our events

Each semester we work hard to organize the best events!
Our signature events comprise the already well-known Startup Speed-Dating, EC Launch and FuckUp Nights. But we always will have many other surprises waiting for you. To stay updated, follow us on our Social Media channels and subscribe to our Newsletter.

After many uncertainties over the last year, the ETH Entrepreneur Club is ready to launch into a very special new academic semester with an ambitious portfolio of novel and exciting initiatives to further strengthen the entrepreneurial spirit at ETH and in Zurich in general. 

We once again organize our flagship events Startup Day, Startup Speed Dating, and FuckUp Nights. Respecting the guidelines and recommendations of the public health service BAG as well as of ETH we are currently planning to hold the events as follows:

  • 22.03.2021 – 27.03.2021 FuckUp Nights and InCube at START: Will be held virtually.
  • 31.03.2021 Startup Day: Will be held virtually.
  • 21.04.2021 Spartup Speed Dating: Will be held virtually.
  • 02.06.2021: FuckUp Nights: To be decided in April.
  • All Startup Jam Sessions will be held virtually.

We thank you for your understanding and are looking forward to seeing you at our events!

TIMELINE - Spring 2021

Startup Speed Dating

April 21, 2021

Online Startup Jam Session

April 29, 2021

Money Matters

May 4, 2021

Legal Hour

May 19, 2021

Online Startup Jam Session

May 25, 2021

FuckUp Nights

June 2, 2021

OUR events

Fuckup nights

“Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better.” – Samuel Beckett 

Stories of success are incomplete without stories of failures.
During this inspiring evening, we bring together diverse, high-profile speakers to share stories of their past failures and unexpected twists in life, and most importantly, how these events have brought them closer to their successes today. They embrace their professional fuckups in an attempt to shatter the taboo surrounding failure and show us what we can learn from our mistakes.
Join us in this movement to be bold, adventurous, and unafraid of failing. Do not miss out on this unique opportunity to hear the captivating stories of entrepreneurs and high-level executives followed by a Q&A session and networking apéro.

Startup speed dating

Are you a startup looking for a co-founder or talents to hire?

Are you a skillful student eager to find or work in a startup?

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.

Startup Jam Session

Launching Startup Jam Sessions!

We’re launching ‘Startup Jam Sessions’ – a series of events where we bring together seasoned founders with people who just started to think about their venture. Inspired by musical jam sessions, this is a place for you to come and think out loud about business ideas. No agendas, no keynotes. Just a group of people thinking about how to change the world through technology ventures.

Supported by Tomahawk.VC, ETH Entrepreneur Club and Swisspreneur


Think inside the Box

From problem to prototype in a weekend

InCube is an international competition, where students live for four days in a glass cube. They need to define the problem they want to tackle, ideate for solutions and create a prototype. At the final the different teams compete in a pitch battle in front of a live audience and jury.

EC Launch

Present your idea or early startup in front of an audience and have the chance to win amazing prices

Do you want to get the support you need for kicking off your project? The ETH Entrepreneur Club makes your dreams come true with prizes up to 5’000 CHF! Finalists for EC Launch will get hours of valuable coaching from experts on how to launch your idea into a successful business.

From Science to Startup

Are you a motivated student curious about working at a startup?

Do you want to gain more insight into where and how startups work?

Or maybe you want to start your own company in future?

From Science to Startup allows you to visit 3 different startups in the city of Zurich in a fun and engaging way. At the beginning of the tour, you will be placed in a group with other participants, and you will be explained exactly which startups you will visit. At each startup, you will get a chance to see their space and fulfill your curiosity. After visiting the startups, all of the groups will meet up for some food at the Rocket Hub, the co-working space of the ETH Entrepreneur Club.