Founders Day 2024

The event will provide early-stage startup founderwith tips and tricks to scale up operations. The event with more than 200 startup founders will focus on knowledge exchange and networking. Thought leaders, innovators, and industry pioneers will take the stage, share insights and answer questions.

What to Expect

  • Engaging keynotes and panel discussions
  • Interactive workshops and breakout Sessions
  • Insights from successful founders and investors
  • Networking opportunities within the startup ecosystem
  • Stories of triumphs and failures
  • and much more!

Topics Include:

  • Product-market fit
  • Leadership & Team development
  • Funding options and navigating financing rounds
  • International expansion
  • Important legal topics when scaling up (taxes etc)
  • Marketing, PR, and communications (internal and external)
  • Building up resilience and managing work-life balance
  • Embracing failure as a learning Opportunity


  • Matthias Schranner – International Negotiation Expert & CEO Schranner Negotiation Institute
  • Thomas Dübendorfer – President SICTIC
  • Isabelle Nüssli – Performance and Tech Startup/Scaleup coach
  • Claude Aemisegger – Dr. iur., Rechtsanwalt und Notar, eidg. dipl. Steuerexperte
  • Dr. Andy Schwarzenbach – Owner BlackRiver, Founder Hitzberger &
  • Patrick Griss – CEO Zühlke Ventures
  • Melanie Gabriel – Co-founder Yokoy, Board Member Moodtalk
  • Pascal Bieri – Co-Founder Planted
  • Charles Vaslet – Senior Partner at Emerald Ventures
  • Laurent Decrue – Co-Founder and Co-CEO Holycode
  • Dominique Gruhl-Bégin – CEO of Serpentine Ventures
  • Raphael Tobler – President Swiss Startup Association & CEO Eduwo