EMScom Alumni Annual General Meeting

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Zunfthaus zur Zimmerleuten
Limmatquai 40
CH-8001 Zürich
+41 44 250 53 63
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Swiss time 18:15 to 22:00

The EMScom Alumni Annual General Meeting will take place on January 26, 2017 at Zunfthaus zur Zimmerleuten in Zurich. The event is open exclusively to current participants, alumni and partners of the USI’s EMScom and it has been convened in compliance with the Statutes.


18:15 hrs.         Doors opening
18:30 hrs.         Welcome by Donatus Grütter and Lukas Widmer, Co-Presidents
18:40 hrs.         Keynote presentation – Cristina Riesen*, EMScom12 alumna, “Entrepreneurship, technology and creativity: learnings from my journey
19:20 hrs.         Annual General Meeting

  • Appointment of the Meeting Chairperson
  • Approval of the agenda
  • Approval of the minutes of the preceding AGM (attached)
  • Verification of the right to vote of all participants
  • Activity report
  • Presentation and approval of the most current audited financial statements
  • Items of the Executive Board
  • Introduction of candidates for the EMScom Alumni Association Board
  • Election of the Board
  • 2017 activity plan

20:00 hrs.         Networking apéro

Election of the Executive Board

Three board members will step down, and two candidates have shown their interest and availability to join the board. In case you would like to submit your application for the EMScom Alumni Board, you can do so by sending an e-mail to emscomalumni [at] usi [dot] ch by December 31, 2016. We are aware that this call reaches you 40 days before the AGM, and not 60 as per Statutes (Art. 13.6 par. b)). The board needed to clarify the situation of some board members and their future availability, which has required extra time. Since this is a minor change in the EMScom Alumni Board, the board will still have enough time to comply with Art. 13.6 par. c): “The candidates will then meet with the outgoing Board to be briefed about the current business. After this meeting candidates formulate the final decision to run for the Board.”

Additional agenda items

If you wish to add any items on the AGM agenda, please send them in writing at emscomalumni [at] usi [dot] ch no later than January 6, 2017. The final agenda and the list of candidates will be sent out to all participants on January 16, 2017.


Cristina Riesen

Entrepreneur, startup mentor and lecturer, Cristina is a technology enthusiast and an active supporter of the global startup ecosystem. A design thinking professional and lifelong learner, Cristina has more than a decade of experience in international communications and global entrepreneurship. The former General Manager for Evernote in Europe, Middle East and Africa, she has been included in the Top 30 Swiss leaders in digital by Handelszeitung and Top 100 Swiss leaders by Bilanz.



Please email emscomalumni [at] usi [dot] ch no later than Monday, January 23, 2017. If you are unable to attend after having registered, please cancel your reservation by email.