At our Startup Stories events you will meet successful founders. They talk about their success and failure stories as well as their personal start-up experiences. Let yourself be inspired!
At this event, we will focus on the topic: From Research to Startup
Get to know successful founders whose origins for the start-up can be found in science.
This event is co-organized together with the ETH Zurich.
Dimpora is a chemical company which develops sustainable and non-harmful membranes, mostly aimed at the production of outdoor gear. Mario and Anna, the co-founders of dimpora, met during their Bachelor studies in chemical engineering at ETH Zurich. They became friends in the last year, when they ended up in the same lab group. This friendship lasted during their Master studies and following PhDs. At the end of Anna’s PhD, Mario asked her to join him in the dimpora adventure, knowing that they work well as a team and share the same Swiss values.
Synhelion wants to turn CO2 into fuel and move the world towards net zero. They are a global pioneer in the field of sustainable solar fuels. The company evolved from ETH Zurich in 2016. Gianluca, the CEO and co-founder, obtained his PhD in Physics/Nanotechnology from EPFL Lausanne. He held various positions in the concentrated solar power and photovoltaics industry – among them he was Head of Research at Airlight Energy and Managing Director of Dsolar. His achievements include several patents and scientific publications, and he is the recipient of the EPFL Prix Prof. René Wasserman 2011. He co-founded Synhelion in 2016 and now holds the position of CEO.
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