• Summits & Programs

    Together with our partners, we organize and promote high-impact events & programs that support the growth of The Conscious Economy with the goal of facilitating partnerships between startups, SMEs and corporates.

  • Switzerland

    »venture» 2015 is an initiative of the ETH Zurich, Knecht Holding, the innovation promotion agency CTI and McKinsey & Company, Switzerland. The leading Swiss-wide start-up competition supports young entrepreneurs in founding a company. »venture» 2015 – like previous »venture» editions – aims to put to use untapped innovation potential by encouraging young entrepreneurs to develop a business idea into a start-up company. A number of renowned companies from Swiss industry and commerce sponsor the competition.

    Partner with 200ideas to inspire the people who matter to you. They provide the content, you gather your community, and they let the magic happen.

    Aspire

    Zurich

    We believe that becoming an entrepreneur shouldn't depend on gender. Unfortunately there are still very few women founding high-growth companies. Aspire wants to change that. To inspire and foster female entrepreneurship Aspire was founded in January 2014 in Switzerland. Aspire is a non-profit association that offers programs, events and a network for successful and aspiring female entrepreneurs.

    This group is envisioned to be different. They look forward to having the group members interact not just on a virtual basis but in real. This online community will be complimenting and supplementing the Business Excellence Network (BEN) events / sessions being initiated across various locations (beginning with Zurich, Switzerland). We aim to engage with excellence professionals and the executive leadership (business and functional heads) responsible for improvement, change, transformation at a functional or organizational level. This network is being established for effectively sharing knowledge, experiences, lessons learnt from successes and failures, best practices, and "food for thought"

    Are networks for non-profit organizations - foundations, associations, ... - and all those interested in philanthropy.

    Many good civil society projects are created by the fact that innovative ideas and committed people meet. Connect4Good enables this important exchange and provides a platform to network, inspire and learn from each other.

     

    Curious Courses provides short taster courses on different subjects encouraging you to be curious and learn new things. A wide range of subjects are covered with past courses including hobby related topics such as photography, creative writing, food and wine and business topics such as social media, presenting and much much more.”
    The courses are conducted in English, you get to meet an expert on the subject and ask questions in an interactive environment.
    It is a great way to see if the subject is something for you before delving in deeper and to meet and network with like minded people.

    What was innovative yesterday could mean the impasse tomorrow. The Querdenker tag gives you an update for your progress: so you do not know much, but can also implement it.

    That is why the Querdenker Day is founded in 2014 and is organized once every year. On the one hand, for people who want to move forward in life, who want to realize their ideas and visions, who want to think constructively and to do each other well; On the other hand with people who have a different view of the world and can do a lot with a few words.

    Ignite is a fast-paced, fun, thought-provoking, social, local, informal and global event. It's a high-energy evening of 5-minute talks by people who have an idea—and the guts to get onstage and share it with their hometown crowd. Run by local volunteers who are connected through the global Ignite network, Ignite is a force for raising the collective IQ and building connections in each city. There are no pre-selected topics, only one constraint: speakers have 5 minutes, a 20-slide presentation and only 15 seconds for each slide.

    Combining the best from a social innovation lab, learning community and startup incubator, Impact Hub Geneva provides a collaborative space to prototype the future of society.

    Impact Hub Zurich provides a space where entrepreneurs and all kinds of innovators come together to prototype new models for a world that works for all - connecting all sectors, industries and cultural backgrounds.

    By and for entrepreneurs, pathfinders, innovators, changemakers at the leading edge of societal, business and cultural transformation.

    Inside Out Movement (formerly known as Lifestyle Design Convention) create experiences for people who want more inner truth in their lives. By connecting like-minded people who are willing to share their wisdom, they are growing a movement that is creating a more authentic world.

    Inspire 925 believes in fostering collaboration, innovation and engagement in a digital world. Their advisory board members support the group with their long-standing experience and expert knowledge.

    Our 11-week program is open to the best international early-stage startups with a promising prototype within our 5 verticals: FinTech, Food, Robotics & Smart Systems, Smart Cities and Healthcare.

     

    Startups with disruptive business models that don’t seem to fit any of these verticals at a first glance are encouraged to apply as well. Surprise us! For 11 weeks selected founders and their teams live and work in Switzerland (in Zurich or Basel, depending on the vertical you’re applying for). We provide founders with up to CHF 15’000 seed funding per startup and a chance to get an additional grant of up to CHF 25’000, top mentoring, a shared office space and fast-track access to relevant industry partners and the Swiss startup ecosystem. The program culminates in Demo Day where each team presents to world-class investors, corporate leaders and the media.

     

    Sinnreich

    Lachen / Zurich

    Sinnreich present SINNful successes of success for work and private life and accompany their proteges through the RELEASE LEADERS to the LEADERBÜHNE to the SUCCESS. Experience creative workshops on the subject of business and brand building, which are extremely unorthodox for the mainstream .

    Social Impact Award is an education program and idea competition for students looking to develop and implement innovative solutions to the world’s most pressing problems. It’s our mission to promote the spirit of social entrepreneurship among Swiss students and present opportunities to pursue a career in this field.

    Seedspace is a learning, working and living environment empowering tech entrepreneurs to tackle the complex challenges our world is facing. By joining forces with selected coworking hubs across emerging markets, we are building a human-centric, highly collaborative environment across spatial, temporal and cultural boundaries, supporting human collaboration and innovation. Pursuing our vision to impact people's lives in emerging markets through technology and entrepreneurship, we continue to expand our network of physical spaces.

    Start Summit

    St. Gallen

    Europe's leading talent conference for entrepreneurship and innovation
    #from innovation to disruption.

    SIIA empowers investors and entrepreneurs. Together they shape society. Their choices become our future.

    As a company Swiss Ladies Drive is specialized in services, events and media products for business ladies in Europe. Their brands are
    Ladies Drive - the business magazine, blog and event series for ladies with drive, Girls Drive - the business magazine, blog and event series for young women with drive, and
    League of Leading Ladies - the network for leading ladies.

    Swiss Social

    Switzerland

    Swiss Social is a high-quality networking community for all those who are not satisfied with the status quo of the social environment in Switzerland. Our network is not only for expats or professionals or students, or whichever specific discriminated group - we welcome everyone who is willing to create meaningful social bonds.

    In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TED Talks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized. (Subject to certain rules and regulations.)

    In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TED Talks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized. (Subject to certain rules and regulations.)

    TEDxCERN

    Geneva

    CERN will be hosting the third edition of TEDxCERN on 9 October 2015, under the theme of “Breaking the rules”. This will allow us to curate a programme that focuses on transformative innovation. History is full of examples of innovations that have changed the world. Think of the World Wide Web, for example, or the profound impact of polio vaccine. The time is ripe for some new transformative innovation, and we want TEDxCERN 2015 to be a platform for that.

    In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experienace. At a TEDx event, TED Talks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized. (Subject to certain rules and regulations.)

    TEDxLausanne

    Lausanne

    The TEDxLausanne community seeks to extend the TED experience at a regional level, highlighting exceptional people and creative works, connecting people across disciplines, creating conversations that drive action. We explore big questions with a broad spirit of inquiry. Beyond the organisation of TEDxLausanne, our team form a fresh and dynamic community, always evolving and in search for new ideas and projects to share.

    In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TED Talks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized. (Subject to certain rules and regulations.)

    In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TED Talks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized. (Subject to certain rules and regulations.)

    In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized (subject to certain rules and regulations).

    In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TED Talks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized. (Subject to certain rules and regulations.)

    In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TED Talks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.

    The Port

    Geneva

    Combining creative minds from CERN and non-profit organisations in interdisciplinary teams to work on humanitarian technology related benefits to society.

    Founded in Zurich in 2009, The Powerhouse is a volunteer-run, internationally-focused network for professional women – whether currently in the workforce or not.

    We aim to help women build and maintain dialogues and professional skills... and the confidence to take life by storm!

    Toastmasters

    Switzerland

    At Toastmasters we practice our public speaking skills. And make new friends.

    VentureKick

    Switzerland

    Turning scientific innovation into entrepreneurial activity and job creation is the basis of societal and economical prosperity. In the very early stages, startups bear very high risks that are neither carried by public money nor by private investors. Supporting seed stage startups fills a crucial gap and is therefore purely philanthropic. Venture Kick is working in close collaboration with all Swiss universities and relevant organisations in the field of hightech entrepreneurship. A strong link to these organisations is established thanks to the jury pool consisting of more than one hundred important individuals representing the Swiss startup ecosystem.

    VFU

    Zurich

    Since 1998, the Association of Women's Enterprises has been committed to the success of women entrepreneurs and strengthens their ever-increasing importance for the Swiss economy. They are actively supporting their more than 2,000 members and interested parties, and are among the leading women's trade associations in Switzerland. You have access to a wide range of opportunities, which support your entrepreneurial success both financially, professionally and marketing-strategically - including an exclusive solution for your old-age provision (in planning).

    VPT

    Zurich

    The association for personality trainer brief VPT was created in the year 2001 under the then name VSMPT. The VPT is the largest professional association for personality trainer in Switzerland and is based in Berne. Under the umbrella of the VPT the various professional images of the coaching meet. All of them have only one goal. They support people in the development of personality in a professional context.

    A not for profit foundation dedicated to Humanizing Globalization for business leaders, senior policy makers, and NGOs driving the concepts of finance serving the economy, economy serving the common good, and the common good serving the human being.

    The Women’s Expo Switzerland is the longest running, largest table exhibition in Switzerland which is solely dedicated to the promotion and showcasing of female owned businesses. We are the largest exhibition for women in Switzerland.

    Womenbiz

    Zurich

    Womenbiz is a recommendation, marketing and job portal as well as a business network. It promotes, networks and relieves women and women in the careers process in order to focus on professional and private success.

    With the worldwebforum, we created a platform that grants access to international experts with broad and deep insights and experience. In our vision, the worldwebforum links Switzerland with global innovation hubs and facilitates the application of state-of-the-art technology in the Swiss business world.

    XPRIZE Think Tanks are local community groups that get together to share, discuss, network, and collaborate together to solve humanity's grand challenges. Every group is part of a global community that is passionate about creating a brighter future. XPRIZE Think Tank Zürich is here to build a community of exponential doers!

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