Connecting Startups,
Students & Young Professionals
and Venture Capitalists.


Geneva. April 27-28, 2017.

Hosted by Fintech FUSION.

FUSION is Switzerland’s Fintech Accelerator, based out of Geneva. FUSION capitalises on Switzerland’s position as a global hub for financial services as well as its world-beating reputation for innovation to drive the fintech agenda. Its aim, quite simply, is to fuse the best of Switzerland with the most promising fintech talent to lead innovation in financial services.

the concept

Venture Capital
Investment Challenge.

Full-scale simulation of the fundraising & startup due diligence process.

A 2-day event where young professionals incarnate Venture Capitalists, invest fake euros/usd/chf in genuine startups and are judged by real VC professionals. It mimics the authentic VC investment process, connecting investors & real startups while helping aspiring VCs dive into the peculiar world of venture capital.

how to participate

Meet the Jury.

In partnership with is a fortnightly business and financial magazine in French. It gives information on conjuncture, a profile on a Swiss or worldwide leader, and gives advice and analyse on money. Channels: Economy, Finance, Business, Technology, Luxury, Opinions, Stock Exchange, 300 richest, Ratings. is the news magazine for professionals of new technologies and innovation. Its mission: to present the initiatives from French Internet actors. It gathers a community of more than 48’000 professionals, and proposes a continuous flow of specific contents: articles, files, studies, interviews and video reports on Frenchweb.TV, …

In four years, Maddyness has become the reference magazine for startups in France, a must for financial, media, new technologies and innovation players in France. Each month, more than 450’000 readers come to seek inspiration and advice, to drink news and to discover the nuggets unearthed by the editorial staff. Its mission ? To provide its readers with an overview of the future of business, culture, innovation, technology and science.

ALP ICT CONNECTS INDUSTRIES TO SWISS-MADE DIGITAL INNOVATION. Alp ICT was initiated in 2008 by the cantons of Bern, Fribourg, Vaud, Neuchâtel, Geneva and Jura, and is supported by the State Secretariat for Economic Affairs SECO, to boost digital innovation in Western Switzerland. Alp ICT serves as liaison on a regional, national and international level between companies, R&D, institutional and financial players, in order to create economic value and to promote the excellence of Swiss digital players.

The Swiss Private Equity & Corporate Finance Association (SECA) is the representative body for Switzerland‘s private equity, venture capital and corporate finance industries. SECA has the objective to promote private equity and corporate finance activities in Switzerland. Members of the SECA include equity investment companies, banks, corporate finance advisors, auditing companies, management consultants, lawyers and private investors. For more information about SECA, please visit

CREA, the school of reference in the field of Marketing, Communication, Digital and Artistic Direction. Each year, more than 450 students are trained in our institution by the best Swiss and international players. CREA currently offers Bachelors, Masters, executive or full time, as well as short continuing education in the form of Certifying Cycles. CREA guides its development along the lines of excellence: Creation, Digital & Innovation, Luxury and Sport.

Agenda of the event

Startups Pitches

DAY 1 (am). Each startup pitches its product, business model, strategy & fundraising needs in front of the full-house audience (VCs and challengers).

Due Diligence

DAY 1 (pm) & DAY 2 (am). Perform in team for each startup your due diligence, negotiate & come up with written termsheets and your investment recommendations.

Final Demo Day

DAY 2 (pm). Pitch, by team, each of your investment recommendations in front of the VCs and prove you are talented. Winning team is then announced.



Test your investment & due diligence skills in a life-size test with genuine startups and seasoned VCs. Get potentially hired as an Analyst/Associate.

apply to participate
You are A STARTUP.

Full-scale training to the fundraising process.
Connect with VCs and prepare the ground for your potential upcoming funding rounds.

register your startup
You are A VC.

Identify talented aspiring VCs to join your team as Analysts/Associates.
Meet entrepreneurs and add to your deal flow promising startups.

join the jury


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