Zurich Meetup – TechCrunch Euro Tour

As part of the TechCrunch Euro Tour, TechCrunch is coming to Zurich, Switzerland, on July 17th, thanks to our co-organisers there. We’ll be throwing it at the Swisscom Bluewin tower in Zurich (pictured) for the Swiss web 2.0 crowd, including start-ups, bloggers and journalists. Thanks to our co-organisers Wuala, Doodle, Newscred, Sandbox and people like Jasper Bouwsma, Alfonso Rodriguez, and Johannes Hummel. A great thanks to all organizers who are devoting their time to make this happen. TechCrunch’s Mike Butcher is the host of the event. See more info after the jump.

18:00 Doors open
19:00 Opening by Mike Butcher (TechCrunch UK)
19:15 Short introduction by each start-up
19:30 – 21:30 Informal start-up demos and socializing

Snacks and drinks will be provided. As the Swisscom Bluewin Tower is located in the hip Zurich West district (tickets going fast). Start-ups will be demoing their products. If you’re a start-up and you would like to demo your product please contact our co-organiser Dominik Grolimund (dominik[at]wua.la) – also for press/blogger enquiries.

Gold Sponsors


Swisscom is Switzerland’s leading telecom provider with 5 million mobile customers, around 5.3 million fixed lines and 1.6 million broadband connections. In 2007, the company’s 19,844 employees generated revenues of CHF 11.1 billion. Swisscom has an active incubation and venturing program. For more information, see here or contact Michael Kern, Head of Incubation (michael.kern@swisscom.com), or Dominique Mégret, Head of Venture Investments (dominique.mégret@swisscom.com).

Red Alpine

Redalpine is among the first in continental Europe to offer a professionally managed venture capital fund to leverage the rarely exploited early stage opportunity. Typical investment size ranges from CHF 100’000 to CHF 1.5 million. Redalpine is focussing on highly scalable European start-up teams with international ambitions. The partners of the fund have a double experience as early stage serial entrepreneurs and venture investors with a strong track-record in sectors such as internet, media, software and life sciences.

Silver Sponsors


zanox is the market leader for performance-based multichannel commerce and provides a global platform for efficiently marketing products and services on the Internet. zanox online marketing services include affiliate marketing and search engine management as well as email marketing and customer loyalty programs.

Holtzbrinck eLAB

Holtzbrinck eLAB is the Digital Incubator of the Verlagsgruppe von Holtzbrinck, an international media group with publishing and digital businesses in Germany, UK, USA and numerous other countries. eLAB develops and brings to market customer centric offerings in the internet and mobile world, together with founders and entrepreneurial managers. Projects and teams profit from smart seed capital and a network of experts and strategic partners in all phases of a venture.

Sun Microsystems

Sun Microsystems develops the technologies that power the global marketplace. Guided by a singular vision – “The Network is the Computer” – Sun drives network participation through shared innovation, community development and open source leadership. Today, Sun conducts business in more than 100 countries around the globe.

Creathor Venture

CREATHOR VENTURE is an internationally operating Venture Capital Company investing in early-stage high-tech companies.

Thanks to our co-organisers:


Wuala is a free social online storage. You can store files and access them from anywhere, share files with friends or in groups, publish files and discover what others have published. Wuala is based on a revolutionary technology that brings a number of advantages and ensures the privacy of the users.


Doodle helps finding suitable dates for group events, e.g., an appointment, a conference call, a family reunion, etc. Doodle is a Web-based service which is free, requires no registration and no software installation.


NewsCred is a digital newspaper that gives readers all the world’s credible news in one place. NewsCred aggregates news from hundreds of mainstream media sources, as well as established blogs, and lets users personalize their digital newspaper within seconds, without any fuss. The community votes on the credibility of articles, authors and news sources, and NewsCred applies its CredRank algorithms to ensure you only get the highest quality news from the sources you love.


Sandbox is a global playground for the most active innovators under 30. The core of Sandbox is a yearly conference where young achievers from all over the world come together for three inspiring days full of new ideas. Sandbox is a global community for young ambitious people with entrepreneurial spirit who love to turn their ideas into reality.