About

OUR MISSION

StartLab’s mission is to provide the ideal environment to selected life sciences incubated projects, designed to maximise their chances of success. Through our tailor-made infrastructure, support and service offering, we anchor aspiring business creators into Biopôle’s dynamic community and walk alongside them through their incubation journey. We aim to unleash 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

Since 2018, the StartLab incubator has been 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, an inspiring landscape, a dense network and unparalleled community engagement, so that members can thrive and bring science to life. It hosts more than 80 companies, 25 research units and 1,700 talented individuals dedicated to life sciences.

 

Visit www.biopole.ch for more information.

 

ADVISORY BOARD

Biopôle created the StartLab Advisory Board (SAB) to assist our incubated start-ups throughout their growth and development. The SAB selects the most promising projects to be part of the START programme, efficiently anchoring these projects in our dynamic ecosystem and ensuring that StartLab remains at the leading edge of best practice in the incubation of life sciences businesses.

The SAB is made up of professionals with complementary expertise and perspectives, including academia, investment, business, technology transfer and entrepreneurship.

Please click below to learn more about our SAB members.

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 provides managerial and business support to our start-ups who are, by definition, often pushing the boundaries of technology and working on the leading – if not bleeding – edge of science. Many issues encountered throughout the life of a company are about which strategic route to take and which tactics to use to get to the end goal. This is where the Entrepreneurs’ Club plans 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 from their businesses and seek a sounding board for a particular matter in their company. In addition, Club members can provide mentoring on a one-to-one basis or in short-term project groups, for instance to support fundraising. Club members sign up on a long-term pro bono basis, providing a stable element to the start-up operating ecosystem: a friendly supporter who is ‘on your side’.

Tanja
DOWE
Debiopharm Innovation Fund
Ronald
KEMPERS
Mymetics Corporation
Jonas
LARSSON
Neo Medical SA
Tuula
MARTIN
Xenva
Vincent
MUTEL
Inflamalps
Nasri
NAHAS
Biopôle SA
Sylvain
PERRET
UBS
Katrin
SIEBENBüRGER HACKI
PHARE 7
Oern
STUGE
Orsco Lifesciences AG
Pierre-Jean
WIPFF
Innovaud

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