Business Ideas
Module 1

Feel the Start-up Groove
Start date
16. November 2020
Deadline 13. November 2020
Event date

Feel the Startup Groove! At our Business Ideas event, we invite you to listen to interesting Startup Stories, to get inspired by others and to connect with inspiring, like-minded people!


Startup Campus Alumni
Awa F. Diagne

Awa Diagne and her colleagues were the award winners of the Business Concept Course in Spring 2020 with their startup Nemosia. They are developing a marker that makes neurological damage visible at a very early stage, which enables to diagnose Alzheimer much earlier than usually. Awa is a Computer Engineering graduate from Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal and Strategy from HEC-Paris. She has over 15 years of international experience in business process optimization and digital transformation in Life Sciences and Natural Resources industries. Through her expertise, she will be able to implement industry best practices in the operations of the business and was therefore selected as the CEO of Nemosia.

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.

Course program
Start date
16. November 2020
Deadline 13. November 2020
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


«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

«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

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

Dorina Thiess
Piavita AG