On December 8, 2018, the alumni in Shanghai enjoyed a Swiss fondue dinner. They celebrated the end of the year and especially shared their experience throughout 2018.
On December 4, 2018, about fifty alumni discovered the Metamedia Center and the Montreux Jazz Digital Project. The tour was followed by an aperitif at the Montreux Jazz Café on campus where the alumni could watch concerts in the Montreux Jazz Heritage Lab.
On November 28th, 2018, the EPFL Alumni Eastern Switzerland chapter organized a guided tour of the Umwelt Arena in Zurich Spreitenbach. This exemplary building in term of sustainability offered several interactive exhibitions related to durability, innovation and environment. The visit was followed by an end-of-the-year aperitif.
The EPFL Alumni Eastern Switzerland chapter organized on October 30th, 2018 a talk on alternative funding solutions such as crowdfunding and ICOs. Emile Joudié, wemakeit’s manager for French-speaking Switzerland, Mirko Bischofberger, founder of Science Booster – a platform helping all scientists to reach their goals – and Yoann Trellu (Bas. MA’13), an ICO specialist, were invited to speak… Read more »
On November 23, 2018, the alumni from the German chapter visited the DESY Research Centre in Hamburg. DESY (Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron) is one of the world’s leading accelerator centres. Visit report from the predident of the German chapter: This was a very impressing visit joining alumni from EPFL and MIT. It started with a conference about the secrets of… Read more »
On October 29, 2018, the alumni in San Francisco had the pleasure to meet Prof. Marc Gruber, Vice-President for Innovation at EPFL. He updated the alumni about innovation and entrepreneurship at EPFL and made a presentation on his book “Where to Play, Finding new Growth Opportunities for your Business and Innovation”.
On November 1st, 2018at SwissTech, EPFL Alumni, NCCR, Go Beyond Investing and IMD Alumni co-organized an investment event in robotics startups at the SwissTech Convention Center. Jan Kerschgens, managing Director of the NCCR Robotics presented the key trends and opportunities in the industry and 3 promising startups pitched for the audience. This investment event was organized… Read more »
On October 25, 2018, the Shanghai chapter organised a joint event with UNIL. The participants could listen to two presentations: Sally Yan from ETH Alumni talking about how to do business in China Chuyao Peng from EPFL Alumni talking about how to create a startup as entrepreneur The conference was followed by a networking aperitif… Read more »
On October 30, 2018, EPFL Alumni organized an evening conference and panel discussion on the potential of Blockchain beyond Cryptocurrencies. The event took place at Campus Biotech in Geneva. Blockchain is expected to transform businesses across sectors. From cutting transaction costs and time, to bringing transparency and enabling secure identification, it creates myriads of potential applications, with… Read more »