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


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.

25.05.2021  ETH Zürich

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.

Our coaches

Phil Bachmann
Leiter Service Innovation Lab FH Graubünden

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 (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
Management Consulting - Trainee Horváth & Partners Management Consultants, Deutsche Bank AG

Berufserfahrung Academia

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

Isabelle Siegrist
Founder & CEO

Isabelle Siegrist

Founder & CEO

Melanie Kovacs
Entrepreneur & Business Coach

Melanie Kovacs

Entrepreneur & Business Coach

Beata Gruschka

Matthias Ehrat
Managing director/ Coach

Matthias Ehrat

He has twelve years of experience in the area of large scale packaging equipment development and manufacturing. Since 2009 he is President of VELTRU AG.

Founding experience

Supporting young enterprises in area of intellectual property management including application and enforcement

Experience in private economy

Since 2009
President of Veltru AG
Multivac GmbH & Co. KG as Director of Global Sales
Lucatron Jp. Co. Ltd. as a.i. Managing Director
SIG Pack Systems AG as Business Unit Manager Robotics

Berufserfahrung Academia

Research in the area of intellectual property management and development of technological networks and competitive interaction

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

Karen Rauschenbach
Founder & CEO

Karen Rauschenbach

Founder & CEO

Anil Sethi
Trainer/ Serial Entrepreneur

Anil Sethi

Author (From Science to Startup), Entrepreneur-in-Residence @ETH Zurich

Work experience 15 Years

Startup experience 15 Years

Experience in private economy

2016 - Today
Entrepreneur in residence and lecturer at ETH Zürich
2018 - Today
Coach at Startup Campus, Zürich
2018 - Today
Chief trainer at Venture Kick, Zürich
2015 - Today
Co-Founder and advisor at Scrona AG, Zürich
2019 - Today
Co-Founder und Chairman of the board at Instaheat AG, Zürich
2006 - 2012
Founder, CEO and CFO at Flisom AG, Zürich

Berufserfahrung Academia

1998 - 2000
MBA, London Business School, UK
1991 - 1994
Master-equivalent chartered accountant, India
1989 - 1991
Master-equivalent cost and works accountant, India
1986 - 1989
Bachelor in Commerce and Ecomonics, India

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