An ecosystem for luxury startups


Baselworld teams up with the Luxury Venture Group, tapping into the creative, innovative and entrepreneurial potential of start-ups. The goal is to help shape the future of the luxury space. Baselworld will present numerous innovations and experience areas to serve as an accelerator for startups and provide fresh impulses to the industry.


Baselworld and the Luxury Venture Group announced their cooperation. The aim of the collaboration is to jointly develop an international ecosystem for start-ups in the fields of watches, jewellery and related industries in order to shape the future of luxury through innovation, digitization, sustainability and entrepreneurship. The Luxury Venture Day at Baselworld will bring together luxury startups, investors, disruptors and academia, creating a dynamic new ecosystem in the luxury sector with a focus on watches and jewellery. “The comprehensive and sustainable direction of the Luxury Venture Group towards the innovation-driven development of young companies, especially in the watch and jewellery segment, closes an important gap from our point of view and fits perfectly with the new positioning of Baselworld 2020 as an experience platform,” says Michel Loris-Melikoff, Managing Director of Baselworld. “Baselworld is the perfect partner for us. Our cooperation provides the ideal framework for identifying and achieving common goals in a mutually beneficial exchange process,” explains Deependra Pandey, CEO of Luxury Venture Group, Geneva. Baselworld 2020 will present numerous innovations such as new event and experience areas. The next Baselworld will take place from 30 April to 5 May 2020. More information about the Luxury Venture Group can be found in a separate article. Picture: Michel Loris-Melikoff, Directeur Général de Baselworld. Photo Volker Renner, Courtesy of Baselworld