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Program 2021

Exclusive events will be added continuously. Stay tuned!

 

Formats

     Keynote             Panel Discussion              Fireside Chat             Campfire

             Workshop              Masterclass              Pitching Competition              Side Event      

Topic

All

Eiger Stage

Matterhorn Stage

Workshops

Masterclasses

09:30 10:00 – 10:30

Opening START Forum @ Learning Center

Matterhorn Stage
12:30 12:30 – 13:05

Fireside Chat with Pieter van der Does (Founder Adyen) and Sylvie Mutschler (Mutschler-Ventures)

Matterhorn Stage
13:05 – 13:30

Fireside Chat with Sandra Tobler

Matterhorn Stage
13:30 14:15 – 14:50

Fireside Chat with Alexander Stubb

Eiger Stage
13:30 – 14:00

Fireside Chat with Ingmar Hoerr (CureVac) and Jochen Wegner (Zeit)

Matterhorn Stage
14:00 – 14:30

Startup @ HSG Founder of the year award

Matterhorn Stage
14:30 – 15:00

Ola Källenius (Chairman Daimler AG & Mercedes-Benz AG )

Matterhorn Stage
14:15 – 15:00

START Summiteer Final

Matterhorn Stage
14:00 – 14:45

EQT Ventures

Workshops
14:00 – 14:45

Microsoft: The power of automation within business processes

Workshops
14:00 – 14:45

Baker McKenzie: Negotiation Skills - Tips and Tricks

Workshops
14:00 – 14:30

Helvetia: What are VC's looking for?

Masterclasses
14:00 – 14:45

Microsoft: Sentiment Analysis in Healthcare

Masterclasses
14:00 – 14:30

Hubspot: Inbound marketing for data-driven B2B startups

Masterclasses
14:00 – 14:30

Redalpine - How to fundraise or similar

Masterclasses
14:00 – 14:30

Picus Capital - Pre-Seed Investing: Entrepreneurial sparring between Founders and VCs

Masterclasses
14:00 – 14:30

Freigeist Capital- Do´s and Don´ts when working with VCs

Masterclasses
16:00 – 16:30

Dr. Gesa Miczaika - How to overcome gender bias and networking tips for female founders

Masterclasses
14:00 – 14:30

Ernst & Young: Social Style & Feedback

Masterclasses
14:00 – 14:30

dieMobiliar: Fundraising for startups – the good, the bad and the ugly

Masterclasses
14:00 – 14:30

Homburger: You want to become big - think big: How to be ready for large financing and M&A transactions from day one

Masterclasses
14:30 15:00 – 15:30

Fireside Chat with Ilkka Paananen

Eiger Stage
15:00 – 15:30

Fireside Chat with Eugene Danilkis (Mambu) and Fabian Tausch (Jungunternehmer Podcast)

Matterhorn Stage
15:00 – 15:30

Fireside Chat with André Street (StoneCo) and Florian Schweitzer (btov)

Matterhorn Stage
15:00 – 15:45

Unicorn Labs: Shortcuts for prototyping your mobile application

Workshops
15:00 – 15:45

TX Markets: How to raise money - learning the essentials

Workshops
15:00 – 15:45

DTCP: SaaS Metrics - From Seed to IPO

Workshops
15:00 – 15:45

Deutsche Bahn Digital Ventures - Future of Mobility

Workshops
15:00 – 17:00

Helsana: Building the Future of Health Insurance with Lego Serious Play

Workshops
14:30 – 15:00

Earlybird Venture Capital - Future of AgTech & FoodTech

Masterclasses
14:30 – 15:00

Walder Wyss: Legal Topics: Open Source Software and Trade Secrets

Masterclasses
15:00 – 15:30

Partech - Sustainability or companies with purpose – the next mega trend in tech

Masterclasses
15:00 – 15:30

Switzerland Global Enterprise - Scale your business in international markets - The 10 Keys to success

Masterclasses
15:00 – 15:30

Walder Wyss: Practical employment and social security law challenges for founders

Masterclasses
14:30 – 15:00

Mammut: Together for Glaciers

Masterclasses
15:00 – 15:30

Festo - Climate Change & Circular Economy - shaping the ecological transformation in industry

Masterclasses
15:00 – 15:30

Startup Detector - Learnings from 250+ pre-seed pitch decks

Masterclasses
15:00 – 15:30

Prof. Dr. Dietmar Grichnik & Prof. Dr. Manuel Hess

Masterclasses
15:30 15:35 – 16:00

Fireside Chat with Johanna Rantanen

Eiger Stage
16:00 – 16:20

Fireside Chat with Kamilla Sultanova

Eiger Stage
16:25 – 16:45

Fireside Chat with Bruce Oreck

Eiger Stage
15:30 – 16:00

Fireside Chat with Othmar Karas (European Parliament) and Rolf Schrömgens (Trivago)

Matterhorn Stage
15:30 – 16:00

START Summiteer Award Ceremony

Matterhorn Stage
16:00 – 16:30

Closing Ceremony

Matterhorn Stage
16:00 – 17:30

ROSE - Sustainable Best Practices

Workshops
16:00 – 17:05

ROSE - Gender Diversity & Inclusion in the Workplace

Workshops
16:00 – 16:45

Innosuisse: Female entrepreneurship – How could we achieve equal representation?

Workshops
16:00 – 16:45

Picus Capital - Insights from an entrepreneurial VC - How to enable founders to realize their vision

Workshops
16:00 – 16:45

IGE: Intellectual Property, an indispensable asset for the Digital Age

Workshops
17:45 – 18:05

Campfire: Jos Dijsselhof

Workshops
15:30 – 16:00

Mammut: Climbax - The world's first climbing tracker

Masterclasses
16:00 – 16:30

Creandum

Masterclasses
16:00 – 16:30

Speedinvest - How to ace your (marketplace) fundraise

Masterclasses
16:00 – 16:30

Wenger & Vieli: Successful Company Building from a Legal and Strategic Perspective

Masterclasses
16:00 – 16:30

Sparrow Ventures - Scaling Lean

Masterclasses
15:30 – 16:00

Project A - How to break into VC

Masterclasses
16:00 – 16:30

Balderton Capital - DeepTech: The key technologies Europe can take the lead in

Masterclasses
16:00 – 16:30

BCG Digital Ventures - Company Building as a Service: Your Prep School for becoming an Entrepreneur?

Masterclasses
16:30 16:40 – 17:00

Roger Dudler (Founder Frontify)

Eiger Stage
17:00 – 17:15

Felix Brunner (CEO Sparrow Ventures)

Eiger Stage
17:00 – 17:30

Do Algorithms Make Better — and Fairer — Investments Than Angel Investors?

Eiger Stage
16:50 – 17:10

Fireside Chat with Yacine Samb

Eiger Stage
17:20 – 17:50

Fireside Chat with Patrick Degermann

Eiger Stage
17:00 – 17:30

Opening Speech

Matterhorn Stage
16:40 – 17:00

Rajalakshmi Srinivasan (Director Product Zoho Corp)

Matterhorn Stage
17:00 – 17:30

Fireside Chat with Benchmark Partner Matt Cohler and Confluent Founder Jay Kreps

Matterhorn Stage
17:00 – 17:15

Pascal Grieder (CEO Salt)

Matterhorn Stage
17:15 – 17:40

Fireside Chat with Verena Pausder and Miriam Meckel (Founders ada) - The need for female entrepreneurship

Matterhorn Stage
16:30 – 17:00

Fireside Chat with Esther Wojcicki (Founder TRACT)

Matterhorn Stage
17:00 – 17:20

Can we rely on venture capital to fuel innovation in European tech? - Rafael Laguna (SprinD)

Matterhorn Stage
16:30 – 17:10

Patient Capital in Europe

Matterhorn Stage
17:10 – 17:30

The double digitization: How banks can transform themselves - and support the transformation of their clients - Christian Sewing (CEO Deutsche Bank)

Matterhorn Stage
16:55 – 18:00

ROSE - Governance: How to strengthen your organisation

Workshops
16:30 – 17:00

Patagonia: We the Power - Community Energy

Masterclasses
17:30 18:00 – 18:30

ROSE Introduction

Eiger Stage
18:15 – 18:30

Coralie Chaufour (GM France Entrepreneur First)

Eiger Stage
17:30 – 17:45

Boris Bogdan (Accenture)

Eiger Stage
17:45 – 18:00

Sustainability versus profitability or your firm’s ability to innovate? - Dominique Gruhl-Begin (Innosuisse)

Eiger Stage
18:00 – 18:30

ROSE - How to secure founding

Eiger Stage
17:45 – 18:05

Fireside Chat with Hubspot's CPO Christopher O'Donnel

Matterhorn Stage
18:05 – 18:25

Anna Alex (Co-Founder Outfittery & Planetly)

Matterhorn Stage
18:25 – 18:50

Fireside Chat with Tim Stracke (Founder Chrono24) and Fabian Tausch (Jungunternehmer Podcast)

Matterhorn Stage
18:00 – 18:30

ROSE - ESG in the VC Setting

Matterhorn Stage
17:30 – 17:50

Jos Dijsselhof (CEO SIX)

Matterhorn Stage
17:55 – 18:25

Disruptive Payment Solutions

Matterhorn Stage
17:35 – 18:15

Campfire: Matt Cohler (Partner Benchmark)

Workshops
17:40 – 18:25

Campfire: Verena Pausder

Workshops
18:30 18:30 – 19:00

START Fellowship Introduction

Eiger Stage
18:30 – 18:50

BMW i Ventures – investing in purpose-driven entrepreneurs building high-performance companies - Sohaila Ouffata

Eiger Stage
19:00 – 19:30

ROSE - Data and human bias: how can we foster fairness in recruitment and the workplace?

Eiger Stage
18:30 – 18:45

Tianyue Yu

Eiger Stage
18:50 – 19:30

ROSE - ESG - “G” for Governance: What does it mean for early ventures?

Eiger Stage
19:15 – 19:30

Mastercard - Evolution of payments in a sustainable environment

Eiger Stage
18:30 – 18:55

Leveraging technology to reduce food-waste (in a post-Covid world).

Matterhorn Stage
19:00 – 19:20

VISA

Matterhorn Stage
18:50 – 19:05

Felix Graf (CEO NZZ)

Matterhorn Stage
19:00 – 19:25

Fireside Chat with Adam Cheyer (Founder Siri)

Matterhorn Stage
18:30 – 18:50

ROSE - Fireside Chat with Felix Ewald (DyeMansion)

Matterhorn Stage
19:00 – 19:25

The Community Playbook for Brands and Businesses - Tina Sharkey (Founder Brandless)

Matterhorn Stage
18:35 – 18:55

Fireside Chat with Julian Teicke (Wefox)

Matterhorn Stage
18:55 – 19:15

Adrian Locher

Matterhorn Stage
19:15 – 19:40

Fireside Chat with Miriam Wohlfahrth (RatePay) and Thomas Jarzombek (German Bundestag)

Matterhorn Stage
19:30 19:30 – 21:00

AgTech & FoodTech - START Summiteer

Eiger Stage
19:30 – 22:00

Urban Innovation - START Summiteer

Eiger Stage
19:30 – 21:00

Consumer Goods - START Summiteer

Eiger Stage
19:30 – 21:00

LifeSciences - START Summiteer

Eiger Stage
19:30 – 21:00

Fintech - START Summiteer

Eiger Stage
20:10 – 20:30

Fireside Chat with Alexandra Zatarain

Matterhorn Stage
19:55 – 20:10

Andrew Reid (Microsoft)

Matterhorn Stage
20:10 – 20:25

How to pivot correctly at an early stage - Holly Liu (Founder Kabam)

Matterhorn Stage
20:30 20:30 – 22:00

F*ckUp Nights x ETH Entrepreneur Club

Matterhorn Stage
20:30 – 22:00

Female Founders Night x Tatendrang

Matterhorn Stage
20:30 – 21:40

START Fellowship - Pitching Competition

Matterhorn Stage

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