“Get Together!” events are generally held at the regular meeting venue of a local Pioneers’ Club (in Zurich: Zunfthaus zur Saffran). A well-known business figure or successful young entrepreneur is invited to speak. Pioneers have a chance to get to know guest speakers personally during the happy hour following the talks. Whenever necessary, the PCU team introduces Pioneers to one another, allowing personal networks to be expanded and enabling a dialog with other young entrepreneurs.
“Get Insights!” events provide a forum for Pioneers to benefit from the wealth of experience of an established businessperson. A Get Insights! event always features a company tour. The purpose of this event format is to stimulate an exchange of experience between young and established entrepreneurs. The goal is for each Pioneer to take away with them ideas and experiences that they can put to use in their own companies.
“Get Specific!” events are workshop events and only for Premium Pioneers. They focus on specific issues of relevance to young entrepreneurs. Experienced specialists from a wide variety of professional disciplines lead the workshops. Some workshops require Pioneers to apply for a course space and prepare for the subject matter. These interactive events are intended to maximize Pioneers’ personal learning curves. For this reason, the number of Pioneers per event is limited. Premium Pioneers receive priority.
“PCU Lunch” events enable Pioneers to make useful (networking) contacts. PCU Lunches are casual, relaxed events that promote a mutual exchange of experience among young entrepreneurs and engender an environment of trust. For this reason, the events are limited to 15 Pioneers. Premium Pioneers receive priority.
Once a year a local PCU chapter organizes a weekend event in their location for Pioneers from all over Europe. Participants are presented with a diverse and interesting program, including company tours and talks by entrepreneurs. There is also opportunity aplenty for networking: common activities, lunches and dinners and subsequent evening programs are designed to facilitate Pioneers’ getting to know each other on a personal level, too.
PCU Entrepreneur’s Ball
Once a year, pioneers, famous entrepreneurs, politicians and leaders come together to foster entrepreneurship and enjoy a delightful evening at Hotel Baur au Lac, Zurich.