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  • 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. 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.

  • Jacques Hefti
    Co-Director STARTUP CAMPUS/ Founder/ Trainer

    Jacques Hefti

    Jacques is currently lecturer and project manager at the Institute of Innovation & Entrepreneurship at the ZHAW, Zurich University of Applied Science. He is Co-Director of STARTUP CAMPUS.

    Work experience 23 Years

    Startup experience  Years

    Founding experience

    Founder of several start-ups


    Experience in private economy

    Since 2017
    Chairman of the Board at Fiorino AG
    2015-2017
    Board Member of Fiorino AG
    Since 2015
    Chairman of the Board of Fiorino Management AG
    Since 2013
    Co-Director STARTUP CAMPUS
    2010
    Associate Partner Innovative Management Partner (IMP)
    Since 2010
    Senior Lecturer of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the ZHAW, School of Managment and Law
    2010-2014
    Senior Lecturer of Strategic Managemnt at the ZHAW, School of Managment and Law
    2009-2012
    Founder, Interim manager, Consultant in the Industries: Furniture, Interior Design, Dentistry
    2007-2009
    Head of Marketing & Sales, Rhätische Bahn AG
    2003-2007
    Managing Director, BSS Downia AG
    Hunter Centre, University of Strathclyde, PhD Researcher
    2002-2003
    Local Couselor, the Strathclyde MBA, Zurich
    2001-2003
    Country Manager, Vizona AG
    1995-2001
    Deputy Managing Director, DOC AG


    Berufserfahrung Academia

    2000-2002
    University of Strathclyde, Master in Business Administration
    University of St.Gallen, Studies in Business Administration

  • 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. Louis-Paul Wicki
    Lecturer/ Coach

    Dr. Louis-Paul Wicki

    He is a lecturer in E-Business and Management at the University of Applied Sciences Northwestern Switzerland (FHNW).

    Work experience 29 Years

    Startup experience  Years

    Founding experience

    Strategic adviser to several start-ups


    Experience in private economy

    2000-2015
    CREALOGIX: CEO of the Business Areas “Education” and “E-Business”
    1996-2000
    St. Gallen Consulting Group (SCG): Member of the executive management
    1993-1996
    Bank of Canton Zurich (ZKB) in collaboration with Institute for Info Management HSG
    1989-1992
    Digital Equipment (DEC): Software development for financial institutions


    Berufserfahrung Academia

    1993-1996
    University of St.Gallen HSG – Institute for Information Management: Ph.D. of Business Administration
    1984-1989
    University of St.Gallen HSG: Master of Business Administration

  • 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

  • Beda Meienberger
    CEO/ Lecturer/ Coach

    Beda Meienberger

    He is co-director of the Active Assisted Living AAL Competence Center of the FHS St.Gallen, lecturer and delegate of the FHS St.Gallen in the starting field.

    Work experience 22 Years

    Startup experience  Years

    Founding experience

    Founder of Netlink AG
    Co-founder of Object Engineering GmbH
    Co-founder of the Solution Network Group
    Co-founder of Telenet AG
    Co-founder of Fun Language AG (founded in two countries)
    Co-founder Fun Language Holding
    Co-founder of Fun Language GmbH
    Founder of Netlink Telenet AG


    Experience in private economy

    2004-2006
    Penta Group AG, St. Gallen, VR
    2004-2006
    Penta Group REAG IT AG, Kehrsatz, CEO
    1996-2004
    Telenet AG, St. Gallen, VRP
    1993-2004
    Netlink AG, St. Gallen, CEO
    1979-1993
    Various positions with medium-sized and large companies in the CH industry


    Berufserfahrung Academia

    2010-2012
    Master of Advanced Study in Coaching & Organisationsentwicklung, IAP / ZHAW
    2011-2012
    BSO Recognition as Coach BSO, Swiss Professional Association for Coaching, Supervision, Organizational Consulting
    2007-2008
    Master of Advanced Study in Business Information Management, University of Applied Sciences Eastern Switzerland, St.Gallen (FHO/FHS)
    1997-1998
    Entrepreneurship / Europreneur HSG, Insead, UHA Colmar und IKL Vevey

  • 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

  • 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

  • Josef Walker
    Coach

    Josef Walker

    Currently he is head of the department of Entrepreneurial Management at the University of Applied Science, HTW Chur, member of the executive board at the University of Technology and Economics Chur, jury member of the Swiss Technology Award and Vice-President of the Research and Development Commission of the Swissuniversisties, Chamber of Universities of Applied Sciences.

    Work experience 15 Years

    Startup experience  Years

    Experience in private economy

    2015-2017
    Association of Management Schools Switzerland as a Member of the Executive Board
    20014-2018
    Member of the Foundation Board of the Innovation, Development and Research Foundation Graubünden
    2013-2017
    Core trainer and member of Faculty Board at CTI Entrepreneurship
    Since 2013
    Expert activity: Research at universities of applied sciences at the Federal Ministry of Education and Research
    Since 2015
    Vice President of the Commission Research and Development of the Chamber of Universities of Applied Sciences of swissuniversities
    2010-2014
    Advisory board, Jury Member at for the Social Entrepreneurship Initiative
    Since 2010
    Jury Member of Swiss Technolgy Award
    Since 2007
    Director of Department Entrepreneurial Management, Member of the Executive Board at the University of Applied Sciences, HTW Chur
    Since 2007
    Head of Department Entrepreneurial Management at the University of Applied Sciences, HTW Chur
    2003-2013
    CTI Start-up as a Start-up Coach


    Berufserfahrung Academia

    MSc in Chemistry
    MSc in Business Administration

  • Dr. Aron Braun
    Entrepreneur/ Business Angel/ Coach

    Dr. Aron Braun

    He is on the board of directors at Prismond Group AG and Discendo AG, works as a lecturer at the Univerity of Applied Science in Bern, as a Business Angel for diffrent companies, and as an entrepreneur.

    Work experience 24 Years

    Startup experience 20 Years

    Founding experience

    •    Co-founder of four companies
    •    Support of six Start-ups
    •    Start-up Coach at TEK, Venture, seif, KTI, bbcw, Startup Weekend


    Experience in private economy

    Since 2010
    Arpega AG, Zürich: Founder & CEO
    2007-2010
    Phorms Education
    2007
    Phorms Management AG, Berlin
    2005
    Catenion Group, Berlin
    1998-2005
    Epigenomics AG
    1999
    Epigenomics AG, Berlin
    1995
    Philips Semiconductors AG
    1998
    Zürcher Hochschule Winterthur
    1995-1998
    Philips Semiconductors/ ST Microelectronics


    Berufserfahrung Academia

    Since 2011
    Berne University of Applied Sciences
    1989-1995
    ETH Zürich / Imperial College London

  • Egle Thomas
    Coach/ Trainer/ Investor

    Egle Thomas

    Board Member, Advisor, Consultant, Innosuisse Coach/ Trainer, Investor

    Work experience 8 Years

    Startup experience 5 Years

    Experience in private economy

    2019 - Today
    Managing Director of ImmProfile AG
    2016 - Today
    Co-Founder and Board Member of My Community Classroom, USA
    2017 - 2018
    Head of Business Development and Partnerships at BioVersys AG, Basel
    2012 - 2014
    Vice President, North America Strategy, at Green Biologics Inc, USA
    2010 - 2012
    Director of Business Development at Institute for Advanced Learning and Research, USA
    2009 - 2010
    Director of Business Development at Biofuels Center of North Carolina, USA


    Berufserfahrung Academia

    2006 - 2008
    MBA, Focus on Strategy and Finance, Warwick Business School UK
    1998 - 2002
    Ph.D. Biological Biochemistry, University of Brimingham UK
    1995 - 1997
    B.Sc. North Central College, USA

  • Dr. Kamran Houshang Pour
    Patent Expert/ Coach

    Dr. Kamran Houshang Pour

    His specialty is intellectual property. At present he is a patent expert and IP-trainer at the Swiss Federal Institute of Intellectual Property.

    Experience in private economy

    Since 2008
    Patent Expert and IP Trainer at Swiss Federal Institute of Intellectual Property
    2007-2008
    Research Associate at EPFL
    2003-2004
    Trainee on management of quality at Ettcon
    2001-2002
    Product Engineer at Nortel Networks


    Berufserfahrung Academia

    1997-2000
    PhD, Physics at the EPFL Lausanne
    1989-1995
    Graduate Physicist at the Johann Wolfgang Goethe-University Frankfurt am Main
    1984-1987
    Bachelor of Science, Physics at the University of Teheran
    1977-1984
    Este'dadhaye derakhshan High School

  • 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
    2004-2008
    Multivac GmbH & Co. KG as Director of Global Sales
    2004
    Lucatron Jp. Co. Ltd. as a.i. Managing Director
    1998-2003
    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

  • Dr. Thomas Billeter
    Entrepreneur/ Coach/ Business Consultant

    Dr. Thomas Billeter

    20 years experience both as executive and as strategy consultant. Clients / employers include several international technology companies and top tier global strategy consulting firms.

    Work experience 30 Years

    Startup experience 12 Years

    Founding experience

    • ISMM Interactive (sports / internet)
    • TPN (WIFI provider)
    • Infocodex (Linguistic Search)
    • Zattoo (Internet TV)
    • PlebsTV (Internet Web 2.0)
    • Xsite (E-commerce)
    • Simfy (Music)
    • Tallyfox (Web2.0 collaboration)
    • Kooaba (image recognition)
    • Squirro (Knowedge Retrieval)


    Experience in private economy

    2001
    Independent management consultant
    1994-2000
    McKinsey & Co (consultant)
    1986-1991
    Ascom (Head of Business-Unit)
    1983-1985
    IBM


    Berufserfahrung Academia

    2001
    Advanced Management Program Harvard B.School
    1995
    Dr.Oec University of Zurich
    1985
    Post-graduate studies in Industrial Management, BWI / ETH Zurich
    1983
    Dipl. El.Ing ETH Zurich

  • Phil Bachmann
    Consultant/ Coach/ Lecturer

    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

  • 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

  • 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. 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. Holger Hädrich
    Delegate / Project Manager/ Coach

    Dr. Holger Hädrich

    Currently he is a Delegate of memo st.gallen AG, as well as Co-owner and Division Manager of 1to1mobile.

    Founding experience

    Co-founder of memo St.Gallen GmbH


    Experience in private economy

    2010-2013
    Divison Manager of integrated feedback products and analytics software (GMC Analytics)
    2007-2009
    Development and product management of online feedback systems and data analytics
    Since 2002
    Delegate of memo st. gallen AG
    1997-2007
    Project Manager Strategy Consulting (employed and freelance)


    Berufserfahrung Academia

    Dr. oec. University of St.Gallen
    Dipl.-Ing. Communications Engineering (TU Berlin)

  • Dr. Gabriele Dobenecker
    Programm Director/ Marketing Director/ Coach

    Dr. Gabriele Dobenecker

    Experienced Marketing manager for international companies in IT, technology and research . Excellentstanding in German and Swiss market. Specialties: Experienced country marketing manager, PR, press,writing, analyst background with focus on CRM and BI.

    Work experience 33 Years

    Startup experience  Years

    Experience in private economy

    Since 2018
    Head Fundraising, entrepreneurship & Industry Relation at Empa
    Since 2007
    Head Marketing, Knowledge & Technology Transfer at Empa
    2005-2006
    EMEA Marketing Manager at GE Consumer & Industrial - Power Protection
    2001-2004
    Marketing Director at SAS Institute Swizerland
    2000-2001
    Program Director at Meta Group
    1999-2000
    Marketing Director at SAS Institute Switzerland
    1998-1999
    Marketing Manager at Sybase Switzerland
    1993-1998
    Product Marketing Manager at Sybase Germany
    1985-1993
    Business Unit Manager at Gauss GmbH


    Berufserfahrung Academia

    1981-1989
    Study of IT at the University of Hamburg, information scientist degree

  • Nicolas Gehrig
    Founder/ Coach

    Nicolas Gehrig

    CEO DeinAdieu.ch

    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
    2015
    Consultant at Best Time RV, USA
    2013 - 2015
    Coach at Startups.ch AG
    2012
    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

  • Nina Reinhart
    Coach/ Investor

    Nina Reinhart

    Early Stage Technology Investor in B2B startups born in Switzerland but with global ambitions.

    Work experience 16 Years

    Startup experience 9 Years

    Experience in private economy

    2017 - Today
    Founder and CEO of Ginger
    2016 - Today
    Co-Founder, Investor and Managing Director of Reinhart Capital
    2016 - Today
    Board Member, Investor and CEO's Coach of Procsea SA
    2014 - Today
    Advisory Board Member of CampBizSmart, USA
    2015 - Today
    Board Member and Investor of Swiss ICT Investors Club (SICTIC)
    2006 - 2015
    Management Trainer and Senior Advisor at UBS AG


    Berufserfahrung Academia

    2018
    Startup Board Academy Certificate, Zürich
    1997 -1999
    MBA at Babson College, USA
    1991 - 1993
    M.Sc. in Anthropology, Université de Montréal, Canada

  • Roderich Hess
    Manager/ Lecturer/ Coach

    Roderich Hess

    He is a CEO at Cendres+Métaux SA an entrepreneur with experience in communication, design, distribution, human resources, marketing, product management, sales, supply chain and strategy.

    Founding experience

    CEO, founder & owner of Swiss Made Consulting GmbH


    Experience in private economy

    2011-2017
    Brand, Distribution and Innovation Consultant/ Pitch Trainer: Swiss made consulting LLC
    2015-2016
    Head of Sales and Sales Administration: Soprod SA
    2013
    Marketing- and Sales Manager Switzerland: Hanhart
    2010-2011
    General Manager Kaenon Europe: Kaenon
    2006-2010
    Managing Director Montblanc Suisse SA: Montblanc
    2004-2006
    Key Account and Marketing Manager: Metalor Technologies SA
    2003-2004
    Marketing & Sales Manager Europe and Switzerland: Century Time Gems Ltd.
    2001-2002
    Head of Jewellery Department: Metalor Technologies SA
    1995-2001
    Swiss Market Director and Sales Representative Swiss Market: Gucci
    1994-1995
    Marketing Assistant and Sales-Coordinatior: Hamo AG
    1991-1993
    Operational Mechanic Engenieer: W. Gassmann AG
    1990-1991
    Junior Product Manager: Scott Sports SA
    Lecturer at different Swiss Universities
    Member and exclusive representative of Hong Hong Jeweler and Jade Manufacturer Association in Switzerland.


    Berufserfahrung Academia

    2007-2008
    IMD Buisness School
    1994-1996
    Commercial Industrial Vocational School Berne
    1984-1989
    GIBB: Federal certificate in polymechanics

  • 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

  • Thomas Schmitt
    Lecturer/ Coach

    Thomas Schmitt

    Currently he is a lecturer of business economics with focus on Coprorate Finance at the University of Applied Sciences Northwestern Switzerland and acitv in different administrative boards of middle-class companies.

    Experience in private economy

    2004-2010
    Management of TECHNOPARK® Aargau
    2004
    Development of TECHNOPARK® Aargau
    Financial consultant at companies in stages of turnaround or M&A
    Management of a financial-oriented  IT and management consultancy company in Zurich


    Berufserfahrung Academia

    Business Informatics at the University of Zurich

  • Eric Gisiger
    Investor / Coach

    Eric Gisiger

    Experienced and entrepreneurial investor with around 20 years of successful international/national professional experience. He is currently a member of the Board of Directors: HeiQ Materials AG, xtendx AG Stratpharma AG and Sphinx Werkzeuge AG.

    Work experience 20 Years

    Startup experience 10 Years

    Founding experience

    Founding member of SVC-AG für KMU Risikokapital, co-founder of Helvetica Capital AG.


    Experience in private economy

    2015-today
    Managing Partner at Helvetica Capital AG
    2010-2015
    Investment Director at SVC - AG für KMU Risikokapital. As Investment Director responsible for seven direct investments in a portfolio of 26 as representatives of the investors (board level).
    2009- 2010
    Independent Corporate Finance Consultant
    2005-2009
    Man Group
    2004-2005
    RMF Investment Management
    1999-2004
    PricewaterhouseCoopers
    1997-1999
    KPMG/ SBC Warburg Dillon Read


    Berufserfahrung Academia

    1994-1999
    Master of Science, Business Administration and Management at the university of St. Gallen

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Robert Andric
    Financial consulting/ coach

    Robert Andric

    Over 20 years of work experience and practical experience in the fields of finance and insurance.

    Experience in private economy

    Primary agent, corporate clients specialist & provision specialist, Zurich insurance
    Speaker at different training modules and education modules at the FHNW


    Berufserfahrung Academia

    Bachelor of Science ZFH (Business Administration)

  • 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
    Quaestus
    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”
    2008-2010
    Head of Strategy and Open Source Intelligence at the Inernational Relations and Security Network (ISN)
    2003-2010
    Executive Editor at the Inernational Relations and Security Network (ISN), ETH Zurich
    2000-2002
    Independent journalist and consultant
    1998-2000
    PricewaterhouseCoopers, London


    Berufserfahrung Academia

    2008-2011
    Master of Business Administration (MBA), The Open University

  • Matthias Filser

    Business Model Development, Startup Coaching & Training, Business Acceleration

    Work experience 12 Years

    Startup experience >10 Years

    Experience in private economy

    2019 - Today
    Head, Center for Entrepreneurship, ZHAW School of Management and Law
    2019 - Today
    Expert Coach at Runway Startup Incubator
    2019 - Today
    Jury Expert at Startup Campus Consortium
    2019 - Today
    Advisor & Jury Expert for EdTech and Learning at Kickstart Innovation
    2017 - Today
    Co-Founder of Panacea Ventures GmbH, Germany
    2007 - 2009
    Project Manager, Hagen Management GmbH, Austria


    Berufserfahrung Academia

    2014, 2016
    European Entrepreneurship Colloquium, Vlerick Business School and Harvard Business School
    2010 - 2013
    PhD Entrepreneurship, University of Liechtenstein
    2008 - 2010
    M. Sc. Entrepreneurship, University of Liechtenstein

  • 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. 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. 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

  • 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

  • Nadine Wolf
    Digital Consultant/ Coach

    Nadine Wolf

    She is currently a consultant at i-intelligence GmbH, and freelances as a Digital Consultant.

    Work experience 13 Years

    Startup experience  Years

    Experience in private economy

    Since 2017
    Business Designer & Communications / Marketing Strategist at milani design & consulting AG
    Since 2011
    Digital Consultant (Freelancer)
    2014-2017
    Digital Strategist, lead Social@Ogilvy Switerland at OgilvyOne Worldwide
    2014-2017
    Consultant at i-intelligence
    2013-2014
    Digital Engagement and Community Outreach Consultant, Lifelines by Al Jazeera at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
    2010-2011
    Web-Marketing Assistant, Steinhardt Music and Preforming Arts Professions at the New York University
    2008-2009
    External Project Coordinatior at the Fundacion Nuevo Periodismo Iberoamericano
    2006-2007
    Assistant Media Projects, Democratic Governance Section at the United Nations Development Programme
    2006-2006
    Production and Communication Assistant, Inernship at the Ligne de Front
    2005-2006
    Communications and Development Inernship at Human Rights Watch


    Berufserfahrung Academia

    2009-2011
    Masters, Media, Culture and Communication-specialization in Political Communication and New Media, New York University
    2004-2006
    Masters, international Affairs, SciencesPo
    2001-2003
    University of Geneva, Undergrade, International Relations

  • 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. Adrian W. Müller
    Lecturer/ Coach

    Dr. Adrian W. Müller

    Prof. Dr. Adrian W. Müller is head of the Institute of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the ZHAW School of Management and Law. He teaches strategic foresight, innovation management and entrepreneurship and is the owner of noocleus AG.

    Founding experience

    Noocleus AG, Founder & Owner
    Müller Corporate Clothing, Co-Founder/Owner
    Von Rickenbach Solid Wood, Co-Founder
    Further start-ups accompanied in founding process, Advisory/Coaching


    Experience in private economy

    Since 2017
    Senior Lecturer for Business Innovation at the ETH Zurich
    Since 2014
    Director Runway Startup Incubator at the ZHAW Zurich University of Applied Sciences
    Since 2013
    Head of Institute of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the ZHAW Zurich University of Applied Sciences, Winterthur
    Since 2013
    Start-Up Trainer & Member of the Advisory Board at Startup Campus (www.startup-campus.ch)
    2011-2013
    Senior Lecturer/ Project Leader for Foresight & Innovation, Entrepreneurship at the ZHAW Zurich University of Applied Sciences
    2009-2011
    Lecturer for Strategic Management at the ZHAW Zurich University of Applied Sciences
    Since 2008
    Founder of noocleus AG
    2007-2011
    Lecturer for Strategic Innovation , Design Department at the Zurich University of the Arts
    2006-2010
    Lecturer for Scientific Work Methods at the University of Zurich
    2004-2006
    Co-Founder at the Mueller Corporate Clothing
    2002-2004
    Managment Consultant at the PIT AG, Baar
    2002
    PIT Management Consulting, Zurich, Consultant for Strategy and Organization
    2000
    IMG Information Management Group, St.Gallen, Business Researcher


    Berufserfahrung Academia

    2012-2013
    CAS Didactics for Higher Education at the Zurich University of Applied Sciences
    2007
    Zurich University of the Arts, Department Design, Lecturer for Strategic Innovation & Design, Founder & Manager Masterprogram Trends
    2004-2008
    Dr. oec, HSG, Chair for Strategic Management, Institute of Management at the University of St.Gallen
    1996-2002
    Lic. oec. HSG, Finance and Accounting at the University of St.Gallen