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

13.12.2019  Innovation Parc Zurich

Pioneers’n’Legends

The Spirit of Entrepreneurial Leadership

SUCCESS – such a big word! How does a former snowboard world champion and Olympic champion think about success? At our next Pioneers’n’Legends event on 13.12.19, professional sportsman GIAN SIMMEN talks about his entrepreneurial spirit and how he defines success for himself.

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.

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. 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

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

Dr. Christoph Müller
Lecturer/ CEO/ Coach

Dr. Christoph Müller

He is currently academic co-director at HBM at the school for entrepreneurship  and lecturer at the University of St.Gallen.

Founding experience

memo St.Gallen AG, St.Gallen
cloud world AG, Schindellegi
UEC gGmbH, Stuttgart
Promerit AG, Frankfurt/Main


Experience in private economy

2013
HBM Unternehmerschule, Executive School for Management, Technology & Law, University of St.Gallen
2011
University of St.Gallen, titular professor
2010
CEO of Startfeld
2008
University of St.Gallen, Head of Center for Entrepreneurial Excellence
2002
University Hohenheim, C4-Professor of  foundations, business start-ups and entrepreneurship
1995
University of St. Gallen Project Leader


Berufserfahrung Academia

1988-1995
Dr. oec. HSG Degree in Economics and Business Administration at the University of Hohenheim/ Uni St.Gallen

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

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. 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

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

Andreia Fernandes
Coach/ Founder

Andreia Fernandes

Advisory Board Member | Strategy, Leadership & Marketing Curator | Coach | Lecturer

Work experience 8 Years

Startup experience 5 Years

Experience in private economy

2015 - Today
Founder of SEABRAND International GmbH
2015 - Today
Co-Founder of Sexy Little Bag
2018 - Today
Advisory Baord Member at KV Business School Zürich and Cleared to Land Project
2016 - 2018
General Manager of the "Institut für Prozessarbeit"
2015 - 2017
General Manager of Medica Mondiale Switzerland, NGO, Zürich
2012 - 2015
Global Product Manager of Pulmonx Sarl, Neuchatel & Redwood City USA


Berufserfahrung Academia

2015 - Today
Various Coaching Modules at Coaching Plus, Kloten
2018
Certified Deal Leader, Go Beyond Early Stage Investing
2018
Executive Programme for social entrepreneurs, EPSE, Standford University, USA
2011 - 2013
MBA at University of St. Gallen & ESADE Barcelona

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