About us

STARTUP CAMPUS offers a wide range of startup activities for aspiring entrepreneurs and established startups, startup coaches, investors, and business angels. STARTUP CAMPUS brings together the threads of various startup activities: Innosuisse Start-up Trainings, individual startup coachings, coworking spaces, startup incubators, exciting startup events, awards as well as professional conferences on current entrepreneurial topics.

All these offers are only possible thanks to the strong strength of the consortium behind STARTUP CAMPUS. The consortium consists of universities, colleges, and techno- and innovation parks in the Zurich - Eastern Switzerland region. STARTUP CAMPUS is co-led by the ZHAW School of Management and Law and the Technopark Zurich.

This is the STARTUP CAMPUS Team

Jacques Hefti
Co-Director
jacques.hefti@zhaw.ch
Matthias Hölling
Co-Director
matthias.hoelling@technopark.ch
Ben Graziano
Lead-Trainer STARTUP CAMPUS Trainings
ben.graziano@zhaw.ch
Anna-Katharina Kilp
Course Manager Zurich & Winterthur (Business Concept)
anna-katharina.kilp@zhaw.ch
Sarah Linder
Course Manager Zurich (Business Creation & Business Growth)
sarah.linder@seif.org
Lorenz Ineichen
Course Manager St. Gallen
Lorenz.Ineichen@startfeld.ch
Vanessa Burningham
Course Manager Lausanne
burningham@epfl-innovationpark.ch
Beata Gruschka
Lead STARTUP CAMPUS Incubator "RUNWAY"
beata.gruschka@zhaw.ch
Ramona Lieser
STARTUP CAMPUS Incubator "RUNWAY"
ramona.lieser@zhaw.ch
Nicolas Schneider
Marketing & Communication
nicolas.schneider@zhaw.ch
Anna-Maria Strässner
Marketing & Communication
anna-maria.straessner@zhaw.ch

Successful startup training

Our coaches and experts

Beda Meienberger
CEO/ Lecturer/ Coach

Beda Meienberger

He is co-director of the Active Assisted Living AAL Competence Center of the FHS St.Gallen, lecturer and delegate of the FHS St.Gallen in the starting field.

Work experience 22 Years

Startup experience  Years

Founding experience

Founder of Netlink AG
Co-founder of Object Engineering GmbH
Co-founder of the Solution Network Group
Co-founder of Telenet AG
Co-founder of Fun Language AG (founded in two countries)
Co-founder Fun Language Holding
Co-founder of Fun Language GmbH
Founder of Netlink Telenet AG


Experience in private economy

2004-2006
Penta Group AG, St. Gallen, VR
2004-2006
Penta Group REAG IT AG, Kehrsatz, CEO
1996-2004
Telenet AG, St. Gallen, VRP
1993-2004
Netlink AG, St. Gallen, CEO
1979-1993
Various positions with medium-sized and large companies in the CH industry


Berufserfahrung Academia

2010-2012
Master of Advanced Study in Coaching & Organisationsentwicklung, IAP / ZHAW
2011-2012
BSO Recognition as Coach BSO, Swiss Professional Association for Coaching, Supervision, Organizational Consulting
2007-2008
Master of Advanced Study in Business Information Management, University of Applied Sciences Eastern Switzerland, St.Gallen (FHO/FHS)
1997-1998
Entrepreneurship / Europreneur HSG, Insead, UHA Colmar und IKL Vevey

Dr. Kerstin Wagner
Professorin/ Coach

Dr. Kerstin Wagner

She has work experience in the fields of biotech and internet. Currently she is porject manager and professor at the Swiss Institute for entrepreneurship, HTW Chur and coach for business models and business set-up.

 

Work experience 18 Years

Startup experience  Years

Founding experience

Co-founder of two companies


Experience in private economy

2006-2008
Senior Reasearcher and Lecturer at the Swiss Institute for Entrepreneurship, HTW Chur
2005-2006
Postdoctoral Researcher at the Institute for Economic Research IWH Halle
2002-2005
Research and Teaching Assistant University of Regensburg
2000-2002
Empolyee, Corporate Finance at the November AG
2000
Research Assistant at CIRLAB S.P.A.


Berufserfahrung Academia

Professor for Entrepreneurship at the HTW Chur
Project manager at the Schweizerischen Institut für Entrepreneurship SIFE of HTW Chur
Head of the competence area “Gründung und Wachstum” (=Founding and Growth)
Dissertation on the subject Entrepreneurship Education
Master of Science in Business Administration (MScBA)
Master of Science in Engineering
1996-2002
Diploma, Economic Geography at the University of Regensburg
2002-2005
PhD, Economic Geography, Entrepreneurship at the University of Regensburg.

Dr. Martin Horst
CEO/ Project manager/ Coach

Dr. Martin Horst

He is currently CEO and Chairman of the Board of Directors at Nexilis AG, Owner of Accelerex GmbH and a Coach for CTI Start-up.

Founding experience

•    Co-Founder Nexilis AG
•    Founder Accelerex GmbH


Experience in private economy

2015
CEO and Chairman of the board of Directors at Nexilis AG
2006-2018
CTI Coach for Start-up companies in Switzerland (Mandate of Eidgenössischen Departements für Wirtschaft, eg. Covagen AG, Virtamed AG, Thelkin AG, Qvanteq AG, Numab AG)
2004-2018
Owner and CEO of Accelerex GmbH
2009-2014
CEO MyoPowers SA
2004-2010
Management Consultant (eg. Novartis AG, Synthes AG, Stryker AG, IsoTis SA)
2003-2004
Member of the Management Team Synthes AG
2001-2004
Head of Departments of Osteobiologics and Materials & Testing at Stratec medical AG, Member of Management Team (Iter Synthes AG and tody Depuy a J&J company


Berufserfahrung Academia

1998
Habilitation for Physiological Chemistry at the Medical Faculty of the University of Göttingen
1991-1995
Habilitation for Biochemistry at the Biocenter of the University of Basel
1987-1990
PhD Thesis in Biochemistry at the Westfälische Wilhelms-University
1982-1987
Study of Biology and Chemistry at the Ruhr-University Bochum and the ETH Zürich

Dr. Ben Graziano
Coach / Head-Trainer / Lecturer

Dr. Ben Graziano

He is Innosuisse Special Coach for Pitching, Climate KIC Start-up Coach, co-founder and director of Everbeam (Malawi), head trainer at the Startup Campus (Innosuisse Modules 2/3/4), start-up coach for Runway Incubator, Winterthur, and lecturer at the Institute of Innovation & Entrepreneurship, ZHAW.

Work experience 20 Years

Startup experience 11 Years

Founding experience

Founder and Director, Aurora Software Limited (2000), United Kingdom

Founder and Director, Everbeam Limited (2013), Malawi


Experience in private economy

2013
Founder & director, Everbeam Limited, Malawi
2008-2012
Technology Commercialisation Manager, Carbon Trust Limited, United Kingdom
2004
Spacecraft Engineering Manager, EADS Astrium, United Kingdom
2000-2004
Freelance Consultant (Clients: Accenture), United Kingdom
1998-2000
Freelance Software Developer, (Clients: Disney and Verizon), United Kingdom


Berufserfahrung Academia

2014
Research associate at the Institute of Innovation & Entrepreneurship, ZHAW
2002-2007
Researcher at the Space Research Centre at the University of Cranfield in England

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Partners

The following institutions support the Innosuisse Start-up Training programme

Contact

Anna-Katharina Kilp (Course Manager)
email: info@startup-campus.ch
phone: +41 58 934 65 00
8400 Winterthur