IMD ACE: 1st Basel start-up investments event

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Date Thursday, September 21, 2017
Time 17:45 - 21:45
Speaker(s) Teams of three startups

Innovation by start-ups is booming, and corporations increasingly innovate by acquiring them. This represents both an opportunity for early-stage investors and a strategic trend that strongly affects the corporate world. 

First introduced in 2015, IMD Alumni Community for Entrepreneurship (IMD ACE) has conducted several online (virtual) events in 2016, followed by already nine on-campus start-up investment events at IMD, in Lausanne in 2016-2017.  We are now extending this offer to the Basel alumni.

The topic is on how to invest in start-ups and will also enable you to connect with start-ups and/or investors.  We are working with Go Beyond Investing, a startup investing platform with a strong presence in Switzerland and a strong performance track record in startup investments.

The Online IMD ACE community is vibrant and well complements face-to-face events. On the community you can access the recordings the previous events (Lausanne sessions) and take part in discussions around entrepreneurship and innovation.

Event Description:

The event will start with an introduction to startup investing - how it works, best practices and what you can expect of it.  Two great start-ups will then present their businesses and pitch for investment. Following the presentations and pitches, you will be able discuss the opportunities and participate in a debrief with experienced investors.

Detailed Agenda:

17:45 – 18:00 Welcome and introductions
18:00 – 18:30 Entrepreneurship learning session. Baselaunch, the newly founded Basel life science accelerator
18:30 – 19:00 1st start-up presentation + Q&A. Developing antibodies against the novel target L1CAM, where Inhibition of L1CAM facilitates the halt of tumor progression.
19:00 – 19:30 2nd start-up presentation + Q&A. Developed a novel approach to engineer industrial microbes to express certain technical properties through the use of native genome coding sequences in a patented Function Generator Technology.
19:30 – 20:00 3rd start-up presentation + Q&A. Next generation of immunotherapies by fast-tracking new discoveries to enhance combination therapies with novel human immunomodulatory proteins that have a role in both the innate and adaptive immune system for cancer treatment.
20:00 – 20:30 Networking apero.

20:30 – 21:15

Real Learning, Real Impact. Group Debrief. Following startup pitches, you will be able to discuss the opportunities and participate in a debrief with experienced investors.  Two separate groups - one for investor members and one for non-members.


Participants of this event will be subject to a short and simple NDA.

Venue Villa Crescenda
Bundesstrasse 5, 4054 Basel
Dress Code Business Casual
Registration Deadline Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Contact Igor Karpachev

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