Business Ideas
Module 1

Feel the Start-up Groove
Start date
29. October 2020
Deadline 28. October 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!

This event is co-organized with the Z-Kubator at ZHdK.


Startup Campus Alumni
Yvo Goette

Yvo Goette is co-founder of the Swiss design label Cosmos Design®. After several years in Los Angeles, CA and subsequent industrial design studies at the Zurich University of the Arts, he founded his own design studio with Jessica Reust in 2019. Cosmos Design® is specialized in the field of greening solutions and follows the principles of Biophilic Design. The design studio Cosmos Design® sells its products through its own online store and has been able to implement successful exhibition and trade fair construction projects. Furthermore, Cosmos Design® cooperates with interior greening companies throughout Switzerland and offers innovative greening solutions in the field of architecture.

Fernanda Barrence Mutz

Fernanda Barrence Mutz is the CEO and co-founder of the Zurich-based travel startup The Trip Boutique, an AI-powered personal travel advisor, and member of the board of directors at the Impact Hub Zurich. Prior to founding The Trip Boutique, Fernanda spent over a decade working in large corporations in the Americas and in Europe, holding various advisory and management roles. In such positions, Fernanda experienced businesses from multiple perspectives and managed cross-functional and cross-cultural teams in a global scope. Fernanda holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration (UFMG, Brazil) and a Master’s degree in Design (ZHdK – Switzerland), through which she specialised in trends research and innovation strategy.

Course program
Start date
29. October 2020
Deadline 28. October 2020
Event date
Free of charge (registration is mandatory)
Webinar (link will follow after registration)

c/o ZHAW School of Management and Law
Theaterstrasse 17
CH-8401 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

«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