Venture Challenge #1: How to raise your first funds - an Entrepreneur's perspective


Event details

Date 16.10.2023
Hour 16:0017:30
Speaker Margaux Peltier, CEO and co-founder of Enerdrape
Category Conferences - Seminars
Event Language English

Venture Challenge is series of three workshops where you can meet successful entrepreneurs and hear about their experience and recommandations on a specific entrepreneurial topic. These workshops adress students with an innovative startup idea or who are interested in entrepreneurship.

Schedule: 3 workshops in total

Wednesday, 18.10.2023 - Venture Challenge #1: How to Raise your First Funds - an Entrepreneur's perspective 
with: Margaux Peltier, CEO and co-founder of Enerdrape

  • Margaux Peltier is an engineer and scientific entrepreneur with an MSc in Civil Engineering and Sustainability from EPFL Lausanne. In 2018, she joined EPFL's Soil Mechanics Laboratory to further her research into integrated geo-energy systems. In 2021, she co-founded enerdrape, an EPFL start-up bringing to market the first non-invasive geothermal panel technology, simplifying access to shallow urban geothermal resources.
  • Margaux has been recognized in the Forbes 30 Under 30 list and has received several grants and awards for her groundbreaking contributions to the enerdrape solution. Before embarking on the enerdrape adventure, she gained valuable experience working in engineering and architectural firms in Switzerland and Canada, while actively participating in various local and international building energy projects.

Thursday, 26.10.2023 - Venture Challenge #2: How to Grow your startup Organically 
with: Romain Kirchhoff, CEO and co-founder of Uzufly

Tuesday, 31.10.2023 - Venture Challenge #3: How to Raise your First Funds - an Investor's perspective
with: Frédéric Lauchenauer, Managing Partner at Norman Venture and President of Business Angels Switzerland

Target audience: Students, PhD, Postdoc, Academic Staff & Alumni, Interested in Entrepreneurship
Why attend? Coaching, Training, Inspiration, Networking

Apply if you have a nascent business idea, an early-stage or more advanced startup project. Students, doctoral candidates, postdocs or members of staff at EPFL, or any other Swiss university carrying an innovative startup project are more than welcome to join the program.

Participation is free but seats are limited to ensure qualitative exchanges.


Practical information

  • Informed public
  • Free


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