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.

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

Beat Seeliger

Beat Seeliger


Isabelle Siegrist
Founder & CEO

Isabelle Siegrist

Founder & CEO

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

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
Multivac GmbH & Co. KG as Director of Global Sales
Lucatron Jp. Co. Ltd. as a.i. Managing Director
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

Pascal Mathis
Trainer & Entrepreneur

Pascal Mathis

Trainer & Entrepreneur

Chris Pallaris
Consultant/ Director/ Coach

Chris Pallaris

Currently he is director and consultant at the i-intelligence GmbH.

Work experience 20 Years

Startup experience  Years

Founding experience

Founder & director, i-intelligence GmbH

Experience in private economy

Since 2012
Associate professor for intelligence studies at Mercyhurst University
Since 2012
Since 2011
Lecturer for Business Intelligence at the Rochester Bern Executive MBA
Since 2011
Lecturer for Competitive Intelligence, ZHAW School of Management and Law
Since 2010
i-intelligence GmbH
Since 2010
The NATO School, trainer of “Intelligence and Counterterrorism”
Head of Strategy and Open Source Intelligence at the Inernational Relations and Security Network (ISN)
Executive Editor at the Inernational Relations and Security Network (ISN), ETH Zurich
Independent journalist and consultant
PricewaterhouseCoopers, London

Berufserfahrung Academia

Master of Business Administration (MBA), The Open University

Beata Gruschka

Nicolas Gehrig
Founder/ Coach

Nicolas Gehrig


Work experience 7 Years

Startup experience 6 Years

Experience in private economy

2015 - Today
Founder and CEO at EMNA Web GmbH
2016 - Today
Coach at Runway Startup Incubator
Consultant at Best Time RV, USA
2013 - 2015
Coach at AG
Consultant for Ziel Consulting AG
2009 - 2012
Business Consultant for Itsystems AG

Berufserfahrung Academia

2006 - 2009
M. A. Business Innovation, University of St.Gallen
2006 - 2008
Diploma in Business Education, University of St. Gallen
2001- 2005
B. Sc. International Affairs and Governance, University of St. Gallen

See all coaches