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

Dr. Stephan Hess
Lecturer/ Strategy & Process Consultant / Product Manager/ Coach

Dr. Stephan Hess

He is founder and current CEO of Swiss Technology Broker and business partner of streamwise data analytics.

Work experience 27 Years

Startup experience  Years

Founding experience

Founder and CEO of Swiss Technology Brokers GmbH


Experience in private economy

2013-2015
Alstom Power Service: VP Product Management (Power Plant Services)
2009-2013
Vice President R&D Execution at Alstom Power
2002-2009
Alstom Power: VP Research and Development  (Energy Technology)
1999-2001
Accenture: Energy Strategy& Process Consultant (Consultancy)
1991-1999
ABB Power & Turbo Systems: Various Positions in R&D / Technology / Product Organisation
Board Member of Technopark Aargau and other public/private boards e.g. Chairman of Power Gen Europe or Alstom Technology Ltd., Founder / co-founder / board member of several start-ups
Lecturer at various Universities as Juventus/ETHZ/ HSG/ TU-Erlangen CTI-Entrepreneurship and Researcher with various publications on Open Innovation or Technology Transfer with start-ups


Berufserfahrung Academia

PhD in Technology and Innovation Management (ETH Zurich)
Graduate engineer

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

Dr. Louis-Paul Wicki
Lecturer/ Coach

Dr. Louis-Paul Wicki

He is a lecturer in E-Business and Management at the University of Applied Sciences Northwestern Switzerland (FHNW).

Work experience 29 Years

Startup experience  Years

Founding experience

Strategic adviser to several start-ups


Experience in private economy

2000-2015
CREALOGIX: CEO of the Business Areas “Education” and “E-Business”
1996-2000
St. Gallen Consulting Group (SCG): Member of the executive management
1993-1996
Bank of Canton Zurich (ZKB) in collaboration with Institute for Info Management HSG
1989-1992
Digital Equipment (DEC): Software development for financial institutions


Berufserfahrung Academia

1993-1996
University of St.Gallen HSG – Institute for Information Management: Ph.D. of Business Administration
1984-1989
University of St.Gallen HSG: Master of Business Administration

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

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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