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Swiss Alps Climate-Tech Adventure

GSTAAD, SWITZERLAND - DATES TO BE CONFIRMED

For three days (Thursday to Sunday), Voyagers.io will bring together 40 exceptional individuals working on climate-tech projects for a special weekend adventure in the Swiss Alps. This is a not-for-profit weekend, intended to bring together people using tech to solve problems ranging from carbon sequestration and energy storage to new alternatives to plastics. The group will be a diverse group of startup founders, investors, researchers and regulators from a wide geography.

WHAT WILL THE PROGRAMME LOOK LIKE?

This three-day adventure will make the most of the mountainous Gstaad region of western Switzerland, easily reachable by one of Europe’s most stunning train journeys. Based at the comfortable and charming HUUS Hotel in Gstaad, we’ll hike Alpine trails, sail the Sarine river’s white-water rapids, explore a melting glacier, cycle the mountain paths and get to know each other as we engage with the exceptional landscape.

We will cook together, share stories, play late-night games — all activities designed to build meaningful connections as you make significant new friends. And, of course, we will enjoy the best of local food and drink, in some very special locations.

We are minimising indoor activities and putting anti-COVID safety measures at the heart of our planning.

The group you brought together was incredibly inspiring, thought-provoking and generous. I’ve made many good friends who I’ll be in touch with for years to come and hopefully one or two investors. You guys are incredible

— SM, USA

WHATS INCLUDED

We will take care of you from the moment you arrive in Gstaad, on Thursday, until the moment we say farewell on Sunday. We provide:

  • Three nights’ accommodation in the HUUS Hotel in Gstaad

  • All meals: breakfasts, lunches and dinners for all three days

  • All drinks, alcoholic and non-alcoholic, taken with the group

  • Hikes, river sports, cycles, glacier exploration, and all other scheduled activities

  • All transport for the duration of the scheduled adventure (you will need to arrange your own travel to and from Gstaad)

  • The VOYAGERS gift pack (save some luggage space to take it home)

  • The services of the VOYAGERS production team

  • Advance curation by the VOYAGERS team, including two extended site visits

  • A few extra surprises we will announce nearer the event.

FITNESS LEVEL: Activities will not be strenuous — you will be fine if you are moderately fit.

Please note: We are limited to just 40 places, and are likely to be oversubscribed. We will curate the group to ensure a diverse mix of lovely people. We welcome partners who engage with the group as active participants.

What is your
Commitment?

Your Commitment

You must be available to be with us in Switzerland from the afternoon of July 8th until the evening of July 11th.


The Cost

We are offering places to this not-for-profit adventure at cost. Our goal is to build meaningful community, not to make money from these trips. Your fee covers what we estimate will be these costs to us (per person) that we pass on to you without adding a mark-up. The shared cost will be no more than, and probably less than, 1,400CHF per person in shared rooms, or 1,600CHF for your own room. We are currently looking for sponsors and supporters who can subsidise your place and bring down the price. We make no margin on this: this is what the cost will be to us. We don’t want to exclude good people on grounds of affordability and may be able to subsidise places where cost is a barrier. Contact david@voyagers.io if you are interested in partnering or sponsoring.


The Cost Breakdown


  1. ACCOMMODATION: 660CHF for your own room (460CHF if you share)01
  2. FOOD, DRINKS & ROOM HIRE: 300CHF02
  3. TRANSPORT BETWEEN LOCATIONS: 40CHF03
  4. LOCAL ACTIVITIES: 230CHF04
  5. OPERATIONS: 50CHF05
  6. PRIOR SITE VISITS: 40CHF06
  7. PRODUCTION, CURATION, GUIDES & DELIVERY: 110CHF07
  8. GIFT PACK: 40CHF08
  9. STAFF ACCOMMODATION: 50CHF09
  10. CONTINGENCY: 80CHF10
  11. TOTAL: Maximum of 1,400CHF for shared occupancy of rooms, 1,600CHF for single occupancy (to include no fee for host nor profit for VOYAGERS). 11