The Advisory Board of the Swiss Startup Factory (SSUF) actively supports the Accelerator in strategic topics and opens doors to key stakeholders. The current members of the Advisory Board of the Swiss Startup Factory are Prof. Dr . Rico Baldegger, Dr. Robert Bider, Jean Claude Biver, Beat Curti, Peter Friedli, Andreas Gall, Daniel Gutenberg, Michael Hartweg, Stan Wawrinka, Urs Wietlisbach.
Claudia Coninx-Kaczynski is a member of the founding family of Tamedia AG, a publicly listed Swiss media company. She has been Non-Executive Member of the Board of Directors of Forbo Holding AG since April 2014, Member of the Board of Swisscontent AG as well as other Commitees. Previously, she served as a Member of the Board and Directors of Tamedia AG between 2013 and 2016, developed and implemented strategic projects (M&A) for p.a. Media AG and Swisscontent AG (2011-2014) and was General Manager and Director of a real estate company, Faerbi Immobilien AG, Zurich (today Rietpark Immobilien AG) between 2006 and 2011. Claudia Coninx-Kaczynski studied Law at the University of Zurich (Lic. iur.) and obtained a Master of Law (LL.M.) at the London School of Economics.
Claudia Sauter is a thoroughly passionate Chief Communication Officer with a great desire to help companies finding the most differentiating and creative brand expression possible. For more than two decades now, she has helped companies to improve their communication effectiveness and reputation. Either in the internet start-up area or for the last 15 years at PwC. Creative is also her bunch of education: she studied journalism, public relations, commercial art and interior design.
Mike Baur, Co-Founder and Executive Chairman of the Swiss Startup Factory, comments: «We are very pleased that we were able to win these two high-profile personalities for our cause. Adding their competences and network in the communication and media space closes a very important knowledge gap in our Advisory Board.»
Company Profile of the Swiss Start Up Factory
The Swiss Startup Factory is an independent accelerator, whose goal is to build sustainably successful start-ups in the ICT sector. Within the framework of a three-month program, talented young entrepreneurs are prepared for the founding of their businesses, while having to complete three milestones. Each year, up to 10 startup teams start the Accelerator program in February and September. Apart from financial and technical support, the start-ups also have access to a unique network. The Swiss Startup Factory was founded in 2014, the factory’s co-working space is located in Zurich-Wipkingen.