About us

The Startup Accelerator is an initiative of the Institute of Innovation and Entrepreneurship (IIE) in the School of Management and Law (SML) at the Zurich University of Applied Science (ZHAW).

It was founded and is led by Dr. Ben Graziano (Innosuisse Coach for Pitching and Head Trainer for Startup Campus) and Dr. Matthias Filser (Head of the Center for Entrepreneurship at ZHAW and Head of Startup Campus). The courses are produced in collaboration with one or more of our coaches.

We are grateful for the financial support of our partners Zürcher Kantonalbank and Innosuisse (the Swiss innovation agency) as well as the support of Prof. Dr. Adrian Müller who initiated the project with Zürcher Kantonalbank.