Fall Semester 2019

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Join the program and seize the opportunity to learn firsthand from successful entrepreneurs and industry experts about the basics for founding and running a digital business. 

The course is designed to facilitate a conversation between lecturers and participants. You will gain a detailed understanding on how entrepreneurs build and run their startups. Industry experts will advise you on the legal and financial aspects of founding a venture in Switzerland. Each session includes an introductory presentation, followed by an informal discussion.


Prof. Dr. Ulrich Kaiser


  • Dr. Kynan Eng, CEO iniVation AG
  • Erik Gloerfeld, COO YOVA AG
  • Pascale Honold, Partner Wenger & Vieli AG
  • Dr. Martin Murmann, Senior research associate, Chair for Entrepreneurship UZH
  • Prof. Dr. David Oesch, Full Professor of Financial Accounting UZH
  • Alex Stöckl, Partner Wingman AG
  • Claudia Winkler, CEO Lionstep


  • Entrepreneurship facts and numbers
  • Leadership for digital entrepreneurs
  • Self-management & personal resilience 
  • Entrepreneurial finance  
  • Company founding in Switzerland
  • Financial management
  • IP licensing

Course Dates

23 April 2020, 9:30 – 17:15

24 April 2020, 9:30 –17:15

25 April 2020, 9:30-15:00

25 May 2020, 12:00-14:00

Target Group

Master students across faculties and researchers who are interested in the process and responsibilities of founding and leading a technology startup.


At the Faculty of Business, Economics, and Informatics, the seminar "Digital Ventures: Leadership & Foundation" is accredited with 3 ECTS (master level, BWL5).

Please check with your corresponding faculty to confirm accreditation.