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International Start-up Event

The Global Adventure of Swiss Start-ups

In a world where innovation knows no boundaries, Swiss startups dare to dream big. Join us for electrifying key notes and a panel discussion, where visionary entrepreneurs, industry experts, and seasoned investors come together to unravel the secrets of global success.

Key notes from Pascal Bieri, Co-founder Planted, Alexandre Bastos, Head of Startups Open Innovation & Ventures Givaudan, and Tilo Teboho Winter, Partner at Atlantic Labs x FoodLabs Berlin

Followed by an open panel discussion with Malin Borg, CEO of Swissnex in Brazil; Vincent Vida, founder and CEO of Upgrain; and Tilo Teboho Winter, Partner at Atlantic Labs x FoodLabs Berlin

Format: Panel discussion
Target audience: Start-ups, visionaries, industry, SME's, VC's and Business Angels,
interested people from the general public
Language: English
Date/Time: Monday, January 29, 2024 / 5 - 6.45 p.m.
Venue: ZHAW Reidbach Campus (Boccia), 8820 Wädenswil
Registration: click here to register
Registration deadline: January 15, 2024
Cost: free of Charge


Schedule Programme
5 p.m. Key Notes
Pascal Bieri, Planted
Alexandre Bastos, Givaudan
Tilo Teboho Winter, Atlantic Labs x FoodLabs
6 p.m. Panel discussion moderated by Malin Borg, Swissnex
7 p.m. Apéro


As the CEO of Swissnex in Brazil, Malin Borg manages offices in Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo. She began her journey at Swissnex in Brazil in 2013 and was instrumental in launching the newest addition to the Swissnex network. In 2017, Borg transitioned to Switzerland to work directly with the State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation, becoming Head of Unit of the Swissnex network; she was responsible for the overall strategy for all Swissnex locations and 20 Science Counselors worldwide. Borg holds a master’s degree in international Affairs from The Graduate Institute in Geneva and an undergraduate degree from the University of St Andrews, UK.

Alexandre Bastos, Global Head of Open Innovation at Givaudan, has more than 20 years of experience in the food industry including foodtech venturing, innovation & entrepreneurship. With Givaudan he is responsible for the international Front End Innovation.

Pascal Bieri is the co-founder of Planted, a start-up creating healthy plant-based meat alternatives. He holds an MA in Informations-, Media- and Technology Management from the University of St Gallen, and previously worked in companies like SweetWorks Confections and DeepTech Capital AG before starting Planted in 2019. Planted is currently expanding to Germany and France with its plant-based meat products.

Thilo Teboho Winter is Managing Partner at Atlantic Labs x FoodLabs, one of Europe's largest company builders and venture capitalists headquartered in Berlin. With Atlantic Labs, Thilo supports food entrepreneurs working on transformative technology projects that aim to solve the most pressing problems along the entire food industry chain.

Founder & CEO of Upgrain, Vincent Vida, has developed Europe's largest upcycling plant in the food sector and successfully established a global sales & distribution network for upcycled barley protein and fiber powders. He believes in the power of circularity & upcycling to establish a regenerative food system.

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