evolve Conference

28 - 30 April 2021

Video by Patrick Zeitner: patrickzeitner.com

 
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evolve Conference Schedule

Day 1

10:30 - 11:00

SE 101

Discover what social entrepreneurship really is about and get some insights into Sens.

Keynote with Stephanie Frick

11:30 - 13:00

Evolve Your Taste

Get to know the story behind the ingredients you eat and discover the benefits of plant based chicken with us while making Katsu Curry!

Virtual cooking session with OISMAK

14:00 - 15:30

Sustainability Around Town

Discover innovative sustainable shops and restaurants around the city with other participants while getting an exclusive peek into their business.

Walk and talk in St. Gallen, visiting Lush , avisha, and others.

14:30 - 16:00

The Future of the Food Industry

Explore digital entrepreneurship in the food industry and why it can be revolutionary.

Keynote speech & Networking with FELFEL

16:30 - 18:00

Circular Economy

Learn more in a panel discussion with forward-thinking social start-ups as well as established businesses and get the inside scoop on the potential of a circular economy.

Panel discussion with Sofies, NaturPolymer, Dunia Brunner & Alternative Bank Schweiz

19:00

Netwining

Join us for a more laid-back type of networking event with some free Delinat wine! Get the chance to meet international entrepreneurs, inspiring social businesses, and some of our speakers.

Virtual booths held by start-ups from the Start Fellowship program and others

 

Speakers  Wednesday

 
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Stephanie Frick

Head of CSI-HSG

Stephanie Frick is a passionate social entrepreneur, impact innovator, and sustainability lead with 10 years of experience at the intersection of the private sector, civil society, and the start-up ecosystem.

Throughout her entire career, she has been engaged in fostering and scaling impact-oriented entrepreneurship and social innovation. Since the beginning of this year, Stephanie is leading the Competence Center for Social Innovation at the University of St. Gallen (CSI-HSG).

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Day 2

09:00 - 09:45

Biggest Societal & Ecological Challenges

Learn about what the biggest problems are which must be solved in order to ensure a better future for ourselves and the planet.

Keynote speech with Lubomilla Jordanova, the founder of Plan A & Greentech Alliance

10:15 - 12:00

CO2 Solutions

CO2 emissions are one of the main causes of climate change. Get inspired by different solutions from various industries and how they tackle the problem.

Panel discussion with Suren Erkman, MyClimate, Electricfeel, Alcemy & C-Combinator

15:00 - 15:45

Be Part of the Solution

Let yourself be inspired from Sonja's journey on becoming an entrepreneur while she shares her insights with us on how WeRobotics is shaping the future of social entrepreneurship.

Keynote speech with Sonja Betschart from Werobotics

18:00 - 19:00

Greenwashing: Fake it till you make it

Is it good for a company to present themselves greener than they are? Join us for a controversial discussion about Greenwashing and get to know different perspectives.

Panel discussion with Prof. Dr. Bühler, Prof. Dr. Festl & Bertrand Gacon, moderated by Prof. Dr, Pfister

 

Speakers Thursday

 
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Lubomila Jordanova

Founder & CEO of Plan A

Lubomila Jordanova is the founder and CEO of Plan A, a Berlin-based startup developing an end-to-end platform that enables companies to measure, monitor and reduce their environmental footprint and improve their ESG performance. She is also the co-founder of the Greentech Alliance, a community of 500+ start-ups which are connected to over 350+ advisors from VC, media and business, who help them monthly with advice and feedback.

 

Prior to Plan A, she worked in investment banking, venture capital and fintech in Asia and Europe. She was recently announced as Marshall Fund Fellow for 2021 and 100 Top Women in Germany 2020.

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Day 3

10:00 - 14:00

Workshop with startup@HSG

We will explore how you can be part of the solution through an exciting workshop in collaboration with startup@HSG. You will be able to create a start-up idea in a team to solve an ecological or social problem we will provide. In the end, you will be able to present your solution to a panel! The winning team wins a tibits coupon worth 40 CHF and a special surprise.

The workshop will take place in St. Gallen. Snacks and Drinks provided!

Make sure to sign up soon as there are only limited spots available!

 

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