Video testimonials

Innovation seen from academic, economic and strategic perspectives. Our selection of videos.

"The start-up nation is a myth."

Rico Baldegger, Director and Professor of Strategy, Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the HEG Fribourg, believes that the focus should not only be on start-ups. There is also intrapreneurship in companies, for example.

La startup nation est un mythe

"Health Valley Talent."

Nicolas Durand, co-founder and CEO of Abionic, a start-up specialized in medtech, talks about the particularities of the Health Valley.

"In Switzerland, we are not in a culture of necessity."

Alisée de Tonnac, CEO and co-founder of Seedstars World, talks about cultural differences in the innovation ecosystem.

«Gender doesn't matter if you have a great idea and you know how to make the rubber meet the road.»

Professor Nicole Rosenkranz, a specialist in business and strategy and innovation at the renowned school of hospitality and hotel management EHL in Lausanne, discusses trends in entrepreneurship and innovation like the growing tendency to think in terms of a “triple bottom line” that goes beyond profitability to include larger issues like what a start-up will ultimately give back to society. She also takes up the issue of gender in innovation and whether women are at a disadvantage when they make a pitch to venture capitalists.