The perfect place for your idea to take up
the required traction
More Than
300
Founders

MEETING OVER
150
Investors

Total prospective
80
mio. funding

FOUNDER’S BENEFITS


START Summit 2017 provides unique industry and tech insights for early-stage and late seed stage start-ups.
Year after year we are blessed to witness an unprecedented power of will in forming our future
and resulting in the emergence of successful start-ups.

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Funding

START Summit’s essence is to bring together high-profile investors and founders to provide funding to early-stage start-ups.


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Network

At START Summit you expand your network of industry experts and mentors, potential customers and entrepreneurship-oriented media.


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Recruiting

Take your chance to get in touch with 800 highly talented tech and business students who will be eager to talk about career opportunities.

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Innovation

At START Summit you get an exclusive environment to work on your products and ideas – coached by independent industry and tech experts.

SELECTION OF ATTENDING INVESTORS 2017
selected start-ups from 2016
selection of attending investors 2017







EXCLUSIVE WORKSHOPS

HELD BY INNOVATION LEADERS


More to be announced

APPLICATION FOR ALL CLOSED SESSIONS OPENS ON FEBRUARY 12TH 2017

EXPLORE YOUR FORMATS

Keynotes & Showcases

KEYNOTES & SHOWCASES

Attend our 30 minute keynotes and showcases on the Main Stage and START Arena. In the past, a diverse range of professional, innovative and inspiring people have spoken at the START Summit. With our keynotes & showcases, we want you to immerge into the new world of entrepreneurs, visionaries and the brightest minds of our time. 
Panels & Debates

PANELS & DEBATES

Our 45 minute panels and debates will introduce you to all relevant issues on current technology trends. Watch how the most dynamic and groundbreaking opinions clash in an excellent environment for innovation and creativity. This is also your chance to voice your opinion and vision of the future .
Fireside Chats & Interviews

FIRESIDE CHATS & INTERVIEWS


Witness the battle between David and Goliath during our 30 minute fireside chats. In this vivid event format, industry disrupters are challenging the status quo set by current industry leaders.
START Factor

START FACTOR


New ideas, interactive audience and direct feedback.
These incentives pretty much sum up our format called the START Factor. During the START Factor, both seed and early stage startups as well as innovative ideas from ambitious entrepreneurs can be pitched ad hoc in the START Arena. We will have timeslots for impulsive pitches to come directly on stage. The audience can vote you up to heaven or doom you down to hell.
START Summiteer

START SUMMITEER


The START Summiteer is the most prestigious pitching competition at the START Summit. This format allows the 30 best startups to pitch in front of influential and experienced investors. To demonstrate confidence and credibility, 6 of them will be chosen to pitch on the Main Stage. For early stage startups this could mean the kickstart into a promising future. The START Summit has become well known for many notable investments and success stories. 
Background Sessions

BACKGROUND SESSIONS

In this highly interactive format, a knowledge pioneer gathers a corporate, an investor and 4-6 start-ups at a round table to discuss the topic "state-of-the-art solutions". This unique possibility in an exclusive private setting enables you to gain a deep knowledge transfer between industry leaders and emerging newcomers. Another chance to be where innovation happens!
Closed & Open Workshops

CLOSED & OPEN WORKSHOPS

Our closed workshops held at the START Summit will be conducted by professional industry leaders. Around 20-30 highly interested students, start-ups or corporates will gather in the best environment for high-quality discussions and problem-solving session.
Coaching & Co-Working

COACHING &
CO-WORKING


Highly experienced professionals will lead the walk-in workshops at the START Summit. These sessions are open to everyone and will be structured around the creation and development of solutions for tomorrow in terms of user design, sales strategy or online marketing.
1-to-1 Meetings

1-TO-1 MEETINGS

We at START Summit are very much convinced that the business perspective is achieved by connecting investors and start-ups. In our exclusive Meeting Area, we preschedule meetings for selected parties. Grab the chance and close the deal of your life!!
START Speeddating

START SPEEDDATING

One of the most essential aspects of entrepreneurship is openness to development. of James Collins “Great vision without great people is irrelevant”. The START Summit provides start-ups and students with a format to connect with potential employers, colleagues and partners. 
Pub Crawl & Afterparty

PUB CRAWL &
START APEX

At the START Summit you should grab the opportunity by hand to expand your professional network. With our memorable pub crawl events you will be given the opportunity to explore the nightlife of the university town St. Gallen and get in touch with interesting students from all around the world. At the START Apex format, investors and corporates have the chance to exchange ideas, visions and opportunities in a tranquil and more relaxed environment. 

FOUNDER CONFERENCE PASS



REGISTER AS A FOUNDER

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    INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES

    Your chance to save your Seed or Series A Funding. Get in contact with awesome investors or business angels at START Fair or at predefined 1-to-1 Meetings.

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    FOOD & BEVERAGE

    One thing is sure: You won’t be starving! We will provide you with breakfast, lunch and dinner during your time at START Summit.

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    ACCOMODATION & INFORMATION

    There will be the possibility to sleep at a student flat (limited amount = first-come first-serve). Please refer to START Summit Team on our website for more information.