Do you have a stellar idea and want to start your own business? Or you already have your startup, and want to take it off the ground? Then this event is the perfect opportunity to get started! Meet and interact with some of Zurich’s most interesting startup scene people, including mentors, industry experts and investors. Learn about participating in >>venture>>, Switzerland's leading startup competition and how you can earn up to CHF150K in non-dilutive cash prizes, a McKinsey business consulting package and mentorship by industry and entrepreneurial experts! Agenda18:30 - 18:40Welcoming speech 18:40 - 18:45Intro to >>venture>>Lea Firmin, CEO of >>venture foundation>>18:50 - 19:00Introduction of the special guests19:00 - 22:00Booths & Apero: ABOUT >>venture>>>>venture>> is the leading competition for up-and-coming entrepreneurs in Switzerland awarding over CHF 500'000 in cash prizes. Founded by Dr. Thomas Knecht in 1997, the competition empowers young innovators to develop their business ideas into startup companies. A joint initiative of ETH Zurich, McKinsey & Company, Knecht Holding, Innosuisse and EPFL >>venture>> has been led by the >>venture>> foundation since 2013.