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May 2020


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Dream it - pitch it

Stay tuned for our new event EC Launch, a rework of our flagship event “EC Award”.  With the motto: this is not an accelerator, this is a launch, we will provide you with the most important inputs from experts to get you started as an entrepreneur.  There is no prior knowledge needed to enter a student journey that will get you read to launch your idea into orbit.
Collaborate and compete with other students in fun ways, such as pitching your idea on the ride up the polybahn, in order to make it to the grand final in May of 2020.


Most frequent questions and answers

Yes, but all tickets are free. We want everyone to enjoy the evening, which is impossible without seats, food and drinks. Still we don’t want to spend an unnecessary amount of money on food and drinks – as we try to rise the prizes as much as we can.

Everyone – teams of arbitrary size. However, we require a connection to a Swiss university (you need to be or have been a student or researcher).

We do not allow funded ideas/startups. You must not be incorporated.

Yes, still the idea has to be considered ‘early-stage’.

The EC Launch Qualification Committee will pick 15 teams demonstrating extraordinary quality for the elevator pitches. The 6-7 best teams get the chance to pitch at the EC Launch. Furthermore, the committee will make sure to restrict participation to idea-stage projects.

Heuristic, not a rule: If your work brought you to a prototype for the purpose of getting feedback, great. If your past work already represents a respectable part of your product or business, you are no longer what we’re looking for.

Every team will have exactly 3 min to pitch. We will not let any team have a second of overtime (hint: there will be a gong!). Slides are allowed. Immediately afterwards, the jury will randomly ask you questions for 4 min. There are no restrictions on the content of the pitch. However we want you to keep in mind, that it’s all about idea-stage projects.

Feasibility, monetization potential, innovation, added social and/or ecological value.

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