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

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Our coaches and experts

Nadine Wolf
Digital Consultant/ Coach

Nadine Wolf

She is currently a consultant at i-intelligence GmbH, and freelances as a Digital Consultant.

Work experience 13 Years

Startup experience  Years

Experience in private economy

Since 2017
Business Designer & Communications / Marketing Strategist at milani design & consulting AG
Since 2011
Digital Consultant (Freelancer)
2014-2017
Digital Strategist, lead Social@Ogilvy Switerland at OgilvyOne Worldwide
2014-2017
Consultant at i-intelligence
2013-2014
Digital Engagement and Community Outreach Consultant, Lifelines by Al Jazeera at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
2010-2011
Web-Marketing Assistant, Steinhardt Music and Preforming Arts Professions at the New York University
2008-2009
External Project Coordinatior at the Fundacion Nuevo Periodismo Iberoamericano
2006-2007
Assistant Media Projects, Democratic Governance Section at the United Nations Development Programme
2006-2006
Production and Communication Assistant, Inernship at the Ligne de Front
2005-2006
Communications and Development Inernship at Human Rights Watch


Berufserfahrung Academia

2009-2011
Masters, Media, Culture and Communication-specialization in Political Communication and New Media, New York University
2004-2006
Masters, international Affairs, SciencesPo
2001-2003
University of Geneva, Undergrade, International Relations

Chris Pallaris
Consultant/ Director/ Coach

Chris Pallaris

Currently he is director and consultant at the i-intelligence GmbH.

Work experience 20 Years

Startup experience  Years

Founding experience

Founder & director, i-intelligence GmbH


Experience in private economy

Since 2012
Associate professor for intelligence studies at Mercyhurst University
Since 2012
Quaestus
Since 2011
Lecturer for Business Intelligence at the Rochester Bern Executive MBA
Since 2011
Lecturer for Competitive Intelligence, ZHAW School of Management and Law
Since 2010
i-intelligence GmbH
Since 2010
The NATO School, trainer of “Intelligence and Counterterrorism”
2008-2010
Head of Strategy and Open Source Intelligence at the Inernational Relations and Security Network (ISN)
2003-2010
Executive Editor at the Inernational Relations and Security Network (ISN), ETH Zurich
2000-2002
Independent journalist and consultant
1998-2000
PricewaterhouseCoopers, London


Berufserfahrung Academia

2008-2011
Master of Business Administration (MBA), The Open University

Josef Walker
Coach

Josef Walker

Currently he is head of the department of Entrepreneurial Management at the University of Applied Science, HTW Chur, member of the executive board at the University of Technology and Economics Chur, jury member of the Swiss Technology Award and Vice-President of the Research and Development Commission of the Swissuniversisties, Chamber of Universities of Applied Sciences.

Work experience 15 Years

Startup experience  Years

Experience in private economy

2015-2017
Association of Management Schools Switzerland as a Member of the Executive Board
20014-2018
Member of the Foundation Board of the Innovation, Development and Research Foundation Graubünden
2013-2017
Core trainer and member of Faculty Board at CTI Entrepreneurship
Since 2013
Expert activity: Research at universities of applied sciences at the Federal Ministry of Education and Research
Since 2015
Vice President of the Commission Research and Development of the Chamber of Universities of Applied Sciences of swissuniversities
2010-2014
Advisory board, Jury Member at for the Social Entrepreneurship Initiative
Since 2010
Jury Member of Swiss Technolgy Award
Since 2007
Director of Department Entrepreneurial Management, Member of the Executive Board at the University of Applied Sciences, HTW Chur
Since 2007
Head of Department Entrepreneurial Management at the University of Applied Sciences, HTW Chur
2003-2013
CTI Start-up as a Start-up Coach


Berufserfahrung Academia

MSc in Chemistry
MSc in Business Administration

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

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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