Venture Challenge #2: What it takes to build a dream team

21.11.2022 | 17:30 - 19:30
ETH Campus Zentrum, Student Project House, Clausiusstrasse 6/8, 8006 Zürich
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Accelerate your startup project with the support of successful founders and industry leaders! The series of six workshops is based on a mission and challenge approach to enhance the validation and execution of your business case.

Apply if you have an innovative startup project and the ambition to conquer the world. Student, doctoral candidate, postdoc or member of staff at ETH Zurich, or any other Swiss university carrying a solid high-tech startup project are also more than welcome to join.program, please don't hesitate to contact Raffael:

The Venture Challenge workshops will:

- Inspire your entrepreneurial journey- Shape your entrepreneurial proposal- Start networking in the Swiss startup ecosystem

Join us to learn:

- How to get cofounders onboard- How to approach the first hirings- Scaling the team properly

The speaker of the Night is Simon Hofer, CEO & Co-Founder, CareerLunch

Simon co-founded CareerLunch, a platform that facilitates informal meetings between top talents and top companies. For talents, it’s an opportunity to get authentic insights, network with industry professionals, and get hired. For companies, it’s an opportunity to make their culture tangible, grow their talent pool, and recruit. Simon also initiated DetectNow, a non-profit that aims to build an AI to detect COVID-19 from cough sound recordings. The project won the #CodeVsCovid19 hackathon in 2020.


Previously, he studied simultaneously in the two full-time programs, the MSc in Statistics at ETH Zurich and the MA in Strategy and International Management (SIM) at the University of St. Gallen. After he got kicked out of ETH Zurich for his double-enrolment (turns out this is not allowed), he co-founded two companies before graduating from the University of St. Gallen. In 2018, he represented Switzerland at the Global Student Entrepreneur Awards (GSEA).

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