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Mission Statement

UNIL Lausanne and HEC Lausanne, the Faculty of Business and Economics of the University of Lausanne are pleased to announce the second edition of the UNIL-HEC Accelerator Program,

The Accelerator's mission is to initiate, facilitate and accelerate the creation of innovative and job-creating businesses by transforming a project into a company and helping the candidates to become productive entrepreneurs. This structure will aim to encourage all types of projects, including those for which technological innovation is not central.

This initiative is open to all students, doctoral and post-doctoral students from UNIL Campus.

The goals are to:

  • Select projects with high development potential;
  • Distinguish candidates having an entrepreneurial spirit;
  • Accompany and support the selected candidates;
  • Track projects and candidates to increase the potential of success;
  • Animate the space with dedicated events, build and maintain networks with the local ecosystem.

The program consists of 2 separate sessions, starting in February and August.

End January and end-July: project selection (2-3), 5 accompanying months.

February to June and from August to December: Coaching. Mentoring and development projects

Late June and late January: "Output Fair": presentation of the projects

Projects will be selected by an ad 'hoc committee comprising: an HEC professor, 1 UNIL professor according to the categories of projects, three representatives of the local business ecosystem and the Program Manager. 

The selected projects will receive training, coaching and mentoring as well as a line of credit up to 10'000 CH and a workspace allocated on campus.

Open office Tuesday's and Thursday's noon on appointment

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Ms Nadine Reichenthal

Lecturer in Entreprenurship

Program Manager

UNIL HEC Accelerator
Quartier Unil Sorge
Amphipôle bureau 353-2
CH-1015 Lausanne

+41 21 692 36 68
+41 79 286 54 89


AmphipĂ´le - Office 353-2 - CH-1015 Lausanne
Tel. +41 79 286 54 89