Startup Speed Dating

The Startup Speed Dating connects students and startups in a simple way: you will meet startup founders in short 6-minutes "speed-dates" followed by a networking apéro and afterparty.

At the beginning of the evening, each startup gets a chance to present a 30-second pitch. Then, the participants and the startup get to meet and to choose who they are going to have speed-dates with. Afterwards, it's speed-dating time, with 12 rounds of speed-dates, and as many opportunities for the startups and the participants to get to know each other more. Once you’re on a date, the possibilities are limitless!



17:00 Registration of startups
17:30 Startup briefing
17:45 Participant registration
18:15 Startup pitches
19:00 Round 1 (three interviews)
19:25 Round 2 (three interviews)
19:50 Break
20:00 Round 3 (three interviews)
20:25 Round 4 (three interviews)
20:50 Networking


ETH Zurich Main Building, Dozentenfoyer (Rämistrasse 101, Zürich)


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You get the chance to meet a variety of great startups. The matching process gives you the chance to pick your favorites and meet the founders on a 6 min speed date. Once you’re on a date, the possibilities are limitless. You might get an internship, write your thesis with the company or even become a co-founder. Don’t miss this awesome opportunity to meet Zurich’s emerging startup scene and apply now. The event is free for admitted candidates and admission is madatory.



You get the chance to expose your enterprise, project or idea in a 30 second pitch to highly skilled, carefully selected candidates. Whether you are looking for co-founders, employees or researchers, you will find them among the 120 candidates through the matching process. You get 12 slots for speed dates to get what you are looking for. The price ranges for participation will be announced soon. You’ll find a detailed explanation in the application form. You can also apply to become a Premium startup with a large booth.





Third picture: Luca Tschudin from working bicycle uses his time to pitch his startup to the particpants. Above: Simon Bachmann, CEO of IDUN Technologies, is also looking for new talent joinin the young startup.



    What kind of students can participate?

    We welcome applications from anyone who is interested in working with a startup. However, we give priority to students.


    Nope! It is a very casual event.

    When and how will I know I selected as a candidate (student)?

    We will contact you within 1 or 2 days after the application deadline via email. So be sure to put the right email when applying!

    Should I take CV printouts with me? 
    You really don't need to, however you are free to do so. You will exchange contact details and have a chat anyway.

    Can startups bring stuff? 

    Startups will dispose of a small table, primarily used for the dates. You can bring gimmicks and such.

    • When and how will a startup know it got selected?

    We will contact you within 1 or 2 days after the application deadline via email. So be sure to put the right email when applying!

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