COVID-19: MAXIMUM FORUM ONSITE LIMITED TO 650 PARTICIPANTS. REGISTER BEFORE WE RUN OUT OF SEATS OR JOIN VIRTUALLY

Event

OVERVIEW

The Startup DAYS are back on October 5th & 6th 2020.

Due to COVID-19 the conference will be organized in a HYBRID mode, with a Physical event and a Virtual event taking place in parallel.

  • The PHYSICAL event will take place at the Kursaal in Bern and is limited to 650 on-site participants
  • The VIRTUAL event will run on the virtual event platform HOPIN (https://hopin.to/), limited to 50’000 online attendees.

Participants can acquire their passess on the event website (www.startupdays.ch) either for the physical event or the virtual event. The physical pass includes also access to the virtual event (live streams, virtual expo and networking with virtual participants).

Special measures are being implemented for the physical participation  to comply at all times with the regulations released by the authorities (BAG) for events with less than 1’000 participants. This might require adapting the event to any new COVID-19 situation.Pre-recorded content, masterclasses, workshops and startup pitches was created in the months prior to the Startup DAYS. Recordings are available to ALL registered participants on a private area at the event website (VIRTUAL CONTENT (login mandatory).

SUD 2020 AGENDA

The event agenda for both physical and virtual sessions is available on the website or at the user registration profile via event app or web browser here.

EVENT APP

Event app: Startup INVEST events

  • Android users | Google Play access HERE
  • iPhone users | App Store access HERE

VIRTUAL CONTENT

PHYSICAL SUD2020

LOCATION

KURSAAL BERN – Kornhausstrasse 3, 3000 Bern

Directions here

ACCOMODATION

The city of Bern kindly provides a list of hotels ready to accommodate SUD participants. Access the hotel booking system here

PROTECTIVE MEASURES DUE TO COVID-19

  1. All participants must register at the contact-tracing system (www.get-entry.ch) before accessing the venue
  2. Mandatory use of masks at all times during the event
    Organizer will provide masks at the reception
  3. Hydroalcoholic gel available in multiple areas across the venue
  4. Limited access to rooms – access controlled by the organization staff

Before accessing the venue and at any time during the event, ALL participants must present the QR code provided by www.get-entry.ch (paper printed or on their portable device). An ID must be presented together with the QR code anytime upon request by the organization staff.

Watch the video below for more info about GET ENTRY:

Get-Entry für Gäste from Get-Entry on Vimeo.

EVENT CAPACITY

Capacity for the physical event is limited to 650 participants + organisers

Room capacity and setup is provided to us by the Kursaal Bern as approved by the Cantonal authorities and must be followed at all times.

Room capacity: 

  • FORUM – capacity 1’000 people
  • ARENA – capacity 665 people
  • SZENARIO 1 –  capacity 49 people
  • SZENARIO 2 – capacity 114 people
  • PANORAMA 1 – capacity 60 people
  • PANORAMA 2 – capacity 21 people
  • PANORAMA 3 – capacity 21 people
  • PANORAMA 4 – capacity 31 people
  • PANORAMA 6 – capacity 20 people
  • PANORAMA 7 – capacity 52 people
  • AARE – capacity 142 people
  • AARE 1 – capacity 33 people
  • AARE 2 – capacity 33 people
  • AARE 3 – capacity 39 people

REGISTRATION

As the day of the event approaches, please get ready by finalising your registration (Startup DAYS website – b2match registration) and downloading the mobile app. Your payment must be completed and your profile activated before accessing the venue. Payment on-site, while possible, is not recommended (longer waiting time expected).

REMEMBER every participant MUST register at www.get-entry.ch before accessing the venue. Without the QR code provided by get-entry you will be declined access to the venue.

At the day of the event access the registration desks to:

  • Scan your get-entry QR code (digital or printed)
  • Scan your registration code (digital or printed)
  • Collect your badge and participant kit thereafter or during the day
    (including mask and meal vouchers)

Remember to keep your badge at hand for the duration of the event (2 days). Your get-entry QR code must be scanned at least once a day but it might be scanned multiple times by the organizers. Please make their job easy by having the QR code at hand at all times.

FLOOR PLAN

Download the event FLOOR PLAN here. Also available to  participants via event app and website.

FOOD & DRINKS

Meals at the Startup DAYS are covered for all event physical participants by presenting the meal vouchers provided with the registration kit.

  • LUNCH (DAY 1 & 2) served out of our Food Trucks on the terrace area. Present the corresponding voucher provided at registration. During the day, soft drinks, salad and dessert buffet are served at no extra cost for participants in the Forum area.
  • APERO LIGHT served at the Forum at no cost for participants.
  • DINNER (DAY 1) – Startup NIGHT: open to all participants. Food will be served by our Food Trucks. Soft drinks, wine and beer will be served at no extra cost for participants.

STARTUP NIGHT

All physical participants with a valid pass for the SUD will be granted access to the gathering where food is served by our food trucks and drinks will be provided. Enjoy the music by our favourite DJ!

VIRTUAL SUD2020

SUMMARY

All registered participants at the SUD 2020 get access to the Virtual SUD2020 using platform provider hopin

The following Content is available to all virtual SUD participants:

BEFORE THE EVENT

Online content available at the private area for registered participants here
– 12 pre-recorded Masterclasses
– 3 pre-recorded Workshops
– Pre-recorded startup pitches from qualified startups

DURING THE EVENT

Live Stream from the Kursaal
Interactive Sessions including:
– 5 Q&A SESSIONS
– 3 KEYNOTES with 3 PANELS
– PITCHING BATTLE SEMIFINALS (50 startups)
– Virtual Booths
– Virtual networking

ONLINE CAPACITY

Virtual event capacity is limited to 50’000 online participants on the main STAGE and 500 participants on each individual online session.

ACCESS & REGISTRATION

All SUD 2020 participants can access the virtual event from the web browser using a computer or mobile device

Every registered participant receives an invite from HOPIN with a direct access to the virtual event. Check your email and confirm your registration by using the link.

VIRTUAL SEGMENTS

At the time of the event virtual participants can access the event dashboard by following the corresponding link. The participant dashboard consists of the areas/segments (on the left side of the menus) and other interactions such as chats and polls (on the right side) 

RECEPTION

This is where participants can find general information about the event, including schedule, agenda, sponsors and speaker information.

STAGES

Live Streams from our three stages at the ARENA, SZENARIO 1 and SZENARIO 2 at the Kursaal Bern. This area is only active when a live session is taking place at the main stage.

 

SESSIONS

Virtual MASTERCLASSES AND WORKSHOPS running according to the agenda.

Up to 500 people can watch a session and up to 9 can interact at the same time with the stage. All sessions are moderated by the organizer.

Participants can watch the live session and interact with the stage for questions, rating/voting or answering polls – depending on the session

HALL OF FAME

Virtual booths are accessible from the HALL OF FAME menu on the left side. From their virtual booths Startup INVEST partners and sponsors can interact with virtual participants. Virtual interactions:

  • Online session with representatives from the booth (live from the event or with virtual representatives)
  • Video offers
  • Book a slot on the sponsor/partner calendar

THE ELEVATOR

Check THE ELEVATOR menu option on the left side to access our networking area. Participants jumping in the elevator will get to 1:1 short meetings with other virtual participants. Connection is random so you don’t know who will be on the other side. Conversations will last from 30 to 180 seconds and you can leave them anytime. If both parties are interested on sharing contact information the system will show the button CONNECT and a virtual business card will be stored in their profiles once both participants have chosen to connect.

CHAT AND POLLS

Use the chat/poll function on the right to interact with other virtual participants but also to ask your questions on the sessions.

Note: if you are on a session you can choose if you want to chat with the people in the session room (Session chat) or with all virtual participants (General chat)

GET YOUR PASS NOW

  • INVESTOR or CORPORATE

    Only active INVESTORS or CORPORATES looking for collaborations with startups.
  • ENTHUSIAST: CHF 500 CHF (buy before 31.07.)
  • RUSH-HOUR: CHF 700 (pay after 25.09.)
  • VIRTUAL PASS: CHF 300
  • CHF600
  • GET EVENT PASS
  • STARTUP

    Only Deep-tech STARTUPS with innovative products and services with a scalable business model.
  • ENTHUSIAST: CHF 300 CHF (buy before 31.07.)
  • RUSH-HOUR: CHF 400 (pay after 25.09.)
  • VIRTUAL PASS: CHF 175
  • CHF350
  • GET EVENT PASS
  • ATTENDEE

    Supporters, academia, organisations or individuals engaged or interested in the startup ecosystem.
  • ENTHUSIAST: CHF 600 CHF (buy before 31.07.)
  • RUSH-HOUR: CHF 800 (pay after 25.09.)
  • VIRTUAL PASS: CHF 350
  • CHF700
  • GET EVENT PASS