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Urban Data Challenge at Lift13

Sylvie Reinhard, Jan. 17, 2013
We are delighted to announce that the Urban Data Challenge, a open data hackathon between the Cities of San Francisco, Geneva and Zurich will be launched at Lift13! This visualization competition of… Read more

Venture Night Panel of entrepreneurs revealed

Aurelia Weber, Jan. 16, 2013
Alp ICT , CTI start-up , OSEC , the Geneva Promotion Economique and Lift Conference are happy to announce the Venture Night Panel of acclaimed entrepreneurs. They will discuss how to successfully… Read more

Students passes for Lift13 announced

Aurelia Weber, Jan. 15, 2013
At Lift we like to keep the audience as diverse as possible and our student competition helps us achieve this. Thanks to the City of Geneva , we are very pleased to announce the names of the students… Read more

Share, network, and connect @Lift13

Melanie Ducret, Jan. 14, 2013
Sharing information and connecting people is a precious part of Lift13, that's why we all go to conferences right? Connect with fellow participants through your favourite social media platform:… Read more

Procter & Gamble Start-up Challenge

Aurelia Weber, Jan. 7, 2013
Dear start-ups, here comes a great opportunity for you: The Global Business Service (GBS) organization of Procter & Gamble is searching for innovative IT start-ups. P&G would like to meet… Read more

The Röstigraben Express is back in style

Melanie Ducret, Jan. 7, 2013
After last year's great success, Swisscom , Stimmt and Lift bring you the Röstigraben Express! This year, you will enjoy an even better experience with a specially designed brainstorming coach… Read more

Interview with Sebastian Dieguez

Aurelia Weber, Jan. 7, 2013
Please meet Sebastian Dieguez , researcher in cognitive neuroscience at the University of Fribourg , as new speaker at Lift13! Sebastian will talk in the session "Noise and Speed: Loose Brakes… Read more

Interview with Gudrun Pétursdóttir

Aurelia Weber, Jan. 4, 2013
Please meet our second speaker for the session "Democracy in Distress – Re-engineering Participation": Gudrun Pétursdóttir is Director of the Institute for Sustainability and… Read more

Student competition for Lift13 now launched!

Aurelia Weber, Dec. 19, 2012
On behalf of the City of Geneva, we are delighted to extend an invitation to 20 students to attend Lift13. Since the early days of Lift, students have always been an important part of the community… Read more

Meet Lift speaker Atau Tanaka

Aurelia Weber, Dec. 18, 2012
We are thrilled to announce Atau Tanaka, Chair of Digital Media at Newcastle University and Director of Culture Lab, as speaker. Atau bridges the fields of media art, experimental music, and research… Read more

Interview with Anthony Dunne on United Micro Kingdoms

Aurelia Weber, Dec. 12, 2012
Please meet Anthony Dunne , Professor and Head of the Design Interactions programme at the Royal College of Art. At Lift13 Anthony Dunne will talk in the session "From Fiction to Design",… Read more

Our "Build-A-Workshop" toolkit is out!

Melanie Ducret, Nov. 30, 2012
Since 2006 fantastic concepts and prototypes like Ville Vivante have emerged from our workshop program . We even know of few start-ups that were born out of interactions between Lifters. Therefore,… Read more

Lift13 Participant Profile: Urs Bucher, KPMG AG

Aurelia Weber, Nov. 26, 2012
Who are you? A curious guy! I spent most of my business life in IT and online. Worked for Microsoft back in the days; led sales & marketing at Namics , was responsible for KPMG Europe’s… Read more

Lift13 Participant Profile: Mikela Eskenazi, Business Strategist GALIXO

Aurelia Weber, Nov. 21, 2012
Who are you? A connector, a constant learner and a global citizen. Swiss-turkish, I was born and raised in Geneva. After I completed my Bsc in finance at HEC Lausanne, I lived in Madrid, Barcelona… Read more

Lift13 workshop selection revealed

Melanie Ducret, Nov. 20, 2012
The workshop selection process ended last week. We had a tough job selecting amongst so many high quality submissions. Thank you everyone for your time and energy. At Lift13, 20 workshops will take… Read more

Lift13 Speaker Maximilian Stern on Collaborative Democracy

Sylvie Reinhard, Nov. 19, 2012
We are glad to announce Maximilian Stern , co-founder of foraus , the think-tank on Swiss foreign policy, as speaker for our "Future Democracy" session. Here is what Max will talk about:… Read more

Volunteer at Lift13!

Melanie Ducret, Nov. 13, 2012
Are you an inquisitive team player with a passion for innovation? Are you enthusiastic about being an insider and making Lift13 a unique experience? Are you english-speaking, outgoing, hard-working… Read more

Start-up night @ Lift13: TV partner confirmed

Melanie Ducret, Nov. 9, 2012
Great news: Nouvo the digital innovation program of Radio Télévision Suisse (Swiss TV) will cover the Venture Night at Lift13! We also realized that 2 weeks was really too short, so we extended the… Read more

MailChimp is supporting Lift13

Sylvie Reinhard, Nov. 5, 2012
Mailchimp already supports great creative innovation events like Startup Weekend , the international Creative Morning series or UX week . We are proud to be part of the club! In case you didn't… Read more

Interview with Rachel Armstrong, living systems architect

Aurelia Weber, Oct. 31, 2012
We are happy to introduce you to Rachel Armstrong , Senior Lecturer in Research & Enterprise at the University of Greenwich and TED fellow since 2009, who will be speaking at Lift13 in the… Read more

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