Supporting the Ecosystems in Ticino and Lombardy.

Privilège Student Ventures was launched for two main reasons: first to educate the new generations on entrepreneurship and venture capital and then to further support and strengthen the growth of the startup ecosystem in two high-potential regions.

The selected students will follow a one-year program where they will have the opportunity to learn from top class investors how to evaluate startups and invest.

Support the growth of early-stage startups in Ticino and Lombardy through investment tickets boosting the regional innovation from the bottom up.

Meet a community of like-minded, talented students, professionals, and companies to build long-lasting relationships for your future career.

Get mentored by top investors and entrepreneurs.

Each student will be matched with carefully selected mentors: entrepreneurs and venture capitalists who will support and guide the students through the various steps of the investment process.

Giovanni Calabrese
Giovanni Calabrese

Investment Team

Pietro Invernizzi
Pietro Invernizzi


Farhad Mohammadi

Mamazen Startup

Mario Moscatiello
Mario Moscatiello

Flex Capital

Vesconi Elisabetta
Elisabetta Vesconi

Investment Associate

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The Founding Team.

Privilège Student Ventures has been launched by Privilège Ventures, a Swiss-based venture capital firm investing in promising early-stage startups and supporting young founders in building value and driving innovation in the ecosystem, together with other professionals in the venture capital world.

The Founding Team is responsible to govern the organization, control and validate how funds will be deployed and ultimately be responsible for the selection of students.

The initiative is expected to start in September 2022 concurrently with the beginning of the new academic year.

Jacqueline Ruedin Rüsch

Founding General Partner Privilège Ventures

Marco Dal Lago

Head of Expansion
Tether & Bitfinex

Umberto Milano
Umberto Milano

Business Lawyer
Kellerhals Carrard

Edoardo Ermotti
Edoardo E. Ermotti

Early Stage
Tech Investor

Matteo Guscetti
Matteo Guscetti

Master Data Science
ETH Zürich

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