5 years since Startup Grind landed in Zürich! 5 years of supporting the Swiss startup ecosystem with it's goals: Educate, Inspire, Connect.
Our first guest was Johannes Reck (GetYourGuide). 5 years later, 170 million in funding, GetYourGuide will host our celebration and co-founder Tobias Rein will share what they have been up to since then and how the company has grown.
An expert in startup culture and entrepreneurship, known as the “Go to guy” in the Swiss entrepreneurial ecosystem. Involved in the Zurich startup scene since 2009, David has been managing events for entrepreneurs such as Startup Grind, Zuripreneur Meetup, Failcon, FintechDay, and mentoring / judging at Mass Challenge, Startup Weekend, Founder Institute. Always connecting founders and investors, advising startups, with a passion to inspire the next big thing.
The Zurich office has a long tradition. My co-founders and I were studying at ETH Zurich (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology) when we had the idea of building a marketplace for tours and activities. Currently, we are still located in Technopark. This is the same building where GetYourGuide’s very first office was. In the meanwhile, Zurich has become a pure engineering office. We have people from various teams here and we mainly work on the backend of the GetYourGuide platform.