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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

Dr. Kamran Houshang Pour
Patent Expert/ Coach

Dr. Kamran Houshang Pour

His specialty is intellectual property. At present he is a patent expert and IP-trainer at the Swiss Federal Institute of Intellectual Property.

Experience in private economy

Since 2008
Patent Expert and IP Trainer at Swiss Federal Institute of Intellectual Property
2007-2008
Research Associate at EPFL
2003-2004
Trainee on management of quality at Ettcon
2001-2002
Product Engineer at Nortel Networks


Berufserfahrung Academia

1997-2000
PhD, Physics at the EPFL Lausanne
1989-1995
Graduate Physicist at the Johann Wolfgang Goethe-University Frankfurt am Main
1984-1987
Bachelor of Science, Physics at the University of Teheran
1977-1984
Este'dadhaye derakhshan High School

Dr. Christoph Müller
Lecturer/ CEO/ Coach

Dr. Christoph Müller

He is currently academic co-director at HBM at the school for entrepreneurship  and lecturer at the University of St.Gallen.

Founding experience

memo St.Gallen AG, St.Gallen
cloud world AG, Schindellegi
UEC gGmbH, Stuttgart
Promerit AG, Frankfurt/Main


Experience in private economy

2013
HBM Unternehmerschule, Executive School for Management, Technology & Law, University of St.Gallen
2011
University of St.Gallen, titular professor
2010
CEO of Startfeld
2008
University of St.Gallen, Head of Center for Entrepreneurial Excellence
2002
University Hohenheim, C4-Professor of  foundations, business start-ups and entrepreneurship
1995
University of St. Gallen Project Leader


Berufserfahrung Academia

1988-1995
Dr. oec. HSG Degree in Economics and Business Administration at the University of Hohenheim/ Uni St.Gallen

Dr. Holger Hädrich
Delegate / Project Manager/ Coach

Dr. Holger Hädrich

Currently he is a Delegate of memo st.gallen AG, as well as Co-owner and Division Manager of 1to1mobile.

Founding experience

Co-founder of memo St.Gallen GmbH


Experience in private economy

2010-2013
Divison Manager of integrated feedback products and analytics software (GMC Analytics)
2007-2009
Development and product management of online feedback systems and data analytics
Since 2002
Delegate of memo st. gallen AG
1997-2007
Project Manager Strategy Consulting (employed and freelance)


Berufserfahrung Academia

Dr. oec. University of St.Gallen
Dipl.-Ing. Communications Engineering (TU Berlin)

Dr. Mario Stark
CEO/ Lecturer/ Coach

Dr. Mario Stark

He is currently the 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

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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