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Program venture summit '10
Friday, July 2nd
12.00 - Meetingpoint at Railstation St. Gallen
12.15 - Welcome at Pfalzkeller St. Gallen / Start NC
13.00 - Bus to Speicherschwendi
13.15 - Move to Goldachschlucht
14.00 - Start adVENTURE
17.50 - Bus to Wasserauen
18.30 - Hike to Seealpsee
19.30 - Move into Camp
20.00 - Apéro
20.30 - Dinner «Appenzellerbuffet»
21.30 - Jodelevent
22.30 - Start playing time and Open bar
02.00 - Pleasant sleep
Saturday, July 3th
07.30 - Breakfast
08.45 - Hike back to Wasserauen
10.12 - Train leaves for Gossau
11.30 - Offical Goodbye and award ceremony for the
«Official Best Startup Networker 2010»
11.45 - Make it home safely
Program venture summit '09
Friday, July 3rd
12.00 - Official Welcome at Interlaken
12.30 - Let's go to Grindelwald and start networking cup
13.25 - Train to Kleine Scheidegg (2,061 amsl)
14.00 - Move into Mountain Lodgeh - our basis camp
14.45 - Start ad Venture: we climb Top of Europe (3,454 amsl)
16.30 - Hike on the Aletschgletscher
19.00 - Return to the basis camp
19.50 - Apéro
20.30 - Dinner / open bar outside
23.00 - Blues concerst "20 years IFJ" - party with "Tears for Beers"
01.30 - Pleasant sleep


Saturday, July 4th
04.30 - Sunrise walk
06.30 - Breakfast on the famous Lauberhorn
07.30 - Walk to basis camp
10.03 - Train leaves for Grindelwald
11.00 - Bus leaves for Interlaken
11.45 - Award ceremony for the "Best Venture Networker 2009" and Offficial Goodby
12.00 - Make it home safety
Program venture summit '08
Friday, July 4th
12.00 - Welcome at Lucerne's Main Station
12.20 - Let's Get on the Boat!
12.30 - Trip on the Lake with Apéro Riche
13.15 - Workshop 1: Get it All Out!
14.30 - Arrival at Brunnen: Jump on the Bus!
14.55 - Arrival at the Husky Camp: Get Ready!
15.00 - Short Apéro: Get energy!
15.15 - Start of the Real adVENTURE
19.00 - Apéro for Those Returning
20.00 - Workshop 2: From Ideas to Prototypes
21.00 - Dinner / BBQ
22.15 - Weather Forecast with "Muotathaler Wetterschmöcker"
22.30 - Dessert Buffet
23.30 - Open Bar at the Fireplace!
01.00 - Midnight-Brunch
Saturday, July 5th
07.30 - Breakfast
09:30 - Bus Leaves for Lucerne
10.45 - Workshop 3: Voting Session: Make Your Choice!
11.45 - Official Goodbye
12.00 - Make it Home Safely!
Detailed Program '08 Friday
Detailed Program '08 Saturday
12.00 Welcome at Lucerne's Main Station
Welcome - it's great to have you all here. Be sure to enjoy the next 24 hours. You will be intensively networked with 100 of the most remarkable and interesting people of the Swiss venture ecosystem, including start-up partners, investors and supporters. A real adVENTURE is in store for each one of you... let's go for it!

P.S. Do you have your business cards ready?

12.20 Let's Get on the Boat!
The name of our boat is «Brunnen». As we begin our relaxing journey on the lake, enjoy the apéro riche and take a moment to check out your fellow travellers. As we've reserved this boat exclusively for our Venture Summit group, you'll find only promising start-up partners, investors and supporters sitting around you!

(If you don't have your 30-second pitch ready, now is your last chance to learn it by heart.)

Be sure to determine where you need to be for Workshop 1.
Check out the group you belong to on page 8/9 and look for the
table showing the corresponding number.

13.15 Workshop 1: Get it All Out! (60 minutes)

Take the first 5 minutes of this workshop to go around the tables and introduce yourself with your 30-second pitch!

Then, start discussing the following questions in your group (max. 15 minutes per question):

1. What are the primary elements that have helped Switzerland be a leader in creating successful ventures?
2. What are the obstacles that prevent Switzerland from moving faster in this area?
3. What can / should be done to foster the creation of more start-ups in this country?
4. What can / should be done to help existing start-ups grow more quickly and be more successful?

Brainstorm to find as many answers as you can, and be specific where possible. Don't judge or criticize others' ideas. Finally, list your top three answers with colours and rank them!

14.30 Arrival at Brunnen: Jump on the Bus!
We hope you've found an interesting neighbour sitting next to you on the bus. Now, during the trip, tell him or her the craziest or most impressive thing you've experienced in your entrepreneurial life. Have fun with it!

15.00 Short Apéro: Get Energy!
15.15 Start of the Real adVENTURE Check out the group you belong to on page 8/9 and look for the location showing the corresponding number. There, you'll meet the people that share your unique adVENTURE. Before you get started - guess what? That's right; you'll have to give your 30- second pitch to the group!

19.00 Apéro for those returning
Please take your time to find your accomodation and put your luggage in the respecitve "room" as per page 8/9

20.00 Workshop 2: From Ideas to Prototypes (60 minutes)
Be sure that you find the right location for Workshop 2. Check out the group you belong to on page 8/9 and look for the table showing the corresponding number. Take the first 5 minutes to go around the table and introduce yourself with your 30-second pitch!

Then, let's assume your team is getting a donation of CHF 10 Millions from a successful entrepreneur who wants to support the start-up scene in Switzerland. How would you invest that money? Using the inputs and analysis from Workshop 1 (check it out: everyone's ideas are displayed on the walls of the Husky Camp), the objective is now to generate your "concept-prototypes," using a maximum of 3 elements that are a priority for you. A "template" for proposals is provided for your convenience.

You can invest the money as you wish. For example, you may want to strengthen existing projects, create totally new ones, do a mix of both, invest all your resources in one project, etc.

21.00 Dinner / BBQ
Find the table which shows the number corresponding to your group on page 8/9. Before you get started, introduce yourself to the group at the table with your 30-second pitch.

23.30 Open Bar at the Fireplace!
Now it's time to review all of the profiles in this booklet. Is there anybody around that you definitely don't want to miss? Go get a drink and introduce yourself! The entire night lies ahead, so enjoy the opportunity to have riveting discussions by the fireplace.

01.00 Midnight-Brunch for more «networking energy»
07.30 Breakfast
If you're not yet tired from networking and you still have some business cards left, then go on and make your rounds! We provide industry-specific breakfast tables so you can easily find the place you need to be.

09.30 Bus leaves for Lucerne

10.45 Workshop 3: Voting Session - Make Your Choice! (60 minutes)
Remember your group from Workshop 2. The team leader should have a 2-minute pitch ready which presents the group's proposal to boost the venture scene in Switzerland.
Part 1 (20 minutes): Presentation of key findings from Workshop 1 by the Venture Summit team
Part 2 (40 minutes): 2-minute pitch from each team leader and voting by the audience (3 votes per participant)

11.45 Official Goodbye
We truly hope you had a wonderful, enriching experience at Venture Summit '08! As you prepare for your departure, there are two last things we would like you to think about:

1. Should there be a Venture Summit '09? And would you like to be there?
2. If we do hold a Venture Summit '09, is there anything we should do differently?

You'll receive a short survey requesting your feedback within a few days. Thank you for your input, and have a safe trip home!