Business Apéro 2023: From MVP to full-scale product


USI Startup Centre

Date: 28 November 2023 / 17:30 - 20:00

Startup Lounge, USI Startup Centre, Level 2, Sector C, East Campus (via la Santa 1, Lugano-Viganello)

Business Apéro is an annual information and networking event organised by USI and SUPSI as part of the Innosuisse Start-up Training Programme. The event is open to entrepreneurs, students, researchers and anyone interested in launching an innovative startup.

Event programme:

17.30 – 17.40  |  Welcome and introduction by USI Startup Centre

17.40 – 18.10  |  “Scaling B2C online businesses” by Alessandro Soldati, CEO of GOLD AVENUE

18.10 – 18.40  |  "What an MVP can tell you?" by Luca Camerini, CEO and Co-founder WellD, Co-founder TellTheHotel and Empirico

18.40 – 19.00  |  "Thinking beyond the product features - Considerations from an early-stage investor" by Dario Caleffi, Startup Mentor, Investor and Founder

19.00 – 20.00  |  Apéro & Networking


Alessandro Soldati

Born and bred amidst the entrepreneurial landscapes of Lugano, Lausanne, and Geneva, so far Alessandro has created five startups and successfully raised over CHF 4m in funding—all while serving a thriving community of 100k global customers. He is currently at the forefront of redefining the gold and precious metals investment sector, championing transparency, accessibility, and modern approaches to a timeless asset.

Luca Camerini

Luca has a research background holding a Ph.D. in Health Communication from the Università della Svizzera italiana and an extensive experience in both managerial and technical roles in the ICT sector. He is currently running a Swiss-based software house and is involved in building two startups in hospitality and fintech sectors.

Dario Caleffi

Dario is an international senior executive with 25+ years of experience in a large variety of industries and organisational functions. Since 2007, he has been a Business Angel and co-founder of GoBeyond. Dario also acts as coach and mentor in different startup incubators and accelerators, among which Polihub incubator, Boldbrain Startup Challenge, and others.

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