Don't miss our breakfast seminars focusing on Grand Challenges! This time entrepreneurial ventures and opportunities in the context of sustainability will be explored from a practical and theoretical perspective. In each seminar we match a practitioner with a professor. Coffee and croissants are provided. Places are limited, so please don't wait to register.
Sylvain Jaccard, 44, holds a bachelor's degree in economics and a master's degree in public administration from the University of Lausanne. He then trained in change management with a CAS at the EPFL. After working in both the public and private sectors, he has been active for the past 10 years within the Swiss Trade and Investment Agency (S-GE) as Director for French-speaking Switzerland as well as in charge of strategic partnerships at the Swiss and international level. As S-GE supports more than 5500 Swiss SMEs in their international development, Sylvain has an excellent overview of the issues faced by companies and the solutions to support them, as well as the eco-system working to promote Switzerland abroad from an innovation and technology perspective.
Jeffrey Petty is a professor of entrepreneurship in the Faculty of Business and Economics at the University of Lausanne, Switzerland. He is the Director of the Department of Strategy, Globalization and Society, the Academic Director of the HEC UNIL Executive MBA programme, and the Academic Director of the UNIL HUB Entrepreneurship and Innovation. Jeffrey has an MBA in international management and a doctorate in management and his primary research interests include entrepreneurship and new venture financing, with a focus on equity crowdfunding, venture capital decision making, and venture debt. Over the past twenty-five years Jeffrey has also worked with entrepreneurial organizations, ranging from start-ups and non-profit ventures to multi-national corporations, and has participated in all phases of the firm lifecycle, from concept development and initial fund raising to initial public offerings and acquisitions.