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

30.10.2019  Innovation Parc Zurich

Pioneers’n’Legends

The Spirit of Entrepreneurial Leadership

Meet #positivepsychology #expert and #femalefounder @Kerstin Humberg on Oct 30th 2019 at the @Innovationspark Zürich/ Dübendorf and learn more about her #startup @Yunel! For all who are interested in #happiness #research and how to use findings from neuroscience to make happiness work for you.

18.11.2019 - 10.12.2019  Zurich

Startup Board Academy

Directors Education Program for Business Angels

Are you or do you want to become a successful startup board member? During 4 afternoons the participants will be sensitized to the risks and challenges of a start-up board of directors – in interactive workshops, presentations, case studies, discussions and a final board due diligence including live pitching. This specialized training program is aimed at interested business angels, board members and investors who would like to learn first-hand practical tips and advice for the successful management of a start-up.

  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.

21.10.2019  20:00 - 21:30 CEST (online)

Webinar for Board Members

Online Crash Courses

Two industry experts created this online crash course for active or future startup board members, shareholders, and entrepreneurs. It covers all the fundamentals of building a high performing startup Boards: governance, Board composition and responsibilities, challenges and key success factors.

20.09.2019  Technopark Winterthur

Startup Night Winterthur

More than 1000 participants at the second event in 2018 proved it: Pioneering spirit and entrepreneurship are more present than ever in Winterthur! On Friday, 20. September 2019, the time has come again! Thanks to the third Startup Night, Winterthur will host one of Switzerland’s largest Startup Events.

19.09.2019 - 10.10.2019  Lausanne

Fast Track Sales Academy

EPFL Innovation Park created a short 4 half-day course to get your hands on the tips and tricks to build and manage a fast growing sales organisation that will help you get in the league of the companies that outperform their competition.

05.12.2019  UZH Lichthof

Ecosystem Connect Event

Meet the Swiss startup ecosystem

The main goal of the Ecosystem Connect Event which takes place within the context of the Innosuisse start-up training ‘Business Concept’ is to connect participants with investors and representatives of the Swiss startup ecosystem and establish important contacts to enhance their business ideas. Investors and invited organizations of the Swiss Startup Ecosystem see up to 30 exciting new startup ideas and meet motivated aspiring entrepreneurs.

Building startups towards a successful sale

Startups need to build a growth plan and exit path early in their life cycle to unlock the value created and to maximize the chances of their founders and investors making financial returns.

Our coaches

Roderich Hess
Manager/ Lecturer/ Coach

Roderich Hess

He is a CEO at Cendres+Métaux SA an entrepreneur with experience in communication, design, distribution, human resources, marketing, product management, sales, supply chain and strategy.

Founding experience

CEO, founder & owner of Swiss Made Consulting GmbH


Experience in private economy

2011-2017
Brand, Distribution and Innovation Consultant/ Pitch Trainer: Swiss made consulting LLC
2015-2016
Head of Sales and Sales Administration: Soprod SA
2013
Marketing- and Sales Manager Switzerland: Hanhart
2010-2011
General Manager Kaenon Europe: Kaenon
2006-2010
Managing Director Montblanc Suisse SA: Montblanc
2004-2006
Key Account and Marketing Manager: Metalor Technologies SA
2003-2004
Marketing & Sales Manager Europe and Switzerland: Century Time Gems Ltd.
2001-2002
Head of Jewellery Department: Metalor Technologies SA
1995-2001
Swiss Market Director and Sales Representative Swiss Market: Gucci
1994-1995
Marketing Assistant and Sales-Coordinatior: Hamo AG
1991-1993
Operational Mechanic Engenieer: W. Gassmann AG
1990-1991
Junior Product Manager: Scott Sports SA
Lecturer at different Swiss Universities
Member and exclusive representative of Hong Hong Jeweler and Jade Manufacturer Association in Switzerland.


Berufserfahrung Academia

2007-2008
IMD Buisness School
1994-1996
Commercial Industrial Vocational School Berne
1984-1989
GIBB: Federal certificate in polymechanics

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

Phil Bachmann
Consultant/ Coach/ Lecturer

Phil Bachmann

He is lecturer for human-centered innovation and project leader at the Swiss Institiute of Entrepreneurship SIFE at HTW Chur. As a certified Design Thinking Coach, he accompanies start-ups from problem definition through idea generation and validation to market entry.

Work experience 15 Years

Startup experience  Years

Founding experience

elefantstudios.ch (Coach)


Experience in private economy

Since 2016
Digital Strategy & Design Thinking - Head of Service Innovation Lab University of Applied Sciences HTW Chur
2014 - 2016
Digital Strategy - Sr. Project Manager Strategy & Innovation/ Deputy Head Retail Digital Migros Cooperative Association
2012 – 2014
Strategy Consulting – Manager Deloitte Consulting AG
2011 – 2011
Strategy Consulting – Manager FIDES Financial Systems Development Services AG, Namibia
2005 - 2010
Strategy Consulting - Senior Consultant Deloitte Consulting AG
2002
Management Consulting - Trainee Horváth & Partners Management Consultants, Deutsche Bank AG


Berufserfahrung Academia

2004
Stockholm School of Economics CEMS-MIM
1999 - 2005
University of St. Gallen-(HSG) Lic. Oec., Strategy & Organization -
2010 - 2012
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zurich MAS International Cooperation

Thomas Schmitt
Lecturer/ Coach

Thomas Schmitt

Currently he is a lecturer of business economics with focus on Coprorate Finance at the University of Applied Sciences Northwestern Switzerland and acitv in different administrative boards of middle-class companies.

Experience in private economy

2004-2010
Management of TECHNOPARK® Aargau
2004
Development of TECHNOPARK® Aargau
Financial consultant at companies in stages of turnaround or M&A
Management of a financial-oriented  IT and management consultancy company in Zurich


Berufserfahrung Academia

Business Informatics at the University of Zurich

Dr. Rolf Corrodi
Lawyer/ Consultant/ Coach

Dr. Rolf Corrodi

He is the owner of office Corrodi GmbH and partner at Videobooks Interactive Ltd.  as well as a senior consultant at DOCMINE.

Work experience 19 Years

Startup experience  Years

Founding experience

Founder of Büro Corrodi GmbH


Experience in private economy

Since 2017
Senior Consultant at DOCMINE Productions
Since 2017
Partner at Videobooks Interactive Ltd.
Since 2014
Owner of Corrodi GmbH
2004-2014
Burkard & Partner Werbeagentur AG
2004-2014
Senior Consultant (different communication agencies)
2003
Glamour engineering
2002
Isler & Pedrazzini
1999-2002
Lawyer at Isler & Pedrazzini AG as well as Hug Interlizenz AG


Berufserfahrung Academia

2004-2006
ZHAW, Executive Master in Arts Management, postgraduate studies
2000-2003
PhD from the University of Zurich UZH in Law
1991-1997
License at the University of Zurich UZH and at the University of Lucerne

Jörg Hilber
Project manager/ market researcher/ Coach

Jörg Hilber

His focus is on customer acquisition, customer enthusiasm, leadership, market and social research and test psychology.

Work experience 23 Years

Startup experience  Years

Founding experience

•    Partner at réalités Jörg Hilber, Zug
•    Founder of hilber systemic management


Experience in private economy

2010
VR-President of constant dialog ag, Zug
2004
Self-employed entrepreneur (réalités, Zug)
1993-2004
LINK Institute for market and social science research, member of the executive board, research
1990-1993
Social pedagogy
1987-1990
Novinform S.A. Lausanne
1988
Minuteman Council, Inc. Stoneham MA, USA
1987
EGELI Treuhand AG St.Gallen, commercial advisor


Berufserfahrung Academia

2004
Lecturer at University of Business and Finance Wettingen
2003
Lecturer at Fachschule für Bankwirtschaft, Zurich
1999
Lecturer at Lucerne University of Applied Science and Art

Dr. Wilfried Lux
Consultant/ Manager/ Board member/ Coach

Dr. Wilfried Lux

Currently he is lecturer and head of the Competence Center for Finances and Controlling at the Institute for Business Management at University of Applied Science St.Gallen (FHSG) and member of the Administrative Board of novem Swiss AG.

Founding experience

Founder of LCC – Lux Controlling Consulting


Experience in private economy

2010
Member of the Administrative Board of novem Swiss AG (startup in the fields of Business Intelligence and Cognos/IBM Partner)
2005
Head of the Competence Center for Finances and Controlling at the Institute for Business Management at University of Applied Science St.Gallen (FHSG)
2004-2005
Owner of LCC – Lux Controlling Consulting
2000-2004
Consulting Manager at the Information Management Group (IMG)
1998-2000
Senior Consultant at Deloitte Consulting
1996-1998
Controller at Vorwerk International
1993
Assistant and Project Manager at the Swiss Research Institute of Small Business and Entrepreneurship of the University of St. Gallen


Berufserfahrung Academia

1992-1996
University of St.Gallen – Dr. oec. HSG
1990-1992
Union College, Schenectady, New York – MBA
1986-1990
University of Cologne – Business Management

Dr. Christoph Müller
Lecturer/ CEO/ Coach

Dr. Christoph Müller

He is currently academic co-director at HBM at the school for entrepreneurship  and lecturer at the University of St.Gallen.

Founding experience

memo St.Gallen AG, St.Gallen
cloud world AG, Schindellegi
UEC gGmbH, Stuttgart
Promerit AG, Frankfurt/Main


Experience in private economy

2013
HBM Unternehmerschule, Executive School for Management, Technology & Law, University of St.Gallen
2011
University of St.Gallen, titular professor
2010
CEO of Startfeld
2008
University of St.Gallen, Head of Center for Entrepreneurial Excellence
2002
University Hohenheim, C4-Professor of  foundations, business start-ups and entrepreneurship
1995
University of St. Gallen Project Leader


Berufserfahrung Academia

1988-1995
Dr. oec. HSG Degree in Economics and Business Administration at the University of Hohenheim/ Uni St.Gallen

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