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 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

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

Dr. Thomas Billeter
Entrepreneur/ Coach/ Business Consultant

Dr. Thomas Billeter

20 years experience both as executive and as strategy consultant. Clients / employers include several international technology companies and top tier global strategy consulting firms.

Work experience 30 Years

Startup experience 12 Years

Founding experience

• ISMM Interactive (sports / internet)
• TPN (WIFI provider)
• Infocodex (Linguistic Search)
• Zattoo (Internet TV)
• PlebsTV (Internet Web 2.0)
• Xsite (E-commerce)
• Simfy (Music)
• Tallyfox (Web2.0 collaboration)
• Kooaba (image recognition)
• Squirro (Knowedge Retrieval)


Experience in private economy

2001
Independent management consultant
1994-2000
McKinsey & Co (consultant)
1986-1991
Ascom (Head of Business-Unit)
1983-1985
IBM


Berufserfahrung Academia

2001
Advanced Management Program Harvard B.School
1995
Dr.Oec University of Zurich
1985
Post-graduate studies in Industrial Management, BWI / ETH Zurich
1983
Dipl. El.Ing ETH Zurich

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

2006-2008
Senior Reasearcher and Lecturer at the Swiss Institute for Entrepreneurship, HTW Chur
2005-2006
Postdoctoral Researcher at the Institute for Economic Research IWH Halle
2002-2005
Research and Teaching Assistant University of Regensburg
2000-2002
Empolyee, Corporate Finance at the November AG
2000
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
1996-2002
Diploma, Economic Geography at the University of Regensburg
2002-2005
PhD, Economic Geography, Entrepreneurship at the University of Regensburg.

Dr. Alexander Fust
Project Manager/ Coach

Dr. Alexander Fust

He focuses on innovation in SMEs, time and self-management, financial management in SMEs, customer orientation and service competence. Currently he works at University of St.Gallen (HSG), KMU-HSG.

Founding experience

CEO of pure en route GmbH


Experience in private economy

Since 2018
VR of Advertima
Since 2015
Chairman of the Board of Directors at Genossenschaft Prosus
Since 2012
Lecturer at the University of St. Gallen- HSG
Since 2005
Head of Erfa Groups / PostDoc / Habilitand at the Swiss Institute for Small and Medium Enterprises at the University of St. Gallen
2001-2005
Assistant GL-Member, IT at Wegelin & Co. Private Privatbank


Berufserfahrung Academia

2010-2012
University of St. Gallen, CAS University Didactics
2009
University of Essex, Essex Summer School in Social Science Datenanalyse
2007-2012
University of St. Gallen, doctoral studies
since 2005
University of St.Gallen (HSG), KMU-HSG
2001-2007
University of St. Gallen, Bachelor, Master in Economics, Focus on Finance

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

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

Nadine Wolf
Digital Consultant/ Coach

Nadine Wolf

She is currently a consultant at i-intelligence GmbH, and freelances as a Digital Consultant.

Work experience 13 Years

Startup experience  Years

Experience in private economy

Since 2017
Business Designer & Communications / Marketing Strategist at milani design & consulting AG
Since 2011
Digital Consultant (Freelancer)
2014-2017
Digital Strategist, lead Social@Ogilvy Switerland at OgilvyOne Worldwide
2014-2017
Consultant at i-intelligence
2013-2014
Digital Engagement and Community Outreach Consultant, Lifelines by Al Jazeera at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
2010-2011
Web-Marketing Assistant, Steinhardt Music and Preforming Arts Professions at the New York University
2008-2009
External Project Coordinatior at the Fundacion Nuevo Periodismo Iberoamericano
2006-2007
Assistant Media Projects, Democratic Governance Section at the United Nations Development Programme
2006-2006
Production and Communication Assistant, Inernship at the Ligne de Front
2005-2006
Communications and Development Inernship at Human Rights Watch


Berufserfahrung Academia

2009-2011
Masters, Media, Culture and Communication-specialization in Political Communication and New Media, New York University
2004-2006
Masters, international Affairs, SciencesPo
2001-2003
University of Geneva, Undergrade, International Relations

Dr. Martin Horst
CEO/ Project manager/ Coach

Dr. Martin Horst

He is currently CEO and Chairman of the Board of Directors at Nexilis AG, Owner of Accelerex GmbH and a Coach for CTI Start-up.

Founding experience

•    Co-Founder Nexilis AG
•    Founder Accelerex GmbH


Experience in private economy

2015
CEO and Chairman of the board of Directors at Nexilis AG
2006-2018
CTI Coach for Start-up companies in Switzerland (Mandate of Eidgenössischen Departements für Wirtschaft, eg. Covagen AG, Virtamed AG, Thelkin AG, Qvanteq AG, Numab AG)
2004-2018
Owner and CEO of Accelerex GmbH
2009-2014
CEO MyoPowers SA
2004-2010
Management Consultant (eg. Novartis AG, Synthes AG, Stryker AG, IsoTis SA)
2003-2004
Member of the Management Team Synthes AG
2001-2004
Head of Departments of Osteobiologics and Materials & Testing at Stratec medical AG, Member of Management Team (Iter Synthes AG and tody Depuy a J&J company


Berufserfahrung Academia

1998
Habilitation for Physiological Chemistry at the Medical Faculty of the University of Göttingen
1991-1995
Habilitation for Biochemistry at the Biocenter of the University of Basel
1987-1990
PhD Thesis in Biochemistry at the Westfälische Wilhelms-University
1982-1987
Study of Biology and Chemistry at the Ruhr-University Bochum and the ETH Zürich

Dr. Louis-Paul Wicki
Lecturer/ Coach

Dr. Louis-Paul Wicki

He is a lecturer in E-Business and Management at the University of Applied Sciences Northwestern Switzerland (FHNW).

Work experience 29 Years

Startup experience  Years

Founding experience

Strategic adviser to several start-ups


Experience in private economy

2000-2015
CREALOGIX: CEO of the Business Areas “Education” and “E-Business”
1996-2000
St. Gallen Consulting Group (SCG): Member of the executive management
1993-1996
Bank of Canton Zurich (ZKB) in collaboration with Institute for Info Management HSG
1989-1992
Digital Equipment (DEC): Software development for financial institutions


Berufserfahrung Academia

1993-1996
University of St.Gallen HSG – Institute for Information Management: Ph.D. of Business Administration
1984-1989
University of St.Gallen HSG: Master of Business Administration

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