31. Oct & 1. Nov 2024, Eulachhallen Winterthur

The biggest startup event in Switzerland



Discover the thought leaders, innovators, and industry pioneers who will take the stage at Startup Nights. From tech titans to seasoned investors, our speakers ignite inspiration and drive change.

Shannon Jenkins

Shannon Jenkins

Public Speaking Coach, Storytelling Strategist & Podcast Host

Loris Moser

Loris Moser

Co-Founder & CEO SunIce Festival, Founder & CEO NextGen Properties GmbH

Jens Heitland

Jens Heitland

CEO Succeed / Former Head of Innovation at IKEA Centres

Corey Wright

Corey Wright

Director Startup Programs Europe at Start2 Group

Philipp Nüssli

Philipp Nüssli

Co-Founder & Co-CEO Headz Agency AG

Taulant Gashnjani

Taulant Gashnjani

Brett Martin

Brett Martin

President Kumospace / General Partner Charge.vc

Damir Bogdan

Damir Bogdan

CEO QuantumBasel AG

David Granite

David Granite


Jerry Dreifuss

Jerry Dreifuss

Co-Founder & CEO of Swiss Eyewear Group AG

Anastasia Barner

Anastasia Barner

Founder, Author, TEDx Speaker

Simon Furer

Simon Furer

Be part of the Startup Nights

Why attend?

  • Auidence at startup nights

    Knowledge Extravaganza

    Over 60 workshops, keynotes, panel discussions, and fireside chats, give you the opportunity to immerse yourself in the wisdom of experienced founders, investors, operators, and other startup insiders.

    Whether you're seeking inspiration, eager to expand your knowledge, or aiming to make lasting connections, Startup Nights promises to deliver on all fronts.

  • Attendees speaking together at Startup Nights


    Expecting over 8,000 attendees, Startup Nights is the place to be for startup enthusiasts, founders, investors, influential figures from the political and startup ecosystems, corporate decision-makers, and students on the lookout for career opportunities.

    Forge valuable connections, schedule meetings with potential collaborators, and tap into a diverse pool of expertise.

  • Attendees at a startup booth

    Innovation Unleashed

    Explore the future as 120 startups take center stage. Spanning diverse sectors such as e-commerce, ICT, Health Tech, and more, they are here to showcase their game-changing solutions.

    You can not only experience these innovations but also connect directly with the brilliant minds behind them.

    Whether you're looking for investment opportunities, job prospects, or avenues for collaboration, this is your chance to engage with them.

What previous speaker said about the event

People at a panel discussion


Startup Nights 2023.

Last year we had the first edition of two days in a new location. And it was awesome! 42 speakers, 500 founders, and 8000 visitors made the Startup Nights 2022 unforgettable.

Startup World

Discover the next unicorn.

  • oomnium
  • graphe health
  • steasy
  • onify

Pitching Competition

Meet our jury.

The competition is split into two parts; pre-seed and seed. You can pre-register now and we'll get back to you once we are ready to accept applications.

  • Andrea Buhofer

    Managing Partner at EquityPitcher Ventures

  • Teddy Amberg

    Founding Partner at Spicehaus Partners AG

  • Jacqueline Ruedin Rüsch

    Venture Capital Investor, Board Member and Public Speaker

  • Daniel Dillinger

    Investment Parter at Redalpine

  • Arijana Walcott

    Impact Investor, Entrepreneur and Board Member

  • Andreas Göldi

    Partner at b2venture

About us

Who we are.

The Startup Nights is the biggest event in Switzerland that brings the whole startup ecosystem to one table. With this event we want to create awareness for startups and their innovations.

Organized by a team of about 50 passionate people, purely out of passion and in our spare time, we shape the future of the Swiss startup scene.

Melanie Gabriel

Such events are extremely important for the startup community. You get to meet people who have the same hassle and who can share their learnings with you.

Melanie Gabriel

Co-Founder & CMO Yokoy, Keynote Speaker 2021


Thank you very much!

None of this would be possible without our esteemed partners who amplify our influence and work with us to create an event that helps startups reach new heights.

  • UBS
  • Mobiliar
  • Kanton Zürich
  • Sparrow Ventures