From Science To startup


Morning – ETH ML H37.1

Afternoon – Rockethub Stampfenbachstrasse 52/56




Morning – 9AM – 12PM

Afternoon – 1:30PM – 6PM

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 the future?


Outlook of the day:

The morning will consist of educational inputs from founders and experts in the field of entrepreneurship. The theme of the morning session is heavily based on “From Science to Startup”. The afternoon consists of a startup tour where students will visit three different startups in the Zurich area to see first hand how they work.

Morning 9:00-12:00:

The “From Science to Start-up” workshop is the thing for you!

Through our university career we are mainly focused on scientific research but as soon as we are exposed to the real world we have no clue on how to convert our discoveries to useful and successful business.
This event gives you a unique opportunity to bring ideas into action and learn useful methodologies to step into the entrepreneurship world.
You can apply as a team or as an individual with or without a business idea. You will get matched with other students to form a group of 5 people, and you will work on the selected science-based idea to produce a successful business model with the help of coaches.
At the end of the workshop you will pitch the idea in front of a jury and get valuable feedback.

Startup Day will include a morning with inputs from experts, founders and investors.


Afternoon 13:00-18:00:

The Startup tour, see how Startups go about their daily business.

Startup Tour allows you to visit 3 different startups in the city 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 office space and have some time for Q&A. After visiting the startups, all of the groups will meet up for an Apèro at the Rocket Hub, the co-working space of the ETH Entrepreneur Club for socialising and networking.

The afternoon we will have a Startup Tour which allows you to visit three different startups in the city of Zurich in a fun and engaging way.



We are very excited to have Séverine Chardonnens tell us the story how she turned her master-thesis into a startup and is now active in that startup as the CTO. Her company is called Idun Technologies.

Our second expert is the entrepreneur-in-residence @ ETH Anil Sethi, who is also the Author of the book “From Science to Startup”



Magicleap & Verity


Most frequent questions and answers

We welcome applications from anyone who is curious to work in a startup, but current students (enrolled in a Bachelor’s, Master’s, or PhD program at a Swiss university) and recent graduates (from a Swiss university graduated not more than 1 year ago) are given priority.

Yes this is possible. You can apply for either morning part, the afternoon part or both in the application form.

Yes, this is possible. But for the Startup Tour it might not always be guaranteed. Please contact the organizers at

The event language is English.

If you have any questions or concerns, you can contact ​

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