Digital Ventures: Leadership & Foundation

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

Lecturers 2021

  • Dr. Kynan Eng, CEO iniVation AG
  • Erik Gloerfeld, CPO YOVA AG
  • Pascal Honold, Partner Wenger & Vieli AG
  • Dr. Martin Murmann, Senior research associate, Chair for Entrepreneurship UZH
  • Isabelle Nüssli, CEO Leverage Yourself GmbH 
  • Prof. Dr. David Oesch, Full Professor of Financial Accounting UZH
  • Susanne K. Schorsch, Investment Manager, investiere/Verve Capital Partners AG

Content 2021

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

Course Dates Spring 2021




Kickoff & Lecture 1 03.05.2021, 12:00-14:00


Lectures 2 & 3 10.05.2021, 12:00-14:00


Lectures 4 & 5 17.05.2021, 12:00-14:00


Lectures 6 & 7 31.05.2021, 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.

Module Booking

Important notice: If you get accepted, then you have to book this module also via Module Booking.