Board Members

Our Board of Directors features startup enthusiasts who have a vast knowledge in business, politics and entrepreneurship.

All board members are volunteers.

Raphael Tobler Startup Winterthur

Raphael Tobler

CEO & Co-Founder
at eduwo

Chairman Home of Innovation

President EC-Winterthur

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Arijana Walcott

Co-Founder & CEO
DART Labs Ventures

Director of Studies
CAS Disruptive
Technologies HWZ

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Simon Furer Startup SSA

Simon
Furer

Entrepreneur

Former President
START HSG

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Klea
Wenger

Investment Manager
at Swisscom Ventures

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Gregory Inauen Startup SSA

Gregory
Inauen

VP at the EuroTube Foundation

Former President
ETH EC

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Sandra
Tobler

Co-Founder & CEO Futurae Technologies

Board Member Startupticker.ch

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Urs Haeusler startup

Urs
Haeusler

Managing Director at valantic

Digital Transformation Evangelist

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Rico Baldegger Startup SSA

Rico Baldegger

Dean and Professor at School of Management Fribourg (HEG-FR)

University of Applied Sciences and Arts (HES-SO)

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Alan-Frei

Alan
Frei

CMO Amorana at Lovehoney Group

Nominated to be elected

Advisory Board

Our Advisory Board is composed of representatives from various backgrounds, political stances and industries to ensure diverse input.

All advisory board members are volunteers.

nicolas bürer startup

Nicolas
Bürer

Managing Director at digitalswitzerland

Swiss Business Angel of the Year 2018

Who is Who 2018 & 2019 

Alexander Stoeckel startup

Alexander
Stoeckel

Director Venture Capital at Philip Morris International

Director Venture Capital at PM Equity Partner

Cornelia Gut Startup

Cornelia
Gut-Villa

Director at Stiftung Startfeld

Owner of Gutvilla Consulting AG

Board Member at SICTIC

Michael Baier Startup

Michael
Baier

Start-up-, VC- & M&A-Lawyer at Wenger & Vieli

Co-Chairman at EMEA Start up & Venture Capital Chapter of Meritas

Adrian_Locher; Unternehmer, Berlin

Adrian
Locher

Founder and CEO at Merantix

Board Member at Vara

Board Member at SiaSearch

Christoph Meili startup

Christoph
Meili

Co-Founder of Company Factory

Co-Founder of ConReal

Startup Coach at Home of Innovation

regula buob startups

Regula
Buob

Managing Director at W.A. De Vigier Stiftung

Trainer at SoftTec

Matthias Zwingli Startup

Matthias
Zwingli

Senior Project Manager Startup Enablement at digitalswitzerland

Co-founder of surflove

Board member at European Startup Network

Paola Ghillani Startup SSA

Paola
Ghillani

Member Board of Directors at Migros, Romande Energie Holding, Transitec

Founder and President of Paola Ghillani & Friends Ltd.

Alex Fries - Alpana Ventures

Alex
Fries

Partner at Alpana Ventures SA

President at Ecosystem Ventures

Piroska_Poltéra_startup

Piroska
Poltéra

Partner at Badertscher Attorneys at Law

Michael Zeugin Startup

Michael
Zeugin

Cantonal Council Zurich

Manager at Müller & Schuhmacher AG

Board of Directors Home of Innovation

Melanie Gabriel Startup SSA

Melanie
Gabriel

Co-Founder and CMO at Yokoy

Board Member at We Shape Tech

Michael Sidler startup

Michael
Sidler

Co-Founding Partner at Redalpine Venture Partners

Board Member at Swiss Startup Invest

Joachim Masur Startup

Joachim
Masur

Founder & Owner at Joachim Masur Ventures GmbH

Léa Miggiano Startup SSA

Léa
Miggiano

Co-Founder & CMO at Carvolution

hannes gassert startup

Hannes
Gassert

Co-Founder of Liip

Nathaly Bachmann Startup SSA

Nathaly
Bachmann

Founder and CEO at Essence Relations GmbH

Board Member at Goba AG

Gregory Grin Startup

Grégroy
Grin

Managing Director at Fri Up

General Secretary at Fondation Seed Capital Fribourg

President at Swiss Startup Coaching Network

David Narr Startup

David
Narr

CEO at GENILEM

Vice president at Swiss Startup Coaching Network

gerhard andrey startup SSA

Gerhard
Andrey

National Councillor

Co-Founder and Board Member at Liip

Board Member at Alternative Bank Schweiz

Michael Mosimann Startup SSA

Michael
Mosimann

Partner at Eversheds Sutherland

Christian Fischer Startup SSA

Christian
Fischer

CEO and Co-founder at Bcomp

Professor at School of Business Administration Fribourg

Lukas
Scherer

Counsel, Attorney at Law and Certified Tax Expert at Prager Dreifuss

Operations Team

The heart of our mission and of all our operations. They are the driving force making things happen.

All operations team members are volunteers.

Sam Banner

Sam
Banner

Master of Arts at University Zurich and English Tutor at Sprachschule AKTIV

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Phil_Barber Startup SSA

Phillip
Barber

Market Researcher and Digital Marketer at Ecomap

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Fabian Birchler Startup SSA

Fabian
Birchler

Credit Risk Analyst Marketer at Swisspeers AG

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Adele Bottoni SSA startup

Adele
Bottoni

PR & Marketing Manager at Genesis Motor Europe GmbH

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Pascal Brunner Startup SSA

Pascal
Brunner

CEO of Vatorex AG

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Esther Cahn Startup SSA

Esther
Cahn

Founder and CEO of Signifikant Solutions AG

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Fiorenzo Comini Startup SSA

Fiorenzo
Comini

Master of Science in Business Administration, Development and Promotion at Hochschule Luzern

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Silvia Dadin Startup SSA

Silvia
Dadin

Human Resources Internship at Societe Generale Corporate and Investment Banking – SGCIB

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Anna Diews

Anna
Diews

Strategic Management Support, Executive Assistant to Head of NI Sales at Schindler

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Michael Dudli Startup SSA

Michael
Dudli

CEO of Xelon AG

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Benedikt Fasel Startup SSA

Benedikt
Fasel

Founder and CEO of Archinisis

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Simona Fontanella Startup SSA

Simona
Fontanella

Operations Manager at HOPR

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Mélanie Guittet Startup SSA

Mélanie
Guittet

Co-Founder of Involi

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Cedric Jahn Startup SSA

Cédric
Jahn

Student at University of St.Gallen

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Hanna Mantl Startup SSA

Hanna
Mantl

Marketing & Innovation at Nestlé

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Patrick Mark SSA

Patrick
Mark

Startup Lawyer
Founder of Jurdesk
Entrepreneur and Investor

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Josep Pujol Startup SSSa

Josep
Pujol

Innovation Acceleration Project Leader at Nestlé

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Matthias Rossini Startup SSA

Matthias
Rossini

Digital Marketing Manager & Business Development at vestr AG

Co-Founder and CEO of creatup

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Swassthika
Sarma

Co-Founder of Fragnach.ch and Project Manager at FamilienUnternehmer-
TUN

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Deborrah Schaer Startup SSA

Deborrah
Schaer

Venture Manager at F10 Fintech

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Gregory Scheiwiller Startup SSA

Gregory
Scheiwiller

Financial Advisory at Deloitte

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Noah Schiller Startup SSA

Noah
Schiller

Venture Leader at ConReal Swiss AG

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Edith Schmid Startup SSA

Edith
Schmid

Co-Founder & Member of the Board of epyMetrics AG

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Julian Stylianou Startup SSA

Julian
Stylianou

Founder of Project circleup

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Sina
Wespi

Vocational trainer and substitution Team Leader at Brunau Stiftung

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Maria Zazo Startup SSA

Maria
Zazo

Head Ecosystem Mobility at AXA

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Project Management Team

The heart of our mission and of all our operations. They are the driving force making things happen.

Jeremy Swanson

Intern Project Management

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Mirjam Wenger Startup SSA

Mirjam Wenger

Managing Director

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Migle
Sabone

Intern Marketing & Communication

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Media

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Join our mission!

Are you convinced you have skills to share? The same passion for our mission? And you would like to help on a voluntary basis?
We are always looking to grow our Operations Team and our Operations Support. Contact us!

Do you want to lend us your extensive network and knowledge? Do you have profound startup experience and leadership skills?
Please contact us if you would like to enrich our Board of Directors or our Advisory Board.