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Pascal Mathis

Co-founder, GetYourGuide

Pascal Mathis studied Electrotechnology and Information Technology at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH), Zurich. In 2009, he founded GetYourGuide, a booking platform for holiday activities. As its COO, Mathis played a major part in making GetYourGuide one of the most successful online platforms in the travel market. In 2013, he left the company, which has been nominated for the Swiss Economic Award.

keynote | German

04.45 p.m.

Review
2016

Pascal Mathis, Swiss national, is co-founder of Get Your Guide (2009), an online platform for tours, attractions and activities in major cities around the world. They currently employ 200 people in various locations. Headquarters are based in Berlin. Mathis tells the story of the founding of the company. Started out as a Visit-a-city-with-a-buddy (local person) platform. Quickly developed into what it is today after trial and error and thanks to a generous sponsor and business angels. What’s needed for a Successful start up? The idea, A great product, A great team, Great execution, Growth , Hiring, Competition, Fundraising, Why is it so cool to work at a startup? Total freedom, direct feedback, learning by doing.