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Program 2021

A few highlights


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  • Wednesday, 24.03.21
    19:00 CET
    In this fireside chat, Adam Cheyer will speak with Gioia Deucher (CEO Swissnex SF) about the lessons he learned from founding Siri, Viv Labs and Sentient.
  • Thursday, 25.03.21
    20:05 CET
    When Holly raised her Series B in 2008, the day the VC was to wire the money, Lehman Brothers collapsed. This sudden disappearance with no investment coming through and zero revenues forced her to change paths. In this keynote, she will share all her learnings when pivoting.
  • Tuesday, 23.03.21
    17:00 CET
    Matt & Jay
    In this outstanding fireside chat, Matt Cohler and Jay Kreps will talk about their journey in the Silicon Valley. They will share their thoughts on their experiences while working at Facebook, LinkedIn, Benchmark, and Confluent.
  • Saturday, 27.03.21
    15:25 CET
    In this Fireside Chat, Florian Schweitzer (Co-Founder & Partner at btov Partners) and Andre Street (Founder StoneCo) discuss the founding story of StoneCo the largest fintech company in Latin America.
  • Wednesday, 24.03.21
    17:15 CET
    Verena Pausder and Prof. Dr. Miriam Meckel co-founded their company "ada Learning GmbH" in 2020. In this fireside chat, however, they will not only talk about the purpose of their latest venture, but also about the importance of female entrepreneurship in general and how to encourage women to decide for an entrepreneurial career themselves.
  • Thursday, 25.03.21
    16:30 CET
    In this Interview lead by Hanna Henkel, Esther will talk about her key learnings from founding multiple companies and raising three sucessful daughters. She will give insights in her T.R.I.C.K philosophy which changed the lives of over a thousand children. She has now founded her latest startup, TRACT, which is revolutionizing the way children learn through peer-to-peer gamification.
  • Saturday, 27.03.21
    16:30 CET
    Michael Seibel has certaintly both met and made many people on his career path. He started of by founding Justin.tv which evolved into Socialcam and Twitch Interactive. Nowadays, he is helping founders to achieve the same level of success as the Managing Director at Y Combinator. At START Summit he will share his insights and answer your most pressing questions.
  • Friday, 26.03.21
    15:00 CET
    In this Fireside Chat, Podcast host Fabian Tausch will interview Gemany's latest FinTech Unicorn Founder Eugene Danilkis. In 2011, Eugene and his co-founders founded his SaaS banking platform, which in 2021 became the second most valuable FinTech in Germany. At START Summit, he will talk about the struggles when founding in a highly competitive market as well as his key learnings from scaling up to over 500 Mambuvians.
  • Friday, 26.03.21
    17:10 CET
    The challenges banks are currently facing are twofold: They need to advice their clients on how to adapt to new efficiency standards imposed by digitalisation and new technologies. At the same time, however, they themselves need to cope with an ever changing technological landscape. In his keynote, Christian Sewing will share his insights on how banks can deal with this demanding situation.
  • Friday, 26.03.21
    12:30 CET
    Pieter & Sylvie
    Sylvie Mutschler, an early investor in Adyen, will interview Pieter van der Does, who founded one of Europe's largest fintech companies and took it to a market capitalization of $58 billion.
  • Tuesday, 23.03.21
    19:00 CET
    Panel Discussion
    Human biases are a major hurdle in the pursuit of fostering fair recruitment opportunities and inclusive working environments. At a time when many companies are looking to deploy AI systems across their operations, notably for recruiting, being acutely aware of the risks linked to human biases & data, and working to reduce them is an urgent priority.
  • Friday, 26.03.21
    16:30 CET
    Panel Discussion
    This outstanding panel discussion will assess the need for long term capital in deep tech venture capital investments in Europe. Prof. Dr. Dr. Ann-Kristin Achleitner, Dr. Christian Reitberger, Dr. Hendrik Brandis and Prof. Dr. Dr. Lars Feld are experts in the field of venture investments and economics and will illustrate this issue from different perspectives in a panel discussion moderated by Larissa Holzki.

Agenda


Formats

     Keynote         Masterclass        Campfire         Fireside Chat

       Workshop        Side Event         Pitching Competition         Panel Discussion

Topic

All

Eiger Stage

Matterhorn Stage

Workshops

Masterclasses

09:00 10:00 – 10:10

Joleen Liang (Squirrel AI): How AI Adaptive Learning Empowers Equity in Education

Eiger Stage
10:15 – 10:30

Opening START Forum @ Learning Center

Matterhorn Stage
10:15 – 10:30

Opening START Forum x HSG Foundation

Matterhorn Stage
13:30 13:30 – 13:50

Kağan Sümer

Matterhorn Stage
14:00 – 14:10

Michael Rohmedder (Equippo): How START Summiteer Got Me a Ride Home with My Future Investor

Matterhorn Stage
14:30 14:30 – 15:00

Ola Källenius (Daimler & Mercedes-Benz ): Driving Towards a Carbon-Neutral Future

Matterhorn Stage
15:30 16:55 – 17:15

Kamila Sultanova (D&I Expert): Power of Volunteering

Eiger Stage
16:25 – 16:35

Maria Pennanen (Accelerator Frankfurt): Thoughts on FinTech in Europe

Matterhorn Stage
16:30 16:40 – 16:55

Roger Dudler (Frontify): The Scale-up Mindset - How to Align Strategy, Leadership, and Culture in a Fast Growing Environment

Eiger Stage
16:30 – 16:40

Adriana Crovetto (Oaseas): The Future of Sustainable Fashion - A Journey Powered by Women

Eiger Stage
17:00 – 17:15

Charlene Li ("The Disruption Mindset"): The Secret to Exponential Growth

Eiger Stage
17:20 – 17:35

Nana Britwum & Jannice Newson (Lillian Augusta): Founding a Startup in the Haircare Industry

Eiger Stage
16:30 – 16:40

Dr. Felix Brunner (Sparrow Ventures): How to Build Kick-Ass Ventures

Eiger Stage
17:15 – 17:25

Opening START Summit 2021

Matterhorn Stage
17:25 – 17:30

Introducing START Fellowship: Creating Equal Opportunities for Young Entrepreneurs

Matterhorn Stage
16:40 – 16:55

Rajalakshmi Srinivasan (Zoho Corp.): How to Have Your Cake and Eat It Too!

Matterhorn Stage
16:40 – 16:55

Daniel Stammler (Kolibri Games): How to Successfully Found in the Mobile Gaming Market

Matterhorn Stage
17:00 – 17:10

Pascal Grieder (Salt Mobile): Opportunities in 5G

Matterhorn Stage
17:00 – 17:15

Rafael Laguna de la Vera (SprinD): Can We Rely on Venture Capital to Fuel Innovation in European Tech?

Matterhorn Stage
17:10 – 17:30

Christian Sewing (Deutsche Bank): The Double Digitization: How Banks Can Transform Themselves - and Support the Transformation of Their Clients

Matterhorn Stage
17:30 18:05 – 18:25

ROSE: Redefining the Notion of Entrepreneurial Success

Eiger Stage
17:40 – 17:50

Claudia Bolliger-Winkler (Lionstep): Recruiting in the Digital Age

Eiger Stage
17:45 – 18:00

Thomas Linemayr (Tchibo Global): Thriving on Turbulences

Eiger Stage
18:15 – 18:30

Coralie Chaufour (Entrepreneur First): The Benefits of Female Co-Founders

Eiger Stage
17:30 – 17:45

Dr. Boris Bogdan (Accenture): Inflection Point of Healthcare - Opportunities and Challenges

Eiger Stage
17:45 – 18:00

Dominique Gruhl-Bégin (Innosuisse): Sustainability Versus Profitability or Your Firm’s Ability to Innovate?

Eiger Stage
18:05 – 18:20

Anna Alex (Planetly): The Future of Business is "For Purpose, For Profit"

Matterhorn Stage
17:30 – 17:45

Jos Dijsselhof (SIX): Shaping the Future of Capital Markets

Matterhorn Stage
18:30 18:30 – 18:45

Sohaila Ouffata (BMW i Ventures): Investing in Purpose-Driven Entrepreneurs Building High-Performance Companies

Eiger Stage
19:10 – 19:25

Arne Pache (Mastercard): Evolution of Payments in a Sustainable Environment

Eiger Stage
18:55 – 19:10

Felix Graf (NZZ): Digital Transformation of Quality Journalism

Matterhorn Stage
18:30 – 18:45

Tianyue Yu (Quanergy): Sensing from Outside In

Matterhorn Stage
19:00 – 19:20

Tina Sharkey: The Community Playbook for Brands and Businesses

Matterhorn Stage
18:55 – 19:10

Adrian Locher (Merantix): Build Ecosystems Instead of Strategies

Matterhorn Stage
19:30 19:50 – 20:05

Mat Rebeaud (Red Bull Athlete): How to Keep Quiet but Perform Screamers – Europe’s First FMX Athlete to Fly on a Machine with an Electric Motor

Matterhorn Stage
19:55 – 20:10

Andrew Reid (Microsoft): Collaboration in Europe in Order to Foster Innovation

Matterhorn Stage
19:30 – 19:45

Nicky Goulimis (Nova Credit): A Skillset for Entrepreneurs in the Next Decade

Matterhorn Stage
19:45 – 20:00

Dr. Nora Khaldi (Nuritas): Paving the Way - When Your Business Idea Has Never Been Done Before

Matterhorn Stage
20:05 – 20:20

Holly Liu (Kabam): How to Pivot at an Early Stage

Matterhorn Stage

Please note that displayed times refer to the Central European Time (CET).