The increasing digitalisation of the world requires a new way of thinking. Today’s economy is confronted with perpetual drive for innovation. Big institutions start to build their first start-up initiatives to participate in the run for new ideas - the true winners of these development, especially on the labour market are the IT specialists. We believe in the power of a new economic era, but are also aware of the risks involved. The recent IPOs of “Facebook” and “Alibaba” raise questions about the valuation of internet companies. With this year’s credo “from innovation to disruption” we want to take up this issue and discuss potential challenges and solutions.
START Summit is Europe’s leading talent conference for entrepreneurship and innovation. Organized by START global, the event takes place each year @ the University of St. Gallen and brings together about 600 students, entrepreneurs and investors for two days of inspiration, learning and networking. The next Summit will be on April 17th / 18th 2015 and is all about creating a platform for intercultural and interdisciplinary knowledge transfer between the Asian and the European start up world. In order to bring your vision to life, we provide our guests not only with workshops by experienced founders but also with exclusive Key-Note speeches and a unique HackaRun event for the best young IT academics our universities have to offer.
START global is a student association at theUniversity of St. Gallen (HSG) with over 30 of the best HSG students involved on a voluntary basis. We are highly motivated and passionate about entrepreneurship. Each year, we push the limits a little bit more to organise Europe’s leading, most elaborate and internationally connected talent conference for entrepreneurship and innovation, located in St. Gallen. Our START network includes over 120 active students from all over Europe and even more all around the world are about to join. We strive for a generation driven by the spirit of entrepreneurship. You can find more information about the Team and the chapter in St. Gallen under www.startglobal.org.