5 ways you can hack START Summit 2023 and make your visit memorable

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Whether you’re attending START Summit for the first time or have been a regular attendee, you’ll want to make the most of your experience! That’s why we’ve compiled a list of five hacks that will help you get the most out of your time at START Summit 2023. This will equip you with the knowledge and tools you need to make your visit at START Summit 2023 a truly unforgettable experience.

  1. Are you an investor looking for the next unicorn? Or, are you a startup, corporate, or VC searching for young talents to join your team? Then, you won’t want to miss the unique opportunity offered by our Speeddating.

    This format is divided into two categories: deal sourcing and recruiting. In the first category, investors and founders are paired up, allowing investors to discover their next big investment, while founders gain access to valuable contacts that could lead to their next financing round. In the second category, startups, corporates, and VCs are matched with students, providing an ideal platform to recruit top-notch talent. With a 60:40 ratio of business and tech students from elite universities worldwide, you’re sure to find your next A+ hire.

  2. If you’re an entrepreneur looking to launch the next unicorn, you know that finding the right co-founder(s) can make all the difference. That’s why you definitely should take advantage of our Co-Founder Matchmaking at START Summit 2023.

    To ensure a high-quality match, you’ll have the opportunity to screen all participants and state your matching priorities using our app beforehand. Based on your preferences, you’ll be matched with your ideal founding partner(s). This will give you the chance to meet and connect with like-minded entrepreneurs who share your vision, values, and goals. This is why we offer a dedicated area where you can meet your co-founder in a comfortable atmosphere.

  3. Are you ready to discover Europe’s most entrepreneurial Hackathon? Then you won’t want to miss START Hack, which takes place at the same time as START Summit in St. Gallen. And, if you’re looking to improve your hack cases or you want share your business skills, then be sure to participate in our new format Roast the Hacker.

    Roast the Hacker is an exciting possibility that promotes exchange and collaboration between participants of START Summit and START Hack. Over 500 hackers come together to solve challenging real-life cases within three days. But that’s not all. Business people and industry experts act as “roasters” and provide feedback, valuable insights, and constructive criticism to the hackers. This helps our hackers to improve their ideas, projects, and most importantly, develop economically meaningful hack cases.

    In addition to improving your hack cases, Roast the Hacker also provides excellent networking opportunities and potential collaborations. You’ll have the chance to connect with like-minded individuals who share your passion for innovation and entrepreneurship. You never know who you might meet and what ideas might arise from these conversations.

  4. If you are looking for ways to expand your knowledge and connect with exciting companies our Workshops are an excellent opportunity at START Summit 2023.

    Our Workshops offer a unique opportunity to participate in case studies hosted by the best Scale-Ups, VCs, and Corporates. In these 45-minute sessions, you’ll engage with brilliant co-attendees and gain valuable insights into your preferred topic. This is the perfect learning ground to expand your knowledge and skillset.

    But that’s not all. If you’re looking for your next internship, full-time workplace, or business partner, the Workshop Format is the perfect opportunity to connect with decision-makers from the hosting companies. You’ll have the chance to network with industry leaders, share your skills and experience, and explore potential collaborations.

  5. Networking is a crucial part of START Summit, and we want to make sure every participant has the opportunity to engage in our Matchmaking Tool — both online and offline. Therefore, we’re working together with Brella’s advanced matchmaking algorithm, which ensures that attendees and sponsors have a truly unique and personalized networking experience by connecting them with their ideal partners based on shared interests.

    With our Matchmaking Tool, you’ll discover the most fascinating fellow attendees and will be able to schedule meetings with them. The platform allows you to filter attendees based on their origin, industry, or funding stage, making it easier than ever to find the perfect match for your interests and goals.

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to connect with like-minded individuals, discover new opportunities, and grow your professional network. Join us at START Summit 2023 and hack your way to success!

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