NextGen & Young Leaders

Calling all young professionals seeking to excel in the digital world!

We are thrilled to announce the launch of NextGen & Young Leaders, a dynamic, empowering and exclusive side event that will propel you towards success.

Join us for an exceptional opportunity to gain valuable insights, expand your network, and acquire practical skills to thrive in the ever-evolving digital landscape!

You get

  • Free access to the entire Digital Festival program on Friday & Saturday, incl. Food & Drinks

  • Opening & Closing Ceremony of HackZurich (and of course celebration on Sunday)

  • Behind the Scenes Tour HackZurich

  • Group Coaching

  • Networking opportunities including access to Networking Platform

The only thing we require is that you were born between 1996 - 2004, live in Switzerland and ideally, are employed. Please notice that German is a prerequisite.

Registrations are closed.

For questions please check out the FAQ section below.


  • Who can apply for the NextGen & Young Leaders program?
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    Anyone who...

    • Was born between 1996 and 2006

    • Is a resident in Switzerland

    • Is studying digital topics or

    • Working in a digital area or

    • Interested in pursuing a digital career

  • What can I expect when applying for the NextGen & Young Leaders program?
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    Get ready for community vibes, personal growth workshops, cross-generational networking, and lots of fun! Post-program, you'll receive access to our awesome alumni network, discounts and invitations for events in Basel and Zurich.

  • When and where does the NextGen & Young Leaders program take place?
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    Subscribe to our Digital Festival newsletter to get notified about upcoming editions.

  • In what language is the NextGen & Young Leaders program?
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    German is a prerequisite.

  • Is the participation fully free?
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    We cover all expenses at event site including food and drinks. We don't reimburse any travel or accommodations expenses.

  • Do I have to be available for the entire NextGen & Young Leaders program? What if I have important appointments?
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    Yes, this is a main prerequisite. Please plan your appointments accordingly.

  • Can I attend the NextGen & Young Leaders program and be a participant at HackZurich simultaneously?
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    No but you can apply for both. Please mark your preferred participation when applying for the program and HackZurich.

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