FAQ

General

What is START Summit 2021?

START Summit is the leading student-run organization for entrepreneurship and technology in Europe. Our main event is the START Summit, which gathers more than 5000 players from the entrepreneurial ecosystem. START Summit 2021 is going to take place for the first time both virtually and physically in St.Gallen and several other locations in Europe. In times of great uncertainty, this structure aims to enable worldwide exchange and collaboration between our participants.

 

What are the dates for START Summit 2021?

START Summit 2021 will take place over the duration of a week from the 22nd to the 27th of March 2021 on our virtual platform. In addition, there will be exclusive networking events in St.Gallen and several other locations in Europe on the 26th and 27th of March.

 

Who is able to attend the event?

Anyone with an entrepreneurial spirit or general interest is welcome to attend the conference. We offer the following four ticket categories: Student, Startup, Investor and Visitor. The ticket price may vary depending on your registration date and background.

Participants

I am interested in speaking at the Event, whom do I contact?

If you would like to speak at START Summit 2021, please contact: nicolas.rattunde@startglobal.org

 

I am interested in partnering with the event, whom do I contact?

For sponsoring queries please contact: katharina.bubmann@startglobal.org

 

I am interested in volunteering at the event, whom do I contact?

Please find more information here.

 

Do I have to register for the Campfires/Workshops?

Yes, due to limited seats in each Campfire or Workshop session, you have to be fast to register before there won't be any seats left.

Founders

How can I find investors?

You can find a list of all our attendees including investors in our matchmaking tool.

 

Are there any recruiting possibilities at START Summit 2021?

Yes, you can get in contact with students by using the matchmaking tool or the different networking formats to recruit students for internships or open job positions.

Investors

What kind of startups can I find at START Summit 2021?

START Summit offers a huge variety of startups from different sectors. You will mostly find Seed and Series-A startups, but also already well-established companies that already passed those stages. 

 

How can I get in touch with a startup I am interested in?

There are different ways you could contact a startup at START Summit 2021:

  1. Use our matchmaking tool to filter all the attending startups by origin, industry, funding state and company size and contact them directly via chat or schedule a call.
  2. Visit the Startup Village to look through the different booths and contact your startup of interest via chat.

 

Where can I find an overview of all startups that are participating?

You can find a list of all our attendees in our matchmaking tool.

Students

For which formats would I have to register?

You have to register for the Campfires and Workshops since they are limited to 10 participants.

 

What formats would I have access to with an Online Basic Ticket?

The Online Basic Ticket includes:

  • Interactive livestream of all stage content including Keynotes, Fireside Chats, Panel Discussions and Pitching Competitions)
  • Access to our exclusive Masterclasses
  • Option to visit the START Fair

 

What formats would I have access to with an Online Plus Ticket?

The Online Plus Ticket includes:

  • Interactive livestream of all stage content including Keynotes, Fireside Chats, Panel Discussions and Pitching Competitions.
  • Access to our exclusive Masterclasses
  • Access to our exclusive Workshops
  • Access to ALL networking formats including Matchmaking, Roulette and Campfires.

START Forum

What is the START Forum?

START Forum is our exclusive networking event which will take place in St.Gallen, Switzerland on the 26th and 27th of March 2021. The event is limited to 300 people. As a Student or Startup you can apply to join the event on our website.

What information do I need to provide in order to apply for START Forum?

As a student the application for START Forum includes your personal information, CV and a short letter of intent (150 words). As a startup the application includes your personal/company information, pitch deck and a short letter of intent (150 words).

Is START Forum happening physically in March 2021?

Yes, we are planning to host START Forum physically at the University of St.Gallen with a maximum of 300 participants. We believe face-to-face conversations and connections cannot be replaced entirely by virtual substitutes.
However, the health and safety of our attendees is our first priority at START Global. Therefore, the START Forum will only take place if the circumstances of the pandemic allow it. Additionally, we will take full measures to ensure the health of all participants and supporters.
We constantly evaluate the situation and strictly follow the instructions of the authorities and the Federal Office of Public Health. We will keep you informed of any developments.

General

What is START Summit 2021?

START Summit is the leading student-run organization for entrepreneurship and technology in Europe. Our main event is the START Summit, which gathers more than 5000 players from the entrepreneurial ecosystem. START Summit 2021 is going to take place for the first time both virtually and physically in St.Gallen and several other locations in Europe. In times of great uncertainty, this structure aims to enable worldwide exchange and collaboration between our participants.

 

What are the dates for START Summit 2021?

START Summit 2021 will take place over the duration of a week from the 22nd to the 27th of March 2021 on our virtual platform. In addition, there will be exclusive networking events in St.Gallen and several other locations in Europe on the 26th and 27th of March.

 

Who is able to attend the event?

Anyone with an entrepreneurial spirit or general interest is welcome to attend the conference. We offer the following four ticket categories: Student, Startup, Investor and Visitor. The ticket price may vary depending on your registration date and background.

Participants

I am interested in speaking at the Event, whom do I contact?

If you would like to speak at START Summit 2021, please contact: nicolas.rattunde@startglobal.org

 

I am interested in partnering with the event, whom do I contact?

For sponsoring queries please contact: katharina.bubmann@startglobal.org

 

I am interested in volunteering at the event, whom do I contact?

Please find more information here.

 

Do I have to register for the Campfires/Workshops?

Yes, due to limited seats in each Campfire or Workshop session, you have to be fast to register before there won't be any seats left.

Founders

How can I find investors?

You can find a list of all our attendees including investors in our matchmaking tool.

 

Are there any recruiting possibilities at START Summit 2021?

Yes, you can get in contact with students by using the matchmaking tool or the different networking formats to recruit students for internships or open job positions.

 

Investors

What kind of startups can I find at START Summit 2021?

START Summit offers a huge variety of startups from different sectors. You will mostly find Seed and Series-A startups, but also already well-established companies that already passed those stages. 

 

How can I get in touch with a startup I am interested in?

There are different ways you could contact a startup at START Summit 2021:

  1. Use our matchmaking tool to filter all the attending startups by origin, industry, funding state and company size and contact them directly via chat or schedule a call.
  2. Visit the Startup Village to look through the different booths and contact your startup of interest via chat.

 

Where can I find an overview of all startups that are participating?

You can find a list of all our attendees in our matchmaking tool.

Students

For which formats would I have to register?

You have to register for the Campfires and Workshops since they are limited to 10 participants.

 

What formats would I have access to with an Online Basic Ticket?

The Online Basic Ticket includes:

  • Interactive livestream of all stage content including Keynotes, Fireside Chats, Panel Discussions and Pitching Competitions)
  • Access to our exclusive Masterclasses
  • Option to visit the START Fair

 

What formats would I have access to with an Online Plus Ticket?

The Online Plus Ticket includes:

  • Interactive livestream of all stage content including Keynotes, Fireside Chats, Panel Discussions and Pitching Competitions.
  • Access to our exclusive Masterclasses
  • Access to our exclusive Workshops
  • Access to ALL networking formats including Matchmaking, Roulette and Campfires.

START Forum

What is the START Forum?

START Forum is our exclusive networking event which will take place in St.Gallen, Switzerland on the 26th and 27th of March 2021. The event is limited to 300 people. As a Student or Startup you can apply to join the event on our website.

What information do I need to provide in order to apply for START Forum?

As a student the application for START Forum includes your personal information, CV and a short letter of intent (150 words). As a startup the application includes your personal/company information, pitch deck and a short letter of intent (150 words).

Is START Forum happening physically in March 2021?

Yes, we are planning to host START Forum physically at the University of St.Gallen with a maximum of 300 participants. We believe face-to-face conversations and connections cannot be replaced entirely by virtual substitutes.
However, the health and safety of our attendees is our first priority at START Global. Therefore, the START Forum will only take place if the circumstances of the pandemic allow it. Additionally, we will take full measures to ensure the health of all participants and supporters.
We constantly evaluate the situation and strictly follow the instructions of the authorities and the Federal Office of Public Health. We will keep you informed of any developments.

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