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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!

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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

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.

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 CrowdConsul.ch, 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 CrowdConsul.ch


Experience in private economy

Jan 2013 - Today
Owner of CrowdConsul.ch 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

2018
Continuing education VR for Startups
2012
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
Prev
Unilever, Senior Key Account Manager, Brand Manager, Category Management Xerox: Controller
Prev
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

2013
Founder & director, Everbeam Limited, Malawi
2008-2012
Technology Commercialisation Manager, Carbon Trust Limited, United Kingdom
2004
Spacecraft Engineering Manager, EADS Astrium, United Kingdom
2000-2004
Freelance Consultant (Clients: Accenture), United Kingdom
1998-2000
Freelance Software Developer, (Clients: Disney and Verizon), United Kingdom


Berufserfahrung Academia

2014
Research associate at the Institute of Innovation & Entrepreneurship, ZHAW
2002-2007
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
2005-2014
Technology Manager – Spin-Offs at ETH Transfer
2001-2004
Account Manager / Project Manager at Unic Internet Solutions


Berufserfahrung Academia

2007
MTE program at the IMD Business School, Lausanne
1996-2001
PhD of ETH Zurich
1994-1995
University of southampton, electrical engeneering, Tripartite Scheme
1993-1994
Tripartite M.E. program in Electrical Engineering at the University of Karlsruhe, University of Southampton and the ESIEE, Paris
1990-1995
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

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.

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

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

2010
VR-President of constant dialog ag, Zug
2004
Self-employed entrepreneur (réalités, Zug)
1993-2004
LINK Institute for market and social science research, member of the executive board, research
1990-1993
Social pedagogy
1987-1990
Novinform S.A. Lausanne
1988
Minuteman Council, Inc. Stoneham MA, USA
1987
EGELI Treuhand AG St.Gallen, commercial advisor


Berufserfahrung Academia

2004
Lecturer at University of Business and Finance Wettingen
2003
Lecturer at Fachschule für Bankwirtschaft, Zurich
1999
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
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

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