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This page provides you with the most important information for your attendance at startup days.

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Date: 30 May 2024
Doors open: 8:00 am
Opening Keynote: 8:30 – 8:45 am
Farewell-Apéro: 5:00 – 6:00 pm

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Venue: Kursaal, Bern

Adress: Kursaal Bern, Kornhausstrasse 3, 3013 Bern
How to get there: By public transport: From the main station with the tram № 9m, stop: “Kursaal”.
By car: Directly accessible by car. Parking facilities are in place (chargeable).

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Book your accommodation

From backpacker hostels to luxury hotels, from suites in the middle of the Old City and rooms on the banks of the Aare river to apartments in the trendiest neighbourhood: When looking for an accommodation in Bern, you will be spoilt for choice. Thanks to our partner „Bern Welcome“ we have reserved an allotment of hotel rooms.

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Download the app (click here):

Log in with the same data as on the desktop registration platform.
It provides you with all important features: e-ticket, personal agenda, 1:1 meetings, and messaging function.

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E-ticket

For a smooth check-in at the venue, we kindly ask you to have your entry ticket ready. You find it on our startup days event app.

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Free childcare

We are excited to bring back our complimentary childcare service in collaboration with “familizy pop-up kita by pop e poppa” for the second time. As an attendee, you can seamlessly integrate your family into the vibrant atmosphere of startup days at Kursaal. You’ll receive an e-mail to sign up.

General FAQs

The most important answers to your general questions about startup days.

What are the startup days?
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startup days (SUD) are the nationwide business and networking platform for startups, investors, SMEs and corporates in Switzerland. Together we’re fostering meaningful interactions, exploring business opportunities, and gaining insights into the startup ecosystem.

When and where will the startup days 2024 take place?
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The startup days will be held on 30 May 2024, at Kursaal in Bern. The address is Kornhausstrasse 3, 3013 Bern, Switzerland. The door opens at 8 o’clock and we start at 8:30 am with the central opening.

What can I expect at the startup days?
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The startup days offer a diverse range of activities, including keynote speeches, panel discussions, interactive workshops, networking sessions (1:1 meetings), the Youngsters pitching, and the exhibition area with over 30 booths. Attendees can expect to hear from industry leaders, gain valuable insights from experts, engage in interactive discussions, network with like-minded individuals, explore potential business opportunities, or find funding and mentoring.

Who can attend the startup days?
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The startup days event is open to anyone interested in the startup ecosystem and the latest trends and opportunities. To name a few: entrepreneurs, startups, investors, industry professionals, innovators, politicians or academia.

Can I showcase my business at the startup days?
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Our new pitching format is called Youngsters: All Swiss innovators in the pre-seed or seed phase, founded within the last 24 months, with a focus on DeepTech or AppliedTech are invited to apply to pitch. 

The application window ends on 30 April 2023. Find more information here.

What are the 1:1 meetings or matchmaking feature?
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From 29 April 2024 all attendees can register to the matchmaking session in their agenda. In total, there are four slots: 9:30 to 10:15, 11:00 to 12:45, 14:15 to 15:30 and 15:30 to 16:15. After registration you can scroll through the participants and arrange 1:1 meetings in advance of the event. If both parties agree, you will meet face-to-face in our matchmaking area at AARE Forum for 15 minutes.

Find further information here.

Where do I find the startup days app for my smartphone?
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In addition to the desktop access to your startup days profile, you can also download our app – Android and IOS. With the app, you can easily access all features with your smartphone: your agenda and your e-ticket. Log in with the same data like on the desktop registration platform.

Can I sponsor or partner with the startup days event?
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Yes, we’re always looking for interesting and collaborating partnerships. Visit our partner page for more information and fill in our form to become a partner (sponsorship or partnership).

Who can I contact if I have additional questions?
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Don’t hesitate to send an e-mail to: hello@startupdays.ch

Tickets FAQs

The most important answers to your questions about buying tickets.

How can I register for the startup days?
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Registration details for the startup days event, including ticket prices can be found on the  ticket page.

To register follow this link: https://sud24.startupdays.ch/promotion-code.

Early registration is recommended as spaces is limited.

Where do I find my startup days ticket?
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Access your entry-ticket on our startup days app. Download it now: Android or iOS. Log in with the same data like on the desktop registration platform.

Where and when do I get my participation documents (badge)?
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On 30 May 2024 on your arrival to the Kursaal, you will walk through the registration. First you show your e-ticket on your smartphone that you can access on the startup days app – Android or iOS. Then we will hand you over your badge and you’re ready to network.

Unfortunately, I cannot attend. Can I return my ticket?
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Yes, you can return your ticket. Please, note our terms and conditions and cancellation fees (Number 12). Send an e-mail to hello@startupdays.ch to start the process.

Can I transfer my ticket to someone from the company?
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Yes you can. Please, cancel the participation on our online platform (b2match) and pass the code to the new person. Or send the name and email address of the new person to hello@startupdays.ch.

Event FAQs

The most important answers to your questions during the event.

I’ve got a child/children. Do you provide childcare?
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Yes, we provide childcare with „familizy pop-up kita by pop e poppa“ at startup days. As a participant, you can bring your children of any age to the Kursaal. Trained teachers will supervise your children in a child-friendly environment. The experienced team takes into account the developmental stage of your children. This offer is included in the ticket prize. Please note, the capacity is limited. All participants will receive a message to sign up a couple of weeks before the event starts. If you haven’t received an email yet, watch out for the next one or contact us: hello@startupdays.ch.

What is the dress code at startup days?
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Come as you’re most comfortable or in business casual.

What catering is provided during the event?
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In the morning, the Kursaal catering will provide you with some breakfast snacks. Throughout the entire event, drinks are available. For lunch, well-selected food trucks will spoil you with a variety of vegetarian food. At the farewell-apéro, you get again snacks provided by the Kursaal catering and drinks.

Are there any meeting rooms to hold business-meetings during the event?
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At the event location itself we provide different corners with tables and chairs, where you can check your daily business tasks. If you’re looking for a closed meeting room, then we recommend to check out the business center of the Hotel Kursaal.

Is there a live-stream of the keynotes andsessions?
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No, we do not provide any live-streams. We encourage you to come to Bern and enjoy the networking onsite. After the event all participants can access all sessions on-demand for a certain time.

How can I access the on-demand sessions after the event?
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After the event, the on-demand sessions will be available for all participants of startup days on our platform. You can access them on your startup days profile using the app or the desktop login. Follow these steps:

  • Click on the session in the agenda.
  • A new slide window opens.
  • Scroll down to find the video.

Arrival FAQs

The most important answers for your arrival.

Can I get to the Kursaal by public transport?
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We recommend to use public transportation: From main station you take the tram № 9m, stop: “Kursaal”.

What parking facilities are available?
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The Kursaal is directly accessible by car. Parking facilities are in place (chargeable).

Where can I find accommodation?
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Thanks to „Bern Welcome“ we have reserved an allotment of hotel rooms: From backpacker hostels to luxury hotels, from suites in the middle of the Old City and rooms on the banks of the Aare river to apartments in the trendiest neighbourhood. Book your accommodation here.

Are there checkrooms available at the event location?
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Yes, there are supervised checkrooms right at the entrance of the street Kornhausstrasse 3, 3013 Bern.