Impact Competition

Get in the Ring Geneva – Impact


Get in the Ring Geneva - Impact aims at identifying the best Impact startups from Switzerland to test and scale their solutions with our partners. We’re looking for the most promising solutions that are able to shape our future and help solve 21st century challenges.

Online
Application deadline: 09 Mar 2021
Event date: 18 Mar 2021
Watch the Battle!
Practical Information

Initiative of

Our champion jury members

Monique Morrow

Senior Distinguished Architect Emerging Technologies Syniverse

René Cotting

Head of Operations, Innovation and R&D ABB Group & Chairman Technology Ventures ABB

Gerardo Mazzeo

Global Innovation Director Nestle

Our selection jury

Nour Chaabane

Operations Lead, Global Plastics Action Partnership World Economic Forum

Matteo Amen

Associate Innovation & Sustainability Tetra Pak

Vivek Dogra

Venture Partner European Circular Bioeconomy Fund

Sydney Alfonso

Partnerships Analyst U.N. SDG Lab

Morgan Gray

Global Sustainability Partnership Manager Corteva Agriscience

Monique Morrow

Senior Distinguished Architect Emerging Technologies Syniverse

Eleni Theodorou

Investor Relations and Strategy Advisor We Share Ventures

Claudius Gutemann

Manager Impact Investments Rianta Capital, Artha Impact

James Miners

Head of startup & innovation programs Fongit

Edith Aldewereld

Co-founder Women In Sustainable Finance, Partner at Sonnenberg Wealth Management

Renato Galli

Start-up Community Manager EIT Climate-KIC

René Cotting

Head of Operations, Innovation and R&D ABB Group & Chairman Technology Ventures ABB

Thierry Duvanel

Director of Collaborative Innovation Bühler Group

Thierry Golliard

Head of Open Innovation & Venturing Swiss Post

Markus Feller

Head Innovation & Transformation SV Group

Gerardo Mazzeo

Global Innovation Director Nestle

Giacomo Cattaneo

Global Manager Value Creation EverGrain Ingredients

Rob Versloot

CEO Hero Group

Michael Lee

Managing Director Syngenta

Philipp Hasler

Investment Director Emerald Technology Ventures

Fran Baker

Global Social Innovation Lead Arm

Alexander Crowell

Founding Partner/Managing Director PureTerra Ventures

How you benefit from Get(ting) in the Ring

STIMULATING BORDERLESS INNOVATION

Stamping its passport at five leading European impact cities with six events, the Impact Competition aims to unearth the most promising impact startups and innovations. Selected startups gain invaluable access to the experts in the Get in the Ring and Impact Fest 2020 network. Sometimes, one meeting is all it takes to foster a game-changing collaboration! 

GLOBAL EXPOSURE FOR YOUR STARTUP

Applicants have the chance to test and prove their solutions with partners and be recognized as a leading impact startup on an international stage. Winning solutions will be displayed on our website and communicated across our marketing channels to our global network of investors, corporates and governments.

DOING GOOD BY DOING BUSINESS

We focus is on solutions that contribute to solving global challenges in Food, Water and Energy – on a social and humanitarian level – to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals. The key to accelerating these solutions lies in exposing them to partnership and collaboration opportunities with local and national governments, corporates and NGOs.

Get in the Ring Geneva is part of Impact Competition

How can we meet the growing needs within the limited means of our planet without leaving anyone behind? Impact Competition aims to answer this by putting a spotlight on impact startups to prove their solutions, scale them globally in leading impact cities and strengthen the global impact ecosystem.

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  • Food
  • Water
  • Energy

At the Global Meetup 2022…

UNUSUAL SUSPECTS CONVERGE IN A TRUE MELTING POT

At Global Meetup 2022, you join our curation of elite changemakers from around the globe – from Ouagadougou to Lisbon, and Miami to Antananarivo.

COMPETE FOR A € 500,000 CONVERTIBLE LOAN

Selection round winners earn a fully-sponsored ticket to attend the Impact Finals in The Hague in 2021, where they will compete to win a €500K convertible loan.

… AND AN INVITE TO THE GLOBAL MEETUP

Impact Competition champions earn a fully-sponsored ticket to the Global Meetup 2022, where they will join 600 of our best and brightest from the Global Network.

Get in the Ring Global Meetup

The Global Meetup is the final of the Global Startup Competition of Get in the Ring. In the past, the event has been hosted in cities such as Medellin to Berlin and from Cascais to Singapore. This year, Global Meetup will be in Montréal, Canada in February.

The winner of this event will win full sponsorship for 1 person to attend the Global Meetup.

“After winning the Global Meetup 2017, we got investors’ attention and gained the recognition we needed to close a $3m fund. Being part of the Get in the Ring community has been hugely beneficial for us.”

JULIA VELDHUIJZEN VAN ZANTEN – LIFESENSE GROUP

Get in the Ring Impact Competition is initiated by ImpactCity and Unknown Group. Both organizations align on a shared ambition of growing impact entrepreneurship across Europe and strengthen the global impact ecosystem. 

Collaborations

Get in the Ring Geneva – Impact