About Impulse Network

Create - Connect - Educate The Impulse Network is a student-driven, not-for-profit movement founded to create impulses for change in the sports industry. From the base in St. Gallen, we are committed to connecting political, business, cultural and other leaders in society to drive change on a global and regional level. In everything we do, we strive to educate and demonstrate outstanding entrepreneurship through the students involved in our initiative — and all of this with moral and intellectual integrity. Furthermore, we aim to help and prepare young talents for a career in the sports industry by building awareness of this profession and offering a wide range of initiatives, networking events, and resources to collaborate with leading firms in the sports business.

Impulse Network

startup selection

The Startup Selection is your opportunity to present your startup to a chosen jury, meet fellow entrepreneurs, and gain access to the exclusive Impulse Summit 2021. For this year's implementation, we will select six promising startups within the three predefined topics together with our partner and expert SportstechX. On October 14th, 2021, at 6 PM (CET), we invite you to pitch your startup in 3 minutes to the jury and the audience.

Sleep & Nutrition

How can technology improve sleep and nutrition by offering services and solutions adapted to each individual’s specific needs?

NFTs

How can sports teams and leagues leverage NFTs to reach fanbases through a new medium, thus enhancing and reshaping the sports experience?

Governance & Technology

How can technological tools be transferred to the sports industry in order to implement and maintain better governance?

Our unique format allows for interactivity between all participants and offers the perfect networking opportunity. We invite the winner to join us physically in St. Gallen at the Impulse Summit 2021 to enter a unique window of opportunity to redefine the current European sports system. Under the overarching motto "Lessons Learned", join 65 exclusive experts and 35 selected students for content-driven intergenerational eye-level discussions.

The digital Session offers the unique opportunity to address an audience of diverse stakeholders with high industry expertise.

Engage with international investors and business experts, discuss your projects with them personally and individually, and receive feedback.

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Present your vision at the Impulse Summits and on our channels to gain exposure amongst diverse investors, experts and corporates.

Apply now until September 3rd, 2021.

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previous partners and contributors

The Impulse Summit would not be possible without the generous support from our partners and contributors. They share our passion for sports business – we want to thank them for making everything possible. These partnerships enable the Sports Business Club at the University of St. Gallen to make a difference and to put a unique conference together.

Ochsner Sport
Sunrise
Credit Suisse

SBC team 2021

Alma Antonia Botten

Network

Football, Running

Benedikt Dunse

Head of Impulse Week

Basketball, Fitness, Handball

Carol Koch

Eventmanagement

Track and Field, Skiing

Dominik Stein

Network

Fitness, Skiing

Dominique Schnetzer

Marketing

Icehockey, Floorball

Elin Magyar

Head of Academics

Basketball, Waterpolo

Enya Dietze

Network

Showjumping, Badminton

Fabian Wiedemeier

Marketing

Football, Skiing

Fabio Anceschi

Network

Football, Tennis, Skiing

Florian Huber

Head of Network

Tennis, Skiing, Kitesurfing

Jill Haas

Academics

Handball, Fitness, Showjumping

Julien Petat

Head of Eventmanagement

Triathlon

Mara Forstpointner

Eventmanagement

Horse riding, Fitness

Nico Lamprecht

Marketing

Football, Handball, Fitness

Olivier Schneider

Network

Icehockey, Football

Raphael Koller

President

Handball, Football, Esports

Raphaël Toth

Network

Skiing, Beachvolleyball, Fitness

Tarass Thevenaz

Network

Tennis, Football, American Football

Arnas Erdem

Network

Swimming, Football

Benedikt Dunse

Impulse Network | CEO

Basketball, Fitness, Handball

Brian de Korodi

Marketing

Football, Basketball

David Metzger

Network

Football, Badminton, Running

Gautier Menegalli

Academics

Tennis, Running, Skiing

Jill Haas

Head of Academics

Handball, Show Jumping, US Sports

Julien Petat

President, Head of Network

Triathlon

Leon Schuler

Event

Swimming, Hiking, Cliff Jumping

Leonard Melis

Network

Handball, Football, Surfing

Lidia Zemiri

Marketing

Swimming, Fitness

Lukas Hermann

Network

Skiing/Skitouring, Trailrunning, Football

Mara Forstpointner

Finance, Head of Event

Fitness, Jogging

Michael Galanti

Network

Soccer, Tennis, Skiing

Nico Lamprecht

Head of Marketing

Fitness, Football, Handball

Philipp Kessel

Marketing

Football, Tennis, Skiing

Rado Simeunovic

Network

Football, eSports, Fitness

Timothy Bucher

Marketing

Watersports, Football, Tennis

Yannick Cosandier

Academics

Skiing, Cycling, Running

Events

We use our different events to give varying people interested in the sports business a platform to take part in an intergenerational exchange. We have the Impulse Summit or this year the Impulse Week as our flagship events. We also have workshops with some of our partners, where we visit their headquarters and develop solutions for emerging problems together. In our industry projects we consult companies over a longer period of time to develop and create ideas and solutions. Finally, for our fellow students at the University of St. Gallen we offer events on campus such as the annual foosball tournament.

Impulse SummitWorkshopsIndustry ProjectsCampus Events

Events

We use our different events to give varying people interested in the sports business a platform to take part in an intergenerational exchange. We have the Impulse Summit or this year the Impulse Week as our flagship events. We also have workshops with some of our partners, where we visit their headquarters and develop solutions for emerging problems together. In our industry projects we consult companies over a longer period of time to develop and create ideas and solutions. Finally, for our fellow students at the University of St. Gallen we offer events on campus such as the annual foosball tournament.

Impulse SummitWorkshopsIndustry ProjectsCampus Events

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