#USI25 - USI Startup Centre Open Doors

Institutional Communication Service

4 October 2021

The USI Startup Centre Open Doors will be held on Wednesday, 13 October 2021, from 5 pm. The event, organised by USI Startup Centre, is part of the celebrations for the 25th anniversary of Università della Svizzera italiana and aims to foster relations with the local context and increase the sense of identity within the USI community.

For the event, the new spaces of the Startup Centre at the Lugano East Campus will be populated by exhibit stands offering the opportunity to discover and interact with incubated and pre-incubated startups. Additional space will also be given to the various actors of the entrepreneurial ecosystem and the Centre's partners. Furthermore, USI Startup Centre services and technology transfer opportunities will be presented.

All friends of the Centre (coaches, investors, institutions, companies, trade associations, etc.), the USI community (students, researchers, professors, etc.), the media, and all those interested in the entrepreneurial world are welcome to attend the event.

The apéro area will also offer participants the opportunity to meet and network.

The Open Doors is an excellent opportunity to spread the word about the USI Startup Centre, support the startups and create a network of valuable contacts.

Registrations at >> www.startup.usi.ch/en/form-open-doors-participants. In compliance with the current rules, only participants with a valid Covid Pass will be admitted.

 

Event programme

17.00 Doors open

18.00 - 18.15 Welcome speeches

  • Boas Erez, Rector of Università della Svizzera italiana
  • Christian Vitta, State Councillor and Director of the Department of Finance and Economic Affairs of the Canton of Ticino

18.15 - 19.00 Visit of exhibition stands and networking

19.00 – 19.30 Startup pitch battle

19.30 - 21.00 Visit of exhibition stands and networking

 

For further information and questions, please write to startup@usi.ch or call 058 666 42 30

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USI Startup Centre, established in 2004 as "Centro Promozione Start-up" (CP Start-up), supports early-stage entrepreneurs to realise their ideas, foster entrepreneurship, and contribute to the overall economic and social growth in the region.

Ideally positioned amongst higher education establishments, academic research institutes, and the economic context in Ticino, USI Startup Centre represents the gateway to an energetic community of researchers, students, entrepreneurs, business coaches, investors, experts, and the like to help startups succeed in this dynamic environment. USI Startup Centre constantly anticipates and adapts to the changing situations, providing start-uppers with precisely the support they need at each step of their growth path.

 

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