Startup Funding Competition


USI Startup Centre

Date: 2 May 2024 / 17:30 - 20:30

Aula Polivalente, USI East Campus, Lugano

The Student Business Club association, with the support of USI Startup Centre and Privilège Student Ventures, presents the first edition Startup Funding Competition. In this competition, selected startups will take the stage to pitch their innovative ideas and answer questions from the jury members. 

The peculiarity of this event is the interactive nature of the competition and the proactive role played by the audience. The public will have the opportunity to allocate virtual capital to the startups they prefer; the cumulative investments made by the audience will determine the winner. The second place will be decided by summing up the investments allocated by the jury.

  • Public Award: 1 annual membership worth CHF 150 for the Business Community of coworkingbar
  • Jury Award: Coaching sessions with some jury members

Event programme

17:30 – 18:00: Event start and visit to the startup stands 

18:00 – 18:10: Conference start 

18:10 – 18:20: Introduction to Organizing Associations 

18:20 – 18:35: Introduction of jury members 

18:35 – 18:50: Award announcements 

18:50 – 19:30: Startup pitches 

19:30 – 19:45: Voting and award ceremony 

19:45 – 21:00: Networking aperitif



Take on the role of the investor and let yourself be amazed by the present startups. Reserve your seat now. Register here.