Ph.D., Start-up coach, Chairman
Ruedi Gygax, has been involved with start-ups for more than 25 years. He was a managing director at the Novartis Venture Fund for 12 years, for 6 years he acted as a part time partner at a financial venture fund, and since about 2008 he has been a business angel as well as coach and expert for start-ups in support of start-ups – among others at CTI/Innosuisse. He has served on many boards of Swiss and foreign companies. His education comprises studies of physical chemistry at the University of Basel and Stanford University. He had started his career at Ciba-Geigy in the fields of process safety and materials research.