We often hear people complaining there are no big startup events in Switzerland (except Lift Conference, but which is not so directly startup centric).
But how many of you (especially in Western Switzerland) know Start Summit, happening next week in St.Gallen? I know it’s a bit far away from Geneva (just kidding… if you’re a startup entrepreneur and St.Gallen is the end of the world for you… please stop your journey now, you don’t have the global ambition your project deserves).
Organized by the local team of the global student association START, the event expects welcoming more than 350 startup-minded guys from all over Switzerland (and also from Germany & Austria). They’ve managed to convince startup rockstars like Klaus Hommels (investor in Spotify, Skype, Facebook, etc.), Christophe Maire (serial entrepreneur currently managing txtr – as a regular reader of startupolic, you can remember having read about him!) or Lukasz Gadowsky (co-founder of Team Europe). Impressive!
As well as HSG alumni network is known for its wide reach (and what are doing guys from HEC Lausanne in the meantime?), you can give a big credit to the organizers (stop a second and… applause!) to find and convince all these prominent entrepreneurs and investors to speak on 22-23rd of March.
Start Summit will be populated by aspiring entrepreneurs or future startup employees (students), startups who will be able to pitch their company and share their BP to potential investors… and investors, of course!
Registration fee is cheap: CHF 60.- for students, CHF 100.- for startups for a 2-days event – and you can even have a free accommodation provided by HSG students (hey guys, why not having a look on StartupStay and do it via this platform for the next events?)! And a bit more expensive for investors.
Start Summit is even organizing free bus from Zürich, Stuttgart, Karlsruhe, etc… And why not from Lausanne, Neuchâtel? But anyway, there is no need for this, as it much more simple to jump in a train to go!
Deadline to apply to Start Summit is today… you still have a few hours, so don’t miss the opportunity and apply right NOW!