WHAT IS START SUMMIT ABOUT?
START Summit is the leading student-run organization for entrepreneurship and technology in Europe. Our main event is the START Summit, which gathers more than 4000 players from the entrepreneurial ecosystem on-site in St. Gallen. Our mission is to inspire the entrepreneurs of tomorrow by connecting them with the leaders of the startup ecosystem.
We are the seeding ground for entrepreneurship.
WHERE WILL START SUMMIT 2023 TAKE PLACE?
The event will take place in St Gallen in the Olma Halls on the 23-24th of March 2023. For our Investors, Media, and Partners we will have our special 0-Day!
WHERE CAN I REGISTER FOR THE ONLINE PLATFORM?
The online platform is integral to entering the Summit and experiencing the conference to its fullest! After buying your ticket, you will receive a link in an email from which you can register on the online platform. In order to schedule meetings and register for Formats & Events, our online platform will open on the 6th of March. Also, don't forget to download the mobile app in advance!
WHICH DIFFERENT FORMATS DOES THE SUMMIT HOST?
- Networking: Get to know the European entrepreneurship ecosystem through our Matchmaking platform, Speeddating, or even find your partner in crime at our Co-Founder Matching sessions. You will hardly find a better opportunity to find your next Investor, Employer, or Friend!
- Learning: Europe's best investors, founders, and leaders will share their stories, visions, and learning in various formats. Panel Discussions, our Pitching Competition, and Workshops will be the place where you should whip out your pens. You will learn more than in the last 3 months combined!
- Bonding: The START Summit is the perfect place to accelerate your career while having the time of your life! Get to know St. Gallen's nightlife during our Pubcrawl, have the most interesting conversation while being part of our iconic Side-Events, and join our legendary Afterparty as the final of the best 2 days you experienced in a long time.
CAN I SCHEDULE MEETINGS IN ADVANCE?
Yes, you will be able to schedule meetings in advance. Preparing meetings in advance to the conference is integral to ensure a productive START Summit. You can use the filter to differentiate between nationality, industry and job. So don't forget to schedule meetings in advance! Starting from March 6th, you'll have the ability to do so through our app.
WHAT IS THE MATCHMAKING TOOL?
The Matchmaking tool enables participants, to discover the most fascinating fellow participants and schedule meetings with them. On our platform and app, you will be able to filter attendees by nationality, industry, or funding stage, thus finding the best fitting "Matches" will be as easy as ever. Meetings can be planned ahead of the Summit via our messaging tool, although having spontaneous meetings during the Summit will also be possible. Starting from March 6th, the Matchmaking tool will become available for you!
HOW DO I CONTACT THE SUMMIT TEAM?
If you have any questions or business inquiries, you can reach out to us via email@example.com. We will try to come back to you ASAP!
WHERE CAN I FIND THE STAGE PROGRAM?
Since we are still a few weeks away from START Summit, the stage program has not been published yet. The stage content from last time can be found here. You can expect an even better line-up this year.🚀
WHERE CAN I FIND PHOTOS FROM PAST SUMMITS?
DO I NEED TO REGISTER FOR WORKSHOPS?
Yes, due to limited seats in our Workshop sessions, you have to be fast to register before there won't be any seats left. You will be able to register on the Online Platform, which will be launched on the 6th of March.
ARRIVING AT THE CONFERENCE
WHERE TO STAY DURING START SUMMIT?
We have gathered a list of partner hotels, where attendees can stay during the Summit. If you prefer a more quiet stay, some hotels are located just next to the city and it will only take you a max. of 20 minutes to the conference halls with public transportation. We will ensure that the Summit is easily reachable by bus or train from every stay. Here you can find more info about hotels in St. Gallen.
WHERE IS THE CLOSEST AIRPORT?
The closest airport is Zürich, which is approximately 1 hour away by train.
WHERE TO CLAIM MY BADGE?
You will be able to claim your badge prior to the the conference at the Kornhausplatz on Wednesday, starting at 10 am. Moreover, if you are an HSG student, you can also claim your badge at the university in building 09 on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday of the Summit week. We highly recommend that you claim them prior to the conference days in order to avoid extensive queuing!
AT THE EVENT
HOW CAN I GET TO THE VENUE?
WHEN DOES THE EVENT START?
The event starts at around 10 am on both days and will last until 7 pm on the 23rd and until 10 pm on the 24th, after the afterparty finishes.
IS THERE AN EVENING PROGRAM?
Yes! One of our coolest side events is our pubcrawl in which you will get to know the St. Gallen bar scene. Additionally, we have an amazing afterparty, which will take place on the 24th starting at 9 pm.
HOW CAN I GET A TICKET?
HOW CAN I PAY FOR MY TICKET?
WHERE CAN I FIND MY TICKETS?
After buying your tickets, you will receive an email entailing an invitation link where you will be able to register on the event platform. If you bought more than one ticket you can use the invitation link multiple times.
Note that the proper tickets in QR-format can only be found in our app "START Summit". Please note that you need this for the on-site accreditation.
WHERE CAN I CHANGE TICKET INFORMATION?
The eventual name-holder of a ticket only needs to be declared when registering for the platform. After that, you cannot change the name holder of the ticket. If you need to change anything about your ticket, you can contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
DO I NEED TO PRINT MY TICKET?
No, you don't need to print the ticket since you will have the QR-Code on the mobile App.
CAN I TRANSFER MY TICKET TO ANOTHER PERSON?
Yes, but only under special circumstances. If that applies to your situation, please reach out to email@example.com.
CAN I BUY PASSES ON BEHALF OF MY TEAM MEMBERS/COLLEAGUES?
Yes, you will be able to buy tickets for your team. You can declare at check-out who will be joining the conference.
IS THERE A POSSIBILITY FOR A REFUND IF I AM NOT ABLE TO COME?
By default, START Summit tickets are not refundable. However, if the inability to attend was caused by special reasons there is the possibility to refund tickets.
DOES EVERY MEMBER OF A STARTUP NEED THEIR OWN STARTUP TICKET?
WHO CAN BUY A STARTUP TICKET?
Every employee, intern, or founder is eligible to buy a startup ticket. Please note that each startup ticket is only valid for one person and not the whole startup team.
HOW CAN I APPLY FOR THE SUMMITEER PITCHING COMPETITION?
Unfortunately, applications have already closed.
HOW CAN I APPLY FOR A START FAIR BOOTH?
Unfortunately, applications have already closed.
CAN I BOOK 1-ON-1 MEETINGS WITH INVESTORS OR OTHER STARTUPS PRIOR TO THE EVENT?
Matchmaking - Our Matchmaking tool will enable participants to discover the most interesting fellow attendees and schedule meetings with them in advance of the Summit. You will be able to filter participants by industry, funding stage, or origin.