The Investor Day is reserved for the top 25 teams in seed and early stages that are participating in the >>venture>> 2017 business plan competition. As in previous years Swiss Startup Invest is responsible for the Pitching Workshops and the Pitch Trainings of all the presenting 20-25 Startups. After the coaching sessions, the startups will pitch to the audience during the Investor day event.
The >>venture>> Investor Day 2017 will take place in the afternoon (13:00 – 16:30) followed by the award ceremony. The >>venture>> awards ceremony will take place at the same location right after the investor’s event (18:30 – 2010).
During the award ceremony, taking place on the same day, the top 5 teams of both the Business Idea and the Business Plan tracks will be announced. The winning teams will receive prize money for a total of CHF 170’000.
In between announcing, the winners of the two categories, Federal Councillor Johann N. Schneider-Ammann, head of the Federal Department of Economic Affairs, Education and Research (EAER) will share his perspectives on innovation and entrepreneurship.
For the first time, SRF, RTS and >>venture>> will present the Startup Audience Award. Please cast your vote for your favourite business idea on: www.venture.ch/vote. Voting opens on June 12.
Agenda for the Investor Day
1300 -1330: Welcome by >>venture>>
Thomas Knecht, Founder >>venture>>
Team Members >>venture>>
1330 – 1630: approx. 20-25 Company presentations
Seed and Early stage
Different Rooms and Industries
20-25 best of the venture.ch competition
1630 – 1730: Apéro & 1:1 Meetings with Investors
Investors and Startups
1830 – 2010: >>venture>> awards ceremony
Agenda for the Award ceremony
6:00 pm: Registration
6:30 pm: Welcome, Lino Guzzella (President ETH Zurich)
6:35 pm: Review >>venture>> anniversary edition, Thomas Knecht (Founder of >>venture>>, Chairman Knecht Holding)
6:45 pm: Presentation of the winners of the Business Idea competition
7:00 pm: Presentation of the Startup Audience Award by SRF, RTS and >>venture>>, Ruedi Matter (Director of Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen)
7:05 pm: Keynote speech, Federal Councillor Johann N. Schneider-Ammann (Head of the Federal Department of Economic Affairs, Education and Research): Perspectives on innovation and entrepreneurship
7:30 pm: Presentation of the winners of the Business Plan competition
8:10 pm: Closing remarks, Martin Vetterli (President EPFL)
8:30 pm: Networking & apéro