Startup Nights 2023

2–3 Nov 2023 | Winterthur, Switzerland

Thursday, 2 November 2023 | 21:00 - 21:30

Fireside Chat with Pascal Uffer

Location:Main Stage "Unicorn" (Hall 1)
Fireside Chat
87 participants

Imagine receiving the news of an incurable cancer diagnosis, and then, at the same time, witnessing your startup exceed all expectations. This is the remarkable journey of Pascal Uffer.

His career once revolved around McKinsey's strategies, an INSEAD MBA, and the world of investments of KKR, to become the COO of a multinational company before turning 32. «BILANZ» magazine lists Pascal among Switzerland’s most important Digital Shapers.

While the pandemic brought uncertainty for many, Pascal and his wife Sigrid saw it as an opportunity. Together, they founded Bivio Rösterei, the highest coffee roaster in Europe and Tidløs, a slow fashion brand that combines style and function.

And then came Boostbar, his bold bet on digitising the fragmented vending industry. In less than three years, with minimal venture capital support, it skyrocketed to CHF 10 million annual revenue and an international team of 90 and earned the Swiss Economic Award in 2023.

Pascal's story is a reminder of life's unpredictability, resilience — and opportunities that arise amidst challenges.

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