The pitchfest is the highlight of this year's Swiss-South African venture leaders program. Ten South African startups participating in the venture leaders program will pitch against ten Swiss startup who took part in the Startup Acceleration Workshop and they will all pitch in front of an esteemed venture investor jury. The participating startups will be announced soon. The jury members are:
Penny Schiffer, Head of Startup Initiatives, Swisscom
Christine Weber, Startup & Innovation Manager, BKW
Anil Sethi, ETH Zurich
Glenn Stanley, CEO, BIOSTART consulting
Jean-Pierre Vuilleumier, Managing Director, Swiss Startup Invest
After the pitchbattle participants are invited to the netwoking Apéro where they will interact with the investors, entrepreneurs and startups.
The Swiss-South African Joint Research Program (SSAJRP) is offering a business development programme in Switzerland for 10 selected South African entrepreneurs together with Swiss PHD students or post-docs. For more information about the Swiss-South African venture leaders programm visit this link.