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
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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.

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

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

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

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. 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

Dr. Stephan Hess
Lecturer/ Strategy & Process Consultant / Product Manager/ Coach

Dr. Stephan Hess

He is founder and current CEO of Swiss Technology Broker and business partner of streamwise data analytics.

Work experience 27 Years

Startup experience  Years

Founding experience

Founder and CEO of Swiss Technology Brokers GmbH


Experience in private economy

2013-2015
Alstom Power Service: VP Product Management (Power Plant Services)
2009-2013
Vice President R&D Execution at Alstom Power
2002-2009
Alstom Power: VP Research and Development  (Energy Technology)
1999-2001
Accenture: Energy Strategy& Process Consultant (Consultancy)
1991-1999
ABB Power & Turbo Systems: Various Positions in R&D / Technology / Product Organisation
Board Member of Technopark Aargau and other public/private boards e.g. Chairman of Power Gen Europe or Alstom Technology Ltd., Founder / co-founder / board member of several start-ups
Lecturer at various Universities as Juventus/ETHZ/ HSG/ TU-Erlangen CTI-Entrepreneurship and Researcher with various publications on Open Innovation or Technology Transfer with start-ups


Berufserfahrung Academia

PhD in Technology and Innovation Management (ETH Zurich)
Graduate engineer

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. Mario Stark
CEO/ Lecturer/ Coach

Dr. Mario Stark

He is currently the CEO of Vivor AG.

Work experience 27 Years

Startup experience  Years

Founding experience

Founder and CEO, Solianis Monitoring AG, Zürich
Founder and partner, Kellenberger & Stark AG, Bern


Experience in private economy

2012-2017
Lecturer at the University of Applied Sciences
2011-2012
Delegate of the board of directors, Solianis Holding AG, Zug
2005-2011
CEO, Solianis Monitoring AG, Zurich
2004-2005
Chief Operating Officer at Pendragon Medical AG
2002-2004
Executive Vice President Marketing & Product Management, Zimmer/Sulzer Medica, Winterthur
2001-2002
Executive VP Strategic Marketing & Information Technology, Sulzer Medica, Baar
1995-2000
Vice President Human Resources, Sulzer Medica, Baar
1991-1995
Founder and Partner, Kellenberger & Stark AG, Bern
1991
Research Assistant at Pro Senectute


Berufserfahrung Academia

2001
International Marketing Programme, INSEAD, Fontainebleau, France
2000
Managing the global enterprise, INSEAD, Fontainebleau, France
1998
Advanced Management Program, SKU, Zurich
1981-1992
MA, University of Bern

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
2013
Technology and Licensing Manager at ETH transfer (a.i.)
2002-2012
Prionics AG, Head of IP, Business Development and Business Unit Manager
1993-2002
Givaudan SA, Head of Agrochemicals, UV Filter, Flavour & Fragrances Laboratories, later Head of Patent Department Givaudan and Competitive Techno-logy Intelligence
1990-1993
Ciba-Geigy AG Head of Nematicides R&D Department
1984-1990
Hoffmann-La Roche AG, SOCAR AG, MAAG Dielsdorf AG Laboratory Manager


Berufserfahrung Academia

1971-1976
Master in Organic Chemistry
1978-1983
PhD thesis in Organic and Bioorganic Synthesis Chemistry with Labo-assistance for Chemistry and Pharmacy Students

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