Business Ideas
Module 1

Feel the Start-up Groove
Start date
24. November 2020
Deadline 23. November 2020
Event date

Feel the Startup-Groove! Get to know successful founders as well as alumni from past Innosuisse Start-up Trainings 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!

This event is co-organized with the university of Zurich.

Startup Campus Alumni
Joachim Schaeffer

Joachim is a master’s student in “Energy- Science and Technology” at ETH Zürich and participated in the Innosuisse Startup Training in the spring semester 2020. Together with his team, they founded the startup GreenWards. He will tell us about his experience in and after the Innosuisse startup training.

Keynote Speaker
Melanie Gabriel

Melanie is the co-founder and CMO of Yokoy, a Swiss FinTech startup that fully automates the expense- and company credit card processes of companies using Artificial Intelligence.  Furthermore, Melanie is a board member of We Shape Tech, a global platform for greater diversity and inclusion in technology and innovation.

Course program
Start date
24. November 2020
Deadline 23. 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