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START Summit - Europe's Leading conference for entrepreneurship & technology

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Connect with students, founders and investors on our brand new virtual platform


Streaming live from our hubs in San Francisco, Boston, Shanghai, Rio de Janeiro and Bangalore hosted by our partner Swissnex


Expand your network and build up your knowledge over the course of a week

CHECK OUT YOUR BENEFITS

 

Founders

Accelerate your business

Get funding, acquire new customers and recruit talents! 💰

 

Students

Build up your knowledge

Score an internship, meet your co-founder or simply get inspired! 💡

 

Investors

Meet investor

Meet tomorrow’s unicorns, fellow investors and recruit talents! 🦄

EXPAND YOUR NETWORK AND BUILD UP YOUR KNOWLEDGE

Roulette

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Use the chance to quickly get to know a variety of interesting personalities through randomly assigned 5-minute video calls.

Masterclasses

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Expand your skill set by joining masterclasses hosted by successful founders, investors and specialists.

Campfires

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Take the opportunity to pitch your idea, get first-hand advice and connect personally with our Pioneers in intimate networking sessions.

Speeches

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Get inspired by speakers from all around the world through keynotes, fireside chats and panel discussions.

Matchmaking

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Filter over 5000 participants by various criteria like origin, industry or funding stage and find your perfect match.

Workshops

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Join interactive group sessions and develop innovative solutions to today's most pressing challenges.

JOIN FROM ANYWHERE

Pitching competition

Win 25,000 CHF

The START Summiteer is a unique opportunity for startups to pitch their business idea in front of industry leaders, investors, and potential new customers. It offers an unpretentious environment where you can learn from your mistakes and get vital feedback. Use our platform as the stepping stone for your startup to reach the next milestone. 

Pitching competition

OUR SPEAKERS

Ola Källenius

Ola Källenius
Chairman Daimler AG & Head of Mercedes Benz

Tina Sharkey

Tina Sharkey
Co-Founder Brandless

Igor Perisic

Igor Perisic
CDO & VP of Engineering LinkedIn

Charlene Li

Charlene Li
Founder Altimeter and NYT Best Selling Author

Verena Pausder

Verena Pausder
Serial Entrepreneur & Bestselling Author

Markus Witte

Markus Witte
Founder Babbel

Miriam Wohlfarth

Miriam Wohlfarth
Co-Founder Ratepay and Banxware

Christian Sewing

Christian Sewing
CEO Deutsche Bank

Matt Cohler

Matt Cohler
Partner at Benchmark

Esther Wojcicki

Esther Wojcicki
Co-Founder TRACT

Adam Cheyer

Adam Cheyer
Co-Founder Siri & Viv Labs

Bracken Darrel

Bracken Darrel
CEO Logitech

Challenge yourself

 

BRIDGING THE GAP BETWEEN BUSINESS & TECHNOLOGY

START SUMMIT X START HACK

 

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START Forum

26th - 27th March | Live from the HSG Learning Center

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With the START Forum, START returns to its roots. Celebrating its 25th anniversary, START Forum 2021 will be produced where it all began: On the campus of our alma mater, the University of St.Gallen.

Even more: as the first event, the Forum will be a guest in the shell of the HSG Learning Center - the place where the HSG wants to shape its future and the mindset of the next generation of entrepreneurs.

As an initiative of the HSG Foundation and a kind of «Startup» of the university, the HSG Learning Center will help shape the way we think entrepreneurship and act entrepreneurially in the future.