Volkshaus – Zürich
May 18th, 2022
Stories of success are incomplete without stories of failures.
During this inspiring evening, we bring together diverse, high-profile speakers to share stories of their past failures and unexpected twists in life, and most importantly, how these events have brought them closer to their successes today. They embrace their professional and personal fuckups in an attempt to shatter the taboo surrounding failure and show us what we can learn from our mistakes.
Join us in this movement to be bold, adventurous, and unafraid of failing. Do not miss out on this unique opportunity to hear the captivating stories of entrepreneurs and high-level executives followed by a Q&A session.
Luise Ammerschuber is the Director and Founder of YESS Impact, specialized in SDG consulting, social business and impact investing. She is an advisor to major international organisations, the public and corporate sector, an international keynote speaker (e.g. TEDx June’22) and author of several guide books. In Uganda and Nigeria, YESS Impact is running impact projects, including a project on Blockchain for Social Impact. Luise holds several board positions and is a mentor to entrepreneurs worldwide as well as an angel investor. Luise has an LLM Master (Honors Program) in International Human Rights Law, a BA (Honors) in International Relations & Development Studies from Maastricht University and works in English, German, French and Spanish.
Lars Mangelsdorf is the Co-Founder and Chief Customer Officer of the all-in-one spend management platform Yokoy and got featured on the prestigious Forbes 30 under 30 list in 2021. Yokoy recently raised $80M in Series B funding, being one of the few Sequoia-backed Scale-up in Switzerland. Moreover, he’s a big tech enthusiast and invests in technologies that are challenging the status quo.
As CIO and VP Engineering, Scandit co-founder Christof Roduner is responsible for the software development activities at Scandit. Christof leads an organization of highly skilled software engineers and researchers that build Scandit’s products and services.
Before founding Scandit, Christof was a researcher at ETH Zurich and MIT, where he worked on Internet of Things-related projects with industry partners such as Deutsche Telekom, Nokia, NTT DoCoMo and SAP. Prior to his career in research, Christof founded a company that built and marketed a CRM system, and later headed the Internet business at a Zurich-based IT company.
Christof also co-founded Fosstrak, the leading open-source RFID software platform that implements the EPC Network specification and is used in RFID projects at Orange/FranceTelecom, SAP, TCS and many others.
Christof studied Computer Science and Business Administration at the University of Zurich and the University of Uppsala. He holds a PhD from ETH Zurich and an MSc from the University of Zurich (both in Computer Science) and has a passion for building great teams and great technical infrastructures.