SICTIC Investor Day Lausanne is back (without me!)

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The next SICTIC Investor Day Lausanne will happen in Lausanne on April 25th, at EPFL. 8 selected technology-driven startups (the web, mobile, software, hardware) will have the opportunity to do an elevator pitch (one slide, 90 seconds) to an interesting audience comprised of business angels, professional investors and startup enthusiasts.

The public will then select 4 startups based on their short pitch. The finalists will then have 7 minutes (and 5 minutes Q&A) to present their startup in more details.

A jury comprised of entrepreneurs and investors (Alexandre Peyraud, Thomas Dübendorfer, Bolko Hohaus, Julien Guex) will elect the winner of the competition, who will get some fame (always good to win a competition and get some press) and hopefully some investors! Finally, startups and investors will gather around a cocktail in a relaxed atmosphere.

Even for startups who don’t win: it’s a good opportunity to practice your pitch and network. And think about it: it’s not necessary only the winner of a competition who get funding!


Handling over SICTIC Investor Day Lausanne

SICTIC Investor Day is an event run by Swiss ICT Investor Club (unique Swiss business angels club 100% focused on computer science), which was started in 2011 in Zürich, that I have brought it to Lausanne back in May 2013. After running 6 successful SICTIC Investor Day Lausanne, which saw award-winning (post SICTIC Investor Day!) startups like Skioo, Flyability, TawiPay, Scantrust, Fastree3D or MyTechnis pitching, I decided back in September 2015 to handle it over and to find successors to run the event.

Why? Of course, I still had fun organizing it. But I (finally) realized that I can’t find enough time to organize it carefully and professionally. And when I do something, I commit to deliver quality (at least MVQ = Minimum Viable Quality ;-)!)…

We have found two women (yeah, there are women in tech!) to take over SICTIC Investor Day Lausanne and it’s my pleasure to introduce them to you:

Alexandra Marcoin Alexandra Marcoin-Karacsonyi founded Elixir Consulting in 2015 after more than 15 years of professional experience with Bain & Company, PepsiCo, L’Oréal, PayPal and Migros-LeShop.  In parallel with her business consulting activity, she collaborates with the Stanford University Graduate School of Business as a catalyst and Course Facilitator for its new program “LEAD Certificate: Corporate Innovation”. She also teaches Digital Marketing at the IFM University in Geneva and she is pro-bono mentor for the EPFL Startup Mentoring programme in Lausanne.


Rebecca Bar-Tur (née Runkle) holds an MBA from the University of Chicago. She worked as a Technology Equity analyst for Morgan Stanley in New York City from 1995-2007 and as a buy-side Technology investor analyst from 2007-2010. She is founder of Praxis Global Ventures – a privately held global media, technology and telecommunications investment firm and previously sat on the board of several technology-based start-ups.