Swiss Entrepreneurship Program


JUNE 4-8, 2018




The Peer Exchange Meetup 2018 brings together invited managers of startup support organizations from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia, Peru, Serbia, Switzerland and Vietnam. The aim of the week is a close and inspiring exchange on the state of ecosystems, ideation and facilitating business ideas, acceleration programs and how to push entrepreneurship. Peers will work in country groups as well as cross-regional. Swiss peers will join the workshops bringing in their input, views and expertise. The week is a unique opportunity to exchange with and learn from peers from different countries, enhancing networks and discuss burning topics to further drive entrepreneurship. Read more about the Peer Exchange Meetup 2018 or have an insight of the Peer Exhange Meetup 2017 here.


Andi Gjokutaj

OFICINA - Albania

Ana Petani

Destil - Albania

Genta Rexha

Albanian University - Albania

Meliha Gekić Lerić

INTERA - Bosnia & Herzegovina

Sanjin Osmanbašić

SPARK - Bosnia & Herzegovina

Vladimir Sukara

Qlab - Bosnia & Herzegovina

Martir Dika

SEEUTechPark - Macedonia

Maja Trajkova

CEED Hub - Macedonia

Vesna Ivanoska

Seavus - Macedonia

Pedro Aramburú

UTEC Venture - Perú

Diana Castañeda

LIQUID Venture Studio - Perú

Marilia Montesinos

StartUp Perú - Perú

Fernando Ponce

StartUPC - Perú

Jaime Sotomayor

Wayra - Perú

Ljiljana Bjeličić

Startup Centar - Serbia

Nemanja Jovic

Business Development Center Kragujevac - Serbia

Sandra Nesic

ICT Hub - Serbia

Jelena Petrovic

Science Technology Park - Serbia

Nana Radenković

Nova Iskra - Serbia

Nguyen Minh Phuc

SVF- Vietnam

Tu Thu Hien

WISE - Vietnam

Tran Vu Nguyen

DNES - Vietnam

Vu Anh Ngoc

HATCH! Ventures - Vietnam


We are currently designing the week and will update this section regularly.

# Session Who Time Venue
1 Morning Session: Getting to Know Each Other Anaïs Sägesser , Teresa Widmer 09:00 - 12:30 Switzerland Innovation Park Biel-Bienne
2 > Welcome Note SECO Lukas Schneller
3 > Welcome Note Innovation Park Anita Jörg , Ivana Balic
4 Lunch 12:30 - 13:30
5 Afternoon Session: goal-setting for ecosystem building Keith Ippel 13:30 - 17:00 Switzerland Innovation Park Biel-Bienne
6 Welcome Dinner Teresa Widmer
# Session Who Time Venue
1 Morning Sessions: 09:00 - 12:30 Switzerland Innovation Park Biel-Bienne
2 > Master the challenges of business incubation Patrick Stähler
3 > Smartup Program: pipeline creation René Zeier
4 Lunch 12:30 - 13:30
5 Afternoon Sessions: 13:30 - 17:00 Switzerland Innovation Park Biel-Bienne
6 > Investment readiness - the best tool for your growth & revenue Keith Ippel
7 > How to get business angels onboard Roland Zeller
8 > Country Action-plan creation Keith Ippel , Aron Braun , Roland Zeller , Adrienne Perramond , Christian Kranicke , Luis Allo
9 Free Evening
# Session Who Time Venue
1 Morning Session: Corporate partnerships & intrapreneurship Sophie Bürgin 09:00 - 12:30 INNOSpace Berne
2 > Innovation at Swiss Post Roland Keller
3 > Johnson & Johnson’s approach to exernal innovation & partnerships Luis Allo
4 Swiss Exploration Event 12:30 - ...
5 Swiss Dinner
# Session Who Time Venue
1 Morning Session: Accelerator business models & programs Axel Schultze , Katka Letzing , Thomas Landis , Mike Baur 09:00 - 13:00 Kraftwerk Zurich
2 Lunch 13:00 - 14:00
3 Afternoon Session: How metrics help: Be the best player in your ecosystem Keith Ippel 14:30 - 17:00 Kraftwerk Zurich
4 Networking Dinner
# Session Who Time Venue
1 Morning Session: Mentoring Axel Schultze , Marc Steffen , Heiko Trautwein 09:00 - 12:30 Kraftwerk Zurich
2 Lunch 12:30 - 13:30
3 Reflection on the week & Wrap up 13:30 - 15:30 Kraftwerk Zurich
4 Farewell with Coffee & Cake 15:30


Anita Jörg

Anita Jörg

Head of Marketing - Switzerland Innovation Park

Keith Ippel

Keith Ippel

Co-founder & CEO - Spring Activator

Enrico Fantini

Enrico Fantini

Program Officer - Swiss Entrepreneurship Program

Lukas Schneller

Lukas Schneller

Deputy Head Private Sector Development SECO

Patrick Stähler

Patrick Stähler

Partner - fluidminds

Aron Braun

Aron Braun

Entrepreneur & Business Angel

Adrienne Perramond

Adrienne Perramond

Board Member - Business Angels Switzerland

Christian Kranicke

Christian Kranicke

Founder & CEO - Leading Edge Advisors

Heiko Trautwein

Heiko Trautwein

Accelerator Chair - Entrepreneurs' Organization

Roland Zeller

Roland Zeller

Venture Advisor - Redalpine Venture Partners AG

Arlind Haxhijaj

Arlind Haxhijaj

Facilitator ALB- Swiss Entrepreneurship Program

MIlena Milic

MIlena Milic

Facilitator SRB- Swiss Entrepreneurship Program

Katka Letzing

Katka Letzing

Program & FinTech Lead - Kickstart Accelerator

Thomas Landis

Thomas Landis

Head - F10

Luis Allo

Luis Allo

Global Director Technology Innovation - Johnson & Johnson