START Summit 2024

Deadline: March 21, 2024

Program Starts: March 21, 2024

Program Ends: March 22, 2024




  • Switzerland
START Summit 2024 will take place in the Olma Halls in St Gallen on 21st-22nd March 2024. For our investors, media and partners, we will have our special 0-Day!



START Summit actively promotes innovation by connecting startups, investors, corporates and young talents. We had over 6'000 participants and 160+ speakers at START Summit 2023.

We’ll put you there again on March 21. & 22. 2024 — in St. Gallen, Switzerland.



START Summit is our annual, student-run, flagship conference designed to connect tomorrow’s founders with today’s leaders to create exciting opportunities. The fact we successfully unite the best entrepreneurial talents in Europe is what makes START Summit a must-attend conference for speakers and partners.

START Summit offers something for everyone. Whether you’re a student seeking an employment opportunity, an entrepreneur looking for a footing to found your company or an investor interested in fresh thinking and new ideas. You may be a business leader looking to expand into thought leadership or an employer scoping out the talent pool for the brightest minds to bring into your team. Wherever you’re at, you’ll find what you’re looking for at START Summit.

Startup benefits

START Summit 2024 provides unique industry and tech insights for startups in the early and late seed stage. Year after year we witness entrepreneurial minds challenging the world we live in and growing ventures to create a better future. Challenge today, change tomorrow.

  • FUNDING: START Summits core is connecting entrepreneurial minds. We bring high-profile investors and founders together to help elevate early-stage startups.
  • NETWORKING: At START Summit you expand your network of industry experts and mentors, potential customers and media.
  • RECRUITING: START Summit gathers over 1000 tech and business students. Meet them during START Speeddating or connect with them through the START Summit App.
  • PITCHING COMPETITIONS: Pitch your startup on the main stage and win 25'000 CHF. Want to know more, get in touch with

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Description of Ideal Candidate

Who is able to attend the event?

Anyone with an entrepreneurial mind, spirit or just interest is welcome to attend the conference. We offer the following six ticket categories: Student, Startup, Investor, Corporate, Visitor and Media. The ticket price may vary depending on your registration date and background.


Deadline: March 21, 2024

Program starts:

March 21, 2024

Program ends:

March 22, 2024

Program Starts: March 21, 2024

Program Ends: March 22, 2024

Cost/funding for participants

What is included in the basic ticket?

The basic ticket includes: Free access to all stages and speeches, food and beverages for two days, meeting the right people and possible co-founders through our event app. Additionally, you will be granted access to the legendary START Summit afterparty. In addition to that, accommodation (host) is included, here we select by the approach of first come first serve.

What are Workshops?

Workshops are up to 2 hour workshops presented by one of our partners. You will have the possibility together with 20 other students to work on a case study or innovation challenge and get an insight into the company. Despite the fact that this will be a very interesting experience it is also a unique opportunity since these companies are looking for ambitious students to join their team.

Which formats require an application?

Depending on your ticket category, there are different formats for which you need to apply for. We will screen your application based on your profile-information and CV and give you a response in March.


Students have the possibility to register for closed workshops, START Speeddating, and last but not least for Fireside Chats.

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