e-Commerce Startups and Digital Investments

This event brings together startup e-Commerce companies, venture capitalists, business angels and bankers looking to build bridges between the right parties to promote the future of e-Commerce together. In a day filled with relevant information, presentations, startup-pitches and exciting discussions, NetComm Suisse brings together merchants, digital players and investors in a beneficial event for all parties.

We will explore the “hot” areas for investment right now, such as merchants, logistics, innovative solutions, new sectors and services, as well as look at several startups who are already leading the way in terms of e-Commerce innovation.


13 May 2016

08:30 - 18:00

Zürich - Switzerland
Rackspace International GmbH - Pfingstweidstrasse 60, 8005 Zürich

Event program:

08:30 / 09:00


09:00 / 09:15

Welcome / Intro

Carlo Terreni, President @ NetComm Suisse Association

Enrique Nunez, Marketing Manager DACH

09:15 / 09:45

The Fashion Digital Lab - How to apply for the startup square and benefits for selected startups

Carlo Terreni, President @ NetComm Suisse Association

09:45 / 10:15

Corporate VCs – What differentiates a Corporate VC from other VCs?

David Hug, Managing Director @ Ringier Digital Ventures AG

10:15 / 10:35

Coffee break

10:35 / 11:50

Panel Discussion: Biz Angels vs. VCs – Who is the best partner for a startup?

Philip Weiss, Head of Partnerships @ NetComm Suisse Association (Moderator)

Andrea Colombo, Founding Partner @ U-Start

David Hug, Managing Director @ Ringier Digital Ventures AG

Teddy Amberg, Partner @ CreditGate24

Michael Sidler, Co-founding partner @ Redalpine Venture Partners

Kilian Wagner, CEO & Co-Founder @ VIU

11:50 / 12:30

VC Selection Process - How a VC builds a strong portfolio

Andrea Colombo, Founding Partner @ U-Start

12:30 / 14:00

Networking lunch - offered by Rackspace International

14:00 / 15:00

Successful startups help young entrepreneurs to be successful

Kilian Wagner, CEO & Co-Founder @ VIU

Tobias Schubert, Co-CEO @ Farmy AG

15:00 / 16:00

Selected early-stage startups celebrate their ideas

Sandro Kunz, CEO @ Pingen

Marco Alberti, CEO @ Stagend.com

Ben Boesch, Co-Founder @ Joixes

Andrea Bortolazzi, Founder @ Kestile

16:00 / 16:30

Q&A session - Great minds at your disposal

16:30 / 18:00

Casual networking Apero, knowledge-sharing, and fun - offered by Rackspace International

NetComm Suisse is tirelessly committed to promoting the interests of all operators working in e-Commerce in the country and this event is no exception. By introducing e-Commerce start-ups to venture capitalists, NetComm Suisse aims put rising stars, as well as established players in contact with the helpful people to the benefit the whole industry.

Swiss e-Commerce is healthy and growing. In 2015 90% of Swiss internet users shopped online, totalling some 4.7 million consumers, with the market up 13% on the previous year. Several categories are of particular note, such as fashion & luxury – 52% of online shoppers are “fashion shoppers” according to the Observatory on Swiss Digital Behaviours, published in November 2015, and also travel, which the same report found has the highest expenditure per purchase of all online sales. What’s more, quality Swiss products, reliability, efficient logistics and payment security are highly attractive to foreign shoppers, particularly from Germany, France and the USA, with the recent study, The Swiss Factor in e-Commerce highlighting that there are over 30m international shoppers interested in buying Swiss goods online.

Switzerland truly is the perfect place to be in and invest in e-Commerce.

Do you want to present your Early-Stage Venture?

You will have the opportunity to pitch your idea in front of an audience made up of venture capitalists, business angels and bankers. NetComm Suisse commission will select the most successful applicants and give them a confirmation.

Click here to fill the application form out


David Hug

Managing Director @ Ringier Digital Ventures AG

Kilian Wagner

CEO & Co-Founder @ VIU

Tobias Schubert

Co-CEO @ Farmy AG

Teddy Amberg

Partner @ CreditGate24

Andrea Colombo

Founding Partner @ U-Start

Carlo Terreni

President @ NetComm Suisse Association

Benjamin Solenthaler

Investment Analyst @ Ringier Digital Ventures AG

Philip Weiss

Head of Partnerships @ NetComm Suisse Association

Enrique Nunez

Marketing Manager DACH

Sandro Kunz

CEO @ Pingen

Ben Boesch

Co-Founder @ Joixes

Andrea Bortolazzi

Founder @ Kestile

Marco Alberti

CEO @ Stagend.com

Michael Sidler

Co-founding partner @ Redalpine Venture Partners

A very special thank you to Manoj Harasgama, our Principal Advisor to the Board and CCO @ Service Partner ONE, who supervised the selection of start-ups and took care of finding all the great speakers we are welcoming on stage and of structuring the event program.

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