About

OUR MISSION

StartLab’s mission is to provide selected life sciences incubated projects with an ideal environment designed to maximise their chances of success. Through a tailor-made infrastructure, support and service offering, we anchor aspiring business creators in Biopôle’s dynamic community and closely accompany them through their incubation journey. We aim to provide successive generations of start-ups to stimulate the life sciences ecosystem in the Canton of Vaud and across Switzerland.

THE KEYS TO SUCCESS

DISCOVER A vibrant LIFE SCIENCES COMMUNITY

In 2018 StartLab Incubator is located at Biopôle, a life sciences community bringing together industry and academia. Based in Lausanne, Switzerland, Biopôle offers a world-class combination of infrastructure, added value services, living space and community engagement where partners can thrive and bring science to life. It hosts more than 50 companies, 25 research units and 1,200 talents dedicated to life sciences.
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ADVISORY BOARD

Biopôle created The StartLab Advisory Board (SAB) to closely accompany our incubated start-ups throughout their growth and development. The SAB role includes the selection of the most promising projects, efficiently anchoring these projects in our dynamic ecosystem, and making sure that StartLab remains at the leading edge of best practice in the incubation of life sciences businesses.

The SAB is composed of a group of professionals with complementary expertise and perspectives, including academia, investment, business, technology transfer and entrepreneurship. Please click below to see the details of our SAB members’ biographies.

Jasper
BOS
Merck Fund
André
CATANA
EPFL TTO
Carlos
CORDON
IMD
Konstantinos
EFTHYMIOPOULOS
Biopôle SA
Stefan
KOHLER
PACTT
Nicolas
MERMOD
University of Lausanne
Nasri
NAHAS
Biopôle SA
Vincent
OSSIPOW
Omega Funds
Jeffrey
PETTY
eMBA-UniL
Gisou
VAN DER GOOT
EPFL
Pierre-Jean
WIPFF
Innovaud

ENTREPRENEURS’ CLUB

In addition to the innovative infrastructure offered by StartLab, the Biopôle team wanted to provide managerial and business support to the start-ups which are, by definition, often pushing the boundaries of the technologies and working on the leading, if not bleeding, edge of technology. Many issues encountered by the life of a company are about the strategic route to take and the tactics used to get to the end goal. This is where the Entrepreneurs’ Club is hoping to help the StartLab start-ups.

The Club gathers senior players in different fields who want to help the start-ups by providing managerial and business support. Regular meetings allow start-ups to provide updates of their businesses and seek a sounding board for a particular matter in their company. In addition, the Club members can provide mentoring on a one-to-one basis or in short-term project groups, for instance, to support fund raising. On a pro bono basis, the Club members are there for the long-term to provide a stable element to the start-up operating ecosystem, a friendly supporter who is “on their side”.

Claude
AMOS
Consultant
Tanja
DOWE
Debiopharm Innovation Fund
Alexandre
GACHET
Kellerhals Carrard
Ronald
KEMPERS
Mymetics Corporation
Jonas
LARSSON
Neo Medical SA
Tuula
MARTIN
Xenva
Max
MOOSER
Banque Bonhôte
Vincent
MUTEL
Inflamalps
Nasri
NAHAS
Biopôle SA
Sylvain
PERRET
UBS
Gilles
PFEND
KATZAROV
Katrin
SIEBENBüRGER HACKI
PHARE 7
Oern
STUGE
Orsco Lifesciences AG
Pierre-Jean
WIPFF
Innovaud

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