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 Impact Hub Zurich.

This is the STARTUP CAMPUS team

Dóra Schweighoffer
Course Manager Zurich
Innosuisse Start-up Training
dora.schweighoffer@startup-campus.ch

Emanuel Lüthi
Course Manager Zurich
Innosuisse Start-up Training
emanuel.luethi@startup-campus.ch

Bernd Schneider
Course Manager St. Gallen, Innosuisse Start-up Training
STARTUP CAMPUS
bernd.schneider@startfeld.ch

Björn Ignell
Course Manager Lausanne, Innosuisse Start-up Training (Social Entrepreneurship)
STARTUP CAMPUS
björn.ignell@startup-campus.ch

Merle Zur
Event & Projectmanager
STARTUP CAMPUS & Impact Hub Zurich
merle.zur@startup-campus.ch

Stephanie Ospelt
Lead Diversity & Entrepreneurship
Impact Hub Zurich
stephanie.ospelt@impacthub.ch

Dr. Ben Graziano
Co-Lead, Business Concept Course
Head Trainer, Innosuisse Start-up Training
ben.graziano@zhaw.ch

Dr. Richard Bläse
Co-Lead, Business Creation and Business Grwoth Course
Innosuisse Start-up Training
richard.blaese@startup-campus.ch

Beata Gruschka
Program Manager Runway Incubator
Innosuisse Start-up Training
beata.gruschka@zhaw.ch

Melanie Binggeli
Co-Lead Runway Incubator
Innosuisse Start-up Training
melanie.binggeli@zhaw.ch

Nathalie Minder
Marketing & Community Builder
Innosuisse Start-up Training
nathalie.minder@zhaw.ch

Dr. Christoph Birkholz
Co-founder Impact Hub Zürich
STARTUP CAMPUS Advisor
christoph.birkholz@impacthub.ch

Dr. Matthias Hölling
Team Lead Foundation Affairs at Foundation, TECHNOPARK® Zurich
STARTUP CAMPUS Advisor
matthias.hoelling@technopark.ch

Dr. Matthias Filser
Head, STARTUP CAMPUS Consortium
Head, Center for Entrepreneurship (ZHAW)
Lead, Innosuisse Start-up Training
matthias.filser@zhaw.ch

Some facts about STARTUP CAMPUS

Our coaches and experts

Katka Letzing
Co-Founder & Co-Lead Kickstart Innovation

Katka Letzing

Co-Founder & Co-Lead Kickstart Innovation

Dr. Bernhard Hostettler
Business Developer/ Coach

Dr. Bernhard Hostettler

He specializes in intellectual property management (patent monitoring, IP licensing, IP portfolio control), business development, and strategic planning.
He is an accredited Special Coach IP at Innosuisse, where he regularly conducts IP roadmaps and IP assessments for startups in the life sciences, chemistry, diagnostics and medtech sectors. In addition, he has mandates with SMEs for which he is responsible for IP management.

 

Work experience 34 Years

Startup experience 14 Years

Founding experience

He is founder, owner and manager of IPROMA GmbH.


Experience in private economy

Since 2014
Managing Director IPROMA GmbH
2013
Technology and Licensing Manager at ETH transfer (a.i.)
2002-2012
Prionics AG, Head of IP, Business Development and Business Unit Manager
1993-2002
Givaudan SA, Head of Agrochemicals, UV Filter, Flavour & Fragrances Laboratories, later Head of Patent Department Givaudan and Competitive Techno-logy Intelligence
1990-1993
Ciba-Geigy AG Head of Nematicides R&D Department
1984-1990
Hoffmann-La Roche AG, SOCAR AG, MAAG Dielsdorf AG Laboratory Manager


Berufserfahrung Academia

1971-1976
Master in Organic Chemistry
1978-1983
PhD thesis in Organic and Bioorganic Synthesis Chemistry with Labo-assistance for Chemistry and Pharmacy Students

Bea Knecht
Trainer & Entrepreneur

Bea Knecht

Trainer & Entrepreneur

Andreia Fernandes
Entrepreneur, Lecturer & Coach

Andreia Fernandes

Entrepreneur, Lecturer & Coach

Work experience 8 Years

Startup experience 5 Years

Experience in private economy

2015 - Today
Founder of SEABRAND International GmbH
2015 - Today
Co-Founder of Sexy Little Bag
2018 - Today
Advisory Baord Member at KV Business School Zürich and Cleared to Land Project
2016 - 2018
General Manager of the "Institut für Prozessarbeit"
2015 - 2017
General Manager of Medica Mondiale Switzerland, NGO, Zürich
2012 - 2015
Global Product Manager of Pulmonx Sarl, Neuchatel & Redwood City USA


Berufserfahrung Academia

2015 - Today
Various Coaching Modules at Coaching Plus, Kloten
2018
Certified Deal Leader, Go Beyond Early Stage Investing
2018
Executive Programme for social entrepreneurs, EPSE, Standford University, USA
2011 - 2013
MBA at University of St. Gallen & ESADE Barcelona

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Partners

The following institutions support the Innosuisse Start-up Training programme

Contact us

Dóra Schweighoffer (Course Manager)
email: info@startup-campus.ch
phone: +41 58 934 44 34
Theaterstrasse 17
CH-8400 Winterthur