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
Michael Dudli CEO of Xelon AG
Joachim Masur Founder & Owner at Joachim Masur Ventures GmbH
Dominique Gruhl-Bégin CEO of Serpentine Ventures
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 and CTO 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
Kristina Kaiser Events & Partnership Intern
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
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 (DE)



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