Experts

STARTUP CAMPUS has a highly qualified network of coaches and experts with many years of start-up experience, which is continuously expanding. Take a look at interesting offers and events where our startup coaches are involved and provide young entrepreneurs with helpful tips. Sounds interesting to you? Then get in touch with us and become part of the STARTUP CAMPUS start-up expert community!

Working with talented entrepreneurs
Transfer of knowledge and experience
Inspiring startup environment
Active promotion of the Swiss start-up ecosystem

Trainings and events where our coaches are involved and which might be of interest to you

  Technopark Winterthur

STARTUP CAMPUS Incubator

Early-stage startup support
Accelerate your business!

In the RUNWAY Startup Incubator, we offer young entrepreneurs tailor-made coaching, excellent networking and consulting. In addition, incubatees profit from the physical coworking space and state-of-the-art infrastructure at Technopark Winterthur. Our goal: to accelerate you and your early-stage startup within a few months and make you ready to take off.

Our coaches

Beat Seeliger
Co-Founder

Beat Seeliger

Co-Founder

Dr. Matthias Filser
Head, Center for Entrepreneurship

Dr. Matthias Filser

Head, Startup Campus Consortium

Head, Center for Entrepreneurship

Work experience 12 Years

Startup experience >10 Years

Experience in private economy

2019 - Today
Head, Center for Entrepreneurship, ZHAW School of Management and Law
2019 - Today
Expert Coach at Runway Startup Incubator
2019 - Today
Head, Startup Campus Consortium


Berufserfahrung Academia

2010 - 2013
PhD Entrepreneurship, Utrecht University

Karin A. Stephan
Coach & Managing Director Impact Hub Zurich

Karin A. Stephan

Coach & Managing Director Impact Hub Zurich

Dr. Bernhard Hostettler
Business Developer/ Coach

Dr. Bernhard Hostettler

He specializes in intellectual property management (patent monitoring, IP licensing, IP portfolio control), business development, and strategic planning.
He is an accredited Special Coach IP at Innosuisse, where he regularly conducts IP roadmaps and IP assessments for startups in the life sciences, chemistry, diagnostics and medtech sectors. In addition, he has mandates with SMEs for which he is responsible for IP management.

 

Work experience 34 Years

Startup experience 14 Years

Founding experience

He is founder, owner and manager of IPROMA GmbH.


Experience in private economy

Since 2014
Managing Director IPROMA GmbH
2013
Technology and Licensing Manager at ETH transfer (a.i.)
2002-2012
Prionics AG, Head of IP, Business Development and Business Unit Manager
1993-2002
Givaudan SA, Head of Agrochemicals, UV Filter, Flavour & Fragrances Laboratories, later Head of Patent Department Givaudan and Competitive Techno-logy Intelligence
1990-1993
Ciba-Geigy AG Head of Nematicides R&D Department
1984-1990
Hoffmann-La Roche AG, SOCAR AG, MAAG Dielsdorf AG Laboratory Manager


Berufserfahrung Academia

1971-1976
Master in Organic Chemistry
1978-1983
PhD thesis in Organic and Bioorganic Synthesis Chemistry with Labo-assistance for Chemistry and Pharmacy Students

Nicolas Berg
Entrepreneur/ Business Developer/ Coach

Nicolas Berg

Co-founder of 12 startups since 1984, he has over 14 years of experience in (co-)managing startups and early-stage investing.

Founding experience

•    Serial Entrepreneur; founder of 12 startups (e.g. Borsalino.ch)
•    Business Angel in 20 startups since 2000 (e.g. XING)


Experience in private economy

Since 2018
Advisory Board & Coach at Enolyst, Hush-Zurich and kirik.io
Since 2017
Head Business Development and Investor Relations at HEGIAS
Since 2017
Head of Business Development at xaxada
Since 2017
Head Business Development at Lorange Network
Since 2016
Starup Coach, Trainer, Author at Bergpark GmbH
2015-2017
Partner at buildastiq- smart workflow & data
Since 2014
Shareholder at I believe in you
2013-2013
Inerim CEO at Sharoo
2012-2013
Chairman & Interim CEO at Questli
2006-2012
Board member and investor at restorm.com
2006-2013
Early-stage Venture Capitalist at Redalpine Venture Partners
2005-2015
Trainer and Starup-Coach at venturelab.ch
2005-2011
Shareholder at Trigami AG (today part of Teads)
2004-2010
Country Manager Switzerland, Investor at XING
2004-2006
CEO at Neurotune AG
2002-2006
Business angel seeking co-investors at innovative start-ups
2000-2007
Shareholder, former board member at Whitestein.com
2000-2004
Chairman at Venturix.com
1998-2000
Founder, CTO, Sales & Marketing at Borsalino.ch (today Cash.ch)
1992-1998
Editor for the Berner Newspaper
1988-1992
Partner and founder of Intro (Switzerland)


Berufserfahrung Academia

1980-1985
M.Sc. (BA), lic.rer.pol., Business Administration, Law at the University of Bern

Pascal Mathis
Trainer & Entrepreneur

Pascal Mathis

Trainer & Entrepreneur

Dr. Adrian W. Müller
Lecturer/ Coach

Dr. Adrian W. Müller

Prof. Dr. Adrian W. Müller is head of the Institute of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the ZHAW School of Management and Law. He teaches strategic foresight, innovation management and entrepreneurship and is the owner of noocleus AG.

Founding experience

Noocleus AG, Founder & Owner
Müller Corporate Clothing, Co-Founder/Owner
Von Rickenbach Solid Wood, Co-Founder
Further start-ups accompanied in founding process, Advisory/Coaching


Experience in private economy

Since 2017
Senior Lecturer for Business Innovation at the ETH Zurich
Since 2014
Director Runway Startup Incubator at the ZHAW Zurich University of Applied Sciences
Since 2013
Head of Institute of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the ZHAW Zurich University of Applied Sciences, Winterthur
Since 2013
Start-Up Trainer & Member of the Advisory Board at Startup Campus (www.startup-campus.ch)
2011-2013
Senior Lecturer/ Project Leader for Foresight & Innovation, Entrepreneurship at the ZHAW Zurich University of Applied Sciences
2009-2011
Lecturer for Strategic Management at the ZHAW Zurich University of Applied Sciences
Since 2008
Founder of noocleus AG
2007-2011
Lecturer for Strategic Innovation , Design Department at the Zurich University of the Arts
2006-2010
Lecturer for Scientific Work Methods at the University of Zurich
2004-2006
Co-Founder at the Mueller Corporate Clothing
2002-2004
Managment Consultant at the PIT AG, Baar
2002
PIT Management Consulting, Zurich, Consultant for Strategy and Organization
2000
IMG Information Management Group, St.Gallen, Business Researcher


Berufserfahrung Academia

2012-2013
CAS Didactics for Higher Education at the Zurich University of Applied Sciences
2007
Zurich University of the Arts, Department Design, Lecturer for Strategic Innovation & Design, Founder & Manager Masterprogram Trends
2004-2008
Dr. oec, HSG, Chair for Strategic Management, Institute of Management at the University of St.Gallen
1996-2002
Lic. oec. HSG, Finance and Accounting at the University of St.Gallen

Aradhna Sethi
Founder & President of Namaste Switzerland

Aradhna Sethi

Founder & President of Namaste Switzerland

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