Startup Nights 2023

2–3 Nov 2023 | Winterthur, Switzerland

Friday, 3 November 2023 | 15:00 - 15:30

Disrupt or Be Disrupted: How Innovation is Changing the Game

Main Stage "Unicorn" (Hall 1)
Panel Discussion
14 participants

The speakers of this panel are:

Benno Burkhardt has been a manager and serial entrepreneur in the digital industry for over 20 years. He got his start in the digital business during his 7-year tenure on the management board of Scout24. He then used this know-how to repeat the Scout24 success story several times for the Ringier Group in Eastern Europe and Asia. Afterwards, he was CEO at Gate24 and Publicitas, as well as Comparis. In 2014, he founded the company Aureum AG and was active as investor, start-up coach and speaker. In 2021, he joined Stash AG as co-owner and CEO.

Levent Künzi is co-founder and Chief Executive Officer at Properti. He has over thirteen years in the real estate industry. In the last five years prior to Properti, he served as Managing Director of a major real estate brokerage in Switzerland, Managing Director of the Austrian company, and Chief Operating Officer (COO) of the complete transnational group. Levent is a member of Swiss Real Estate Experts and the Forbes Real Estate Council.

Jörg Sandrock is co-founder and CEO of neon, the first Swiss smartphone bank without card fees. Prior to his career as an entrepreneur, the industrial engineer worked for more than 11 years at the consulting firm Strategy&, where he also met two of his three co-founders. Neon has raised investments of over CHF 10 million to date. Investors include TX Group, Roland Brack and Bettina Hein, among others. The smartphone bank has already grown to over 60,000 customers since its launch in 2019.

Moderation of the panel:
Olya Klueppel, Partner at GP Bullhound

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