Participate in the "My First Pitch" competition for student projects


USI Startup Centre

26 October 2023

Until November 5th, applications are open for the "My First Pitch competition, an opportunity for students and researchers with an innovative idea to get on stage and present it in public, receive first feedback from a jury and win a coaching session with an experienced startup coach and Business Angel. 

The competition is designed to offer students and researchers an opportunity to test their presentation skills and receive initial feedback on their innovative projects in a supportive environment. If you are interested in pitching your project, simply submit a brief idea description through the following link before November 5th. The top candidates will be invited to present their project live in the "elevator pitch" format on November 9th at a dedicated event organised by USI and SUPSI as part of the federal training program Innosuisse Start-up training.

The jury, composed of representatives of Privilège Ventures, a local VC firm, and students participating in the Privilège Student Ventures programme, will provide feedback to all the finalists and choose the winner. The 1st prize is a 2-hour coaching session with a startup coach and Business Angel with 20+ years of experience to boost the development of your startup project.

For any questions, feel free to contact:

Francesco Meli
+41 58 666 4230
[email protected]