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Innovation meets Sustainability

Nov 9th
18:30 - 21:00
Impact Hub Geneva

Kickstart is one of the world’s largest open innovation programs connecting tech startups and scaleups with leading corporations and institutions in Switzerland. 

Since 2020, Impact Hub Geneva and Kickstart joined forces to bring the programme in the Romandy region with a focus on Circular Economy, supporting technological innovation that can accelerate this transition.


This event will showcase challenges and opportunities through concrete examples of collaborations between startups and some of our partner organizations. We are thrilled to count among our confirmed speakers and guests representatives from Canton of Geneva, Mobiliar, Migros, Les Services industriels de Genève, Mava Foundation, as well as the entrepreneurs from Kickstart 2021 – a cohort that was selected from 1200+ ventures across the globe.


18.30 – 19.00: Apéro & Registrations

19.00 – 19.05 : Welcome and intro to Kickstart (Impact Hub Geneva)

19.05 – 19.15 : Welcoming words M.Epalle DG DERI

19.15 – 19.35: Pannel avec:

  • Clara Millard-Dereudre – Directrice Exécutive Smart City
  • Ralph Rimet – Innovation Manager, La Mobilière
  • Manuel Winter – Co-founder & CEO Oxygen at Work
  • Holger Schmidt – Directeur MAVA foundation
  • Sarah Grossenbacher – Migros-Industry

19.35 – 20.00: Pitchs 8 startups Smart Cities et Food

20.00 – 20.05: Mot de clôture (Impact Hub Genève)

20.05 – 21.00: Apéro dinatoire

Date/Time: Tuesday, November 9th, 18h00-21h00

Location: Impact Hub Geneva, 1 rue Fendt, 1201 Genève

IMPORTANT: Please note that we ask all participants to present a valid Covid certificate at the entrance of the Impact Hub (QR-Code in paper version, mobile app or pdf, proving a recent vaccination or negative test), as well as their identity card.

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