Mentors

What makes >>venture>> unique is the network that we provide to budding entrepreneurs. The connections you make during the competition will shape the future of your company. Our mentors are seasoned business leaders and industry experts who can coach you on how to take your startup to the next level. All teams selected to take part in the pitching finals will be granted access to our mentor network, which you can browse below.
More mentors to come!

Mentors at >>venture>>

Stefan Blarer
Stefan Blarer

For more than 10 years Stefan coaches European SMEs and life science start-ups, working with them in business development, marketing and for financing. Stefan is board member of startups, accredited Innosuisse and EU EASME business coach. He gained his expertise as a member of the Novar... ...

Daniel Brandenburger
Daniel Brandenburger

He has 30 years experience in managing sales, engineering and production operations for small and medium European enterprises in the APAC region, especially China. He has faced all possible challenges in fast developing and extremely competitive environments. He has been very successful... ...

Dario Caleffi
Dario Caleffi

International senior executive with 25+ years of experience in a large variety of industries such as pharmaceutical, agro-chemical, tobacco, CPG and telecommunications, with proven in-depth knowledge of ICT, Project Management, Business Planning, Controlling, Operations and Supply Chain... ...

Marcos Garcia Pedraza
Marcos García Pedraza

Dr. Marcos Garcia Pedraza is a healthcare entrepreneur. He is founder and managing partner of orgart. VENTURES, a company builder with a track record of successfully building technology-driven companies, and strong ties to investors in the healthcare industry, and experts in life scienc... ...

Ruedi Gygax
Ruedi Gygax

22 years of experience as an active investor (in a corporate venture fund, a financial venture fund and as a (small) business angel) and board member to various startups.

Matthias Hölling
Matthias Hölling

Having been with technology transfer organizations over the past 14 years, Matthias has facilitated many intellectual property registrations and worked with startups on their IP strategy and drafted many license agreements.  He is an electrical engineer by training and has also recent e... ...

Peter A. Plötz
Peter A. Plötz

International track in various functions: Tax, Finance and Business Planning; Project, Program and General Management, and as a Senior Management Consultant. Experiences include Value Proposition shaping, Business and Team development, Client Relationship management. Peter contributes t... ...

Marco Rüedi
Marco Rüedi

CEO / CMO of Axalbion EPFL / Innosuisse Startup Coach

Anil Sethi
Anil Sethi

As background, I am the Entrepreneur-in-Residence at ETH Zurich, where I also teach a couple of courses on entrepreneurship. I am also the author of "From Science to Startup", which was recognised as one of the top five books in the world for entrepreneurship in 2017. I also co-founded ... ...

Kurt Weingarten
Kurt Weingarten

I have boot-strapped a photonics company which was acquired by a publicly-traded firm, and also founded a VC-backed telecom photonics technology company in the years 2000-2003.