S-GE Event

Le Bridge

With the support of S-GE, Business France in Switzerland and the French-Swiss Chamber of Commerce (CCIFS) are jointly organizing a unique event in Switzerland, bridging the gap between start-ups/innovative SMEs and corporates.

Le Bridge

Corporates often find it difficult to collaborate with innovative startups. The latter face a real challenge when it comes to identifying the decision-makers among the corporates with whom they would like to work.

Le Bridge links these two types of actors on both sides of the border. For startups, Le Bridge represents an opportunity to pitch their technology to major international groups in three minutes such as DPD, Akka Technologies, Sita, Soladis, SGS and Froriep.

For additional information please see the Le BRIDGE flyer available for download below.

The program is subject to change. The event will take place onsite or in virtual mode, depending on the development of the coronavirus situation.

Additional information: lebridge.ch/.

Originally scheduled for February, the event is postponed to June 28 and 29, 2021.


Target audience Innovative startups
Organizer S-GE / CCI France / Business France
Event language



Cost of participating CHF 200.- / CHF 400.- (with overnight stay)

Monday, June 28, 2021

ǀ Agenda
  • Round Table | What are the keys to a successful collaboration between innovative Start-ups / SMEs / Corporates & Academics?
  • Round Table | Innovation: understanding the ecosystem and funding opportunities
  • Networking dinner on June 28th in the heart of Zürich-City

Tuesday, June 29, 2021

ǀ Agenda
  • Round Table | A French-Swiss view of cybersecurity
  • Round Table | What are the innovation trends in the mobility sector?

English spoken

Pitch preparation Workshop prior to the event, June 14, 2021

ǀ Theoretical part - 90 min.
  • Intro 5'
  • Presentation of the startup programme, 5'.
    Presentation of registered startups, 1' per startup
    Workshop, 1h
    Q&A and next steps, 5'

The workshop will cover the following topics: event progress, how to make a good pitch without revealing too much (confidentiality issues) and a good follow-up, organisational differences between start-ups and corporates, specificities of the business in France and legal issues.  

Pitch preparation Workshop prior to the event, June 21, 2021

ǀ Practical part I - from 10:00 to 12:00 and 14:30 to 17:00

Every startup will be offered a 15 minutes-slot for a test pitch and further feedback from our coaches. Steps : 

  • startup presentation, 30''
  • business sector, 30''
  • use case, technology application, 90''
  • startup expectation 30''
  • financial aspects + team
  • technology maturity

Pitch preparation Workshop prior to the event, June 22, 2021

ǀ Practical part II - from 10:00 to 12:00

Same programme as the prveious day June 21, 2021. See above.


Event Partners


Switzerland Innovation Park Zurich
C/O Stiftung Innovationspark Zürich, Wangenstr. 68
8600 Dübendorf

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