Day 2: Getting work done

The morning started with a great presentation by Dr. Jordan McAfoose, Technology Founder & Lean Startup Evangelist. He shared his knowledge and insights on Lean methodology and helped teams on forming their business canvases.


The second speaker was Europe’s first Ethical Hacker & Serial Enterpeneur, Marco Ricca. He founded Ilion Security which he grew into Switzerland’s leading information risk management firm.

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Throughout the day teams validated their concepts, created mockups, developed their ideas while mentors were challenging their business proposals and offering a support.

What an impressive list of coaches and experienced individuals!

Kim Ludvigsen – CEO  Interprefy AG and consulting

Jordan McAfoose – Technology Founder & Lean Startup Evangelist

Carlos Morales – Software Engineer & Lean Startup Evangelist

Andreas Posch – Head Consumer Business of Qnective AG

Alex Tschopp  – CEO of CEPAX Sustainable Solutions AG

Dominic Rubas – Founder & CEO rubas Holding GmbH

There was plenty of food, coffee, and Coca-Cola to keep everyone fueled. Chopfab is in the cooler for tomorrow.

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Thank you coaches for your guidance and support!


Prizes for the winners


We are very excited to announce the following prizes for the winners of the Startup Weekend Zurich!

The overall prizes are:


Coaching Creative Hub

Did you know? Creative Hub is the first national platform for the support of Swiss designers in the implementation and commercialisation of their product and business ideas. Creative Hub supports Swiss designers in the promotion and utilisation of their product, service and business ideas.


Coaching wemakeit 

Who is wemakeit? At wemakeit platform, you get the chance to present idea to a large audience and to fund it with the help of countless backers – your friends, your family, fans and our community. At the same time, you can discover projects and join in the effort of putting fresh ideas into action.


99designs  supports Startup Weekend with a voucher to the winning team:

Bronze Logo offering Brand Identity solutions


Swisscom is an established sponsoring partner providing the following vouchers:

1st place: Swisscom vouchers worth in total 1000 CHF

2nd place: Swisscom vouchers worth in total 500 CHF

3rd place: Swisscom vouchers worth in total 250 CHF



Big thank you to sponsors for providing great prizes!




Pitch training: Are you in a Pitch shape yet?

The date is set. The venue is booked. Is your pitch ready?

Thank you all for coming to Pitch training event at Impact Hub Zurich.

Andreas Jurgeit, a venture-challenge lecturer and a coach to several start-ups,  shared some great tips on making your pitch efficient:

“Ask a question.

Stick to cold hard facts.

Choose one word equity. ”

Do whatever you feel comfortable with, but always remember to connect, focus on topic and intrigue.

Few more days left for some training.

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Thank you Andreas, Impact Hub Zurich for hosting and Zum guten Heinrich for a great meal!

See you on Friday!