Grüzi from Zurich: connecting Europe

20 January 2017,   By   

Switzerland definitely has more to show than cheese and the famous World Economic Forum in Davos – there are extremely successful world market leaders, some of the best universities and of course some pretty awesome start-ups. It was about time to come back and meet some old and some new friends in good old Zürich.

We met a lot of Family Offices, Venture Capital Funds, Business Angels and other key players from this amazing start-up hub and exchanged ideas to collaborate even stronger across borders and how to unite European Startup Hubs through intelligent platforms and partnerships. It is all about combining our strength in terms of co-investments, joint efforts to support the best tech entrepreneurs in Europe and to build the next European champions, no matter where they have been founded. We have been working on a solution for this complex issue quite a while ago and finally came up with a flexible and competitive solution – the European Super Angel Club (ESAC). If you want to learn more about this initiative please visit www.superangels.club.

This platform has the power to connect startups and investors across Europe and enable co-investments with some of the best lead investors in the market. We believe in a stronger interlinkage and connection of startup hubs and investor communities – this was also our main motivation to enable Talent Garden Vienna, which will soon become reality.

On Jan. 19th we attended the AWS pitching days, where 12 Austrian Health-Tech startups pitched in front of very seasoned life science experts and investors. We were truly impressed by the quality of pitches, the organization by the local Advantage Austria team and as well as the feedback startups received on average. After a successful series of pitching-days which has been established internationally – AWS (Austria’s federal promotion bank) landed another great event.

Big congrats to all participants and a big thank you from us for the highly positive feedback on our recent projects! We will definitely be back in Zürich very soon. Grüzi.