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Fongit Mentoring Conference

November 25th

Schedule:fongit Friday 25 Nov 2016, 14:00-15:00 

Venue: Geneva Business School Avenue Blanc 53, 1202 Geneva, Switzerland Tel: +41 22 906 94 94


James Miners, Senior Advisor, Fongit

Dr James Miners is an international entrepreneur, innovator, and startup incubation specialist.

He is Senior Advisor image002at Fongit – Switzerland’s premier startup incubator in Geneva, supporting 50 startups.

James has set-up and managed four technology startups in CleanTech, Materials and Transportation and has work in the Ventures and New Business Group of Dow Chemical.

James brings a unique experience of leading value creation and innovation in startups and also fortune 100 companies.

James is passionate about transforming technology into product. He has over 20 scientific publications and patents and holds a PhD from the University of Warwick, UK and a PED from IMD, CH.



Fongit is Switzerland’s premier startup incubator supporting innovative tech ventures in Geneva. Founded in 1991, Fongit has an excellent track record of building successful startups. Fongit is a private, non-profit foundation, whose mission is to foster business opportunities and create social and economic value for the Geneva region. Today, Fongit hosts 50+ innovative companies representing 250+ employees in 4000+ m2 of professionally equipped offices and laboratory space. Fongit’s entrepreneurs develop innovative Cleantech, IT and Medtech technologies and business models.

The foundation supports early-stage, innovative tech ventures by providing fully equipped offices and labs, administration and accounting, business coaching, and access to financing.

Entrepreneurs benefit from Fongit’s Incubation Program. Fongit’s program supports and accelerates the journey of transforming an innovation or business model into a viable product and promising business.