About us

Swiss Healthcare Startups is a non profit organisation that supports innovative startups that aim to add value to the Swiss healthcare ecosystem. We support the startups by providing meaningful exposure and facilitating access to relevant stakeholders. As a neutral platform, we promote dialogue, networking and exchange throughout our ecosystem.

We promote innovation in the health sector by giving start-ups more visibility, building and expanding networks and enabling all members to engage in dialogue with their key stakeholders at eye level.

Swiss Healthcare Startups 
Reitergasse 11
8004 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.

Cornelius Warncke

Cornelius is a Member of the Board of Swiss Healthcare Startups, a Medical Doctor, founder of medseek.ch and as such works together with health care providers all over Switzerland. Via medbridge.ch Cornelius and his co-founders establish FOAM-Sessions (Free Open Access Meducation) in Switzerland.


Olivia Zollinger

CEO, Member of the Board
Project Leader Smarter Healthcare

Sibylle Jungen

Finances and accounting

Zita Zanier

Lead Communications & Startup Ecosystem

Nora Egli

Lead Events

About Smarter Healthcare

Swiss Healthcare Startups has launched the pioneering «Smarter Healthcare» project with the support of Migros Pioneer Fund, the development fund of the Migros Group. The project should serve to optimally exploit the potential of the Swiss healthcare system and advance developments in this area.

Smarter Healthcare wishes to make innovation within the healthcare sector both possible and visible through targeted networking and promotion. In performing this work, the project will assume an intermediary role and act as an independent contact partner, both in the digital sphere, for example, with a startup map, as well as at regular networking events. 

Education, research, innovative strength, technology – Switzerland would actually offer the ideal conditions for a progressive healthcare system if it wasn’t for its rigid structures and outdated processes. These often prevent exchanges between the different stakeholders, meaning that the existing potential is not exploited to the fullest. Learn more about Smarter Healthcare


Innovation Partner