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PIONEERS’N’

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«THE SPIRIT OF ENTREPRENEURIAL LEADERSHIP».


A PIONEERING SPIRIT, ENTREPRENEURSHIP, AND INNOVATION


"Pioneers’n’Legends – The Spirit of Entrepreneurial Leadership" is an exclusive series of events initiated by the Institute of Innovation & Entrepreneurship at Zurich University of Applied Sciences in partnership with the Büro Züri of Zürcher Kantonalbank. Driven by entrepreneurial spirit and passion, we are turning the old fire station at Dübendorf air base into a place of inspired exchange for entrepreneurial innovators and founders.

OUR PIONEERS’N’LEGENDS

Pioneers’n’Legends

The keynote speakers are pioneers and legends in their respective fields. They are prepared to share their wealth of experience and provide new impulses and ways of thinking with people interested in founding a company, entrepreneurial innovators, and start-up founders.


PnL EVENT

The topic of each evening event is related to the overall theme, "Entrepreneurial Leadership." In a keynote speech, the speakers talk about their insights and experiences concerning a specific focus topic. This is followed by a Q&A session.


PnL MASTERCLASS

The PnL Masterclass offers a supplement and consolidation to the PnL Events and takes place as a workshop of several days on selected topics related to "Entrepreneurial Leadership".

UPCOMING SPEAKERS

PnL MASTERCLASS (online)
KERSTIN HUMBERG &
ADRIAN MÜLLER
(04. & 23.06. / 03.07.2020)

Positive Leadership for Startups - Mastering turbulent Times (Webinar)

Particularly in times of great uncertainty and change, everyday management in start-ups can become a human test of strength. But usually we have more leeway than we realize. A fascinating key lies in Positive Psychology, the science of successful living and working. As soon as we have understood how the brain and mind work, numerous possibilities open up to organize our daily work routine in such a way that we feel more efficient and motivated. Based on central findings from psychology, behavioural economics and brain research, former McKinsey consultant Dr. Kerstin Humberg and ZHAW Prof. Dr. Adrian W. Müller show which factors influence our inner strength and how we can train it in times of corona. Selected examples and interventions illustrate the importance of emotional agility for effective leadership and self-management in the new working environment. In addition to the opportunity to reflect on personal drivers of happiness and success, this PnL Masterclass provides numerous techniques and tips in the form of "Life Hacks" for more optimism and resilience in everyday leadership.

Dr. Kerstin Humberg on LinkedIn
Prof. Dr. Adrian Müller on LinkedIn
Focus topic: Positive Leadership for Startups

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PnL TALKS
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TOBIAS REIN
(24.08.2020)
 

Tobias Rein is one of the founders of the travel platform GetYourGuide. Born in Uster, he attended school at the cantonal school in Wetzikon before he started studying electrical engineering at the ETH. He broke off his subsequent PhD under Professor Lothar Thiele after a year and plunged into the adventure of young enterprise. Together with ETH students Johannes Reck, Tao Tao, Martin Sieber and Pascal Mathis, Tobias founded the start-up GetYourGuide.
Since 2009, GetYourGuide has grown into one of the world's largest platforms for booking tours and activities. Over 30 million tickets have already been sold. Today GetYourGuide is headquartered in Berlin and employs more than 600 people worldwide, 50 of them in Zurich. Over 650 million dollars have already been invested in GetYourGuide. The last round was one of the largest financial injections into a European startup in the travel industry with almost 500 million dollars. It also pushed the Swiss startup into the Olympus of the rare Unicorns.

Tobias Rein on LinkedIn
Focus topic: My point of no return

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PAST SPEAKERS

PnL TALKS
GIAN
SIMMEN (13.12.2019)

Gian Simmen became the first Olympic snowboarding champion in the halfpipe on 12 February 1998. In the pouring rain of Nagano, Japan, he surprisingly won the gold medal for Switzerland. When he travelled to Japan, he was still an unknown athlete, but in the following years he went on to influence halfpipe snowboarding considerably.
It was also thanks to him that snowboarding became socially acceptable. Gian Simmen won several World Cups during his career and was crowned World Champion in 2001 and 2002.
Despite various injuries, he fought his way back to the top again and again.
Today, he is a father of four working in marketing at Jungfrau Railways. In addition, he is a brand ambassador of various products and can be seen on Swiss TV as a snowboarding expert during competitions - and he still loves snowboarding as he did on the first day.
Gian Simmen on LinkedIn
Focus topic: What means success
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KERSTIN
HUMBERG (30.10.2019)

Dr. Kerstin Humberg is the founder of Yunel, a start-up in Berlin. Since 2015, Yunel combines findings from happiness and brain research with strategic consulting to unleash human potential for positive social change.
At the same time, Kerstin leads the Positive & Social Business section at the German Society for Positive Psychology (the science of happiness and wellbeing)
Previously, Kerstin worked with McKinsey & Company, developing transformation strategies for clients in Europe, Africa, and the Middle East (2006-2014).
The former journalist is a renowned expert in social entrepreneurship and positive psychology. For her publications she has been awarded numerous prizes.
Dr. Kerstin Humberg on LinkedIn
Focus topic: Make happiness work
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CHRISTIAN
REBERNIK (18.09.2019)

Christian Rebernik, born 1977, is founder and CEO of Vivy, a personal health assistant and electronic health record platform. He is a passionate entrepreneur and innovator.
A business IT graduate, he was Managing Director of N26, one of the fastest-growing banks, and CTO of Parship, Germany's largest dating agency.
Christian stands for innovation and has developed award-winning apps such as ShareTheMeal for the United Nations World Food Program. He has also helped Awin, Europe's largest performance marketing network, build on its success. Christian has been a mentor and coach for several start-ups.
With Vivy, Christian wants to help people better understand and manage their health. To this end, Vivy has created an open digital health ecosystem with over 34 health insurance companies and numerous service providers that are networked via the Vivy App.
Christian Rebernik on LinkedIn
Focus topic: The secret of entrepreneurial passion
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