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.

Due to the sharp increase in COVID-19 cases, we decided to change the format of some of our events.

Please note the following changes:

  • 02.10.2020 Startup Day: Will be held virtually.
  • 11.11.2020 Startup Speed Dating: Will be held virtually
  • 03.12.2020 FuckUp Nights: Will be held virtually.

Your safety is our highest priority during these times. We will keep a close eye on the development of the pandemic and inform you accordingly if there are any more changes to the events on our social media as well as on this website. Registered participants for our events will be informed additionally by email.

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

TIMELINE - Autumn 2020

Online Startup Jam Session

December 2, 2020

FuckUp Nights

December 3, 2020

Legal Hour with Walder Wyss

December 10, 2020

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.