La Forge - shaping ideas into companies

Located at the heart of the EPFL Innovation Park, La Forge is an incubator for early-stage startups and young companies with a connection to EPFL. In this supportive environment, selected fledgling businesses can build a useful network of like-minded entrepreneurs, meet potential investors, refine their business models and acquire new skills to get their companies off to a flying start.
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Progress review

Regular meetings with the La Forge team of startup coaches to boost your company's growth and reach your next milestones.
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Demo day/Showcase

La Forge opens its doors to the public and the local business ecosystem giving our startups the opportunity to pitch their projects directly to the public. Discover our 3D showcase below.

Expert advice on hand

Have a problem regarding IP, financing, or just need some expert advice? Drop in during office hours for some on-the-spot expertise!

Brown Bag Lunches & Workshops

Exciting workshops and presentations, held monthly by experienced entrepreneurs to take your skills to the next level and help you network with like-minded participants.

Member

Free

For startups: Become part of the select La Forge community network and access exciting workshops and presentations given by experienced entrepreneurs to take your skills to the next level. Our offer for members also includes:

  • Brown Bag Lunch access
  • Special workshop access
  • La Forge incubator partnerships services (5000 CHF worth of credits on AWS, MathWorks and other useful services)
  • Science2market.ch events access
  • Demo Day participation, Showcase participation (worth 1000 CHF)
  • Free 24/7 access to co-working space for your team (6 months renewable)
  • Free WiFi
  • Free conference room booking
  • Free printing
  • Progress reviews with our startup coaches, to keep your project on track
  • Free hours of mentoring with experts and investors
Become a member

Associate Member

Free

For startups: Become part of the select La Forge community network and access exciting workshops and presentations given by experienced entrepreneurs to take your skills to the next level. Our offer for associate members also includes:

  • Brown Bag Lunch access
  • Special workshop access
  • La Forge incubator partnerships services (5000 CHF worth of credits on AWS, MathWorks and other useful services)
  • Science2market.ch events access
Become an associate member

Applications criteria for membership & associate membership

  • Entrepreneurs that have a link to academia by working, studying or being an alumni of a Swiss technical university or a Haute Ecole (school of higher education).
  • Entrepreneurs selected from recognized entrepreneurial training courses (Innosuisse, Venture…) and support schemes (Innogrants, Venture Kick, FIT…).
  • Startup projects in the field of high tech (medtech/lifescience, ICT, engineering, cleantech etc.).

Current La Forge projects

Discover the La Forge startups during the Swiss Accelerators' Showcase

Upcoming events

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We were lucky to meet great people who ultimately became advisors, investors and employees for our company and contributed to its success.
Alexei Kounine
Founder of Tastehit
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