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

Martina Decurtins
Course Manager Zurich & Winterthur
Innosuisse Start-up Training (Team lead)
martina.decurtins@zhaw.ch

Lorenz Ineichen
Course Manager St. Gallen
Innosuisse Start-up Training
lorenz.ineichen@startfeld.ch

Sarah Linder
Course Manager Zurich & Bern
Innosuisse Start-up Training (Social Entrepreneurship)
sarah.linder@seif.org
Björn Ignell
Course Manager Lausanne
Innosuisse Start-up Training (Social Entrepreneurship)
björn.ignell@startup-campus.ch
Clara Alonso
Course Manager Board Academy
Startup Board Academy
clara.alonso@boardhub.ch
Nicolas Schneider
Marketing & Communication
Innosuisse Start-up Training
nicolas.schneider@zhaw.ch
Viktor Vogt
Marketing & Communication
Innosuisse Start-up Training
viktor.vogt@impacthub.ch
Dr. Ben Graziano
Head Trainer
STARTUP CAMPUS Training
ben.graziano@zhaw.ch
Karin Andrea Stephan
Co-Lead Innosuisse Start-up Training
karin.stephan@impacthub.ch
Beata Gruschka
Head Runway Incubator
Co-Lead Innosuisse Start-up Training
beata.gruschka@zhaw.ch



Ramona Lieser
Community Manager Runway Incubator
Co-Lead Innosuisse Start-up Training
ramona.lieser@zhaw.ch



Johanna Scheurer
Co-Lead Innosuisse Start-up Training
johanna.scheurer@impacthub.ch
Prof. Mariana Christen Jakob
Co-Lead Innosuisse Start-up Training (Social Entrepreneurship)
mcj@seif.ch

Dr. Matthias Filser
Deputy Head Innosuisse Start-up Training
matthias.filser@zhaw.ch
Dr. Christoph Birkholz
Deputy Head Innosuisse Start-up Training
christoph.birkholz@impacthub.ch
Dr. Matthias Hölling
Co-Director STARTUP CAMPUS
matthias.hoelling@technopark.ch
Jacques Hefti
Co-Director STARTUP CAMPUS
Head Innosuisse Start-up Training
jacques.hefti@zhaw.ch

Some facts about STARTUP CAMPUS

Our coaches and experts

Matthias Ehrat
Managing director/ Coach

Matthias Ehrat

He has twelve years of experience in the area of large scale packaging equipment development and manufacturing. Since 2009 he is President of VELTRU AG.

Founding experience

Supporting young enterprises in area of intellectual property management including application and enforcement


Experience in private economy

Since 2009
President of Veltru AG
2004-2008
Multivac GmbH & Co. KG as Director of Global Sales
2004
Lucatron Jp. Co. Ltd. as a.i. Managing Director
1998-2003
SIG Pack Systems AG as Business Unit Manager Robotics


Berufserfahrung Academia

Research in the area of intellectual property management and development of technological networks and competitive interaction

Egle Thomas
Coach/ Trainer/ Investor

Egle Thomas

Board Member, Advisor, Consultant, Innosuisse Coach/ Trainer, Investor

Work experience 8 Years

Startup experience 5 Years

Experience in private economy

2019 - Today
Managing Director of ImmProfile AG
2016 - Today
Co-Founder and Board Member of My Community Classroom, USA
2017 - 2018
Head of Business Development and Partnerships at BioVersys AG, Basel
2012 - 2014
Vice President, North America Strategy, at Green Biologics Inc, USA
2010 - 2012
Director of Business Development at Institute for Advanced Learning and Research, USA
2009 - 2010
Director of Business Development at Biofuels Center of North Carolina, USA


Berufserfahrung Academia

2006 - 2008
MBA, Focus on Strategy and Finance, Warwick Business School UK
1998 - 2002
Ph.D. Biological Biochemistry, University of Brimingham UK
1995 - 1997
B.Sc. North Central College, USA

Dr. Mario Stark
CEO/ Lecturer/ Coach

Dr. Mario Stark

CEO of Vivor AG

Work experience 27 Years

Startup experience  Years

Founding experience

Founder and CEO, Solianis Monitoring AG, Zürich
Founder and partner, Kellenberger & Stark AG, Bern


Experience in private economy

2012-2017
Lecturer at the University of Applied Sciences
2011-2012
Delegate of the board of directors, Solianis Holding AG, Zug
2005-2011
CEO, Solianis Monitoring AG, Zurich
2004-2005
Chief Operating Officer at Pendragon Medical AG
2002-2004
Executive Vice President Marketing & Product Management, Zimmer/Sulzer Medica, Winterthur
2001-2002
Executive VP Strategic Marketing & Information Technology, Sulzer Medica, Baar
1995-2000
Vice President Human Resources, Sulzer Medica, Baar
1991-1995
Founder and Partner, Kellenberger & Stark AG, Bern
1991
Research Assistant at Pro Senectute


Berufserfahrung Academia

2001
International Marketing Programme, INSEAD, Fontainebleau, France
2000
Managing the global enterprise, INSEAD, Fontainebleau, France
1998
Advanced Management Program, SKU, Zurich
1981-1992
MA, University of Bern

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
2004-2014
Burkard & Partner Werbeagentur AG
2004-2014
Senior Consultant (different communication agencies)
2003
Glamour engineering
2002
Isler & Pedrazzini
1999-2002
Lawyer at Isler & Pedrazzini AG as well as Hug Interlizenz AG


Berufserfahrung Academia

2004-2006
ZHAW, Executive Master in Arts Management, postgraduate studies
2000-2003
PhD from the University of Zurich UZH in Law
1991-1997
License at the University of Zurich UZH and at the University of Lucerne

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Partners

The following institutions support the Innosuisse Start-up Training programme

Contact us

Martina Decurtins (Course Manager)
email: info@startup-campus.ch
phone: +41 58 934 65 00
Theaterstrasse 17
CH-8400 Winterthur