Women in startups


Institutional Communication Service

18 May 2023

Monday, 22 May 2023, at 5:30 pm, at the East Campus, entrepreneurs and investors will share their experiences and talk about challenges, opportunities and impact linked to increasing the number of women in the startup space.

Multiple studies show that increasing the representation of women in business fuels economic growth and generates a competitive advantage for companies. Join the event to meet inspiring female entrepreneurs and investors with different backgrounds, learn from their experiences, and discuss challenges, opportunities and action points.


Registration: https://bit.ly/3Mh245i


Event programme

17:30 – 17:40 Welcome by USI Startup Centre

17:40 – 18:00 Keynote on the impact of increasing the number of women in business by Jacqueline Ruedin Rüsch, Founding General Partner, Privilège Ventures

18:00 – 18:20 Keynote on the entrepreneurial journey from academia to executive positions in several Biotech and Medtech companies by Silvia Panigone, ADYA Consulting and Inhalis Therapeutics

18:20 – 19:00 Panel discussion on opportunities and barriers for women in startup space from different perspectives with Angelica Morrone, Impact Hub Ticino, Aurora Spagnol, Master student in AI & Privilège Student Ventures, and Joy Bordini, Co-founder GoHealthy

19:00 – 19:30 Networking apéro