One of the criticisms often levelled on Swiss startups is that typically their pitches are very dry and not aspirational. They focus on features & engineering and not their passion: about what’s inspired them to solve their problem and why they are motivated.
in Feb there’s a rare opportunity to experience startup pitches from around the world here in Geneva. After a world-wide tour and a series of regional pitch competitions, Seedstars World are now bringing their regional winners to Geneva to select the winner. Here’s the list of finalists http://www.seedstarsworld.com/finalists/
The event is on the 4th Feb (the day before the LIFT conference & same location) and there are some discounted tickets available http://www.amiando.com/em/seedstarsworld13/UOGLE1GY which means that it costs 50 CHF (price for startups) to come along and watch.