EVENT

PITCH ARENA

Connecting innovative companies with growth capital

Vol.2

The event is designed to bring growth companies together with large investors.
In addition to matching attractive, pre-screened companies with investors, the event also has a clear educational component. To this end, the event sets out to share insights with aspiring entrepre- neurs with respect to the skills necessary to building strong business ideas and presenting them in a compelling fashion. The jury of large investors is also selected to share valuable knowledge with the intention of helping participating compa- nies grow and prosper. In this way, the event should inspire aspiring entrepreneurs and offer investors access to attractive investment opportunities.

Format

Each Founder gives a 10’ pitch presentation in the growth company competition, followed by 10’ Q&A with a team of jury members. The jury consists of established capital owners.
In addition, the audience votes anonymously to rank the quality of the business ideas. RFS will help the winners of the audience prize by connecting them with large investors via 1-on-1 meetings to help them raise growth capital.

Program

17:30 Doors open
18:00 Event begins
20:00 Event ends
20:00 Apéro

Participating growth companies

Lilium is developing a revolutionary on-demand air taxi service powered by an all-electric, vertical take-off Lilium Jet

• Winner of the 2019 “Red Dot: Best of the Best” Design Award
•#2 in LinkedIn’s ‘Top Startups 2019’ in Germany

Presented by Daniel Wiegand, Founder and CEO

VIU Eyewear brings transparency, accessibility and innovation to the eyewear industry by offering direct-to-consumer high-quality and sustainable eyewear.

Presented by Kilian Wagner, Founder and CEO, HSG Founder of the Year 2019

Cutiss is designing the first automatically produced, personalized, regenerative skin tissue therapy for burn victims

• #1 in Biotech in Top 100 Swiss Startups 2019
• Daniela Marino “Female Innovator of the Year Award” 2019
• Scientific Research awarded several research grants by EU

Presented by Daniela Marino, Founder and CEO

Neon is a Swiss-made, free, intelligent mobile banking solution that bundles bank offers intelligently in one app

• Reached 10.000 users six months after official launch

Presented by Jörg Sandrock, Co-Founder and CEO

Tour Radar is revolutionizing multi-day tours worldwide, providing a trusted online marketplace for booking life-enriching experiences

• TourRadar’s Tour the World Campaign Winner of Two Lovie Awards
• As featured in Forbes, Timmy Awards, Lovie Wards, MoneySense, ThriveGlobal

Presented by Travis Pittman, Founder and CEO

Sono Motors – the first mass produced electric car that can charge its battery by solar power. At just EUR 25k, it has over 10K pre-orders

Presented by Laurin Hahn, CEO and Founder

Participating jury members

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Dr. Jeannette zu Fürstenberg
Founder and General Partner of La Famiglia VC fund

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Cornel Vermaak
Founder and CEO of Clearwater Investments

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Robin Errico
Chief Risk Officer, ExB, and Diversity & Inclusion Leader at EY

Tom Pitts

Tom Pitts
Head Europe at LionRock Capital
Former Management Board Member of Credit Suisse APAC

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Sarah Kreienbühl
Executive Board Member, Migros-Genossenschafts-Bund

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Dr. Michèle Bergkvist-Rodoni
Head of Market Management, Member of the Executive Board, Swiss Mobiliar

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Tamur Goudarzi-Pour
Chief Commercial Officer, Member of the Executive Board, Swiss

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Event detail

November 25th, 2019
18:00 – 20:00
AURA
Bleicherweg 5 
Zürich

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