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

Beda Meienberger
CEO/ Lecturer/ Coach

Beda Meienberger

He is co-director of the Active Assisted Living AAL Competence Center of the FHS St.Gallen, lecturer and delegate of the FHS St.Gallen in the starting field.

Work experience 22 Years

Startup experience  Years

Founding experience

Founder of Netlink AG
Co-founder of Object Engineering GmbH
Co-founder of the Solution Network Group
Co-founder of Telenet AG
Co-founder of Fun Language AG (founded in two countries)
Co-founder Fun Language Holding
Co-founder of Fun Language GmbH
Founder of Netlink Telenet AG


Experience in private economy

2004-2006
Penta Group AG, St. Gallen, VR
2004-2006
Penta Group REAG IT AG, Kehrsatz, CEO
1996-2004
Telenet AG, St. Gallen, VRP
1993-2004
Netlink AG, St. Gallen, CEO
1979-1993
Various positions with medium-sized and large companies in the CH industry


Berufserfahrung Academia

2010-2012
Master of Advanced Study in Coaching & Organisationsentwicklung, IAP / ZHAW
2011-2012
BSO Recognition as Coach BSO, Swiss Professional Association for Coaching, Supervision, Organizational Consulting
2007-2008
Master of Advanced Study in Business Information Management, University of Applied Sciences Eastern Switzerland, St.Gallen (FHO/FHS)
1997-1998
Entrepreneurship / Europreneur HSG, Insead, UHA Colmar und IKL Vevey

Phil Bachmann
Consultant/ Coach/ Lecturer

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
2002
Management Consulting - Trainee Horváth & Partners Management Consultants, Deutsche Bank AG


Berufserfahrung Academia

2004
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

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

Eric Gisiger
Investor / Coach

Eric Gisiger

Experienced and entrepreneurial investor with around 20 years of successful international/national professional experience. He is currently a member of the Board of Directors: HeiQ Materials AG, xtendx AG Stratpharma AG and Sphinx Werkzeuge AG.

Work experience 20 Years

Startup experience 10 Years

Founding experience

Founding member of SVC-AG für KMU Risikokapital, co-founder of Helvetica Capital AG.


Experience in private economy

2015-today
Managing Partner at Helvetica Capital AG
2010-2015
Investment Director at SVC - AG für KMU Risikokapital. As Investment Director responsible for seven direct investments in a portfolio of 26 as representatives of the investors (board level).
2009- 2010
Independent Corporate Finance Consultant
2005-2009
Man Group
2004-2005
RMF Investment Management
1999-2004
PricewaterhouseCoopers
1997-1999
KPMG/ SBC Warburg Dillon Read


Berufserfahrung Academia

1994-1999
Master of Science, Business Administration and Management at the university of St. Gallen

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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