Experience Start Summit
The future will thank you.
See you at START Summit on March 21. & 22. 2024 — in St. Gallen, Switzerland.
START Summit 2023
START Summit is Europe's premier annual conference, powered by students, where future creators connect with today's trailblazers for endless possibilities. We thank our 6‘000 participants and over 160+ speakers for making last year‘s Summit an unbelievable blast. Whether you're a student on the hunt for opportunities, an aspiring entrepreneur ready to launch, or an investor craving fresh insights, START Summit delivers.
Check out our formats 2024
FREE SUMMIT BOOTH
Jump between stage sessions, keynotes, side events and workshops to build valuable connections, access expert advice and learn about the latest developments in the industry.
During the two-day Summit, you’ll be able to leverage our speed-dating and matchmaking service to spark those all-important conversations that could shape your future.
Discover what the entrepreneurial ecosystem is all about at the START Fair, pitch your venture to industry leaders and some of Europe’s most respected VCs at the pitching competition, and open the door to new ways of thinking by networking on START Global’s collaborative platform.
Young Sohn, former Corporate President and Chief Strategy Officer at Samsung Electronics, and CEO of two successful Silicon Valley public companies, co-founded Walden Catalyst to link startups with global opportunities. He currently chairs the board at HARMAN International and has been a crucial seed investor for innovative companies like Berkeley Lights, Fungible, Zoom Video, Graphcore, and TTTech Auto.
Verena Pausder, a prominent figure in Germany's startup scene, is an entrepreneur, digital education expert, author, and the founder of Fox & Sheep and the HABA Digital Workshops. She champions digital literacy, particularly among youth, earning recognition as one of Business Punk magazine's 100 most influential women in the startup world, among other awards.
Lena is the co-founder and Chief Evangelist of AirUp, the world's first scent-based water flavoring system. She and co-founder Tim Jäger developed the initial prototype in 2016 during her product design studies. As Chief Evangelist, Lena focuses on shaping the brand and product vision. Since its 2019 launch, AirUp has expanded to 11 countries with 2 million customers and around 300 employees.
Philipp Hildebrand is vice-chairman at Blackrock. Prior to that, he was Chairman of the Governing Board of the Swiss National Bank. In that capacity, he was also a Director of the Bank for International Settlements (BIS), the Swiss Governor of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and a member of the Financial Stability Board (FSB), of which the Leaders of the G20 appointed him Vice Chairman in 2011.
Create, collaborate, code and compete at our annual hackathon.
Run by students, for students, START Hack bridges the gap between the worlds of business and technology to create exciting opportunities for talented young developers, including the chance to win life-changing and project-launching prize money.
Set foot on the path to your dream career with START Fellowship — the exclusive accelerator program designed to break social barriers and offer equal entrepreneurial opportunities for all.
During the eight months you’re with us, you’ll receive expert guidance and business mentoring, providing lessons that will stick with you for life.