Startup Jam Session - TicinoEdition!


USI Startup Centre

Date: 25 May 2021 / 18:30 - 20:30

Inspired by musical jam sessions, this is a place to come and think out loud about business ideas.

Startup Jam Sessions are series of events that allow entrepreneurs to present their business ideas to a group of like-minded people and receive high-quality feedback on their ideas. Events take place in group sessions led by mentors – coming from a wide variety of backgrounds ranging from startups and venture capital to academia.

We’re looking for individuals with ideas, early-stage startups, and people who are looking to join a venture that are based in the Ticino! During the Jam Session, you have the chance to meet investors and serial entrepreneurs that will help to bring your idea to the next level!

Date: Tuesday, May 25th
Time: 18:30-20:30 CET
Where: Virtual

Capped at 25 seats, apply here:

Deadline: Wednesday, May 19th!

Join the Jam Session and meet the Ticino Startup Ecosystem.

Startup Jam Session – TicinoEdition is supported by Tomahawk.VC, ETH Entrepreneur Club, Swisspreneur and organized with USI Startup Centre, Fondazione AGIRE, Impact Hub Ticino and the Swiss Startup Association.


What happens at a Startup Jam Session?

Whether the event happens online or offline, it typically consists of the following parts:

  • In three short 20 minute sessions you are paired with 4-8 other aspiring entrepreneurs and a mentor. In these sessions, all participants pitch their idea in an elevator pitch, the mentor selects one idea and this idea is then presented in more detail for 3-4 minutes. The other participants ask questions, challenge and develop the idea, give feedback - you JAM together
  • Then, we come back to a common room with all participants and we do a quick fire round of Needs & Leads. Quickly state what you do and what you are looking for
  • Last formal part of the session is a feedback round for us - so we can continously improve the format

If it's an offline event, typically there will be a designated place to go for drinks and snacks afterwards for everyone that's interested to continue the discussion.

If i'ts an online event, we typically stay in the Zoom room for an open ended discussion.