About us

Who We Are

We are a team of startup coaches, trainers and entrepreneurship lecturers and researchers from the Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE) at the School of Management and Law (SML), which is part of the Zürich University of Applied Science (ZHAW), Switzerland.

With the support of Zürich Kantonalbank and Innosuisse, we intend to transform the way that we support startups and help even more businesses reach their maximum potential.

What We Do

Our aim is to develop startup-accelerator.org into a single trusted online training & coaching resource for the startups in our ecosystem and the ecosystems of our partners.

This beta version of our platform includes online training and resources to help you deliver a great pitch, develop a full financial forecast for your business, and develop an intellectual property strategy.

In time we hope to add more training topics and provide online access to a pool of qualified coaches.

Dr. Benjamin Graziano

Benjamin Graziano

Social Entrepreneur and Innosuisse Start-up Trainer

Jacques Hefti

Jacques Hefti

Head of Startup Campus

Prof. Dr. Adrian W. Müller

Adrian W. Müller

Head Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship


Zürcher Kantonalbank

Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship