EVENT

PITCH ARENA

Connecting innovative companies with growth capital

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

JUST

JUST Inc., a San Francisco-based food tech company disrupting the food industry with plant-based products

• JUST Egg named one of “100 Greatest Innovations of 2018” by Popular Science
• “World Changing Idea of 2018” by FAST Company,
• “10 Smartest Sustainable Products of 2018” by TIME Magazine.
• Recognized as technology pioneer by the World Economic Forum
• Josh Tetrick named Executive of the Year (2018) by Food Dive.

Presented by Josh Tetrick, Founder and CEO

ScanTrust

ScanTrust provides a secure cloud-based IoT platform for production authentication and supply chain visibility solution

• EU Blockathon (2018)
• TOP 100 Swiss Startups 2014-2018
• EY Startup Challenge Award (2015)
• Swisscom StartUp Challenge (2014)

Presented by Nathan Anderson, Founder and CEO 

Swisspod

Swisspod Technologies develops the first, cheapest and most efficient Hyperloop solutions in Switzerland

• As featured by CNN Money

Presented by Denis Tudor, Founder and CEO

PAIRfect2

PAIRfect is a unique digital program for couples to maintain and improve their relationship

• TOP 100 Swiss Startup 2018
• As featured by Zeit Wissen, Netzwoche, 20 Minuten, Startupticker

Presented by Florian Müller, Founder and CEO

Yova2

Yova Impact Investing makes it easy to invest in companies that create positive environmental & social impact – without compromising financial returns

• Top 3 Finalist for Digital Economy Awards 2018
• Top 5 Finalist for Swiss Fintech Awards 2019
• As featured by CNN Money , Neue Zürcher Zeitung, Handelszeitung

Presented by Dr. Tillmann Lang, Founder and CEO

Participating jury members

Brigitte Baumann

Brigitte Baumann
Founder of GoBeyond
Early Stage Investing
Partner Startup Board Services,
Early Investor of the Year

Babak Dastmaltschi

Babak Dastmaltschi
Head Strategic Clients Group at Credit Suisse,
Former Sr. Engagement Manager at McKinsey

Carl Verbrugge

Carl Verbrugge
Partner at Lombard Odier,
Angel Investor

Tom Pitts

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

Anat Bar-Gera

Anat Bar-Gera
Member of the Board of Bank of Cyprus,
Chairwoman of Cyverse AG,
co-founded, scaled and successfully exited several international telecom operators and internet companies

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Event detail

August 22, 2019 
18:00 – 20:00
LABOR 5,
SCHIFFBAUSTRASSE 3, ZURICH
TICKET PRICE: CHF 55

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