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Schedule

Friday

May 16
  • Registration starts
  • Meet & Greet, Dinner
  • Welcome
  • Guest Speaker
  • Pitch your ideas!
  • Attendees vote for the top ideas
  • Start to formalize teams and take an inventory of skills. Be honest, and direct about what resources and skills are needed to develop your idea.

Saturday

May 17
  • Start the day & simple breakfast
  • Work Session // Start working on your business model and protoypes
  • Lunch
  • Work Session // Get one-on-one advice from our coaches
  • Dinner
  • Work Session // Incorporate feedback from coaches - until venue closes

Sunday

May 18
  • Start the day & simple breakfast
  • Work Session // Call for help if needed, finalize pitch presentations & prototypes
  • Lunch
  • Pitch training & tech check
  • FINAL PRESENTATIONS
  • Award ceremony
  • Networking dinner & Final get together with jury, mentors and sponsors
Gold Sponsors
Organizers
Melanie Kovacs
Silvan Leibacher
Fabio Kunz
Leonie Brühlmann
Amira El Maghrabi
Vincent Deborde
Alex Benincà
Joel Sinnott
Kevin Dick
Founding Partner
Jury

Julien Pache

Managing Partner and COO, investiere

"As Managing Partner and COO, Julien is in charge deal sourcing and deal structuring at investiere.ch, one of the leading European investment platform for early stage investments and the biggest private investor community in Switzerland . He is also a business angel and invests in ICT and high-tech companies. Julien holds a Master’s degree in business law from the University of Fribourg . He previously worked as a tax consultant for KPMG. Julien enjoys the challenges of competitive sports such as running and ski mountaineering and has a strong interest in philosophy"

Jürg Stuker

Partner & CEO Namics   |   LinkedIn

Jürg is CEO and partner of Namics, one of the leading Intercative Agencies, and a techie to the core. He graduated in information Management at the Universtity of Zurich and then took over the IT department of a raw material trading company. After working for Polynorm Software AG as the head of development for new technologies he started working at Namics in 1999 as CTO. In 2004 he assumed the CEO position. Today Namics employs over 400 employees with offices in Frankfurt, Hamburg, München, St. Gallen, and Zürich. The company has also been ranked #1 as the leading interactive and mobile agency in Switzerland by the "Best of Swiss Web Webagentur-Ranking 2014."

Manuel Grenacher

Founder CORESYSTEMS and MILA   |   LinkedIn

Manuel is a tech entrepreneur with strong passion to achieve. He attended the University of Applied Sciences in Switzerland/Windisch, where he spent four years honing his IT skills. Having successfully completed the course of study and armed with an IT engineering degree, Manuel brought three of his fellow-students on board and founded coresystems in 2006.
In 2013 he founded Mila AG in Zurich, the location-based, mobile service marketplace that connects local people to get more done, together.

Nicolas Berg

Partner at Redalpine Capital   |   LinkedIn

Nicolas has invested in 16 private companies (ICT, Live Sciences) as a business angel 2000-2006, and he has co-founded 10 companies since 1984. In 1998, he founded Borsalino.ch, a leading Swiss financial portal for private investors that was acquired by Ringier Media in 2000. For several years Nicolas has worked as a technology and finance journalist. He graduated as M.Sc. (BA) at the University of Bern in 1985. Born 1959, he grew up in Gstaad, Bern and Basel, and is living in Solothurn.

Silver Sponsors
Coaches

Cedric Waldburger

CTO & Co-Founder at mediasign   |   LinkedIn

"Cédric holds a Master's Degree in Electrical Engineering from ETH Zurich and serves as CTO of mediasign, a Swiss Advertising Agency where he leads the web and mobile development team. He has previously co-founded StartUps in Paris, Hong Kong and New York and has worked for ASmallWorld in New York and Goldman Sachs in London. He recently finished a project with SumUp, the European SquareUp competitor in Berlin. He's an active participant in the Swiss StartUp Scene as a Coach and Investor of several Technology Startups.”

Dorian Selz

Co-Founder Squirro

Dr. Dorian Selz is a co-founder of Squirro. Before that he co-founded the Swiss search platform local.ch and was its CEO until December 2008. He was a partner & COO at Namics, Switzerland's largest E-Business consultancy and has a PHD in Information Systems from the University of St. Gallen.

Eva Köster

German Marketing Manager at 99designs

Eva Köster is the Marketing Manager Germany, Switzerland and Austria for the world’s largest marketplace for graphic design 99designs. She helps startups to get the right design that makes them successful. Also her job is to grow the German-speaking customer base on 99designs. Before, she was working at 12designer, a Berlin based startup, which got acquired by 99designs. She used to live in Spain for some years, so she speaks German, English and Spanish. She loves supporting people and their ideas. She is into music and a singer in a band.

Heinz Zuercher

Serial Entrepreneur, Member of the Board at TG Capital Holding AG   |   LinkedIn

Heinz is a serial entrepreneur with over 24 years active in international markets. Through the various companies he has founded and brought to scale, he has been instrumental in introducing numerous prestigious European brands in sectors covering retail, food, media, renewable energy, health care and financial services to the high-growth markets of Asia. Heinz's expertise and strengths lie in business development (analysis, strategy and implementation), M&A, negotiation and critical business turnaround situations including leading the restructuring as CEO of a publicly-listed European media organization with interests in China.

Ivo Streiff

CEO & Founder MDC Media AG   |   LinkedIn

Having started several successful businesses from scratch, Ivo Streiff can surely be considered a serial entrepreneur. Every single role during his professional career had the flavor of business development be it building up operations from base or turning a business into new directions. Having established several IT and e-commerce startups over the years, Ivo embarked 2 years ago with the new venture mydepotcheck.com in partnership with NZZ.

Michael Müller

Partner and Co-Founder at Acrea

Michael is a digital entrepreneur and partner at Acrea, a management consulting firm based in Zurich. He helps enterprises to drive their digital revolution and to make their online business ready for the future. Topics like enterprise architecture, security, and innovation play an important role in Michael's daily life as a consultant.
During his career, he has founded multiple companies, amongst them the online travel startup Nezasa. Methods and learnings from Michael's own startup involvements are serving as an important source of inspiration for his consulting projects.
Michael holds a Master's Degree in Geodetical Engineering and is a graduate of the Certificate Program in Computer Science at ETH Zurich. In addition, he completed an International Executive MBA at the IE Business School Madrid in 2011.

Moritz Zumbühl

CEO and Co-Founder of FEINHEIT GmbH

Moritz is the CEO and Co-Founder of FEINHEIT GmbH, a successful full service agency for digital and analog communication that is specialized in internet and social media applications. Further, he is co-founder and chairman of the board of companies such as Nerd AG and Blindflug Studios. As a skilled Computer Scientist and experienced entrepreneur he is interested in subjects such as business development, network-organizations, web design and mobile applications.

Tara Lemmey

CEO, Net Power & Light

Prior to Net Power & Light, Tara founded a number of successful technology startups. Most recently she was strategy advisor for Ribbit (acquired by British Telecom), and served on the board of Discovery Mining, now part of HP. She is also the Chairman of LENS Ventures, an innovation strategy firm advising executive leadership for organizations such as American Express and the US Government on innovation investments. Moreover, Tara Lemmey has worked extensively to re-imagine education with projects such as DGREE:ORG.

Valérie Vuillerat

CEO & Partner of Ginetta Gmbh   |   LinkedIn

Valérie Vuillerat is the CEO and Partner of Ginetta Gmbh, one of the leading UX studios in Switzerland. She holds a masters degree in Human Computer Interaction Design. Valérie started her first business back in the 1990ies. Since then she co-founded a number of other ventures.
She is actively engaged in promoting the benefits of having prosecco next to beer in the corporate fridge to better suit the needs of mixed teams. Valérie is a regular public speaker at conferences on topics like women in tech, user experience design, the digital world and cycling.

Christina Scholochow

Founder, mohemian   |   LinkedIn

In 2009 Christina and Florian went to San Francisco to work with early stage start-ups. They helped to design their technical architecture, guiding them in key decisions in their development process as well as consulting them on UI/UX matters.

This experience in working with start-ups laid the foundation for mohemian in 2011. Today they have a highly specialized team, which helps start-ups with a strong mobile component to plan and execute complex transactional systems in secure environments. They are focused on the combination of high qualitative technology and user friendly design. With mohemian they have co-founded and funded several start-ups and gained extensive experience in highly scalable and secure mobile applications with it's corresponding backend infrastructure.

Florian Scholochow

Founder, mohemian   |   LinkedIn

In 2009 Christina and Florian went to San Francisco to work with early stage start-ups. They helped to design their technical architecture, guiding them in key decisions in their development process as well as consulting them on UI/UX matters.

This experience in working with start-ups laid the foundation for mohemian in 2011. Today they have a highly specialized team, which helps start-ups with a strong mobile component to plan and execute complex transactional systems in secure environments. They are focused on the combination of high qualitative technology and user friendly design. With mohemian they have co-founded and funded several start-ups and gained extensive experience in highly scalable and secure mobile applications with it's corresponding backend infrastructure.

Speakers

Tara Lemmey

CEO, Net Power & Light

Prior to Net Power & Light, Tara founded a number of successful technology startups. Most recently she was strategy advisor for Ribbit (acquired by British Telecom), and served on the board of Discovery Mining, now part of HP. She is also the Chairman of LENS Ventures, an innovation strategy firm advising executive leadership for organizations such as American Express and the US Government on innovation investments. Moreover, Tara Lemmey has worked extensively to re-imagine education with projects such as DGREE:ORG.

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