REVIEW Swiss PropTech daY 2018

Hard facts and smart startups

Growth stories, finding the right career paths and financing with and without hurdles were some of the topics of this year's inspiring Swiss PropTech Day at EMPA's laboratory building NEST in Dübendorf.
Back to the NEST: Swiss PropTech Day 2018 again took place in Dübendorf
Mario Facchinetti, representative of the international network Swiss PropTech, welcomed more than hundred participants - with a gratifying female quota of 17 percent - on this once a year held special occasion for the proptech industry in Switzerland. The number of proptech enthusiasts at Swiss PropTech Day more than tripled in 2018 and showed the rising of ideas within this sector as well as the need of networking and consultancy in solving day by day problems in the startup field.

Roberto D'Elia, co-founder of swiss startup Sobu, gave insights into the shaky business of young entrepreneurship these days, followed by an Q&A with two VC companies (Venturing Swiss Post, Ringier Digital Venture) and one business angel, Lukas Weder, former co-founder of eat.ch moderated by Thomas Dübendorfer, president of the Swiss ICT Investor Club.

Having had a proper BBQ outside of the event's host EMPA and their future building NEST in Dübendorf the afternoon started with a brainstorming workshop of EMPA-CEO Reto Largo. One-on-one talk opportunities followed in the exhibition area. Swiss PropTech members presented their business ideas and consulting corners helped out in areas like ICOs (Initial Coin Offerings), Recruiting, Legal issues, Fiduciary support and the meaning and chances of innovation portals these days.

Valerie Riedo, Project Manager Open Innovation at Swiss Post, later spoke about searching and finding new business ideas for the big national postal and logistics company. And back to the start of this successful business and networking event Pascal Mathis co-founder of getyourguide.com then talked about the ups and downs of being an entrepreneur and riding a crazy rollercoaster at the same time.

Swiss PropTech Day 2018 ended with an eye opening guided tour for all participants through the research laboratory NEST and its newly innovations from the construction industry and the whole real estate world within one extraordinary building.

See you next year - at Swiss PropTech Day 2019 !

From left to right: Mario Facchinetti, Florence Keller, Lea Imhof, Nina Schranz und Roman Bolliger.

Pictures: webagentur.ch
Consultancy corners
Talks and chats about chances, risks and, last but not least, needs of the proptech sector
Talks without ties
Participants of Swiss PropTech Day 2018 embraced the opportunity for personal exchanges
Looking for PropTech Heroes...
Right idea, right time? What it needs to be an proptech entrpreneur these days
Exhibition area
From Swiss Prime Site AG to eLocations - numerous big and small companies came to Dübendorf
«NEST is all about creative ideas»
EMPA-CEO Reto Largo held a brainstorming workshop at this year's Swiss PropTech Day
Pleased about the crowds...
Network representant Mario Facchinetti is happy about a successful event
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