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29 May 2024 | Kulinarium, Bern

Collective Gathering

We make the Swiss deep-tech and innovation landscape more feminine.

Powerhouse of networking

The Collective Gathering is THE rendezvous for female decision-makers, thought leaders, investors, board members, entrepreneurs, and researchers. It’s not just an event but a powerhouse of networking, knowledge exchange, and trust-building with people who actively shape the Swiss startup ecosystem.

At past events, like the breakfast for female founders & investors before the startup days 2023, there was never enough time to exchange, connect and make plans together. That’s why this year, we decided to put together this Gathering.


The program is dedicated to igniting new ideas, perspectives and connections, for collective impact. You’ll hear from and meet with leading women across various industries and generations. We’re putting together a lineup with incredible keynote speakers from Switzerland, Europe and beyond. Note: We’ll update the program as soon as keynote speakers are confirmed.

1:30 – 2:00 pm

Welcome Coffee

2:00 – 2:15 pm

Welcome by Cornelia Gut & Melanie Kovacs

Founding Partner and Lead of Initiative

2:15 – 2:45 pm

Part I

2:45 – 3:15 pm

Collective Priorities

Update by Task Forces

3:15 – 4:00 pm

Networking Break

4:00 – 4:45 pm

Part II

4:45 – 5:00 pm

Wrap Up

5:00 – 5:45 pm

Apéro Riche

Why join?

New Insights

  • Gain new ideas and perspectives from across industries, for your business strategy and impact.
  • Gain inspiration from role models who have paved the way and are actively shaping the future.


  • Meet influential and successful women leaders.
  • Grow your network and make connections that elevate your impact.

Shape the future

  • Contribute to making Switzerland more feminine and innovative.
  • Be part of the Collective movement and shape a future-proof, diverse and inclusive ecosystem.
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Kulinarium, Bern

Location | Kulinarium

The Kulinarium is a creative, urban venue and a gourmet destination. The vibrant roof terrace with an enchanting ambiance provides the perfect backdrop for the Collective Gathering. Surrounded by panoramic views, this unique setting promises to elevate networking, collaboration, and the exchange of ideas to new heights.


Freiburgstrasse 453, 3018 Bern
Directly at the bus station: Chueweid
800 m to the train station Bern Bümpliz Süd

startup days 2024

Nice to know: startup days

On the next day, 30 May 2024, the Swiss startup ecosystem meets to network, exchange know-how, and discuss relevant topics of the startup ecosystem in Bern. Learn more about the Swiss business and networking platform.

BPW Switzerland
FE+MALE Think Tank
Female Founders Initiative
Girls Getting Started
Product Academy
Swiss Startup Association
Women in Tech Switzerland
Women who start up - bring your ideas to life