Venture Challenge at ETH Zurich

Datum
24.03.2022 | 18:00 - 21:00
Veranstaltungsort
ETH Student Project House
Registrierung
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Registrierung bis
22.03.2022

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. Our goal is to support the best startup talents in Switzerland in order to build world-class startups the fastest way possible.

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 the program, please don't hesitate to contact Raffael: raffael.kellnerventurelabch.

The Venture Challenge workshops will:

- Inspire your entrepreneurial journey

- Shape your entrepreneurial proposal

- Start networking in the Swiss startup ecosystem


Schedule

Thursday, 24.03.2022 - Venture Challenge #1: The story of your startup 

- How to start your company

- Failure and best practices

- The story of the entrepreneurial journey

At: ETH Campus Zentrum, Student Project House, Clausiusstrasse 6/8, 8006 Zürich

Time: 18:00 - approx. 20:00

Wednesday, 30.03.2022 - Venture Challenge #2:  What it takes to build a dream team

- How to get cofounders onboard

- How to approach the first hirings

- Scaling the team properly

At: ETH Campus Hönggerberg, Student Project House, HPZ F-Floor, John-von-Neumann-Weg 9, 8093 Zürich

Time: 18:00 - approx. 20:00

Wednesday, 06.04.2022 - Venture Challenge #3:  Sales for startups

- How to do sales for startups

- Distribution channels

- Close the contact 

At: ETH Campus Hönggerberg, Student Project House, HPZ F-Floor, John-von-Neumann-Weg 9, 8093 Zürich

Time: 18:00 - approx. 20:00

Wednesday, 13.04.2022 - Venture Challenge #4:  Raise the first investment

- Accessing investors

- Get ready for the funding process

- Close the investment 

At: ETH Campus Hönggerberg, Student Project House, HPZ F-Floor, John-von-Neumann-Weg 9, 8093 Zürich

Time: 18:00 - approx. 20:00

Thursday, 5.5.2022 - Venture Challenge #5: Financing strategies and negotiating deal terms for your financing round

- Process and stages of the financing rounds

- Common/Preferred Equity Financings

- Legal Structure of a Term Sheet

At: ETH Campus Zentrum, Student Project House, Clausiusstrasse 6/8, 8006 Zürich

Time: 18:00 - approx. 20:00

Thursday, 12.5.2022 - Venture Challenge #6: How to do the perfect pitch and feedback session

- Create an investor-ready pitch deck

- Pitch training

- Feedback session

At: ETH Campus Hönggerberg, Student Project House, HPZ F-Floor, John-von-Neumann-Weg 9, 8093 Zürich

Time: 18:00 - approx. 20:00

Want to know more what it's like to join the Venture Challenge? Read here about the students' experiences of the last semester.

Note: all sessions take place on campus at ETH Student Project House, starting at 18:00. Content will be delivered for 90 minutes, with enough time for Q&A and networking after. For reasons of confidentiality, we do not allow recording of the discussions.

Participation is free but seats are limited! If you want to participate, apply as soon as possible!

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