This matching platform will help you find Accredited Board Members. There are many reasons why you need to have a performing Board or Advisory Board:
- Set up strong governance
- Bring the right skills and experience at the right time
- Help you to assess pitfalls and risk for your company
- Understand the roles and duties of your stakeholders
Assess your needs and reinforce your Board!
Only Accredited Board Members who successfully completed the Fast Track Board Academy by EPFL Innovation Park or Startup Campus can be profiled on the platform. The yearly membership fee is CHF 500.-
If you are an experienced and successful Board Member, but not yet accredited for this platform, then find out more below.
Specific skills and experiences are required at various stages such as: fund-raising, internationalisation, negotiation, network, finance. Get the right advisors and Board Members.
We have developed a series of interactive, real-life experience courses for Board Members of innovative startups and SME’s. Our trainers have extensive experience with successful companies.
Our experts can help you better assess and optimize your Board performance. Contact them when going through challenging situations or anticipating changes.
Virginie is sitting on startup, SME and public owner companies’ boards since more than 10 years. Acting as independent or investor representative non-executive Board Member, Virginie has an extensive experience as chairperson.
Driven by her passion for board governance, she is advising boards and chairpersons, conducting board assessments and helping boards improve their performance.
Jean-Marc has been active as advisor and director on various boards of directors for high-technology startups for over 15 years. He is keen on helping boards composed of a variety of members representing diverse interests to align on the company vision and objectives, to identify and track key risks, success factors and indicators, and to find the right balance between strategic and operational discussions, as well as provide maximum value to operating management.
Jean de Wolff is currently serving on several hi-tech companies’ boards. Throughout his career he participated as Board Member in the successful exit of several companies, but also in the liquidation of two startups. He has learned from those experiences the importance of having the most adequate profiles, but also the most committed Board Members governing startups. He has developed an expertise in risk management and good practice for Board Members of startups.
As a young cyber-security startup, finding our way for the development of our product with a viable strategy on the right market and facing a fundraising at the same time was difficult. We were struggling with a lot of issues when Virgine Verdon (Head of Board Academy Program) proposed us to use the Board Matching Platform. We were quickly connected with several potential selected board members that matched our profile. The quality of the people we met was exceptional and they are now involved in our organization’s strategy, reinforcing our company.
We would recommend using the Board Matching Platform to any company that needs to gain competitive advantage.
The Board Matching platform has been invaluable in helping us to find the right skill, experience, and mindset in a board member for Biospectal. As a young Swiss/US startup with our headquarters in Lausanne, we are growing rapidly. Yet our small size naturally limits the ability to do an extensive search to find the best members for our board. This platform helped us to identify several candidates and to settle on the right one who had experience in US and European business in startups, but also aligned closely with our attitude, culture, and passion for our mission.
We wholeheartedly recommend the Board Matching platform for its high quality, well-matched board candidates and the ease of interacting with the folks from the platform team!
Thanks to the very precise Board Matching platform tool, I got in contact with startups matching the specific skills and experiences I could provide.
As an experienced senior advisor, it is a new and exciting challenge to help a startup to get operational. Strategic decision making also includes areas where the experience, acquired in many different positions of the career, is essential.
The specifics of small and fast moving companies is fascinating and thanks to the course at the “Fast Track-Board Academy” I felt well prepared before joining the first startup. For me, it is a pleasure to share the knowledge and experience with others.
As an early-stage startup, new to the industry we’re active in, we were on the lookout for the network and skills in several crucial domains. Thanks to the Board Academy, we got in touch with the Board Matching Platform. Virginie prepared us a shortlist of board member candidates, which was spot on! After several interviews, we successfully on-boarded a compliance officer. Through these conversations, we also got in touch with a coach at Innosuisse, so a perfect overall score.
I took the Fast Track Board Academy training program in that it was something I had always wanted to do. It was an excellent course, learned a lot and met many interesting people. On top of all that, they have a platform for matching companies with board members! The team who runs it is very pro-active and professional in matching competence with need. I have just accepted a role at Slavefreetrade.org and could not be happier.
We have had an independent Board member since our Round A of financing in 2010, which was followed by several rounds. This set-up of 2 founders, 2 investors and 1 independent Board member has proved very efficient in aligning the interest of all categories of shareholders. In addition we are building a strong Advisory Board with senior persons from our industry as well as experienced business people with a strategic mindset. We are always searching for the best talents to support the expansion of Attolight.
The Board Matching platform is such a brilliant and unique idea. Not only that, but it is also very efficiently executed by the platform team. It’s been a great opportunity to let me collaborate with Startups in Switzerland and also to learn from them. I highly recommend both the Board Academy program as well as getting on the Board Matching Switzerland platform.