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 Startup 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.

This is the STARTUP CAMPUS team

Emanuel Lüthi
Course Manager Zurich
Innosuisse Startup Training

Vanessa Mohrig
Marketing & Community Builder
Innosuisse Startup Training

Dr. Ben Graziano
Co-Lead, Business Concept Course
Head Trainer, Innosuisse Startup Training
Dr. Richard Bläse
Co-Lead, Business Creation and Business Grwoth Course
Innosuisse Startup Training

Beata Gruschka
Co-Lead Runway Startup Incubator
Innosuisse Startup Training

Melanie Binggeli
Co-Lead Runway Startup Incubator
Innosuisse Startup Training

Merle Zur
Event & Projectmanager
STARTUP CAMPUS & Impact Hub Zurich

Linda Aerne
Event & Projectmanager
STARTUP CAMPUS & Impact Hub Zurich
Björn Ignell
Course Manager Lausanne, Innosuisse Startup Training (Social Entrepreneurship)

Dr. Matthias Hölling
Team Lead Foundation Affairs at Foundation, TECHNOPARK® Zurich

Dr. Christoph Birkholz
Co-founder Impact Hub Zürich

Dr. Matthias Filser
Head, Center for Entrepreneurship (ZHAW)
Lead, Innosuisse Startup Training

Some facts about STARTUP CAMPUS


The following institutions support the Innosuisse Start-up Training programme

ETH Zurich
ETH Zurich (German: Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich) is a science, technology, engineering and mathematics STEM university in the city of Zürich.
University of Zurich
The University of Zurich, the largest university in Switzerland, currently has seven faculties: Philosophy, Human Medicine, Economic Sciences, Law, Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Theology and Veterinary Medicine.
University of St. Gallen
The University of St. Gallen is a research university located in St. Gallen, Switzerland. Established in 1898, it specialises in the fields of business administration, economics, law, and international affairs.
ZHAW School of Management and Law
ZHAW School of Management and Law is the largest business school of a university of applied sciences in Switzerland, and the only one accredited by AACSB.
Impact Hub Zurich is a community of entrepreneurs, creatives and tech-nerds in a network working towards future-friendly solutions which are fit for our grandchildren.
The Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology is an interdisciplinary Swiss research institute for applied materials sciences and technology.
Fachhochschule Graubünden
The University of Applied Sciences of the Grisons is an innovative and entrepreneurial higher education institution with around 1,700 students. It trains people to become responsible skilled professionals and managers.
Eastern Switzerland University of Applied Sciences
Eastern Switzerland University of Applied Sciences is a regional university of applied sciences with national and international reach. Over 1700 students study one of the four subject areas, which are health, social work, construction & technology and economy.
Startfeld is the innovation and startup network in the St.GallenBodenseeArea. In every phase of innovation, Startfeld supports both ambitious entrepreneurs and established SME, who are open to new impulses and development.
Technopark Winterthur
TECHNOPARK Winterthur offers a stimulating environment for innovative minds. Startups, spin-offs, service companies and research institutions from different sectors work together under one roof.
Technopark Zurich
Technopark Zurich is the top location for technology transfer in Switzerland and a key point of contact for innovative startups looking to transform knowledge into marketable products and services.
University of Liechtenstein
The University of Liechtenstein is a public university and focuses on two fields of study – architecture and business economics (entrepreneurship, finance, information systems, business law).
Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK, German: Zürcher Hochschule der Künste) has approximately 2,500 students, which makes it the largest arts university in Switzerland.
RUNWAY Startup Incubator
The RUNWAY Incubator supports startups in picking up speed, especially at the early and seed phase. It is open for ideas of any industry and is located in the Technopark Winterthur.
EPFL Innovation Park
The EPFL Innovation Park provides a dynamic location for high tech companies to innovate. The Park is located at the heart of EPFL, Europe’s most cosmopolitan science and engineering university.


ETH Entrepreneur Club
The ETH Entrepreneur Club is a student-run initiative with the vision to empower the next generation of entrepreneurs and encourage them to pursue their dreams. They host a co-working space with more than 25 early stage, ETH-related startups and organise 30 events per year. This includes InCube, an international design thinking competition, Launch, a startup and entrepreneurship conference and the F*ckUp Nights, an inspirational event about the meaning of failure.
Zürcher Kantonalbank
Zürcher Kantonalbank is the close bank and successfully positions itself as a universal bank with regional roots and international networking. Among other things, Zürcher Kantonalbank actively promotes innovation and entrepreneurship in Switzerland as an active investor and through various partnerships, such as its support for the RUNWAY incubator and the Pioneer Award.
Swiss Environment & Energy Innovation Monitor
The Swiss Environment & Energy Innovation Monitor provides information on active startups and innovative projects in the environment and energy business sectors to support networking and partnering between the actors. Check out technology and canton of over 400 Startups on the website.

Our coaches and experts

Myke Näf

Myke Näf


Phil Bachmann
Leiter Service Innovation Lab FH Graubünden

Phil Bachmann

He is lecturer for human-centered innovation and project leader at the Swiss Institiute of Entrepreneurship SIFE at HTW Chur. As a certified Design Thinking Coach, he accompanies start-ups from problem definition through idea generation and validation to market entry.

Work experience 15 Years

Startup experience  Years

Founding experience

elefantstudios.ch (Coach)

Experience in private economy

Since 2016
Digital Strategy & Design Thinking - Head of Service Innovation Lab University of Applied Sciences HTW Chur
2014 - 2016
Digital Strategy - Sr. Project Manager Strategy & Innovation/ Deputy Head Retail Digital Migros Cooperative Association
2012 – 2014
Strategy Consulting – Manager Deloitte Consulting AG
2011 – 2011
Strategy Consulting – Manager FIDES Financial Systems Development Services AG, Namibia
2005 - 2010
Strategy Consulting - Senior Consultant Deloitte Consulting AG
Management Consulting - Trainee Horváth & Partners Management Consultants, Deutsche Bank AG

Berufserfahrung Academia

Stockholm School of Economics CEMS-MIM
1999 - 2005
University of St. Gallen-(HSG) Lic. Oec., Strategy & Organization -
2010 - 2012
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zurich MAS International Cooperation

Isabelle Siegrist
Founder & CEO

Isabelle Siegrist

Founder & CEO

Rolf Corrodi
Lawyer/ Consultant/ Coach

Rolf Corrodi

He is the owner of office Corrodi GmbH and partner at Videobooks Interactive Ltd.  as well as a senior consultant at DOCMINE.

Work experience 19 Years

Startup experience  Years

Founding experience

Founder of Büro Corrodi GmbH

Experience in private economy

Since 2017
Senior Consultant at DOCMINE Productions
Since 2017
Partner at Videobooks Interactive Ltd.
Since 2014
Owner of Corrodi GmbH
Burkard & Partner Werbeagentur AG
Senior Consultant (different communication agencies)
Glamour engineering
Isler & Pedrazzini
Lawyer at Isler & Pedrazzini AG as well as Hug Interlizenz AG

Berufserfahrung Academia

ZHAW, Executive Master in Arts Management, postgraduate studies
PhD from the University of Zurich UZH in Law
License at the University of Zurich UZH and at the University of Lucerne

Christian Koch
Co-Founder Hades

Christian Koch

Co-Founder Hades

Nina Reinhart
Coach/ Investor

Nina Reinhart

Early Stage Technology Investor in B2B startups born in Switzerland but with global ambitions.

Work experience 16 Years

Startup experience 9 Years

Experience in private economy

2017 - Today
Founder and CEO of Ginger
2016 - Today
Co-Founder, Investor and Managing Director of Reinhart Capital
2016 - Today
Board Member, Investor and CEO's Coach of Procsea SA
2014 - Today
Advisory Board Member of CampBizSmart, USA
2015 - Today
Board Member and Investor of Swiss ICT Investors Club (SICTIC)
2006 - 2015
Management Trainer and Senior Advisor at UBS AG

Berufserfahrung Academia

Startup Board Academy Certificate, Zürich
1997 -1999
MBA at Babson College, USA
1991 - 1993
M.Sc. in Anthropology, Université de Montréal, Canada

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
Certified Deal Leader, Go Beyond Early Stage Investing
Executive Programme for social entrepreneurs, EPSE, Standford University, USA
2011 - 2013
MBA at University of St. Gallen & ESADE Barcelona

Martin Frey
Partner at Baker McKenzie Zurich

Martin Frey

Partner at Baker McKenzie Zurich

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Contact us

Emanuel Lüthi (Course Manager)
Theaterstrasse 17
CH-8400 Winterthur