Take the first step to your entrepreneurial journey
More Than
800
Students

From over
50
Nations

Studying Over
25
Disciplines

YOUR BENEFITS


START Summit gives you the possibility to enjoy entrepreneurship and technology at a unique level. Our different events allow students to get in touch with our core technologies, to educate themselves within them, to connect and to inspire them to innovation.

Innovation
innovation

Be where Tech meets Business in a unique setting. Listen to todays disruptors at stage events, innovate your own idea and pitch it spontaneously to your fellow students and founders at START Arena.


Network
Network

START Summit is meant to connect innovative and entrepreneurial-minded students among each other. Your entrepreneurial journey awaits you at START Speed-dating: Meet start-ups.


Experience
Experience

Gain experience in Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence, Augmented/Virtual Reality and Internet of Things! Get in touch with hands-on experience and live up with today’s rapid tech advancements.

EXCLUSIVE WORKSHOPS

HELD BY INNOVATION LEADERS


 
 
www.startsummit.ch/workshops

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.
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.
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. 

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REGISTER AS A STUDENT

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    JOB OPPORTUNITIES

    Your chance to secure your next internship or even a job. Get in contact with awesome start-ups at START Fair or at START Speed-dating,

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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 the START Summit Team on our website for more information.