START SUMMIT Reinvented
Connect with students, investors and founders virtually on our platform or physcially in St.Gallen and Helsinki
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
EXPAND YOUR NETWORK AND BUILD UP YOUR KNOWLEDGE
Use the chance to quickly get to know a variety of interesting personalities through randomly assigned 5-minute video calls.
Take the opportunity to pitch your idea, get first-hand advice and connect personally with our Pioneers in intimate networking sessions.
Filter over 5000 participants by various criteria like origin, industry or funding stage and find your perfect match.
Expand your skill set by joining masterclasses hosted by successful founders, investors and specialists.
Get inspired by speakers from all around the world through keynotes, fireside chats and panel discussions.
Join interactive group sessions and develop innovative solutions to today's most pressing challenges.
26th - 27th March | St. Gallen
At START Forum, we collaborate across industries, generations and borders to think further. Are you a young entrepreneur with the drive to change tomorrow? Apply as part of the young generation for our exclusive offline event that will assemble thought-leaders from all around the continent and take a deep dive into the topic “Collaboration across Europe”.
Former Vice-Chancellor of Germany
Sigmar Gabrial is a German politician who was Minister for Foreign Affairs from 2017 to 2018 and Vice-Chancellor of Germany from 2013 to 2018. He was Leader of the Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD), which made him the party's longest-serving leader since Willy Brandt. He was the Federal Minister of the Environment and the Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy and had been Minister-President of Lower Saxony.
Inventor of the iPod & Founder of NEST Labs
Anthony „Tony” Fadell is an active investor and entrepreneur with over 30 year history of founding companies and designing products that profoundly improve people’s lives. As the Principal at Future Shape LLC, a global investment and advisory firm coaching engineers and scientists working on foundational deep technology, he is continuing to help bring technology out of the lab and into our lives. Currently, Future Shape is coaching 200+ startups innovating game-changing technologies. He founded Nest Labs, Inc. in 2010 and served as its Chief Executive Officer until his resignation in 2016. He joined Apple Computer Inc. in 2001 and, as the SVP of Apple’s iPod division, led the team that created the first 18 generations of the iPod and the first three generations of the iPhone.
Chief Data Officer LinkedIn
Igor Perisic is the Chief Data Officer (CDO) and Vice President (VP) of Engineering at LinkedIn. As CDO, he is responsible for all data policy issues and collaborates with LinkedIn’s product, security, and legal teams to ensure that the company is investing in technology, policies, and controls that will allow LinkedIn to continue to rapidly and safely scale its portfolio of product offerings. In addition, he runs LinkedIn’s Data engineering team which focuses on building infrastructure, search, machine learning and relevance systems. Igor joined the company in 2007.
Former CTO Cisco
Monique Morrow was CTO of Cisco (2012-2016). Monique is President and Co-Founder of the Humanized Internet, a non-profit organization focused on providing digital identity through the use of blockchain for those individuals at risk of social exclusion, approximately a billion people worldwide. Moreover, since January 2019 Monique is also President of the VETRI Foundation in Switzerland. The main goal of this foundation is to manage a platform known as VETRI and the creation and implementation of initiatives aiming to control and manage data and privacy. Monique Morrow’s focus in blockchain has been specific to education and credentialing, in addition to blockchain’s applicability in other industries, for example, healthcare, Internet of Things, and insurance.
"Taavet Hinrikus is co-founder and Chairman of TransferWise. Prior to starting TransferWise, Taavet was Skype’s director of strategy until 2008, starting as its first-ever employee. Taavet acted as CEO of TransferWise until 2017, and since then has stepped into the role of Chairperson overseeing the business’ bigger picture direction and supporting the product teams. One of the World Economic Forum's Tech Pioneers, Taavet has acted as adviser to the former Prime Minister of Estonia on the digital agenda. He’s also a mentor for the next generation of talent, leading TransferWise’s 20 Under 20 programme to support Europe’s brightest teen CEOs, and volunteering with Estonia’s tech summer school Eesti 2.0. Taavet is an active angel investor; his investments include Tweetdeck, Mendeley, OMGPOP, Property Partner, Sunrise, Improbable and Cleo."
Valentin Stalf is co-founder and CEO of N26. In 2013 he founded N26 with his longtime friend Maximilian Tayenthal. Back then already, both shared a vision of building a bank that the world loves to use.Since the initial product launch in 2015, N26 has grown to include more than 2.5 million customers across 24 European markets — with plans toenter the US in 2019. The firm has raised more than USD 500 million from some of the world’s most well-known investors, including Insight Venture Partners, GIC - Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund, Tencent, Allianz X, Peter Thiel’s Valar Ventures, Li Ka-Shing’s Horizons Ventures, Earlybird Venture Capital, Battery Ventures, in addition to members of the Zalando management board, and Redalpine Ventures. N26 has more than 800 employees based in in Berlin, New York and Barcelona, who are concentrated on reinventing the banking experience for the digital generation. With its full banking license, state-of-the-art technology and no branch network, N26 is redesigning banking for the 21st century. Before N26, Valentin was an Entrepreneur in Residence for Rocket Internet, an incubator and investor in online startups. There he helped to develop several companies in the mobile payments industry, including payleven and Paymill GmbH. Moreover, he worked in strategy consulting and investment banking.
6x Ironman World Champion
Natascha Badmann (born 6 December 1966) is a professional triathlete from Switzerland. She is a 6-time winner of the Ironman World Championships in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii in 1998, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2004, and 2005; in 1998 she became the first European woman to win the Ironman Triathlon World Championship.
Chief Scientist Salesforce
Richard Socher is Chief Scientist at Salesforce. He leads the company’s research efforts and brings state of the art artificial intelligence solutions into the platform. Prior, Richard was an adjunct professor at the Stanford Computer Science Department and the CEO and founder of MetaMind, a startup acquired by Salesforce in April 2016. MetaMind’s deep learning AI platform analyzes, labels and makes predictions on image and text data so businesses can make smarter, faster and more accurate decisions.
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