Europe's Leading student-run conference for entrepreneurship & Technology | 24-25 March 2022
START Summit actively promotes innovation by connecting more than 5000 startups, investors, corporates and young talents.
For the first time in 25 years, the START Summit 2022 will take place in a hybrid form, both online and physically in St.Gallen. In times of great uncertainty, this structure seeks to enable worldwide exchange and collaboration between all participants.
THE WORLD IN 2042
Bolder Founders, Better Future
START SUMMIT 2021 in numbers
Get funding, acquire new customers and recruit
Meet tomorrow’s unicorns, fellow investors 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.
Heini is Vivino’s Founder, Board Member, and Chief Evangelist. Credited with bringing a technologyrevolution to the wine industry, Heini founded Vivino because he was frustrated by not knowing whichwine to buy. It’s been his passion project ever since. During his tenure, Vivino has grown into a communityof 50 million users, raised $221 million in funding, and rolled out a worldwide wine marketplace. Beforestarting Vivino, Heini co-founded several startups, including global internet and mobile security companyBullGuard. Heini, who was named Entrepreneur of the Year by GP Bullhound in 2020, leads the team fromVivino’s European headquarters in Copenhagen, Denmark. Heini and Vivino’s story is featured in anindependent documentary, “Disrupting Wine, The Life of an Entrepreneur.” Heini also hosts the YouTubeseries Raw Startup, which offers candid advice for entrepreneurs and startups.
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.
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.