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EHL Hospitality Business Incubator

The Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne launched the first business incubator dedicated to hospitality in 2009 and has since supported a range of diverse entrepreneurial projects.

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EHL Innopôle

The innopôle offers you the opportunity to start your company on the campus of the first hospitality management school in the world. You benefit from a first-class infrastructure and having experts close at hand, as well as being part of EHL’s entrepreneurial community.

  • Meeting Rooms: Fully-equipped meeting rooms are available in the main EHL building so you can welcome potential investors and commercial prospects
  • Food Outlets: Our F&B offer includes 4 different food outlets, 2 bars and a fine-dining restaurant for your business lunches and dinners
  • An EHL address: An EHL address will help you build credibility with your clients, investors and partners.

    "EHL Innopôle - opportunity to start your company"

    "If your start-up is connected to the world of hospitality, you’d be a fool not to team up with EHL.
    Jonathan Voumard, CEO of myExtras.ch

    “At 3BaysOver, succeeding in the global tourism industry will mean making use of all industry contacts and networks we can have access to. Working in EHL's startup incubator gives us unique access to some of the best and most connected minds in the business.” 
    Andy Ryan, CEO of 3BaysOver

      Hosted @ EHL


        Beelong is an indicator used to measure the environmental impact of an ingredient, a dish, or an entire restaurant. The indicator aims to reduce the impact of foodstuffs on the environment by providing practical solutions for the restaurant industry.

        “EHL is a cornerstone for tomorrow's hospitality industry and it's therefore a real opportunity for a young company to grow within the incubator. Beelong benefits from EHL’s extensive network and valuable support. We also have the opportunity to implement our indicator in the F&B outlets on-site – we couldn’t be any closer to those impacted by our tool!” 
        Charlotte de la Beaume  & Mathias Faigaux, Managing Partners of Beelong

          Safe Mountain

          Safe Mountain, through its ISTA program (International Snow Training Academy), implements a training and prevention program for snow sports lovers all around the world. The startup aims to educate practitioners of winter sports and prepare them for any kind of situations in the mountains.

          “For us, EHL's Incubator was a great accelerator. Its environment has always been giving us motivation for excellence in our project preventing risks in the mountain. Taking care of the client, the attention to the service is at the center of our preoccupation and there is no doubt that EHL has a positive impact on our way of working.” Dominique Perret, CEO and founder of Safe Mountain

            Brosky Media

            Brosky Media is a b2b photo and video production company.  From conception to production to delivering across all channels and media consulting, we support our clients to develop content aligned with their strategies.

            “The business incubator helps us staying connected with the EHL network while exploring and finding new partners within hospitality but also across other industries.” Florian Dahm, Managing Partner of BroskyMedia


              PrivateDeal is a new generation of booking engine for independent hotels. The platform allows clients to bid their own price for the room of their choice. The objective of PrivateDeal is to unleash direct booking and increase hotels’ occupancy rate while giving the client the freedom to give their own price.

              “The incubator gives us the opportunity to expand our network, find faithful partners, participate to key events and benefit from the support of hospitality professionals. It is a strategic point for us in the success of our startup.” Lucien Mauguin, co-founder of PrivateDeal SA


                Socialease is the first digital assistant designed to support hotels, restaurants  in the daily management of their social media and e-reputation plateforms. Thanks to Socialease, every business owner can easily interact online with its users, and communicate the right way, on the right medias.

                "By being domiciled at the incubator, Socialease benefits from the environment, the image and the support of the EHL. This is an undeniable added value for all aspects of the development of our Startup" Laurent THEVIN, CEO


                  Mixfit is a digital health company that designs nutritional experiences to encourage lasting, positive changes in health behavior.

                  Their belief that the path towards a better, healthier, and longer life starts with nutrition drives everything they do.

                  They leverage nutrition science, cutting-edge artificial intelligence, and digital health technologies in developing their health data platform and smart counter-top nutrient delivery appliance to provide consumers with personalized nutritional drinks & deliver wellness-related insight based on their unique health data.

                    They Turned their Idea into Reality

                    Why are some startups successful while others fail? From the idea, to the management team and the timing, shops are full of “how to succeed” books, but no one tells a more sincere story than the entrepreneurs themselves, especially if they are EHL Alumni.

                    Read their Stories