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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 09:15 – 09:40

Dr. Felix Moesner & Sebastien Hug (swissnex): How Swissnex Is Fostering Innovation Worldwide

Eiger Stage
10:30 10:30 – 10:55

Hydrogen Energy - A Viable Alternative? (live from Shanghai)

Eiger Stage
10:30 – 10:55

The Promise and Peril of Gen Z in a Digital World

Matterhorn Stage
10:30 – 10:55

25 Years START Global

Matterhorn Stage
11:30 11:40 – 12:00

SHSG x ISC: Student Engagement - Leading with the Next Generation in Mind

Matterhorn Stage
12:30 12:30 – 12:55

Urban Innovation for a Greener Future

Eiger Stage
13:00 – 13:25

The Future of Education

Matterhorn Stage
13:30 13:45 – 14:05

Startup ecosystem in Helsinki

Eiger Stage
15:30 16:00 – 16:25

The Rise of Decentralised Finance - The End of Global Banking?

Matterhorn Stage
16:30 16:55 – 17:25

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

Eiger Stage
16:30 – 17:10

The need for DeepTech Funding and Patient Capital in Europe

Matterhorn Stage
17:30 17:30 – 18:00

ROSE: Funding for Early Stage Startups - A Three-Fold Perspective from a Founder, Business Angel and Investment Manager

Eiger Stage
17:55 – 18:25

When Collaboration Meets AI

Eiger Stage
18:00 – 18:25

Social Impact Investing - Shaping Tomorrow One Investment a Time

Eiger Stage
18:00 – 18:30

ROSE: Understanding the Climate Crisis - from Offsetting to Business Innovation

Eiger Stage
18:00 – 18:25

Part Time Student, Full Time Entrepreneur - Why Your Studies Are the Best Time to Found a Company

Matterhorn Stage
18:00 – 18:25

ROSE: How to Approach and Implement ESG in Venture Capital Funds

Matterhorn Stage
17:55 – 18:25

Disruptive Payment Solutions

Matterhorn Stage
18:30 18:30 – 18:55

Leveraging Technology to Reduce Food-Waste (in a Post-Covid World)

Eiger Stage
19:00 – 19:25

Sustainability in the Payments Ecosystem

Eiger Stage
19:00 – 19:25

ROSE: Data and Human Bias - How Can We Foster Fairness in Recruitment and the Workplace?

Eiger Stage
18:35 – 19:00

Entrepreneurship - and What Role Education Plays

Eiger Stage
18:55 – 19:25

ROSE: ESG - “G” for Governance: What Does it Mean for Early Ventures?

Eiger Stage
19:15 – 19:40

Thomas Jarzombek (Member of the German Bundestag) & Miriam Wohlfarth (Ratepay & Banxware): Founding a company in Europe - An Assessment of the Need for Change

Matterhorn Stage
19:30 20:15 – 20:45

Venture Builder vs. Traditional Venture Capitalist - Confronting Two Venture Capital Philosophies

Matterhorn Stage
20:30 20:50 – 21:15

Blockchain: A Gamechanger for Long-Established Industries?

Matterhorn Stage

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