A team on a mission

We are a team of 45 passionate people, many of them entrepreneurs themselves, who organize the Startup Nights 2022 in their spare time. Purely out of passion.

We are convinced that startups and innovation must be much more present and much more valued in Switzerland. Because they shape the future.

With the Startup Nights we want the Swiss startup-ecosystem to grow. And we want to create awareness for startups and their innovations that goes far beyond the startup-scene.

The people who make this amazing event happen

Our marketing team makes everything visible.

Alyssia Kugler

Head Marketing and Communications

Laura Matter

Content and Social Media

Janine Zimmerli

Content and UX-Design

Tabita Rüegg

Photo and Video

Mayra Viejo

Content and Social Media

Roger Basler

Digital Marketing

Marija Cuk

Content and Offline Marketing

Roland Strasser

Website and SEO

Mischa Jörg


Our programme team selects the most inspiring and most valuable speakers and workshops.

Benjamin Vidas

Head Programme

Florian Lüscher


Justyna Rydzewska


Philipp Nussbaumer

Startup World

Julian Stylianou

Startup Pitching Competition

Lukas Gamper

Matchmaking Plattform

Jonathan Hanhart


Our infrastructure team makes sure that we all meet in an inspiring, functional and secure environment.

Michael Kubli

Head Infrastructure

Thomas Caspar


Oliver Gabor


Oliver Rau

Food and Beverage

Martin Rupf


Demian Holderegger


Tobias Murbach


Without our operations team we would get lost in our visionary making.

Daniel Caspar

Head of Operations

Andreas Käppeli

Strategic Finances

Pascal Angst


Manuela Serena


Estelle Gfrerer

Helping on all fronts

Fabio Furrer

Head of staff

At the heart of our organisation is our partnership team: They ensure that we create synergies that serve all.

Raphael Tobler

Head Partnerships

Marvin Erimodafe


Gianmarco Amato


Marco Pereira


Nicolas Schmid


Andrea Callà


A regional club on a national mission

Our team and the organisation of the Startup Nights are an initiative from the Entrepreneur Club Winterthur (ECW) – a regional club with a mission that can’t be achieved within geographic borders. But our roots are in Winterthur and so are our activities.

Apart from the Startup Nights, the Entrepreneur Club Winterthur:

  • organises community and networking events
  • supports female entrepreneurship
  • offers free workshops and consulting for early stage startups
  • and always has an open ear for founders who need advice or access to our network
More about Entrepreneur Club Winterthur

You want to talk before you commit?

Daniel Caspar

Head of Operations

+41 76 532 63 01