START Summit 2021

Europe’s leading student-run conference for entrepreneurship and technology.

swissnex China is delighted to join our swissnex Network colleagues in partnering with START Summit 2021 as a streaming hub. The long-running conference will be held in a virtual format this year, which will be live streamed from our Shanghai office along with other swissnex global locations.

START Summit,  hosted by START Global, a student association at the University of St.Gallen, is Europe’s largest student-run conference for entrepreneurship and technology. The conference aim to actively promote innovation by connecting more than 5000 startups, investors, corporates and young talents.

In the 25th edition of START Summit, participants can fundraise, find customers, recruit talents:

• Connect with students, founders and investors on our brand new virtual platform

Take the chance to win 25’000 CHF equity-free cash and gain exposure through our prestigious START Summiteer pitching competition

• Expand your network and build up your knowledge over the course of a week

For the full agenda of START Summit 2021, please visit here.




* Time in China.


March 23


16:15 – 16:40              swissnex CEO Panel

Dr. Felix Moesner – Science Consul & CEO, swissnex China

Sebastien Hug – CEO & Consul General, swissnex India

Lucas Angermann – President, START Global


17:00 – 17:10              How AI Adaptive Learning Empowers Equity in Education

Joleen Liang – Partner, Squirrel Ai Learning


17:30 – 17:55              Panel Discussion: Hydrogen Energy Panel

Audrey Ma – Vice President, REFIRE Technology

Dirk Lehmann – Managing Director, eCAP Mobility

Frédéric Veloso – Business Development Director, GreenGT

Moderated by Claudia Stahel – TV Correspondent in China, SRF


March 26


17:30 – 18:00              Panel Discussion

Vincent Wang – Executive President, Wanxiang Blockchain

Moderated by Herbert (Chen) Wu – Managing Director, The Economist Global Business Review