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In today's ever-changing landscape, where innovation is the key to progress, we need to liberate our minds from the constraints of the status quo and tackle urgent global issues. As we battle with transformational technology forces such as AI's pervasive impact and manage complicated concerns such as climate change, ethical AI governance, and beyond, the START Summit 2024 theme, "DARE TO EVOLVE", emerges as a resounding call to action.

It summons us to embrace change, break free from the ordinary, embrace boldness, and transform obstacles into opportunities. This way, we can work collectively toward a future that's not just innovative but also inclusive and sustainable.                                                                                At its core, "DARE TO EVOLVE" embodies our collective courage to redefine what's possible and reshape the world around us. We inspire everyone to have the courage to dream big and drive change.

START Summit 2024 approaches the theme with a multi-pronged strategy, promising an exploration of innovation from various angles, encouraging fresh perspectives, and sparking insightful dialogues spanning industries and societal domain.

Fostering Innovation delves into the dynamic world of innovation, emphasizing and opposing the merits of both daring, category-defining leap innovations and incremental advancements. It underscores the significance of nurturing small startups to fearlessly innovate by showcasing success stories and pivots after failure. #

Reigniting Investments recognizes the crucial role investments play in propelling innovation, particularly in an environment marked by economic recovery. This vertical confronts pressing issues related to reinvestment strategies, the venture capital landscape, and the evolving role of governments in supporting the startup ecosystem.

Lastly, Shifting Perspectives will foster open and thought-provoking discussions about the societal impact of innovations, including debates on AI regulations, the Crypto industry, and ethical considerations in the Defense Tech sector, with diverse voices from academia, politics, and industry driving the conversation.

With the establishment of pillars like START Hack and START Fellowship in recent years, START Global has solidified its commitment to fostering innovation and providing opportunities for budding entrepreneurs. 

START Hack empowers tech enthusiasts to harness their technical skills and entrepreneurial mindset, bridging the gap between academia and real-world problem-solving.            Meanwhile, the START Fellowship extends a helping hand to young entrepreneurs from middle and low-income countries, offering them the chance to immerse themselves in the fast-paced world of startups and connect with the vast network of investors and resources that START provides.                                                                                                                                                        The theme encapsulates the spirit of growth and adaptation that has become integral to START Global's mission, highlighting the organization's dedication to nurturing innovation and offering opportunities to entrepreneurs worldwide.

Join us at START Summit 2024 as we explore the boundless possibilities of innovation, connect with like-minded individuals, and become part of the movement that is shaping the future. So, it's time to mark March 21-22, 2024, into your calendar and get ready for a remarkable journey into the world of innovation. We can't wait to see you here in St. Gallen, ready to dare to evolve!


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