Business Ideas 2024


USI Startup Centre

Date: 8 May 2024 / 17:30 - 19:30

Aula Polivalente, Sector A, East Campus, Via la Santa 1, Lugano-Viganello

Successful role models are the best motivation for anyone interested in launching or joining a startup.   

This year's theme is sustainability, and you'll have the chance to meet two inspiring entrepreneurs behind startups building solutions for tomorrow’s society. Additionally, you'll also discover opportunities provided by Impact Hub Ticino and startup support initiatives offered by Innosuisse. 

This event, organised by USI and SUPSI, is open to members of higher education institutions: students, doctoral students, PostDocs, researchers, lecturers, and professors. 

The event is held in English.

Event programme

17:30 - 17:45: Welcome and introduction to Innosuisse start-up training programme 

  • Francesco Meli, Centre management and Coach at USI Startup Centre
  • Leandro Bitetti, Head of MSc in Business Administration with Major in Innovation Management at SUPSI-DEASS 

17:45 - 18:30: Entrepreneur testimonials 

  • Fabio Amicarelli, Co-founder Foldcast
  • Tomas Turner, Co-founder Cultivated Biosciences

18.30 - 19:00: Q&A 

19:00 - 19:15: Impact Hub Ticino

  • Carlotta Zarattini, Co-founder Impact Hub Ticino and impact investor 

19:15: Apéro & Networking 


Registration is mandatory to participate. Click here to register.