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

Some facts

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

Dr. Alexander Fust
Project Manager/ Coach

Dr. Alexander Fust

He focuses on innovation in SMEs, time and self-management, financial management in SMEs, customer orientation and service competence. Currently he works at University of St.Gallen (HSG), KMU-HSG.

Founding experience

CEO of pure en route GmbH


Experience in private economy

Since 2018
VR of Advertima
Since 2015
Chairman of the Board of Directors at Genossenschaft Prosus
Since 2012
Lecturer at the University of St. Gallen- HSG
Since 2005
Head of Erfa Groups / PostDoc / Habilitand at the Swiss Institute for Small and Medium Enterprises at the University of St. Gallen
2001-2005
Assistant GL-Member, IT at Wegelin & Co. Private Privatbank


Berufserfahrung Academia

2010-2012
University of St. Gallen, CAS University Didactics
2009
University of Essex, Essex Summer School in Social Science Datenanalyse
2007-2012
University of St. Gallen, doctoral studies
since 2005
University of St.Gallen (HSG), KMU-HSG
2001-2007
University of St. Gallen, Bachelor, Master in Economics, Focus on Finance

Dr. Wilfried Lux
Consultant/ Manager/ Board member/ Coach

Dr. Wilfried Lux

Currently he is lecturer and head of the Competence Center for Finances and Controlling at the Institute for Business Management at University of Applied Science St.Gallen (FHSG) and member of the Administrative Board of novem Swiss AG.

Founding experience

Founder of LCC – Lux Controlling Consulting


Experience in private economy

2010
Member of the Administrative Board of novem Swiss AG (startup in the fields of Business Intelligence and Cognos/IBM Partner)
2005
Head of the Competence Center for Finances and Controlling at the Institute for Business Management at University of Applied Science St.Gallen (FHSG)
2004-2005
Owner of LCC – Lux Controlling Consulting
2000-2004
Consulting Manager at the Information Management Group (IMG)
1998-2000
Senior Consultant at Deloitte Consulting
1996-1998
Controller at Vorwerk International
1993
Assistant and Project Manager at the Swiss Research Institute of Small Business and Entrepreneurship of the University of St. Gallen


Berufserfahrung Academia

1992-1996
University of St.Gallen – Dr. oec. HSG
1990-1992
Union College, Schenectady, New York – MBA
1986-1990
University of Cologne – Business Management

Robert Andric
Financial consulting/ coach

Robert Andric

Over 20 years of work experience and practical experience in the fields of finance and insurance.

Experience in private economy

Primary agent, corporate clients specialist & provision specialist, Zurich insurance
Speaker at different training modules and education modules at the FHNW


Berufserfahrung Academia

Bachelor of Science ZFH (Business Administration)

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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