Helping ambitious founders reach the next level

The Swisspreneur Coaching program is where ambitious founders go to learn what it takes to reach the next level in their entrepreneurial journey.

B2C Marketing
Finance & Go-to-market

By founder for founders

We are strong believers in the by-founders, for-founders mentality — we think that the best people to show you how to build a successful business are the entrepreneurs who have actually done it themselves. That’s why all of our handpicked coaches bear the "successful founder" badge of honour.

How it works

All packages include 4 hours of 1-on-1 coaching and come at the same standard price.

1.
Apply

Complete the application form to book a package with the coach of your choice.

2.
Confirm

After your application, you’ll hear back from us within a week with an introduction to your coach and the invoice for your coaching.

3.
Learn

Set up the first meeting with your coach and start taking your business to the next level.

What others say

„The Swisspreneur Founders dinners are a great opportunity to get together with a diverse group of fellow entrepreneurs. Everyone is on a different journey, but each founder has something you can relate to or take away.“

Myke Näf
Myke Näf
(Übermorgen Ventures, Doodle)

„The Swisspreneur Founders dinners are a great opportunity to get together with a diverse group of fellow entrepreneurs. Everyone is on a different journey, but each founder has something you can relate to or take away.“

Daniele Farrace
Daniele Farrace
(Frameload)

„The Swisspreneur Founders dinners are a great opportunity to get together with a diverse group of fellow entrepreneurs. Everyone is on a different journey, but each founder has something you can relate to or take away.“

Igor Susmelj
Igor Susmelj
(WhatToLabel)
Data Product Design
Lisa Falco
Lead Data & AI Consultant, Zühlke
Lisa Falco is a lead consultant at Zühlke’s AI solutions center, and she’s been solving complex data science and product problems for more than a decade. As Head of Data Science at Ava Women and Head of Product at Pipra, she helped bringing several AI-based products to market within the healthcare domain. If what you have is a product and what you need is detailed, actionable feedback, Lisa’s the one to help you with priceless insights.
What you get
  • Feedback and an experiences sparring partner on your product strategy
  • Answers to data science related questions
  • Templates and resources to assist you taking action
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B2C Marketing
Nicholas Hänny
Co-founder, CEO & CMO NIKIN AG
Nicholas Hänny built one of the most well-known clothing brands in Switzerland — NIKIN — and he did it all without any outside investors. NIKIN is a profitable business with double digit million CHF revenue. Pick Nicholas' brain to turbocharge your next B2C marketing campaign and grow your business to the next level. And listen to his Swisspreneur episode below!
What you get
  • A personal B2C marketing funnel & introduction on how to run it
  • 1:1 support with your campaigns and marketing efforts (incl. a crashcourse on the right channels and KPIs)
  • Templates and content that you can use to up your marketing game
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Boards of Directors
Monika Kruesi
Professional Board of Directors
Monika Kruesi is an experienced board director, with mandates in companies ranging from energy business, investments goods and energy business, investments goods, high tech technology and automotive industry.high tech technology to automotive industry. She has been providing strategic expertise for over 20 years, and so we could think of no one better to help you forge a world-class board of directors. The right piece of advice at the right time could be the difference between a promising project and a household name.
What you get
  • Support and best practices for setting up your board of directors
  • A blueprint to identify suitable board members for your company
  • Templates and strategies to level up your board
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Learn from Monika
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Exit readiness
Heiner Grüter
CEO, Meridium Partners
Heiner Grüter is the founder and CEO of Meridium Partners, a Swiss M&A boutique with a focus on the digital economy. Meridium Partners helps founders, entrepreneurs, and investors to assess company sale options, exploit value potentials, develop a compelling equity story, identify and mobilize potential buyers, and manage the sale process until closing and beyond.

Heiner was previously mentioned in Simon Scheurer’s first Swisspreneur episode — you can listen to it below.
What you get
  • An honest assessment of where your company stands today in terms of exit readiness
  • A clear roadmap how to set up your company for a future exit
  • Option to launch an M&A process if appropriate
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Learn from Heiner
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B2B Sales
Lars Mangelsdorf
Co-founder and Head of Sales, Yokoy
Lars Mangelsdorf is an experienced sales professional. He built his knowledge from scratch at one of the most successful startups in Switzerland, Beekeeper. Today, he is the co-founder and Head of Sales at the B2B fintech startup Yokoy and closes new deals on a daily basis. Oh, and he's also the guy who once landed a sale by mailing the client just one shoe. Listen to that story and more on his Swisspreneur episode below.
What you get
  • A personalized sales process, with all the right tools
  • A crashcourse on the fundamentals of B2B selling
  • Templates and content that close more deals
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Learn from Lars
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Finance & Go-to-market
Olga Peters
Incubation and Startup Engagement Manager
Olga Peters is a certified Innosuisse coach, VentureLab coach and the Incubation and Startup Engagement Manager at ABB’s New Business Factory. She also co-founded QualySense, one of the most successful deeptech startups in Switzerland. Olga is not only a whizz at financial planning, but she’s also your go-to person when it comes to finding the right customer segment. After all, marketing is not just about what you say, but whom you say it to!
What you get
  • A talented sparring partner to identify your customer segment and go to market strategy
  • Support and tips on financial modelling and planning
  • Templates and strategies for both, marketing strategy and financials
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Learn from Olga
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Digitization
Karim Nemr
Co-founder and CBO, PXL Vision
Karim Nemr is the co-founder and CBO of PXL Vision, an innovative digital identity startup. After 7 years at the computer vision company Dacuda, he packed up his bags and decided to build something new alongside 3 of his former Dacuda co-workers. Nowadays, PXL Vision has received several awards and been awarded a CHF 4.6M investment in seed financing.

If your company needs help navigating the murky waters of digitization, Karim’s your guy. If digital trends fly right past you, Karim’s your guy. Basically, if you’re a company in the 21st century, you’ll want him on your team!
What you get
  • A fair assessment how digitization will change your business and organization
  • An action plan how to identify, test and launch new business models
  • An introduction to the tools and technologies suitable for your company
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Learn from Karim
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Fundraising
Pascal Koenig
Former Co-founder and CEO, Ava
In the last 15 years, Pascal König built three startups in the digital health space. The most recent of the three, femtech company Ava Women, grew from zero to eight digit revenue during Pascal's tenure as CEO. Throughout his career he has raised almost USD 100 million of dilutive and non-dilutive funds. If you want to secure the right investment, from the right investor and at the right time, and also make sure you put those funds to good use, Pascal is the one you’ll want to talk to.
What you get
  • Feedback on your fundraising story and the set up of your fundraising process
  • Help in selecting the right investors to target, i.e. smart money
  • If appropriate, introduction to potential investors
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Learn from Pascal
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Non-profits
Beate Eckhardt
Co-Founder, Foundation Board Academy
With over twenty years of management experience at the intersection of politics, the public and business, Beate Eckhardt is an expert in building non-profits. If you’ve got philanthropic ambitions, she knows how to realize them effectively and strategically.
What you get
  • A successful blueprint of how to launch your non-profit or foundation
  • What to consider when approaching grant-making foundations for grant money
  • Templates and strategies for both, non-profits and foundations
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Learn from Beate
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Leadership & Strategy
Elisabete Ramalho
Industry Lead @ Google and leadership coach
Elisabete Ramalho is an industry leader at Google, a college professor and a certified leadership coach. Her impressive resume is backed up by equally valuable skills: Elisabete is able to combine strategic thinking with procedural rigour, making ideas come to life. Who said the visionary and executer were two different people? Elisabete will help you design your multi-quarter/year execution plan while staying true to your vision and the choices that you can make as a business. Strategy is about choices. Execution is about leadership put into practice.
What you get
  • A compelling and formulated strategy for your company
  • Coaching on leading a complex business and high performing team with the right balance between data and human potential
  • Templates for your strategy and execution
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Learn from Elisabete
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Culture
Andreas Fischler
Former CEO, Frontify
Andreas Fischler is the co-founder of and former CEO at Frontify, which offers cloud software for brand management. During his time at Frontify, the company grew from 2 to over 100 employees. He’ll be the first to tell you that culture needs to be on your mind from day one. From how you hire to how you fire, to how you reprimand those who fall short, and how you praise those who go above and beyond, nothing should be left to chance. Let Andreas point you in the right direction! He recently also launched the Impact Founders Club where he combines capitalism and a positive impact on the world.
What you get
  • An honest and fair outside assessment of your company culture
  • Support and best practices for hiring and firing
  • Templates and strategies to level up your hiring game
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Learn from Andreas
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Public Relations & Media
Susanne Giger
Board of Directors, Coop
Susanne Giger is an author, journalist, university professor and board member at Coop. More than anyone, she knows the value of a good story. Partner up with Susanne to get the PR and media training your startup needs to garner wide-reaching, brand-solidifying publicity.
What you get
  • Applicable tips and tactics to generate PR for your startup
  • Media training to transport the right messages
  • If appropriate, intros, templates and contacts to relevant media outlets
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Learn from Susanne
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Why Swisspreneur Coaching

The #1 network of top Swiss entrepreneurs

We have already interviewed over 100 of Switzerland’s top entrepreneurs in their areas of expertise. Now we are making this network available to you, so you can get real, hands-on advice from those who’ve been in your place before.

You learn, we give back


We’re in this for the sake of helping others, not for the money. Our motivation is to see more people launch their own company and grow it to a stage that provides them not only a feeling of personal success but also financial freedom. With every coaching package you buy, you'll also be helping Swisspreneur reach more and more hopeful entrepreneurs.

Access to an exceptional community


With a Coaching package, you not only get access to experienced founders, but also to the whole Swisspreneur community (Slack channel with 100+ founders), invitations to events (e.g. our quarterly founders dinners) and regular Q&A session with experts and experienced founders.

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