#SUD22 in a nutshell

 
On 19 May 2022, 1’200+ participants made Switzerland more startup. The attendees built their own conference program with the choice of 50+ inspiring sessions and 150+ experienced speakers. The marketplace with 25+ exhibitors invited everyone to network and find support. At the end of the event, the whole Swiss startup ecosystem voted for this year’s outstanding winner startups.
 

The pitching battle

40 startups in the following four verticals pitched for visibility and funding: Autonomous Systems | Healthtech | Sustainable Tech | Fintech, Services & ICT. At the final eight startups pitched in front of the whole #SUD22 audience. In the end, the audience selected one winner and one runner-up in each vertical.

Winners 2022

We proudly present the five winners of the startup pitching battle 2022:

(The audienced picked both startups as winners.)

Runner-ups 2022

We proudly present the three runner-ups of the startup pitching battle 2022:

 

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Some of our past speakers

150+ speakers from the Swiss startup ecosystem and around the world enhanced the event with valuable insights.

Nina Rinke
Nina Rinke

Nina Rinke

Investor, Earlybird Venture Capital
Nina Rinke
14:15 - 15:00Room: Szenario 2

Earlybird

Growing from Seed to growth stage – what did you learn about customers, the value add of your product, and pricing strategies?

Nina Rinke
Investor, Earlybird Venture Capital

Notable venture capitalists and successful startups will share their experiences on the interplay between growing tech companies and their customers. How to build a truly customer-centric business across stages & make sure you learn more about your product’s value and the best pricing mechanism while growing.

Speakers:
Andrei Roth, Commercial Pricing Director, UiPath
Benedikt Schuppli, Co-Founder and Co-CEO, FQX
Olivier Eyries, Co-Founder, Saporo

Moderator: 
Jasmin Heimann, Investment Associate, Lightbird

#VC #venturecapital #funding #scaleup

Oliver Heimes
 Oliver Heimes

Oliver Heimes

Partner, Lakestar
 Oliver Heimes
09:00 - 09:15Room: Arena

Opening Keynote

Oliver Heimes
Partner, Lakestar

Mathilde Gremaud
Mathilde Gremaud

Mathilde Gremaud

Professional Freestyle Skier, Olympic Gold Medallist
Mathilde Gremaud
16:30 - 16:45Room: Arena

Closing Keynote

Push your limits - a conversation with Mathilde Gremaud & Marcel Hug

Mathilde Gremaud
Professional Freestyle Skier, Olympic Gold Medallist

Adrian Locher
Adrian Locher

Adrian Locher

Founder & CEO, Merantix
Adrian Locher
09:30 - 10:15Room: Panorama 1

How AI can be used to do good

Adrian Locher
Founder & CEO, Merantix

Join the panel discussion with experienced entrepreneurs who love data and intelligence demonstrated by machines. Let’s find out how Artificial Intelligence can be used to do good – from sustainability, better products to building ecosystems.

Together we also find answers to the questions:
Where do we already find AI in our everyday life and beyond?
In which areas do the experts see great potential to do good?
Why do we need more deep tech/AI companies?
What do founders need to consider when building a deep tech company?

Other Speaker:
Claudiu Musat, Research Manager, Google Research

Moderator:
Olivia Chang, Journalist and Moderator

#AI #aiforgood #deeptech #founder

Andrei Roth
Andrei Roth

Andrei Roth

Commercial Pricing Director, UiPath
Andrei Roth
12:15 - 12:45Room: Szenario 2

Become Europe's highest-rated startup

Andrei Roth
Commercial Pricing Director, UiPath

UiPath, a leading enterprise automation software company, is one of Europe’s biggest tech success stories. Created in 2015 on the foundation of a 10-year old software outsourcing company started by Daniel Dines and Marius Tirca in Bucharest, it got listed on the New York Stock Exchange in April 2021. Yet, that doesn’t even say half the story. As any start-up, UiPath struggled to achieve market fit, and did not have your typical journey to growth. Still, a few short years, UiPath created a global ecosystem of business and technology partners, has more than 9,000 customers and stands at the center of one of the biggest software automation communities worldwide.

Learn in this inspirational keynote how a successful startup thinks and acts, how local ecosystems fuel your growth and how to take in all of the success and challenges and successfully scale up.

#RPA #roboticprocessautomation #seedfunding #scaleup

 

Another session with Andrei Roth:

Earlybird
14.15-15.00
Room: Szenario 2

Growing from Seed to growth stage – what did you learn about customers, the value add of your product, and pricing strategies?

Notable venture capitalists and successful startups will share their experiences on the interplay between growing tech companies and their customers. How to build a truly customer-centric business across stages & make sure you learn more about your product’s value and the best pricing mechanism while growing.

Speakers:
Benedikt Schuppli, Co-Founder and Co-CEO, FQX
Jasmin Heimann, Investment Associate, Lightbird
Olivier Eyries, Co-Founder, Saporo

Moderator: 
Nina Rinke, Investor, Earlybird Venture Capital

#VC #venturecapital #funding #scaleup

Sophie Lamparter
Sophie Lamparter

Sophie Lamparter

Founder and Partner Dartlabs
Sophie Lamparter
11:00 - 11:45Room: Panorama 6

Walder Wyss AG

Fundraising Masterclass

Sophie Lamparter
Founder and Partner Dartlabs

If you want to learn how to fundraise effectively, from the right people at the
right time, this is the place for you. By entrepreneurs, for entrepreneurs – this
Masterclass is a comprehensive resource to guide you through the process
from start to finish.

Other Speaker:
Pascal Koenig, Co-Founder, Malaica

Moderator:
Silvan Krähenbühl, Host, Swisspreneur

#fundraising #investors

Samuel Müller
Samuel Müller

Samuel Müller

Co-Founder & CEO, Scandit
Samuel Müller
11:00 - 11:45Room: Panorama 1

Scale-Up: Giving Back To The Ecosystem

Samuel Müller
Co-Founder & CEO, Scandit

An ecosystem lives and thrives through its people. Flourishing within it is not only about what you can take from it, but also about what you can provide.
That’s why successful founders find themselves wanting to give back to the ecosystem that shaped them: they want to share the insight and skills gained throughout their startup journey with you! This panel invites the participants to learn from the highs and lows of entrepreneurs who have gone from inexperienced to thriving.

Speakers:
Flavio Pfaffhauser, Co-Founder and CIO, Beekeeper
Markus Stadler, COO & Founder, Pricehubble
Kilian Wagner, Co-Founder and CEO, VIU
Judith Wemmer, Member of the Management Board and Head of Product Development, Planted Foods AG

Moderator:
Olivia Chang, Journalist and Moderator

#scaleup #givingback #startuptip

 

 

Nadine Jürgensen
Nadine Jürgensen

Nadine Jürgensen

Co-Founder, elleXX
Nadine Jürgensen
15:30 - 16:15Room: Szenario 1

Digitalswitzerland / Impact Hub / Fem´up

How unconcious gender bias affects women in business

Nadine Jürgensen
Co-Founder, elleXX

As we know, gender bias is the tendency to prefer a gender over another
bases on our beliefs and experiences. According to an UN Report almost 90%
of men and women hold some sort of bias against females.
In this panel we want to raise awareness and shed light on its effects on
women in business. To look at the topic hilistically, it is important for us to
have representatives from diverse areas and sectors within the business
world.
Possible topics discussed (not conclusive)

  • how gender bias effects startup funding
  • how gender bias results in a gender pay gap and finances

Speakers:
Pirmin Meyer, Co-President, WE/MEN
Patrizia Laeri, CEO, ellexx
Johanna Seeliger, Founder & Managing Partner Diversify GmbH

#femalefounders #femaleleaders #FemaleEntrepreneurs #wecreate #weconnect #wecare #breakthebias #WomenInBusiness #WomenEntrepreneurs

 

Where the matchmaking happens

 One of the startup days highlights are the 1:1 meetings: The startups, investors, corporates and key players met face-to-face during the matchmaking session. In 15 minutes they discussed their ideas and needs. Before that, everyone had the chance to arrange 1:1 meetings on our online platform a couple of weeks ahead of the event.
 

Eye catcher

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1:1 Meeting

Past program

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Event spirit

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