About the swiss startup association

We hear you. We support you.

Board of Directors

Startup enthusiasts with vast knowledge in business and politics

Raphael Tobler President SSA, CEO & Co-Founder at eduwo, Chairman Home of Innovation
Arijana Walcott Co-Founder & CEO DART Labs Ventures Director of Studies CAS Disruptive Technologies HWZ
Simon Furer Head of Finance at SSA, VP Finance at Voliro, former President START Global
Gregory Inauen Head of Investor Members at SSA, Co-Founder & MD at grape health AG Former President ETH EC
Sandra Tobler Co-Founder & CEO Futurae Technologies, Board Member Startupticker.ch
Urs Haeusler Head of Ecosystems & Innovation at Die Mobiliar
Michael Dudli CEO of Xelon AG
Natalie Suess Head of Events at SSA, Channel Sales Account Manager at Lenovo
Joachim Masur Founder & Owner at Joachim Masur Ventures GmbH
Dominique Gruhl-Bégin CEO of Serpentine Ventures

Nominated to be elected

Laura Binda Ticino Community Liaison at SSA, Corporate Development & Innovation Manager of Hirslanden
Tarek Aly Head of Political Initiatives at SSA, Co-founder of twofold & kaisin.
Hana Samet Suisse Romande Community Liaison at SSA, Co-founder & Head of tech development of TheraMe! AG
Céline Meier ESG at SSA, Head of Finance of ellexx universe AG
The Team

The heart of our mission and of all our operations

Regula Bleuler Managing Director
Maria Santos Marketing Manager
Emma Hörnqvist Marketing Operations Intern
Advisory Board

Composed of representatives from various backgrounds

Nicolas Bürer Former Managing Director at digitalswitzerland Swiss Business Angel of the Year 2018 Who is Who 2018 & 2019
Alexander Stoeckel Director Venture Capital at Philip Morris International Director Venture Capital at PM Equity Partner
Cornelia Gut-Villa Director at Stiftung Startfeld Owner of Gutvilla Consulting AG Board Member at SICTIC
Michael Baier Senior Associate Wenger Vieli | Dr. iur. | LL.M | Rechtsanwalt | Notar des Kantons Zug
Adrian Locher Founder and CEO at Merantix Board Member at Vara Board Member at SiaSearch
Christoph Meili Co-Founder of Company Factory Co-Founder of ConReal Startup Coach at Home of Innovation
Regula Buob Trainer at SoftTec
Matthias Zwingli Senior Project Manager Startup Enablement at digitalswitzerland Co-founder of surflove Board member at European Startup Network
Paola Ghillani Member Board of Directors at Migros, Romande Energie Holding, Transitec Founder and President of Paola Ghillani & Friends Ltd.
Alex Fries Partner at Alpana Ventures SA President at Ecosystem Ventures
Piroska Poltéra Partner at Badertscher Attorneys at Law
Michael Zeugin Cantonal Council Zurich Manager at Müller & Schuhmacher AG Board of Directors Home of Innovation
Melanie Gabriel Co-founder & former CMO at Yokoy / Board Member Moodtalk
Michael Sidler Co-Founding Partner at Redalpine Venture Partners Board Member at Swiss Startup Invest
Léa Miggiano Co-Founder & CMO at Carvolution
Hannes Gassert Co-Founder of Liip
Nathaly Bachmann Founder and CEO at Essence Relations GmbH Board Member at Goba AG
David Narr CEO at GENILEM Vice president at Swiss Startup Coaching Network
Gerhard Andrey National Councillor Co-Founder and Board Member at Liip Board Member at Alternative Bank Schweiz
Michael Mosimann Partner at Eversheds Sutherland
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
Deborrah Schaer Venture Manager at F10 Fintech
Maria Zazo Head Ecosystem Mobility at AXA
Esther Cahn Founder and CEO of Signifikant Solutions AG
Alan Frei CMO Amorana at Lovehoney Group
Nicolas Keller Partner at schochauer Attorneys at Law
Operations Team

Time is the most important currency - The volunteer team

Nadja Huber Head of Youth Entrepreneurship at SSA
Johannes Hofer Community Lead Winterthur
Clara Cho Content Editor at SSA
Hayley Milne Payne Visual Designer at SSA
Benedikt Fasel Community Lead Berne
Isabel Piesbergen Events Operations at SSA
Isabel Hoffet Events Operations at SSA
Sara Mudakarayil Online Events Operations at SSA
Nuala Nic Ghearailt Events Operations at SSA
Charles Schwalt Chan Content Creator at SSA
Suzanne Leighton Content Creator at SSA
Lilly Sciolli Program Manager Youth Entrepreneurship at SSA
Martin Steffen Program Manager Youth Entrepreneurship at SSA
Vanessa Costa Relationship Manager SSA
Julian Stylianou Blog Writer at SSA,
Our statutes

Learn more about our purpose

The statutes of the Swiss Startup Association are available in both English and German if you are interested in learning more about the association and its organisational structure.
Our statutes (EN)
Our statutes (DE)

Our Membership Regulations (EN)

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