About us

The Swiss Healthcare Startups Association supports the ideas and visions of young entrepreneurs in Switzerland’s healthcare system. The exchange between the healthcare startups and the industry is of central importance. The focus here is primarily on promoting and developing good framework conditions for startups. The Swiss Healthcare Startups Association is made up of successful entrepreneurs, managers and influencers from the industry.

Our goal is to make the Swiss healthcare system more intelligent and efficient. Please contact us if you would like to join our initiative.

Swiss Healthcare Startups 
Seefeldstrasse 90
8008 Zürich


Olivia Zollinger

Olivia is the CEO and a Member of the Board of Swiss Healthcare Startups. Prior to joining SHS, Olivia worked in Global Pricing & Market Access with Celgene in the US. She holds an MLaw from University of Fribourg and an MBA from Temple University, Philadelphia.

Thomas Löhrer

Thomas is a co-initiator of Swiss Healthcare Startups, passionate entrepreneur and partner of CR Kommunikation. He is responsible for the startup portfolio of the agency.

Fabian Unteregger

Fabian is a co-initiator of Swiss Healthcare Startups. The scholarship winner holds a Master in Food Science ETH and a Doctorate in Medicine. He is passionate entrepreneur and an award winning standup comedian.

Franziska Steiner

Franziska is a Member of Swiss Healthcare Startups and is passionate about tackling challenges through innovation. She runs the startup programs at swissnex San Francisco and is also their digital health lead. Prior to that she was co-creating patient centric solutions with health care professionals. 

Stefan Kohler

Stefan is a co-initiator of Swiss Healthcare Startups and partner and co-head of the Life Sciences Group at the Swiss law firm VISCHER AG. He has extensive experience in advising healthcare companies in Swiss law matters.