START Lausanne is a student association based on the campus of the University of Lausanne and the EPFL. The association aims to develop the entrepreneurial skills of students and and to help them create promising startups. It organises several events to this end, such as the START Contest, the Techstars Startup Weekend, the Road to START Summit and workshops throughout the academic year.
START Lausanne is a chapter of the European network START Global, founded at the University of St. Gallen in 1996. Since then, several chapters have been established in Nuremberg, Munich, Berlin, Warsaw, Barcelona and Helsinki.