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Theme: Make it possible

This event occurred on
March 24, 2022
Glarus, Glarus (de)

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Winkelstrasse 1
Glarus, Glarus (de), 8750
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Alexander Spiridonov

ETH student
Initially inspired by NASA’s Mars rover missions, Alexander Spiridonov had an early interest in everything related to space and science. Following this passion, at 21, he now studies Mechanical Engineering in his final bachelor semester at ETH Zürich. During his time there, he has led teaching assistant classes for courses ranging from Dynamics to Electrical Engineering. For the last two semesters, he has been involved in the Focus Project SpaceHopper. Here his roles are that of the System Engineer and in the Modeling and Control Team. Beyond that, he enjoys spending time in nature. Be that during hikes, skiing, or simply viewing the stars during a clear night.

Andri Silberschmidt

FDP-Nationalrat und Unternehmer
Andri Silberschmidt wurde 1994 geboren und ist FDP-Nationalrat, Vize-Präsident der FDP.Die Liberalen Schweiz und Gastro-Unternehmer aus Zürich. Im Zürcher Oberland aufgewachsen, entschied er sich nach der obligatorischen Schulzeit für eine Banklehre mit Berufsmatur. Anschliessend arbeitete er bis 2019 für den Finanzdienstleister Swisscanto beziehungsweise für die Zürcher Kantonalbank (ZKB), wo er als Fondsmanager die quantitativen Fonds für Entwicklungsländer führte. Heute ist Andri Silberschmidt als Assistent der Geschäftsleitung der Planzer Support AG tätig. Von 2013 bis 2019 studierte Andri Silberschmidt nebenberuflich Betriebsökonomie und schloss mit einem Master in Global Finance an der CASS Business School in London ab. Weiter ist Andri Silberschmidt Mitbegründer und Verwaltungsratspräsident von kaisin. – ein Gastrounternehmen mit Filialen in den Städten Zürich, Basel und Zug sowie Präsident von FH SCHWEIZ, dem Dachverband der Fachhochschul-Absolventinnen und -Absolventen.

Evie Sedgwick

Evie Sedgwick, a British teenager living in Switzerland, is a student at the International School of Zug and Luzern. She has a great passion for activism, especially with body image struggles as well as women's rights and equality, and is willing to raise awareness and inclusivity.

Frederik De Meyer

Head of Digital Buildings
As Head of the Digital Buildings business segment, he is globally responsible for all software offerings and developments that manage HVAC, Fire, Security or Energy related information in a building, campus or a fleet of buildings. He previously managed global businesses in the OEM, Security and Fire domains, has a strong reputation as innovator and change leader and is a well appreciated sparring partner among clients and consultants in the Buildings market.

Hera Zimmermann

Die Glarner Jungunternehmerin Hera Zimmermann hört auch im Businesskontext auf ihre Intuition. Als erfahrene Digital Expertin führt sie ihre eigene Agentur mit Sitz in Zürich und Sargans. Dafür aufgegeben hat sie ihren Produzentinnenjob beim öffentlichen Rundfunk. Geraten hat ihr dazu niemand, sie hörte auf ihre innere Stimme. Mit Erfolg! Heute vertrauen ihr und ihrem Team unzählige nationale Organisationen das Marketing an. Daneben wurde sie schon mit 27 Jahren Board Member und ist seit vier Jahren Jury-Mitglied des Swiss Comedy Awards.

Joschua Wüthrich

ETH student
Joschua Wüthrich is currently in the last year of his bachelor studies in mechanical engineering at ETH Zürich. He has a huge fascination for technological systems and how one can model, control, and optimize them. He likes sitting in front of complex problems and solving them by using an interdisciplinary approach combining all the different engineering disciplines. As a teaching assistant in control systems I and II he enjoys passing on his knowledge to other students. He is part of the modeling and control team in the SpaceHopper project at ETH Zürich, where a hopping robot for asteroid exploration is being developed.

Nils Birkeland

Nils Birkeland has been a professional snowboarder before he worked on his degree in computer science to become a software-engineer. He lives in the mountains of the Glarus region with his family and enjoys canoeing in the lake, wintersports and walking through the trees. Today Nils works as an IT-engineer in the field of photovoltaics, electric-mobility, hydrodynamics and heat-distribution-grids in a regional clean-energy utility and in one of the 1000+ international “Solar Impulse Efficient Solution” companies.

Organizing team


Glarus, Switzerland


  • Christian Zehnder
    Team member
  • Christina Teuber
    Team member