IMAGINE IF! Accelerator in Lausanne

Dr Marek Tyl Written by Dr Marek Tyl
Published on 01 November 2018
2 min. read

The third edition of IMAGINE IF! is coming to town!

IMAGINE IF! appears among the 7 Best Biotech Startup Competitions in Europe and it is coming to Lausanne!

IMAGINE IF! is our global accelerator program for science ventures. With IMAGINE IF! we want to identify avant-garde ideas emerging from different local ecosystems. Our goal is to accelerate these ideas into businesses by providing mentorship, partnering and non-dilutive funding. Our local winner will have the chance to pitch at the global IMAGINE IF! Final in UK. At the global finals startups will compete for a further prize, such as a non-dilutive $10k cash prize and 6 month laboratory space in BioCity . Our targets are scientists-entrepreneurs who would like to transform their idea into a business or are already working on an early, pre-seed project. This year IMAGINE IF! will focus on two streams: healthcare and cleantech.

Applications are now open until 16thNovember 2018. The announcement of the best 10 teams will be given on December 12that the end of a workshop organized together with Catalyze to which all IMAGINE IF! Applicants are invited. Together we will discover how to navigate in the jungle of grants. You will then have time to grow with our local mentors and get ready to pitch at the Swiss finals on February 21st2019 at EPFL.  The local winners will get access to our global mentorship program as well as a ticket to the global finals held during the Innovation Forum Leaders Conference in June 2019 in Cambridge, UK. 

The locally selected ideas will benefit from:

  • high value mentorship
  • broad network
  • funding workshop
  • different prizes

For more info, check Swissnex and StartLab websites.

If you believe you have a successful project and want to bring it to the next level, or if you have already your own startup, don’t miss this chance to accelerate your idea!

IMAGINE IF you can bring your idea forward! Apply now!

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