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

01.10.2019 - 25.11.2019  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 Zurich

Challenge Room

Leave your comfort zone!

Switch your cozy, comfortable office to Technopark Zürich’s new creative space for a few days to be creative, think in really new directions and finally get your stuff done! No more excuses! Now it’s time to push your startup (or business project) forward – with FREE OF CHARGE COACHING in the Challenge Room!

  Technopark Winterthur


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.

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.

07.03.2019 - 28.03.2019  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.

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

Riccarda von Mecklenburg
Founder / Communication Expert / Coach

Riccarda von Mecklenburg

Riccarda von Mecklenburg is the founder of, an agency that supports and accompanies the planning and implementation of crowdfunding projects. Riccarda is a successful coach with her expertise in editorial, PR, social media, lecturing, auditing, corporate strategy and leadership.

Work experience 9 Years

Startup experience 7 Years

Founding experience

Founder of

Experience in private economy

Jan 2013 - Today
Owner of and Member of the Board of Trustees of the Zurich Journalist Prize
Jan 2017 - Today
Member of VR Finder
Jan 2008 - Dec 2017
Lecturer and Examiner Media Institute Zurich
Jan 2004 - June 2012
VR Schreiner & Van Bokkel Media BT, Rotterdam VRP MM&V Media Agency zrt. Budapest VR MM&B Media Agence SAS, Paris Delegate of the Board of Directors and CEO, m&m media holding ag, Glattbrugg
June 1997 - Feb 2003
Publishing manager in the corporate board, AZ Medien Group
May 1994 - April 1997
Editor, Basler Zeitung

Berufserfahrung Academia

Continuing education VR for Startups
Diploma, Social Media Manager
2008 - 2009
Diploma, VR Training for SMEs, University of St. Gallen
2004 - 2006
Master of Business Administration, University of Steinbeis, Bocconi Milan, Stern School NY

Pascal O. Stocker
Lecturer/ Coach

Pascal O. Stocker

He is currently the CEO of Stocker Unternehmensentwicklung AG, chairman and holder at Wyrsch Unternehmerschule AG and lecturer at different business schools as HTW Chur, HWZ Zurich, SIB Zurich and SGO Opfikon.



Work experience 17 Years

Startup experience  Years

Founding experience

•    Stocker Unternehmensentwicklung AG
•    Founder of five startups

Experience in private economy

Since 2017
Member of the board of directors at NovaVolt
Since 2017
Member of the board of directors at Pandally AG
Since 2017
Member of the board of directors at Korporation Freienbach
Since 2012
Co-initiator and member of KKU Spezialisten
Since 2011
Managing Director and Owner of Stocker Unternehmensentwicklung AG
Since 2008
Wyrsch Unternehmerschule AG, Chairman and holder
Since 2007
Lecturer at the HTW Chur
Since 2007
Associate at huser treuhand + partner GmbH
Since 2004
Trainer and cunsultant at the SIB Swiss instiution for business economics
Since 2003
Head of Entrepreneurship Department at the HWZ Zurich School of Economics
Since 2001
Stocker Unternehmensentwicklung AG, CEO, holder, trainer
Since 2001
Owner of Periscope AG
Unilever, Senior Key Account Manager, Brand Manager, Category Management Xerox: Controller
Kuoni: Project Manager Corporate Development, Project Manager and trainer

Berufserfahrung Academia

Business Economist (FH)
MAS Corporate Finance

Dr. Ben Graziano
Coach / Head-Trainer / Lecturer

Dr. Ben Graziano

He is Innosuisse Special Coach for Pitching, Climate KIC Start-up Coach, co-founder and director of Everbeam (Malawi), head trainer at the Startup Campus (Innosuisse Modules 2/3/4), start-up coach for Runway Incubator, Winterthur, and lecturer at the Institute of Innovation & Entrepreneurship, ZHAW.

Work experience 20 Years

Startup experience 11 Years

Founding experience

Founder and Director, Aurora Software Limited (2000), United Kingdom

Founder and Director, Everbeam Limited (2013), Malawi

Experience in private economy

Founder & director, Everbeam Limited, Malawi
Technology Commercialisation Manager, Carbon Trust Limited, United Kingdom
Spacecraft Engineering Manager, EADS Astrium, United Kingdom
Freelance Consultant (Clients: Accenture), United Kingdom
Freelance Software Developer, (Clients: Disney and Verizon), United Kingdom

Berufserfahrung Academia

Research associate at the Institute of Innovation & Entrepreneurship, ZHAW
Researcher at the Space Research Centre at the University of Cranfield in England

Dr. Matthias Hölling
Account Manager/ Coach

Dr. Matthias Hölling

Currently works at  Team Lead Foundation Affairs at Foundation TECHNOPARK® Zurich.

Work experience 17 Years

Startup experience  Years

Experience in private economy

Seit 2014
Team Lead Foundation Affairs at Foundation TECHNOPARK® Zurich
Technology Manager – Spin-Offs at ETH Transfer
Account Manager / Project Manager at Unic Internet Solutions

Berufserfahrung Academia

MTE program at the IMD Business School, Lausanne
PhD of ETH Zurich
University of southampton, electrical engeneering, Tripartite Scheme
Tripartite M.E. program in Electrical Engineering at the University of Karlsruhe, University of Southampton and the ESIEE, Paris
Karlsruhe Institute for Technology (KIT) Dipl. -Ing., Electical Engineering, Tripartite Scheme

Dr. Kerstin Wagner
Professorin/ Coach

Dr. Kerstin Wagner

She has work experience in the fields of biotech and internet. Currently she is porject manager and professor at the Swiss Institute for entrepreneurship, HTW Chur and coach for business models and business set-up.


Work experience 18 Years

Startup experience  Years

Founding experience

Co-founder of two companies

Experience in private economy

Senior Reasearcher and Lecturer at the Swiss Institute for Entrepreneurship, HTW Chur
Postdoctoral Researcher at the Institute for Economic Research IWH Halle
Research and Teaching Assistant University of Regensburg
Empolyee, Corporate Finance at the November AG
Research Assistant at CIRLAB S.P.A.

Berufserfahrung Academia

Professor for Entrepreneurship at the HTW Chur
Project manager at the Schweizerischen Institut für Entrepreneurship SIFE of HTW Chur
Head of the competence area “Gründung und Wachstum” (=Founding and Growth)
Dissertation on the subject Entrepreneurship Education
Master of Science in Business Administration (MScBA)
Master of Science in Engineering
Diploma, Economic Geography at the University of Regensburg
PhD, Economic Geography, Entrepreneurship at the University of Regensburg.

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.
•    Business Angel in 20 startups since 2000 (e.g. XING)

Experience in private economy

Since 2018
Advisory Board & Coach at Enolyst, Hush-Zurich and
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
Partner at buildastiq- smart workflow & data
Since 2014
Shareholder at I believe in you
Inerim CEO at Sharoo
Chairman & Interim CEO at Questli
Board member and investor at
Early-stage Venture Capitalist at Redalpine Venture Partners
Trainer and Starup-Coach at
Shareholder at Trigami AG (today part of Teads)
Country Manager Switzerland, Investor at XING
CEO at Neurotune AG
Business angel seeking co-investors at innovative start-ups
Shareholder, former board member at
Chairman at
Founder, CTO, Sales & Marketing at (today
Editor for the Berner Newspaper
Partner and founder of Intro (Switzerland)

Berufserfahrung Academia

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

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

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

Berufserfahrung Academia

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

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
Burkard & Partner Werbeagentur AG
Senior Consultant (different communication agencies)
Glamour engineering
Isler & Pedrazzini
Lawyer at Isler & Pedrazzini AG as well as Hug Interlizenz AG

Berufserfahrung Academia

ZHAW, Executive Master in Arts Management, postgraduate studies
PhD from the University of Zurich UZH in Law
License at the University of Zurich UZH and at the University of Lucerne

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