18 & 19 May



selected participants around the startup & entrepreneur ecosystem in Switzerland: investors, corporates, entrepreneurs, SMEs, science, administration, politicians & media. Attendance possible physically and virtual.

Flashback #SUD21

Discover the event spirit by watching our highlight videos and pictures.

Startup days 2021 – COVID-19 pilot project in the Canton of Berne

The startup days 2021 in the Kursaal Bern have been selected as one of a few pilot events in the Canton of Berne to gain insights in the context of holding conferences in times of COVID. With an extraordinarily competent and committed team of specialists from various fields, we designed, implemented and scientifically accompanied a highly innovative pilot project. Read our FAQs and download the Checklist.

Listen to the SRF report about how the organizers implemented the COVID-19 measures and how the participants perceived the pilot event (Swiss German). Send us an email (media request) for more information.

From The New World

New things are created when people come together and get involved with drive. This is what the startup days promote and thus make an active contribution to the evolvement of the Swiss startup ecosystem as well as to the innovative and competitiveness of Switzerland. We believe in this attitude and in the power of entrepreneurial innovation. for the future viability of Switzerland.

Just like Antonin Dvorak, who at the end of the 19th century translated his experiences in America into his 9th symphony, we want to spread the magic of the startup attitude in Switzerland. This year’s claim From The New World, promises surprising insights and will make you want to start your own adventure as an entrepreneur. The event will be hybrid and takes place in compliance with the prevailing guidelines regarding COVID-19.

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For Startups

Present yourself in front of top-notch investors and learn from the most experienced experts of the Swiss startup ecosystem.

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For Investors

Discover the best investment opportunities of the most promising startups in Switzerland at our Pitching Battles, Matchmaking events or in conversation.

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For SME and Corporates

Discover the best investment opportunities of the most promising startups in Switzerland at our Pitching Battles and Matchmaking events and initiate cooperation and innovation for your own business.

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For Enablers and Providers

Become part of this strong national community − where friends are made and deals are negotiated, where entrepreneurs can find support and investors are connected.

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For Politicians

Politicians tie new alliances with the startup ecosystem and work on appropriate framework conditions.

Your Inspiration: Carefully Selected Content.

This is not another average conference. The startup days connect and inspire you online and offline with an exciting mix of national and international keynote speakers and over 30 participative sessions in a modular system. Stay tuned and be the first to know about new speakers. Subscribe to the newsletter further down.

Your Choice:  Design your own Conference

In spring, you will have the chance to create your own individual conference program and immerse yourself in the specific topics that will help you achieve your goals: tracks with fixed time slots will help with orientation.

Community instead of an audience.

Diversity instead of the usual suspects. Participation instead of consumption. Insights instead of blah-blah. Trust instead of business cards. Business instead of bubbles.

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