We believe in a world where every new startup is created with the future in mind
For the Levo team that means supporting startups to combine social and environmental sustainability with financial viability. With all three elements living at the heart of their business planning, startups can measure their success through finances, but also through their social and environmental impact on the world around them.
Our framework provides all the tools and processes startups need to assess, monitor, and continually improve the operational sustainability and impact of their business. Future-proofing them as they grow, year after year.
Dr. Christina Hertel
Dr. Eva Weissenböck
How we work
Our values dictate how we work and are the cornerstone of our culture.
Everything we do is led by knowledge, insight, and analysis
We are intellectually curious – we test, learn, and evolve as we go. We willingly share our learnings, our expertise, our mistakes, and our successes.
We won’t settle for good enough
We love tough problems and new challenges. We like asking “why” and “how can we do better”.
We believe in actions, not just words
We work hand in hand with our startups to get things done, offering concrete and tangible ways to improve. We think big, and strive to do good.
Diversity drives us to deliver as one team
Together, we know we can be greater than the sum of our parts. We are all driven by the same need to change the status quo and so trust each other to take control, make the right decisions, and get the job done.
A little bit of history
The LEVO journey started back in 2019.
Since then, we have worked with a range of entrepreneurs across industry to understand the best way to build truly sustainable businesses.
We started building out our initial framework in 2019. The work began as a collaboration between the Chair of Entrepreneurship and Technology Commercialization (ENTC) at EPFL and START Global. This initial work concentrated on understanding market need and developing an initial methodology and framework.
In 2021, the ENTC team joined forces with Tech4Impact at the Enterprise for Society Center based in Lausanne to develop and roll-out the Levo framework.