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

24.02.2020 - 23.03.2020  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.

Outstanding Boards for Successful Startups

Through this platform, innovative startups and SMEs can assess their needs and identify the most qualified experts to join their Board, or Advisory Board. Accredited Board members can further improve their skills with exclusive and curated content as well as customized training.

12.05.2020  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

Rolf Corrodi
Lawyer/ Consultant/ Coach

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

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
2004-2008
Multivac GmbH & Co. KG as Director of Global Sales
2004
Lucatron Jp. Co. Ltd. as a.i. Managing Director
1998-2003
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

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

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

Egle Thomas
Coach/ Trainer/ Investor

Egle Thomas

Board Member, Advisor, Consultant, Innosuisse Coach/ Trainer, Investor

Work experience 8 Years

Startup experience 5 Years

Experience in private economy

2019 - Today
Managing Director of ImmProfile AG
2016 - Today
Co-Founder and Board Member of My Community Classroom, USA
2017 - 2018
Head of Business Development and Partnerships at BioVersys AG, Basel
2012 - 2014
Vice President, North America Strategy, at Green Biologics Inc, USA
2010 - 2012
Director of Business Development at Institute for Advanced Learning and Research, USA
2009 - 2010
Director of Business Development at Biofuels Center of North Carolina, USA


Berufserfahrung Academia

2006 - 2008
MBA, Focus on Strategy and Finance, Warwick Business School UK
1998 - 2002
Ph.D. Biological Biochemistry, University of Brimingham UK
1995 - 1997
B.Sc. North Central College, USA

Adrian Hilti
Co-Founder, CTO

Adrian Hilti

Co-Founder, CTO

Martin Frey
Partner at Baker McKenzie Zurich

Martin Frey

Partner at Baker McKenzie Zurich

Mariana Christen Jakob
Founder/ Expert for Social Entrepreneurship

Mariana Christen Jakob

Expert for Social Entrepreneurship

Work experience 18 Years

Startup experience 9 Years

Experience in private economy

2011 - Today
Founder and CEO of SEIF GmbH
2013 - Today
Trainer and Coach for Innosuisse Start-up Trainings
2002 - 2017
Professor and Lecturer, University of Applied Sciences Lucerne
1997 - 2000
Lecturer and Project Leader, Zurich University for Teacher Education


Berufserfahrung Academia

2017
Impact Investing Oxford, United Kingdom
2002
Executive Master of Business Administration, University of St. Gallen
1991
Master in Social and Economical Studies, University of Zurich

Johanna Seeliger
Founder & CEO at Diversify GmbH

Johanna Seeliger

Founder & CEO at Diversify GmbH

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