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.


Diana Hardie

Chief Executive Officer

Ben Crawshaw

Lead Events

Sibylle Jungen

Finances and accounting


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 and the current co-president. 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.

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.

Franziska Steiner

Franziska is the co-president of Swiss Healthcare Startups and is passionate about tackling challenges through innovation. As a senior opportunity architect she’s building great things with the team at VNTR Innovation & Venturing. Prior to that she ran the startup programs at swissnex San Francisco and was also their digital health lead. 

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

Olivia is the former-CEO of Swiss Healthcare Startups and a Member of the Board. 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.

Angelina Rau

Angelina is the former CEO a.i. of Swiss Healthcare Startups and a Member of the Board. As a qualified attorney at law Angelina specializes in Life Sciences and Healthcare Law at the Swiss law firm VISCHER AG. She is currently pursuing a Ph.D in Biomedical Law and Ethics at the University of Zurich as well as a Master in Drug Development at the Medical Faculty of the University of Basel.

Urs Fischer

Urs is a board member of Swiss Healthcare Startups. Urs is responsible for innovation at Health Info Net AG and is committed to developing and redesigning services for the healthcare market. He has extensive experience in digital transformation in various market sectors.