A team on a mission

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

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

With the Startup Nights, we want the Swiss startup ecosystem to grow. Further, we want to create awareness for startups and their innovations whose impact reaches 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

Daniel Moser

Lead Social Media

Haris Besic

Offline Content, Graphics

Julian Petrini

Photographer

Micha Neumair

Social Media Content

Natalie Rotschi

Lead Website Content

Aleyna Lale

Lead Partner Communications

Cédric Bron

Ambassador France

Mischa Jörg

Website

Dany Van der Meij

Lead E-Marketing

Sonja Hirsbrunner

Content Creator

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

Benjamin Vidas

Head Programme

Jonathan Hanhart

After-Party

Justyna Rydzewska

Workshops

Philipp Nussbaumer

Startup World

Julian Stylianou

Startup Pitching Competition

Lukas Gamper

Matchmaking Plattform

Johannes Hofer

Lead Speakers

Graziana Müller

Lead Speakers

Aline Studer

Workshops

Sandra Savatic

Speakers

Daniela Rickenbacher

Lead Startup Stage

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

Michael Kubli

Head Infrastructure

Thomas Caspar

Logistics

Oliver Gabor

Infrastructure

Oliver Rau

Food and Beverage

Martin Rupf

Technics

Demian Holderegger

Infrastructure

Tobias Murbach

Infrastructure

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

Daniel Caspar

Head of Operations

Andreas Käppeli

Strategic Finances

Pascal Angst

Finances

Manuela Serena

Finances

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

Partnerships

Gianmarco Amato

Partnerships

Marco Pereira

Partnerships

Nicolas Schmid

Partnerships

Andrea Callà

Partnerships

Ellen Riesterer

Partnerships

Rahel Baur

Partnerships

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