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

  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.

Our coaches

Claudia Bolliger-Winkler
CEO Lionstep AG

Claudia Bolliger-Winkler

CEO Lionstep AG

Christoph Birkholz
Co-Founder Impact Hub Zurich, Entrepreneur

Christoph Birkholz

Co-Founder Impact Hub Zurich, Entrepreneur

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

Rolf Corrodi
Lawyer/ Consultant/ Coach

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

Mariana Christen Jakob
Founder/ Expert for Social Entrepreneurship

Mariana Christen Jakob

Expert for Social Entrepreneurship

Work experience 18 Years

Startup experience 9 Years

Experience in private economy

2011 - Today
Founder and CEO of SEIF GmbH
2013 - Today
Trainer and Coach for Innosuisse Start-up Trainings
2002 - 2017
Professor and Lecturer, University of Applied Sciences Lucerne
1997 - 2000
Lecturer and Project Leader, Zurich University for Teacher Education


Berufserfahrung Academia

2017
Impact Investing Oxford, United Kingdom
2002
Executive Master of Business Administration, University of St. Gallen
1991
Master in Social and Economical Studies, University of Zurich

Karin A. Stephan
Coach & Managing Director Impact Hub Zurich

Karin A. Stephan

Coach & Managing Director Impact Hub Zurich

Phil Bachmann
Leiter Service Innovation Lab FH Graubünden

Phil Bachmann

He is lecturer for human-centered innovation and project leader at the Swiss Institiute of Entrepreneurship SIFE at HTW Chur. As a certified Design Thinking Coach, he accompanies start-ups from problem definition through idea generation and validation to market entry.

Work experience 15 Years

Startup experience  Years

Founding experience

elefantstudios.ch (Coach)


Experience in private economy

Since 2016
Digital Strategy & Design Thinking - Head of Service Innovation Lab University of Applied Sciences HTW Chur
2014 - 2016
Digital Strategy - Sr. Project Manager Strategy & Innovation/ Deputy Head Retail Digital Migros Cooperative Association
2012 – 2014
Strategy Consulting – Manager Deloitte Consulting AG
2011 – 2011
Strategy Consulting – Manager FIDES Financial Systems Development Services AG, Namibia
2005 - 2010
Strategy Consulting - Senior Consultant Deloitte Consulting AG
2002
Management Consulting - Trainee Horváth & Partners Management Consultants, Deutsche Bank AG


Berufserfahrung Academia

2004
Stockholm School of Economics CEMS-MIM
1999 - 2005
University of St. Gallen-(HSG) Lic. Oec., Strategy & Organization -
2010 - 2012
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zurich MAS International Cooperation

Heiko Visarius
MedTech expert, Business Coach, Board Member

Heiko Visarius

MedTech expert, Business Coach, Board Member

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