We count on a network of experts with relevant business expertise who complement the coaching provided by the USI Startup Centre team. They can support startup founders within out incubation programme with industry or subject matter advice, mentoring, and introductions.

Claudio Bareato

Innovation Advisor, Auditor, Information Security Manager

Claudio is a pragmatic engineer with broad experience in supporting science-based and technology-driven early-stage startups in various sectors internationally. He is an innovator at heart with strong expertise in cyber security, blockchain, crypto, digital assets, fintech, ICT and in the application of emerging technologies.


Jon Becker

Founder and General Counsel, VitaSimplicity LLC

Jon is a qualified American lawyer with over 30 years of experience providing strategic legal and business advice. Most of his in-house legal career has focused on Europe, with extensive expertise in the biopharmaceutical industry (Amgen and InterMune) and the IT industry (EDS/GM).


Dario Caleffi

Startup Mentor, Investor and Founder

Dario is an international senior executive with 25+ years of experience in a large variety of industries and organisational functions. Since 2007, he has been a Business Angel and co-founder of GoBeyond. Dario is also an Accredited Coach for Innosuisse and a Certified Mentor at Polihub incubator.


Stefano Colombo

Founder and Director

Stefano has a successful track record and intercultural managerial experience in leading small to big business organizations in Switzerland and abroad to success. From 2004 to 2014 he was Head of Alpiq Energia Italia. Today Stefano is CEO of STAN2SERVICES Srl and is active in several Boards and Associations.


Caterina Diglio

Startup Coach, Corporate Advisor, Entrepreneur (Foodtech & ICT sector)

Caterina has a considerable experience in Corporate Advisory (M&A, capital funding, business planning, accounting and financial reporting) and Strategic Consultancy. Entrepreneurial experience in the ICT and Foodtech sector. She is an enthusiastic coach for startups in different platforms for innovation in Switzerland.


Diego Fiorentini

Managing Partner, yourCFO

Diego is the Managing Partner of yourCFO, a team of professionals with a significant track record in corporate finance. Before founding yourCFO in 2015, Fiorentini was Group CFO of Cavotec, a NASDAQ listed company, and previously Finance Director of Italmobiliare, an Italian publicly listed company.


Gabriel Haering

Coach, Consultant, Co-Founder, Board Member and Advisor

Gabriel has over 30 years of experience as Head Commercial Division, CEO and Board member. He has expertise in Business plan and M&S in different industry sectors. Since 2021 Gabriel has been a regular and scale-up coach for Innosuisse.


Andrea Moroni Stampa

CTO, Electrasim

Andrea Moroni Stampa holds a master’s degree in Electrotechnical Engineering (ETH Zurich) with a focus on network security and miniature technologies. He created and successfully led for 10 years the R&D department within Hemargroup, a Swiss electronic manufacturing company. Andrea is now CTO at Electrasim SA and co-founder of two startups.


Silvia Panigone


With 25 years of experience in private and public companies and several Board positions, Silvia combines a profound understanding of corporate finance and private investments with a deep knowledge of drugs and devices development processes. She is the founder of ADYA, a company focused on strategic counselling, interim management, deal structuring, and capital raising.


Andrea Realini


Andrea is passionate about innovation and technology around real estate and construction tech. He served many corporations across several industries and, since 2011, started his own ventures. Andrea holds an MSc in Computer Science, MBA and EMBA in Business Administration and Finance.


Jacqueline Ruedin Rüsch

Founding General Partner, Privilège Ventures SA

A senior leader with over 25 years of experience, Jacqueline worked in the banking sector prior to founding her first company in 2011. Since 2014 she actively invests in venture capital, which led to the creation of Privilège Ventures, a Swiss VC asset manager authorized by FINMA. Jacqueline serves on several boards, she is a mentor, juror, lecturer and public speaker.