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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

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Eiger Stage

Matterhorn Stage

Workshops

Masterclasses

13:30 14:00 – 14:30

Helvetia: What Are VC's Looking for?

Masterclasses
14:00 – 14:30

Microsoft: Sentiment Analysis in Healthcare

Masterclasses
14:00 – 14:30

Hubspot: Inbound Marketing for Data-Driven B2B Startups

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
14:00 – 14:30

Swiss Economic Forum: How to successfully market your startup?

Masterclasses
14:00 – 14:30

Ernst & Young: Social Style & Feedback

Masterclasses
14:00 – 14:30

Marcau VC: All VCs are not created equal

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 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
14:30 – 15:00

BV4: Why a strong financial model will lead your startup to success.

Masterclasses
15:00 – 15:30

Festo - Climate Change & Circular Economy - Shaping the Ecological Transformation in Industry

Masterclasses
15:00 – 15:30

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

Masterclasses
15:00 – 15:30

AddedVal.io by Startup Detector: Learnings from 250+ Pre/Seed Pitch Decks

Masterclasses
14:30 – 15:00

Google Cloud: Do's and Don’ts for Your Startup Cloud Journey

Masterclasses
15:00 – 15:30

Google Atelier Digital: Intro - Google Search Console made easy!

Masterclasses
15:30 15:30 – 16:00

Mammut: Climbax - The World's First Climbing Tracker

Masterclasses
15:30 – 16:00

Lightrock: VC and Founder’s View: The Secrets to Successful AI Startups

Masterclasses
16:00 – 16:30

Creandum: TBA

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
15:30 – 16:00

Founder Institute: What Makes a Startup Sucessful? Facts and Fiction

Masterclasses
16:00 – 16:30

Sparrow Ventures: Scaling Lean - Increase your startup's chances of success

Masterclasses
16:00 – 16:30

Auxxo Beteiligungen: How to Overcome Gender Bias and Networking Tips for Female Founders

Masterclasses
16:00 – 17:00

Global Founders Capital & KKR TMT Growth

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 16:30 – 17:00

Patagonia: We the Power - Community Energy

Masterclasses
16:30 – 17:00

Sales Playbook: Digital Sales - How to successfully sell remotely

Masterclasses
16:30 – 17:00

Ringier: Workforce evolution: Software engineering in the 21st century

Masterclasses
17:00 – 17:25

The New Normal in Digital Advertising

Masterclasses
16:30 – 17:00

Allianz X: TBA

Masterclasses
16:30 – 17:00

Red Bull Basement: Innovate at University Today, Disrupt the World Tomorrow

Masterclasses
17:30 17:30 – 18:00

btov Partners: How to win and leverage top-notch Angel Investors for your startup

Masterclasses
18:00 – 18:30

btov Partners: Observations from looking at Industrial Tech startups for the last 15 years

Masterclasses
18:30 18:30 – 19:30

START: A fun entry to a successful exit

Masterclasses

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