Foundation Board

Dietmar Grichnik


Professor of Entrepreneurship at University of St. Gallen

Pascal Gantenbein

Voting Member

Professor of Financial Management and Head of the Department of Financial Management

Alexander Ilic

Voting Member

CTO of Dacuda AG, Represents the interest of Start-ups

Pascale Vonmont

Voting Member

Deputy Director of the Gebert Rüf Stiftung

Silvio Bonaccio

Voting Member

Head of ETH transfer

Vital Meyer


Head of Division
Start-up CTI


Foundation Consortium

Partner Uni St. Gallen

University of St. Gallen, Institute of Technology Management

The institute operates a research program, focusing on the development of problem and application orientated research concepts. Start-up related research is based on a decision-making perspective and analyzes relevant research questions concerning the entrepreneurial process.

Partner ETH Zurich

ETH Zurich, Institute of Information Management

The Information Management groups’ main goal is to help driving the vision of ubiquitous smart objects. The group emphasizes on solving problems that emerge from the implementation of this vision in a real world environment. The institute focuses on information management issues in an ubiquitously networked world.

Partner Uni Basel

University of Basel, Center for Economic Sciences

The Center for Economic Sciences maintains through its various collaborations a strong link to national and international research institutions as well as to private companies and the public sector. It also has a long history of conducting research and consulting projects in the field of Venture Capital and Private Equity.


Peter Vogel

Scientific Lead

Head of Competence Center New Ventures at the Institute of Technology Management

Operational Team

Barbara Burkhard

Project Support

Research Associate at the Institute of Technology Management

Konstanze Krüger

Project Support

Research Associate at the Institute of Technology Management

Cansu Cinar

Project Support

Junior Research Associate at the Institute of Technology Management