18 & 19 May


Bern Kursaal

Our mission: make Switzerland more startup

startup days (SUD) is the leading conference for startup topics in Switzerland. As a place for meeting and networking, SUD brings national and international young entrepreneurs in contact with investors, corporates, and other players from the ecosystem.

Our mission is to make Switzerland more startup. Therefore a decentralized conferencing model enables participants to build their individual programs. Speakers from around the world enhance the event with valuable insights. Outstanding startups have the chance to participate in the well-established pitching battle. At SUD, attendees are encouraged to think out of the box, grow their skills, and find their perfect match.

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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.

Pitching Battle

Every year, 50 impressive and inspiring startups out of five verticals – Autonomous Systems, Healthtech, Sustainable Tech, Fintech, and Services pitch live on stage. A well-chosen jury and the audience choose the winners and runner-ups. Meet the pitching startups and the jury of #SUD21.


#SUD21 – Flashback

On June 23, startup days 2021 took place at the Kursaal in Bern. #SUD21 has been selected by the Canton of Bern as a COVID-19 pilot event. 600 participants met on-site to make Switzerland more startup. Discover now the top-notch speakers, outstanding startups and the event impressions.

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