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
Anna-Katharina Kilp
Course Manager Zurich & Winterthur
anna-katharina.kilp@zhaw.ch
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
Nicolas Schneider
Marketing & Communication
nicolas.schneider@zhaw.ch
Anna-Maria Strässner
Marketing & Communication
anna-maria.straessner@zhaw.ch

Successful startup training

Our coaches and experts

Dr. Aron Braun
Entrepreneur/ Business Angel/ Coach

Dr. Aron Braun

He is on the board of directors at Prismond Group AG and Discendo AG, works as a lecturer at the Univerity of Applied Science in Bern, as a Business Angel for diffrent companies, and as an entrepreneur.

Work experience 23 Years

Startup experience  Years

Founding experience

•    Co-founder of four companies
•    Support of six Start-ups
•    Start-up Coach at TEK, Venture, seif, KTI, bbcw, Startup Weekend


Experience in private economy

Since 2010
Arpega AG, Zürich: Founder & CEO
2007-2010
Phorms Education
2007
Phorms Management AG, Berlin
2005
Catenion Group, Berlin
1998-2005
Epigenomics AG
1999
Epigenomics AG, Berlin
1995
Philips Semiconductors AG
1998
Zürcher Hochschule Winterthur
1995-1998
Philips Semiconductors/ ST Microelectronics


Berufserfahrung Academia

2011
Bern University of Applied Sciences BFH
1989-1995
ETH Zürich / Imperial College London

Dr. Bernhard Hostettler
Business Developer/ Coach

Dr. Bernhard Hostettler

He is specialized in Intellectual Property, Management and Licensing as well as Business Development and Strategy Planning. He coaches several SMEs in IPM. Currently he works at IPROMA GmbH as a Managing Director, and at PIQUR Therapeutics AG as an IP Officer.

Work experience 34 Years

Startup experience  Years

Experience in private economy

2013
ETH transfer Zurich
2012-2013
Bernhard Hostettler Consulting
2002-2012
Prionics AG, head of the IP department
1993-2002
Hoffmann-La Roche AG, Givaudan AG Group, head of the R&D department in the area Agrochemicals, UV filter, Flavour & Fragrances
1990-1993
Ciba-Geigy AG head of the R&D department Nematicide
1984-1990
Hoffmann-La Roche AG, SOCAR- MAAG Laboratory


Berufserfahrung Academia

1971-1976
Master's degree, Chemistry at the ETH Zürich
1977-1983
PhD, Organic Chemistry, Assistant-Lecturer in practical laboratory courses at the ETH Zürich
1979-1982
Scientific assistant, ETH Zurich, chemistry

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

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

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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