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Venture Night @Lift Conference: 8 startup pitching! - startupolic
AlpICT Venture Night took place Thursday evening at Lift Conference in Geneva. Successful entrepreneur Christian Wanner, founder and CEO of online supermarket LeShop, pitched quickly about the journey of his venture. He started in the web early days, in 1997, at 27. He and his team experienced the entrepreneurial rollercoaster so extremely that he was just 20 hours away of closing the business late 2002. His investors decided to close the business a couple of weeks before, but Christian decided to fight for staying alive. And that worked out: they’ve raised CHF 10 millions and turned the opportunity (acquiring their biggest competitor 12 months after) in a real success (CHF 150mios turnover & 220 employees in 2012). Christian then illustrated the journey of an entrepreneur with the South Pole expedition Ernest Schackleton in 1914. This description sticks to startup’s journey. ...