Business Ideas
Module 1

Female Founders Edition
Start date
23. November 2020
Deadline 20. November 2020
Event date
November
23

Are you thinking about founding your own company? Do you want to meet inspiring female founders? Are you curious about how it is to be a female founder in a male-dominated industry? 

We will address these and many more questions in our newly launched female founder event series. You have the possibility to talk to three inspiring female founders about their entrepreneurial journey in small groups of 8-12 people. 

Why?

Of all company founders in Switzerland, only approximately 24% are female and the percentage for science- and tech-based startups is even lower. We want to show aspiring female founders that there are many inspiring female role models out there.

Who can participate?

Women interested in entrepreneurship and women empowerment who are considering starting their own business; especially motivated and ambitious members of a Swiss university or University of Applied Sciences (students, doctoral students, postdocs, professors etc.). As the event is organised together with the University of Zurich, we will focus on science- and tech-based sectors.

Fireside Chat Speaker
Johanna Seeliger

Johanna is the founder of Diversify, a consulting company specialized in recruiting diverse teams. Through her work at Diversify, she realized how many women have difficulties to sell their full potential. She is a true gender bias expert and has a broad network in the female entrepreneur ecosystem.

Fireside Chat Speaker
Alexandra Beckstein & Anja Maurer

Alexandra and Anja are the authors of “Die Gründerinnen”, where they portray 27 different Swiss female founders. With their book, they want to give innovative female founders a face – and create female role models. That’s why they made sure that the book covers a wide range of topics from medicine and fashion to IT and finance.

Fireside Chat Speaker
Luiza Dobre

Luiza is dedicated to transform healthcare communication to help clinicians to deliver the best in class patient care – and actually save lives. Throughout her career she gained both corporate and startup experience and has 10+ years leading and developing businesses. In her opinion there are way too few women in the startup ecosystem in Switzerland. She is committed to offer her support to help other women become the best version of themselves.

Fireside Chat Speaker
Dorina Thiess

After completing her doctorate in the field of entrepreneurship, Dorina was managing director of the Center for Entrepreneurship at the HSG for four years, which supports students in founding their own start-ups. 

In 2016, she and her partner Sascha Bührle founded Piavita AG, a medtech start-up, which aims to revolutionize veterinary medicine. Within three years Piavita has grown to 35 employees at three locations, has obtained financing from renowned investors from Switzerland and Silicon Valley and is now on the market in 7 European countries and the USA.

Fireside Chat Speaker
Nina Portier Reinhart

Nina is a startup investor for early stage startups. She is looking for technology ventures impacting climate, health and food from Switzerland and Europe. Besides founding her own company Reinhart Capital, she is a board member of a variety of companies such as SICTIC and Camp Bizsmart.

Course duration
18:00 - 20:00
Course program
Start date
23. November 2020
Deadline 20. November 2020
Event date
November
23
Language
English
Costs
Free of charge (registration is mandatory)
Place
Webinar
Contact

STARTUP CAMPUS
c/o ZHAW School of Management and Law
Theaterstrasse 17
CH-8401 Winterthur

https://www.startup-campus.ch/en/
info@startup-campus.ch
+41 58 934 65 00

   

Comments
«I think female role models are essential for hopefully seeing more female founders in the Swiss startup scene soon.»

Dorina Thiess
Piavita AG

«In my opinion there are way too few women in the start-up ecosystem in Switzerland. I am committed to offer my support to help other women become the best version of themselves.»

Luiza Dobre
Komed Health AG

«Besides inspiring keynotes and information about support offerings from Innosuisse, the Business Ideas Events are a great opportunity to meet like-minded people and those interested in setting up an own company.»

Ramona Lieser
Runway Startup Incubator