Discover Fongit - Switzerland’s premier start-up incubator

Switzerland often ranks first in innovation, but do you know where to find its thriving start-up scene?

For more than 25 years, Fongit has been supporting Swiss start-ups in transforming their novel technology into social & economic value. Fongit (la Fondation Genevoise pour l’Innovation Technologique) is a private, non-profit foundation, supported by the state of Geneva and Innosuisse.

Fongit are pioneers in innovation incubation, supporting 50+ technology start-ups in industries spanning from Advanced Engineering, to IT, and MedTech. Over the past decade Fongit’s innovation nation have had 10+ successful M&A exits and raised over CHF 150 M of private capital.

During this visit you will:

  • Discover Switzerland’s premier start-up community and see innovation in action
  • Interact with world-class start-up entrepreneurs
  • Meet with Antonio Gambardella, Director of Fongit who will address the following topics:
    • What is Innovation Incubation
    • How incubators double the rate of start-up success
    • The Swiss model of start-up success - and how it differs from the USA VC approach
    • How can corporates and SMEs best benefit from start-ups and their lean innovation practices

 

If you are passionate about innovation and entrepreneurship, this is a visit not to miss…

 

Agenda

11:45 - Arrive at Fongit

12:00 - Tour of Fongit incubator - innovation and entrepreneurs in action (15 minutes tour)

12:15 - Start-up snacks & Networking

12:45 - Swiss Start-up Success - transforming technology into valuable growing companies (25 mins + 5 mins Q&A)

13:15- Pitches from 3 growing start-ups (3x 7 mins + 3 mins Q&A)

13:45 - close

Speaker: Antonio Gambardella
Speaker Antonio Gambardella
Antonio Gambardella Antonio joined Fongit as director in 2014. He is also Expert for the Swiss Innovation Agency (Innosuisse) and sits on the board of directors of a variety of tech start-ups. He was previously general partner of a venture capital fund investing in technology, with headquarters in Switzerland, Italy ...

Antonio Gambardella


Antonio joined Fongit as director in 2014.


He is also Expert for the Swiss Innovation Agency (Innosuisse) and sits on the board of directors of a variety of tech start-ups. He was previously general partner of a venture capital fund investing in technology, with headquarters in Switzerland, Italy and California. During this experience, he managed incubator activities for seed projects. Later he made direct investments in innovative European SMEs in sectors including telecom, software, cleantech, optics, where he had active roles in management and as a board member.


Antonio holds a master’s degree in Economics at Bocconi University in Milan (Italy) and he is an alumnus of Singularity University in California.

Full Description

When?

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

11:45 a.m. - 1:45 p.m.

(GMT+0200) Europe/Zurich

How Much?

  • Ticket -  CHF20.00
    (ends 06/18/2018)
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Where?

Fongit

Chemin du Pré-Fleuri 3
Plan-les-Ouates 1228
Switzerland