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Sustainable development through entrepreneurship

How can entrepreneurship in developing countries be promoted successfully?
Tuesday, October 2, 2018 • 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. • Technopark, Zurich

The event is held in German

Swisscontact has a longstanding tradition of supporting small and medium enterprises (SMEs). For over 50 years, Swisscontact has been promoting entrepreneurship.

Business activity constitutes the basis of private sector development. Innovative people who seize business opportunities are essential for broad-based economic growth. Swisscontact values the concept of viewing an economic system holistically as well as understanding the interrelations between organizations, policy, and businesses. This holistic approach emphasizes those factors that have the most effect on business activity, cooperation, innovation, and competition.


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Technoparkstrasse 1
8005 Zürich


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Swisscontact Annual Event 2018



Programme schedule

Panel moderator: Urs Gredig, Swiss journalist and television moderator

  • 3:30 p.m. • Doors open
  • 4:00 p.m. • Welcome speech
    Thomas Bergen, Co-Founder and CEO of getAbstract, Swisscontact Trustee
  • 4:15 p.m. • With passion: career and calling
    Carolina Müller-Möhl, Stiftungsratspräsidentin Müller-Möhl, President of the Müller-Möhl Foundation and President of the Board of Trustees of the Müller-Möhl Group
  • 4:45 p.m. • A look at two start-ups from Uganda and Bosnia and Hercegovina
    David Olyabo, Fish farmer
    Erna Šoševic, Founder of Bizbook
  • 5:30 p.m. • Break
  • 6:00 p.m. • Panel discussion Dynamic entrepreneurship: Which factors undermine and which help us?
    Thomas Gass, Head of the South Cooperation Department at the SDC
    Béatrice Fischer, Credit Suisse
    Christoph Birkholz, Co-Founder and Managing Director Impact Hub Zürich
  • 6.45 p.m.• Summary and conclusions
    Heinrich M. Lanz, President of the Board of Trustees, Swisscontact
  • 7 p.m. • Apéro

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