Meet our advisors

We define our Kickstart Advisors as individuals with extensive knowledge related to either a specific industry, or specific topics, methodologies or technologies.

Alexander Brunner

Alexander Brunner

City of Zurich Council

Council Member

Alexandre Bastos

Alexandre Bastos

Givaudan

Head of Front End Innovation

Alice Dal Fuoco

Alice Dal Fuoco

VNTR

Head of Innovation

Andreas Goeldi

Andreas Goeldi

BtoV Partners

Partner

Annina Faes

Annina Faes

SFOE

Program Manager Knowledge & Technology Transfer

Brigitte Lawler

Brigitte Lawler

LEGEND SA

CEO

Christoph Hunziker

Christoph Hunziker

La Mobilière

Head of Innovation

Daniel Boehi

Daniel Boehi

Global FoodTech

Director Switzerland

David Lottenbach

David Lottenbach

Bearsons Consult

Founder & CEO

Derek Van Brussel

Derek Van Brussel

Blue Horizon

Investor

Fabian Sommerrock

Fabian Sommerrock

Galenica

Head Business Development & Cooperations

Georges Kotrotsios

Georges Kotrotsios

csem

Vice President Strategic Relations

Herbert Sablotny

Herbert Sablotny

Beekeeper

CFO

Hicham Naim

Hicham Naim

Takeda

Head of Digital Strategy, Transformation & Innovation

Ingeborg Gasser-Kriss

Ingeborg Gasser-Kriss

Founder Institute

Co-Director

Josephine Ritzel

Josephine Ritzel

Universitätsspital Zürich

Deputy Head Innovation Management

Leila Toplic

Leila Toplic

LT Collective

Founder & CEO

Marc Van Ameringen

Marc Van Ameringen

Future Food Platform

Co-Founder & Director

Michael Hunkeler

Michael Hunkeler

Swisscom

Head of Intrapreneurship

Michelle Tulac

Michelle Tulac

Ellen MacArthur Foundation

Snr Project Manager

Oliver Durrer

Oliver Durrer

SwissLEAP

Founder

Pierre-Edouard Wahl

Pierre-Edouard Wahl

pew256

Founder

Sylvestre Lucia

Sylvestre Lucia

thirty3

Co-Founder

Yves Leuenberger

Yves Leuenberger

Zurich Insurance

Head of Group Property & Innovation

Benefits

Access to showcases, networking and community events to expand your own network

Cross-industry and cross-sector knowledge transfer, and best practice sharing 

Media exposure through our multiple social media channels, website and newsletters

Access to regional and international innovation ecosystems

Appreciation and recognition for altruistic nature and giving back to the startup community

Opportunity to be an active component in the success and scaling of our top-tier later stage startups disrupting the industry