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


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.

26.05.2020  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

Dr. Bernhard Hostettler
Business Developer/ Coach

Dr. Bernhard Hostettler

He specializes in intellectual property management (patent monitoring, IP licensing, IP portfolio control), business development, and strategic planning.
He is an accredited Special Coach IP at Innosuisse, where he regularly conducts IP roadmaps and IP assessments for startups in the life sciences, chemistry, diagnostics and medtech sectors. In addition, he has mandates with SMEs for which he is responsible for IP management.


Work experience 34 Years

Startup experience 14 Years

Founding experience

He is founder, owner and manager of IPROMA GmbH.

Experience in private economy

Since 2014
Managing Director IPROMA GmbH
Technology and Licensing Manager at ETH transfer (a.i.)
Prionics AG, Head of IP, Business Development and Business Unit Manager
Givaudan SA, Head of Agrochemicals, UV Filter, Flavour & Fragrances Laboratories, later Head of Patent Department Givaudan and Competitive Techno-logy Intelligence
Ciba-Geigy AG Head of Nematicides R&D Department
Hoffmann-La Roche AG, SOCAR AG, MAAG Dielsdorf AG Laboratory Manager

Berufserfahrung Academia

Master in Organic Chemistry
PhD thesis in Organic and Bioorganic Synthesis Chemistry with Labo-assistance for Chemistry and Pharmacy Students

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 (
Senior Lecturer/ Project Leader for Foresight & Innovation, Entrepreneurship at the ZHAW Zurich University of Applied Sciences
Lecturer for Strategic Management at the ZHAW Zurich University of Applied Sciences
Since 2008
Founder of noocleus AG
Lecturer for Strategic Innovation , Design Department at the Zurich University of the Arts
Lecturer for Scientific Work Methods at the University of Zurich
Co-Founder at the Mueller Corporate Clothing
Managment Consultant at the PIT AG, Baar
PIT Management Consulting, Zurich, Consultant for Strategy and Organization
IMG Information Management Group, St.Gallen, Business Researcher

Berufserfahrung Academia

CAS Didactics for Higher Education at the Zurich University of Applied Sciences
Zurich University of the Arts, Department Design, Lecturer for Strategic Innovation & Design, Founder & Manager Masterprogram Trends
Dr. oec, HSG, Chair for Strategic Management, Institute of Management at the University of St.Gallen
Lic. oec. HSG, Finance and Accounting at the University of St.Gallen

Dr. Kamran Houshang Pour
Patent Expert/ Coach

Dr. Kamran Houshang Pour

His specialty is intellectual property. At present he is a patent expert and IP-trainer at the Swiss Federal Institute of Intellectual Property.

Experience in private economy

Since 2008
Patent Expert and IP Trainer at Swiss Federal Institute of Intellectual Property
Research Associate at EPFL
Trainee on management of quality at Ettcon
Product Engineer at Nortel Networks

Berufserfahrung Academia

PhD, Physics at the EPFL Lausanne
Graduate Physicist at the Johann Wolfgang Goethe-University Frankfurt am Main
Bachelor of Science, Physics at the University of Teheran
Este'dadhaye derakhshan High School

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

Christoph Birkholz
Co-Founder Impact Hub Zurich, Entrepreneur

Christoph Birkholz

Co-Founder Impact Hub Zurich, Entrepreneur

Dr. Matthias Filser
Head, Center for Entrepreneurship

Dr. Matthias Filser

Head, Center for Entrepreneurship

Work experience 12 Years

Startup experience >10 Years

Experience in private economy

2019 - Today
Head, Center for Entrepreneurship, ZHAW School of Management and Law
2019 - Today
Expert Coach at Runway Startup Incubator
2019 - Today
Jury Expert at Startup Campus Consortium
2019 - Today
Advisor & Jury Expert for EdTech and Learning at Kickstart Innovation
2017 - Today
Co-Founder of Panacea Ventures GmbH, Germany
2007 - 2009
Project Manager, Hagen Management GmbH, Austria

Berufserfahrung Academia

2014, 2016
European Entrepreneurship Colloquium, Vlerick Business School and Harvard Business School
2010 - 2013
PhD Entrepreneurship, University of Liechtenstein
2008 - 2010
M. Sc. Entrepreneurship, University of Liechtenstein

Nina Reinhart
Coach/ Investor

Nina Reinhart

Early Stage Technology Investor in B2B startups born in Switzerland but with global ambitions.

Work experience 16 Years

Startup experience 9 Years

Experience in private economy

2017 - Today
Founder and CEO of Ginger
2016 - Today
Co-Founder, Investor and Managing Director of Reinhart Capital
2016 - Today
Board Member, Investor and CEO's Coach of Procsea SA
2014 - Today
Advisory Board Member of CampBizSmart, USA
2015 - Today
Board Member and Investor of Swiss ICT Investors Club (SICTIC)
2006 - 2015
Management Trainer and Senior Advisor at UBS AG

Berufserfahrung Academia

Startup Board Academy Certificate, Zürich
1997 -1999
MBA at Babson College, USA
1991 - 1993
M.Sc. in Anthropology, Université de Montréal, Canada

Myke Näf

Myke Näf


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