Business Ideas
Module 1

Feel the Startup Groove
Start date
24. November 2022
Deadline 24. November 2022
Event date
12:00 - 13:30

Online Lunch & Learn: Entrepreneurship in the Creative Industries – Women who Shape the Future of Arts and Tech

In this Online Lunch & Learn event, two founders from Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK) will share their knowledge and experiences on how to build a startup in the creative industry, and what their startups are doing to shape the future of arts and tech. Learn about their different approaches and what considerations they made – and of course: Ask all your burning questions!

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



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Eliane Zihlmann

Eliane , 1993, lives in Zurich. After a technical apprenticeship in civil engineering, she studied industrial design at the Zurich University of the Arts. As her bachelor thesis, she developed the VR experience “BATVISION” with Raffaele Grosjean, which was groundbreaking for her path as a designer in the field of immersive technologies. Before and during her studies, she worked in various design agencies as an intern or freelancer. Currently she is co-founder of the ZHdK spin-off “Somebodyelse”, which emerged from BATVISION. On the side she works at afca in Bern as a designer of mixed and augmented reality experiences with a focus on development for the Hololens 2. In her free time she collects pine cones.

Sophie Walker

You know what you should do? You should try educational games!

After studying Game Design and Development in the Netherlands, Sophie (1995) completed her Design Master at the ZHdK, Zurich University of the Arts. She started “PROJEKT CH+ Games for Democracy” as her Master’s project in 2019 and secured the funding to continue her work as a research project at the ZHdK ever since her graduation in 2020. In 2020, she founded the gamification and serious game studio Mira LUX Creations and in 2022 the PROJEKT CH+ association. The future is what we make it!

Course program
Start date
24. November 2022
Deadline 24. November 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


«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