Business Ideas
Module 1

Feel the Startup Groove
Start date
13. December 2022
Deadline 13. December 2022
Event date
12:00 - 13:30

Online Lunch & Learn – Alumni Edition: Profit meets purpose – meet impactful entrepreneurs with businesses in Switzerland and abroad

Have you thought about having a social business in Switzerland or abroad? What knowledge, skills and personality do you need for that? Our experts will help!

The STARTUP CAMPUS and Innosuisse Alumni event will be held on the special topic of “Profit meeting purpose in social businesses and other impactful businesses” where two former STARTUP CAMPUS participants will present their startups and what has happened since the program. Learn about the founders’ processes in building a social business in Switzerland as well as abroad and get inspired. And of course: ask all your burning questions!

This event is co-organized together with Impact Hub Zurich and will take place online. The Zoom link will be shared upon registration.

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Dr. Ulrike Pfreundt

Ulrike Pfreundt is a German ocean scientist, entrepreneur, and curious thinker, whose award-winning work has been featured in scientific journals and traditional media alike. She is alumna of ETH Zürich and Silicon Valley’s Singularity University. In 2020, Ulrike co-founded rrreefs, a not-for-profit startup that rebuilds degraded coral reefs. Driven by their passion for the ocean and the urgency of dying coral reefs, Ulrike and her co-founders create eco-engineered modular reef systems to safeguard ocean biodiversity.

Pascal Brunner

Pascal’s (MSc ETH) curiosity, passion and determination, make him a natural entrepreneur. Having founded his first own company at age 15, Pascal has always had a keen interest in innovation and cutting edge ideas. In his leadership role, he brings together experts with complementary skills and empowers them to achieve optimal results.

Luise Ammerschuber

Course program
Start date
13. December 2022
Deadline 13. December 2022
Event date
12:00 - 13:30
Free of charge (Registration mandatory)

c/o ZHAW Zurich University of Applied Sciences
Theaterstrasse 17
CH-8400 Winterthur
+41 58 934 65 00


«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

«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