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present a Swiss HLG Summer Conference,





"Challenges in Financing Life Science Ventures"


Partners or Investors, where is the money and what does it come with?



Aquatis Hotel, Lausanne

June 15th 2017, 8:00 - 19:30






How much do you know of the Health Valley - the Swiss-French cluster of Geneva, Vaud, Valais, Fribourg, Neuchatel, Jura and Bern? We have over 950 life science companies offering 25,000 jobs, some 5000 researchers and specialized scientists, attracting hundreds of millions of francs in investments and contributing to this region’s dynamic bio-life sciences ecosystem.


Combined, the Health Valley, Basel and Zurich regions of Switzerland form the densest network of biotech firms anywhere in the world. The Swiss HLG encourages startups, our lifeline in innovation. We want to network with these entrepreneurs who are making a considerable impact on our industry, knowing that we have much to learn and exchange with each other.


The 2017 Swiss HLG Summer Event is jointly organized with Biopôle and partnered with start-up friendly organizations such as Inartis, Bioalps and Venturelab. There are many start-up support systems and initiatives. The conference will focus precisely on the needs of these start-ups and their journey to success, which inevitably involves fundraising and then, more fundraising.


We will hear success stories, inspiring us with their tenacity and fund-raising journeys, and the what’s, why’s and how’s of the choices they have made along the way. We will quiz a panel about how public and semi-public organizations support and finance start-ups while the VCs will help us understand the hard and soft aspects of dilutive funding. Where to find and how to attract VC's, what it really means to accept money from others, what’s in it for them and the start-ups and how to manage expectations from the very start, to ensure everyone can succeed and happily exit ever after.


Pharma, of course traditionally has a big part to play in funding. We will hear from both their VC and BD&L functions, learning when to approach each of them, and what financial language each function speaks. A bonus feature of this event is the start-up pitches and posters, which will bring these dynamic start-ups to life.


Swiss HLG events are all about networking! A professional obligation that opens your mind and soul, for a more successful, fulfilling and enjoyable career. So, sign up now – this day could be one of the best professional investments of your time this year.  See you there!



Kim Bill

Conference Director

Board Member, Swiss HLG



Disclaimer : Program subject to change due to the speakers availabilities



Registration Fee:


Swiss HLG members: CHF 100.00, includes member’s only event on 14th June 2017

Non-Swiss HLG members: CHF 150.00











Discounted hotel rates, including breakfast, have been negotiated for participants at the Aquatis Hotel.


Standard Single Room - CHF 150.00 per room per night

Standard Twin Room - CHF 170.00 per room per night


Extras: CHF 3.10 city tax per person per night


Reservation sheet

Aquatis Hotel, Lausanne

Route de Berne 148