Business Ideas
Module 1

Feel the Start-up Groove
Start date
11. May 2021
Deadline 10. May 2021
Event date


Get to know successful founders who will talk about their personal startup stories of success and failure and share their founding experiences with you.
A real necessity for anyone who wants to take the plunge into entrepreneurship!

At this event we focus on the topic: FUNDRAISING FUNDAMENTALS

  • You have a business idea, but need financial support for the next step – what options are there?
  • What do Investors look for: Désirée Dosch  is an investor and will show you what is important for her when deciding in which projects she invests
  • Successful fundraising: Start-ups that have already completed successful financing rounds will share with you how the process worked and learn useful tips and tricks. Our guest: Michael Hagander from Microcaps, who just closed a CHF 5 Million seed financing round.

The full list of speakers will be announced soon.

Startup Insights
Michael Hagander

Michael co-founded Microcaps together with Alessandro Ofner in March 2019. The Startup is a direct result of Michael’s MSc in Mechanical Engineering and Alessandro’s PhD in Material Science at ETH Zurich, and their common entrepreneurial vision of becoming the new gold-standard in Microencapsulation. Microcaps closed a CHF 5 Million seed financing round co-lead by Helvetica Capital and Zürcher Kantonalbank in January 2021.

Investor Insights
Désirée Dosch

Managing Partner and Founder of Alvicus AG. Désirée has 15 years of professional experience in the financial industry. She is an expert for segment and growth strategy, project management and marketing, holding an MBA degree from Australia and South Korea. As an entrepreneur she consults fintech and financial institutions on client segmentation and growth strategies with a deliberate focus on the needs of the female clientele and clientele of tomorrow. Désirée is also an investor and believes strongly in the power of new, innovative and disrupting start-ups.

Course program
Start date
11. May 2021
Deadline 10. May 2021
Event date
Free of charge (registration is mandatory)

c/o ZHAW School of Management and Law
Theaterstrasse 17
CH-8401 Winterthur
+41 58 934 65 00


«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

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

Dorina Thiess
Piavita AG