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Emergency Help

You are running low on beer, the marquee has collapsed, and there is a power outage? Thomas Kellerhaus from Wädenswil is setting up an emergency service aimed at helping out event organizers.


During the summer months, Thomas Kellerhals employs up to 100 workers: young people between the ages of 18 and 25 whom he coordinates through his Facebook page. His company, Sivex, has been involved in organizing events for companies, associations, and private individuals since 2012. Through his work, Kellerhals came to realize that there is a gap in the market for an emergency service for event organizers faced with big and small disasters before or during an event. His company can react quickly. It delivers emergency generators, beer, bread rolls, or spotlights, among other things. “We are on call 24/7,” the 26-year-old student of business administration explains. A one-time payment of 100 Swiss francs entitles an event organizer to use the service; individual services rendered are invoiced at cost. Kellerhals plans to target liability insurers as promising distribution partners: “We would give them the opportunity to offer event organizers a relatively inexpensive new service.”


Thomas Kellerhals participated in the Business Growth course in 2015.