantum raised an extra-ordinary USD 75 million Series A from investors. Terra Quantum is also a winner of the TOP 100 Swiss Startup Award 2022.


Markus will talk about Terra Quantum and share details about the journey of building a successful deep tech company. He will also help answer some of your questions during the Q&A session:

  • How to become an entrepreneur? 
  • How to validate my idea?
  • How to fund my idea?
  • How to find help to bring my idea to life?

You will also be introduced to different support programs available to new entrepreneurs:

  • Venture Kick (up to CHF 150,000 pre-seed capital for business development)
  • InnoBooster (up to CHF 150,000 grant to accelerate market entry)
  • First Ventures (up to CHF 150,000 financial support for projects cooperating with a University of Applied Science)

Thank you to the Gebert Rüf Stiftung for supporting this event.


And to our local partners:

Get ready! Watch and get inspired:

About the startup Terra Quantum

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About Talent Kick

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Meet other founders supported by Gebert-Rüf-Stiftung / Venture Kick

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