Business Ideas
Module 1

Feel the Start-up Groove
Start date
22. March 2021
Deadline 19. March 2021
Event date

Feel the Startup-Groove of Climeworks Exnaton!

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!

At this event, we will focus on startup solutions for a sustainable future!
You will get to know:

  • Liliane Ableitner, CO-Founder and CEO at Exnaton. Find out what everyday start-up life is like for Liliane and how she and her team turn a great vision into reality.
  • Daniel Egger from Climeworks – the ETH spinoff that originated in a lab is now the world’s leading direct air capture company.

This event is co-organized with ETH Zürich.




Key Speaker
Liliane Ableitner

Dr. Liliane Ableitner studied information systems and has focused on consumer technology in the energy sector since the beginning of her career. Since completing her PhD at ETH Zurich, in which she emphasized the use of digital technologies in the energy transition, she has been leading Exnaton together with her two former PhD fellows Dr. Arne Meeuw and Dr. Anselma Wörner. The team is radically rethinking the energy sector and using data and to achieve climate goals.

Key Speaker
Daniel Egger

Daniel Egger is an industrial engineer with a master’s degree from ETH Zurich. He has many years of experience in quality management, product and process development as well as marketing and sales in various industrial companies. At Climeworks, Daniel Egger is Head of Marketing and Sales and has been with the company for over 3 years and he will tell us how it is to work for an extremely rapid-growing company.

Course program
Start date
22. March 2021
Deadline 19. March 2021
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


«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

«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