About us

Swiss Healthcare Startups is a catalyst for Swiss healthcare innovation. We support Swiss healthcare startups by enabling access to relevant stakeholders and expertise. Our team 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 
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

Aron Gfrörer

Lead Digital and Communication

Sibylle Jungen

Finances and accounting

Zita Zanier

Lead startup ecosystem