Startup Week: discover entrepreneurship and meet startup founders


Institutional Communication Service

22 September 2023

The startup week organised by USI Startup Centre is back on campus from October 2nd to October 5th with several activities that will bring you closer to the world of innovative entrepreneurship. Get to know aspiring and experienced startup founders and discover what it takes to launch a startup, where to find ideas and how you can join a startup team.

Check out the list of activities open to all students and researchers below. Furthermore, the USI Startup Centre team will be present with an information stand under the Mensa at the West Campus on October 2nd to provide information about the startup community on campus and answer any questions.

>> Curious to visit a startup office and have a look behind the scenes?
Monday, October 2nd, 17:00-19:00 - Lugano

Join us for the startup office visit to BigOmics Analytics, a startup that empowers biologists to visualise and understand their data without learning how to code through their self-service platforms. So far, the startup has successfully closed different financing rounds for a total amount of $2.9M.

Registration link (places are limited)

>> Would like to meet fellow students or alumni who launched a startup?
Tuesday, October 3rd, 12:30-13:30 – East Campus, Lugano

Meet students turned founders and learn more about the good and the bad about their startup journey while enjoying your free sandwich at the ‘Startups for Lunch” event.

Registration link

>> Interested to see startup pitches and learn more about the innovative solutions developed in Ticino?
Wednesday, October 4th, 18:30-21:00 – East Campus, Lugano 

Meet the startups recently accepted into the 2-year incubation programme at the USI Startup Centre, learn about their next milestones and network with like-minded innovation enthusiasts at the Incubation kick-off pitch #2.

Registration link

>> Looking to connect with like-minded innovation and startup enthusiasts?
Thursday, October 5th, from 17:30 – East Campus, Lugano

Join us for a pizza at the USI Startup Centre and expand your network.

Registration link