Digital Ventures: Leadership & Foundation

Module Coordination

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


Learn at first hand from successful entrepreneurs and industry experts about the fundamentals of leading and founding a digital business. 

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

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

Course Dates

Location: RAA-E-30

23 April 2020, 9:30 – 17:15 

24 April 2020, 9:30 –17:15 

25 April 2020, 9:30 – 15:00

Location: KO2-F-174

25 Mai 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 seminar). Please check seminar accreditation with your corresponding faculty.