SPEAKERS 2017

FIRST SPEAKERS


SHAI
WININGER

Co-Founder & CTO
Lemonade Inc.


TONY
FADELL

Inventor of the iPod &
Founder Nest Labs


CHRISTOPH
AUER-WELSBACH

Partner
IBM Ventures


AUBREY
DE GREY

CSO
SENS Research Foundation


RAFAEL
GROSSMANN

The world’s first surgeon
to use Google glasses


JAN
SCHOCH

Founder
Leonteq


VALENTIN
STALF

Founder
N26


PASCAL
KAUFMANN

Founder & CEO
Starmind Inc.


MATTHIAS
SCHRANNER

Former Head Negotiator
FBI


FRANK
RINDERKNECHT

Founder
Rinspeed


FEDERICA
NOCERA

Data Scientist
Cambridge Analytica


MATTHIAS
VANONI

Founder
Biowatch SA


ALEX
YAKUBOV

Founder & CEO
HoloGroup


ADRIAN
LOCHER

Serial Entrepreneur
DeinDeal, Merantix, Altoida


KASPAR
HELFRICH

Founder & CEO
Archilogic SA


PAMELA
MORGAN

Founder & CEO
Third Key Solutions


FELIX
HAAS

Founder
IDnow, Amiando & 10x Group


ROLAND
SIEGWART

Director – Autonomous Systems Lab
ETH Zürich


ALEXANDER
STOECKEL

Partner
B-to-V Partners AG


PETRA
EHMANN

Board Member
We Shape Tech


RASOUL
JALALI

MD
UBER Switzerland


ELMAR
SCHNEE

COO &
MindMaze SA


AURORA
CHISTÉ

Founder & CEO
Hack for Big Choices


ALEXANDER
GRÜNWALD

MD
Altium Capital


RAMZI
RIZK

Co-Founder & CTO
EyeEm


BETTINA
HEIN

Founder
START Global & Pixability


BEN
LANG

Founder
MapMe


MYRIAM
LOCHER

Founder
Bettermind


JAVIER
BARGAS-AVILA

Head of Advertiser UX Research
Google


NATHAN
PETTYJOHN

Founder
Aisle411 & VRARA


PASCAL
KÖNIG

Co-Founder & CEO
Ava AG


ALEXANDRE
FLAMANT

Investor
Notion Capital


IOANNIS
TARNANAS

Founder
Altoida


ALICE
BONASIO

Founder
Tech Trends


PHILIPP
RIES

Serial Entrepreneur &
Industry Leader Google


BENJAMIN
WÖRNER

Head of Startup Partnerships &
Open Innovation Zalando

JULIAN
TEICKE

Founder
wefox

FABIO
MOSCA

Founder
AnotheReality

LUKAS
SCHLEUNIGER

Founder
Red or Blue Labs

RASMUS
ROTHE

Co-Founder
Merantix

JACK
VINCENT

Sales Advisor &
Author

MARIO
HERGER

Serial Entrepreneur &
Author

LU
LI

Founder
Blooming Founders

MARCUS
KÖHLER

Co-Founder
ComfyLight

FIVOS
MANIATAKOS

Co-Founder
Sensewaves

RAPHAEL
OBERHOLZER

Founder
NEEO Inc.

LOULOU
VAN RAVENSTEIJN

Founder
Aetherair

JOHANNES
GRAF

Vice Director Strategy
Cargo Souterrain

EUGEN
PFLÜGER

Founder
Parce

SIMON
LYNEN

Senior Software Engineer
AR/VR Google

FRANCOIS
VON KAENEL

Technology Expert
MIDATA.coop

THOMAS
SCHEITLIN

President
City of St. Gallen

OLIVER
GASSMANN

Prof. Dr. Innovation Management
University of St. Gallen (HSG)

ALEXANDER
BRAUN

Prof. Dr. Insurance Economics
University of St. Gallen

CORPORATE SPEAKERS

MARIO
SCHMUZIGER

Business Development IIot
Swisscom

STEPHANIE
JACOBER

Marketing Manager
Swisscom

RALF
GÜNTHNER

Head of IIot
Swisscom

DANIELA
MAAG

Head Incubation
Helvetia Insurance

DANIEL
HAUDENSCHILD

Partner, Head Distributed Ledger
EY Switzerland

MARCEL
STALDER

Country Managing Partner
EY Switzerland

MICHAEL
KOCH

Head of Digital Factory
Deutsche Bank

PATRICK
GRISS

Executive Partner, Co-Founder
Zühlke Ventures

FRANK
KUMLI

Advisory Services Customer Practice Leader
EY Switzerland

DANIEL
WAJNGARTEN

Data
Reply DE

BORIS
RÄBER

Lawyer
WalderWyss

ALEX
NIKITINE

Lawyer
WalderWyss

IAN
ROBERTS

CTO
Bühler

JONAS
SODERQVIST

Director Digital Innovation and Partnerships
Consumer Connected Services at Volvo

JURY START SUMMITEER

FINAL



SIRAJ
KHALIQ

Partner
Atomico


DANIEL
GUTENBERG

Super Angel Investor
Venture Capitalist

LUKASZ
GADOWSKI

General Partner
Target Global


SEMI-FINAL



FLORIAN
SCHWEITZER

Founder
b-to-v Partners AG


DAVID
ZIMMER

MD
Coparion

VIKTORIYA
TIGIPKO

Founding Partner
TA Ventures


MAURICE
PEDERGNANA

General Secretary
SECA

QUALIFICATION



MARCUS
POLKE

Investment Director
Acton Capital Partners


PENNY
SCHIFFER

Head of Startup Initiatives
Swisscom


JÖRG
RHEINBOLDT

CEO
Axel Springer Plug n Play

SIMON
MAY

Managing Partner
IFJ

MIKE
BAUR

Founder
Swiss Startup Factory

THOMAS
LUEKE

Principal
Cherry Ventures

SANDRO
CORNELLA

Coach
CTI Start-ups

STEFAN
STEINER

MD
Venturelab

ANDREAS
SCHLENKER

Head of M&A
Tamedia Digital

ROBIN
DECHANT

Associate
Point Nine Capital

ANDREAS
HELBIG

Investment Manager
Project A

HENRIK
GROSSE HOKAMP

Associate
Partech Ventures


BACKGROUND SESSION MENTORS


SHARI
LANGEMAK

Web MD
Medscape


MATTHIAS
METTLER

Program Leader Eco System Health 4.0
C-Level AG


MARCOS
GARCIA PEDRAZA

Managing Partner
Orgart Ventures

JOHN
HUCKER

President, Board Member
Swiss Finance + Technology Association


GREGOIRE
MICHEL

Portfolio Manager
Startupbootcamp

CARLO
TERRENI

Founder
NetComm Suisse eCommerce Association

PRIIT
VIMBERG

Founder & IoT Expert
YOGA LLC


NINA
VETTERLI

Journalist on Mobility
Textlab & 20 Minuten

HERBIE
SCHMIDT

Journalist on Mobility
Neue Zürcher Zeitung

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