Sparks IPO Academy - Investor’s Roundtable Event

Sparks IPO Academy - Investor’s Roundtable Event

15:00 - 20:00
Zürich, Switzerland

Where IPO Candidates Meet Leading Swiss Small Cap Investors

This event offers a unique opportunity to network and learn how investors make investment decisions in an IPO, how their expectations can be met in the future and what the key success factors for IPO candidates in the various stages with investors are.

The following investors will participate in the event in a panel* and will be available during one-on-one speed dating sessions and the concluding apéro riche in the evening:

  • 3V Asset Management, Martin Lehmann, CEO & Fund Manager
  • Bellevue Asset Management, Birgitte Olsen, Lead Portfolio Manager, Bellevue Entrepreneur Strategies
  • Schroders Asset Management, Stefan Frischknecht, Head Swiss Equities
  • zCapital, Andy Schnyder, Head Research

*moderated by Thomas Schneckenburger, CEO Equity Story Factory & IR Molecular Partners

The one-on-one speed dating sessions will be complemented by the following experts:

  • Hans Grüter, former CFO of SoftwareOne, who took the company public on SIX Swiss Exchange in 2019, and
  • Marcel Schmid, former Member Executive Board and Head Corporate Affairs of DKSH, who led the IPO project team at the company's IPO on SIX Swiss Exchange in 2012

The exclusive afternoon event, which takes place at the SIX Convention point, is mandatory for companies from the current Sparks IPO Academy cohort and is also open to interested alumni from the first round.


03:00 pm – 03:30 pm Arrival of the guests (incl Welcome-Snack)
03:30 pm – 04:00 pm Welcome & Introduction to Investor Relations Practices by Dr. Thomas Schneckenburger 
04:00 pm – 04:35 pm IPO Testimonial by Hans Grüter, former CFO of SoftwareOne
04:35 pm – 04:45 pm Break
04:45 pm – 05:30 pm Panel discussion with investors (moderated by Dr. Thomas Schneckenburger)
05:30 pm – 05:40 pm Break
05:40 pm – 06:30 pm Speed Dating Sessions 
06:30 pm – 08:00 pm Apéro Riche & Networking