The fifth edition will bring six startups on stage to share their challenges and get input from the audience during the workshops, and four keynote speakers will address the audience.
The event’s highlight is the Award Night to recognise and award the most outstanding female entrepreneurs. The flagship Female Innovator of the Year Award will be bestowed on the most innovative startup. For the first time, Ladies Drive partners will also present four prizes; Swisscom awards an innovator in the field of "Diversity & Inclusion", Logitech and DQ Solutions will award a digital innovator, and the Canton of Zurich will honor a social innovator. Candidates for the three prizes will be selected by the jury committee. For the Newcomer of the Year award by VenturePole, interested startups can apply until 26 June 2022 to win a variety of prizes.
13:00 - Get-In & Networking
13:45 - Welcome, followed by 3 innovation keynote speeches (15 minutes each)
15:00 - Presentation of the business ideas of our 6 start-ups
(3 minutes each)
16:00 - Guided workshops with our 6 founders and all present participants in small groups
17:00 - Learnings & summary in the plenum
18:00 - Start Award Night with Seated Award Dinner
19:00 - Keynote Nicole Kurek - Senior Vice President Talent and Transformation Management BMW Group
20:00 - All Award Ceremonies with the highlight "Female Innovator of the Year
23:00 - End of the event