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IMAGINE IF! Lausanne Pitch Finale

Thursday, July 14th 2016

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Innovation Forum Lausanne invites you to join the Swiss Finals of the IMAGINE IFDeep Tech Accelerator.

You're entrepreneurial-minded and ready to dive into the Innovation Forum ecosystem?
Register for free to our Swiss pitch finals on July 14th at EPFL and get inspired by the  keynote lectures of two startup CEOs ("The Entrepreneurial Journeys"), interact with the future generation of innovators, and network with our excellent panel of jury members.
 
You have a deep technology idea or a venture that is already up and running (pre-Series A)?
Applications for the Swiss Finals are submitted here by the deadline date: Fri 08/07/2016 
 
About IMAGINE IF!
Lausanne's IMAGINE IF! applicants join the global network of Innovators across 16 branches, competing for the non-dilutive $30,000+ global award. The award has to be invested in the further advancement of the venture such as in market research, filing of IP, or building a prototype.
 
Our accelerator is built by entrepreneurs, for entrepreneurs! It is the first truly global competition and accelerator program for deep technology. Projects enrolled in IMAGINE IF! aim to contribute to the transformation of our world: they address at least one of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) defined by the United Nations, or one of the 12 Risks that threaten human civilization.


The accelerator provides extensive opportunities to early stage science-based ventures:

  • mentorship
  • the potential to secure non-dilutive capital
  • free advice from leading professional services companies
  • extensive networking across the Innovation Forum network
FAQs
What is deep technology? Am I eligible to apply? Do I have to share confidential information? Find answers to these and more questions here.
 
The Swiss TOP 2
During the Swiss Finals of IMAGINE IF!, the winner and runner-up will be selected by our expert jury (see below). The Swiss TOP 2 projects will join the global TOP 50 pool, and will have to submit a 3 minute recorded video pitch. At least one of the Swiss TOP 2 projects will be selected to participate in the global TOP 10 Finals in Cambridge, and Innovation Forum Lausanne will sponsor the travel, conference fees, and accomodation (2 nights) for one team member.
 
More infos on the different selection stages can be found here.
 
Meet our excellent jury members
 
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Fabian Buller, Director of New Ventures at Johnson & Johnson Innovation
 
peter2_small
Peter Böhni, Managing Director of Bühler Group's EPFL Innovation Satellite
 
BrantJennifer-thumb
Jennifer Brant, Director of Innovation Insights
 
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Olivier Kuffer, Manager at Rolex
 
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Federico Tortelli, Laboratory Head Pharmacology at
 
michael bauer_small
Michael Bauer, CEO of Cellestia Biotech
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16:00 – 20:00 (UTC)

EPFL, Room CE1

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Description

Innovation Forum Lausanne invites you to join the Swiss Finals of the IMAGINE IFDeep Tech Accelerator.

You're entrepreneurial-minded and ready to dive into the Innovation Forum ecosystem?
Register for free to our Swiss pitch finals on July 14th at EPFL and get inspired by the  keynote lectures of two startup CEOs ("The Entrepreneurial Journeys"), interact with the future generation of innovators, and network with our excellent panel of jury members.
 
You have a deep technology idea or a venture that is already up and running (pre-Series A)?
Applications for the Swiss Finals are submitted here by the deadline date: Fri 08/07/2016 
 
About IMAGINE IF!
Lausanne's IMAGINE IF! applicants join the global network of Innovators across 16 branches, competing for the non-dilutive $30,000+ global award. The award has to be invested in the further advancement of the venture such as in market research, filing of IP, or building a prototype.
 
Our accelerator is built by entrepreneurs, for entrepreneurs! It is the first truly global competition and accelerator program for deep technology. Projects enrolled in IMAGINE IF! aim to contribute to the transformation of our world: they address at least one of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) defined by the United Nations, or one of the 12 Risks that threaten human civilization.


The accelerator provides extensive opportunities to early stage science-based ventures:

  • mentorship
  • the potential to secure non-dilutive capital
  • free advice from leading professional services companies
  • extensive networking across the Innovation Forum network
FAQs
What is deep technology? Am I eligible to apply? Do I have to share confidential information? Find answers to these and more questions here.
 
The Swiss TOP 2
During the Swiss Finals of IMAGINE IF!, the winner and runner-up will be selected by our expert jury (see below). The Swiss TOP 2 projects will join the global TOP 50 pool, and will have to submit a 3 minute recorded video pitch. At least one of the Swiss TOP 2 projects will be selected to participate in the global TOP 10 Finals in Cambridge, and Innovation Forum Lausanne will sponsor the travel, conference fees, and accomodation (2 nights) for one team member.
 
More infos on the different selection stages can be found here.
 
Meet our excellent jury members
 
Fabian_small
Fabian Buller, Director of New Ventures at Johnson & Johnson Innovation
 
peter2_small
Peter Böhni, Managing Director of Bühler Group's EPFL Innovation Satellite
 
BrantJennifer-thumb
Jennifer Brant, Director of Innovation Insights
 
olivier_kuffer_small
Olivier Kuffer, Manager at Rolex
 
fede_small
Federico Tortelli, Laboratory Head Pharmacology at
 
michael bauer_small
Michael Bauer, CEO of Cellestia Biotech

Schedule

16:00-16:10

Welcome

16:10-16:25

The Entrepreneurial Journey 1 – Keynote
Dr. Sandra Neumann
CEO and Founder of Peripal AG

16:25-17:50

IMAGINE IF! Swiss Finals – Pitches Round 1

17:50-17:55

Energy Break

17:55-18:10

The Entrepreneurial Journey 2 – Keynote
Dr. Steve Tanner
Co-CEO and Co-Founder of ecoRobotix

18:10-19:25

IMAGINE IF! Swiss Finals – Pitches Round 2

19:25-19:35

Announcement of Swiss Top 2

19:35-20:30

Apéro & Networking

Speakers

Dr. Sandra Neumann is CEO and Founder of Peripal AG, an ETH start-up incorporated in 2015. In her previous role, she was General Manager Renal for Baxter AG in Switzerland holding operational responsibility for the country organization and the integration of Gambro. She graduated in biochemistry and received her Ph.D. from ETH Zürich in 2003. In prior industry roles she worked for Geistlich Biomaterials AG and McKinsey & Company Inc. before joining Baxter Healthcare Inc. in its EU headquarters.

Steve Tanner grew up in a family of farmers, and has good knowledge of the weeding world, spending part of his childhood helping weeding in the farm. Being engineer EPF (PhD), he cumulates more than 15 years of experience in electronics and signal processing research. Steve is working full time in the company since January 2014. He is the initiator of the project.

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