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Learn from Swiss Startup Success Stories: SenseFly and Aïmago

  • Innocampus 5 Rue d'Aarberg 2501 Biel/Bienne Switzerland (map)

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Berner Michael Friedrich is a serial entrepreneur, currently board member and CEO of DistalMotion SA, an EPFL spin-off developing next-generation surgical robots. Previously, he was CEO of Aïmago SA which he led from incorporation (2008) to the successful exit to an American company in 2014. Aïmago was an EPFL spin-off, too, and developed medical cameras to easily and non-invasively visualize blood flow in skin. During his studies at EPFL (2001 to 2007), he led various projects including the development of a solar powered race car. Michael incorporated his first company while still in high-school, and sold it directly after his graduation (2001).

Jean-Christophe Zufferey is CEO and co-founder at senseFly Ltd., a fast growing high-tech company specialized in autonomous mini-drones for professional applications. In 2012, senseFly joined the Parrot group, maker of the famous AR.Drone & Bebop consumer drones. After completing his master project at the Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) in Pittsburgh as an exchange student, he graduated in 2001 with a M.S. in micro-engineering from EPFL. Jean-Christophe co-authored more than 40 peer-reviewed journal and conference papers, as well a book on Bio-inspired Flying Robots.
Aside his professional occupations, Jean-Christophe enjoy flying as a private pilot. He started with a glider license progressively moved to single-engine-piston airplanes to helicopters.

Language : English

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