Europe's Leading student-run conference for entrepreneurship & Technology | 23-24 March 2023
START Summit actively promotes innovation by connecting more than 3500 startups, investors, corporates, and young talents. For the first time in 25 years, the START Summit 2022 has taken place in a hybrid form, both online and physically in St. Gallen. In times of great uncertainty, this structure sought to enable worldwide exchange and collaboration between all participants. This year, the START Summit 2023 will take place on-site again, in St. Gallen.
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Get funding, recruit
Europe's top talents, acquire new customers!
Meet fellow investors, tomorrow’s unicorns, and recruit talents!
Score an internship, meet your co-founder or simply get inspired!
Meet other leading players, innovative startups, and empower young minds!
Partner Sequoia Capital
Luciana Lixandru is a Partner at Sequoia, where she focuses on enterprise and consumer technology companies across Europe. She is passionate about helping founders at all stages unlock their potential and think on a global scale. Prior to becoming Sequoia’s first partner in Europe, Luciana worked at Accel for eight years, where she led investments in Deliveroo, Hopin, Miro and UiPath, among others. Luciana has also held positions at Summit Partners and Morgan Stanley. She has a B.S. in Economics and Mathematics from Georgetown, and resides in London.
In the past, Daniel has co-founded Shopify where he was Chief Design Officer, Chief Culture Officer and Chief Creative Officer. That's a lot of chief officering. Today he spends most of his time composing music, playing some poker and working on exciting projects with his new company Blue Pacific Studios, which he co-founded with three friends. Born in Germany, he studied computer science and music at the University of Dortmund.
Founder Apeiron Investment Group
Christian Angermayer is a serial entrepreneur, investor, and founder of his private investment firm, Apeiron Investment Group. With more than USD 3.5 billion under management and 50 FTEs across five international locations, Apeiron focuses on Life Sciences, FinTech/InsurTech/PropTech/Crypto, and FutureTech (e.g. SpaceTech, FoodTech, AI).Apeiron has a global approach and deploys its capital across the entire company lifecycle, from founding companies in-house, seed/startup investments to large-scale investments in listed companies. As Apeiron invests predominantly its own capital, the team is able to be highly entrepreneurial, reliable, and flexible.
Partner La Famiglia
Judith is a Partner at La Famiglia, a European VC investing into B2B technology companies that enable or disrupt large industries. She focuses on the future of work, as well as data and ML-driven business models.
Co-Founder & Partner btov Partners
Florian co-founded btov Partners in 2000 as an online matching platform for Business Angels and startups. He has led the company since then to become a unique European venture capital firm, closely collaborating with professional business angels to support the growth of entrepreneurs and their startups. He serves on several technology startup boards and is one of the partners
in the btov Digital Tech Fund. While studying for his MA in finance from the University of St. Gallen, Florian was also responsible for developing the entrepreneurial student organization START which he today supports as member of the foundation board. He also serves on the board of Fondation Botnar, a Swiss-based foundation that champions the use of digital technology to improve the wellbeing of children in urban environments.
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