The ETH Entrepreneur Club

The Entrepreneur Club is a student initiative at ETH Zurich aiming to bring entrepreneurial-minded people together and to foster entrepreneurship among students. Through startup events and our community, we provide a platform to develop ideas, build teams and exchange experience. Find more details in our constitution.

Founded in 2011, the club has consistently enjoyed rapid growth, and currently has over 800 members. Although it specifically targets students of ETH Zurich, the Entrepreneur Club welcomes anyone with entrepreneurial zeal and an interest in creativity and innovation. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter to stay informed about upcoming events or sign up as a member in order to receive our official newsletter by e-mail.

The Executive Committee, consists of passionate students:

  • Edith Schmid, President
  • Oliver Richter, Executive VP
  • Frederic Meyer-Scharenberg, VP of Finance
  • Jari Kruth, VP of Events
  • Lara Lingelbach, VP of Membership
  • Iveta Rott, VP of Marketing and Communications
  • Peter Zundritsch, VP of Operations

We are also supported by the following Committee members:

  • Yannick Dienst, Cofoundme
  • Dominik Bucher, Startup Members
  • Daniel Meile, Co-working Space
  • Kristina Kakalacheva, Life Sciences
  • Jodok Vieli, Print and Design
  • Peter Page, Communications
  • Jonathan Müller, IT

Feel free to reach us at FIRSTNAME.LASTNAME[AT]


Our Events

  • General Assembly 27.01.2015 | 18:30 | ieLab LEO B8.1

    At the general assembly of the fall semester 2014, we will elect the new executive committee, discuss and vote on the budget and other club matters, and inform you about our upcoming events!

  • ETH Campaign 16. — 18.02.2015 | HG (Fountain)

    Visit us at the main entrance of ETH HG and earn more about the Entrepreneur Club, our people and our events. There will be competitions for valuable prizes, food, drinks... simply stop by!

  • Kick Off with Raffaello D'Andrea 04.03.2015 | 17:15 | ETH Zentrum, HG E 5

    We are proud to welcome ETH professor of Dynamic Systems and Control Raffaello D’Andrea to our Kick Off Event this semester.

    As an inventor, Prof. D’Andrea explores the capabilities of autonomous systems combining the academics, business and the art. His company Kiva Systems was sold to Amazon for 775M USD and his creations have been exhibited in various international venues.

    View Raffaello D'Andreas TED Talk here:

    Additionally, Kaspar Etter, graduate of ETH Zurich in Computer Science and former president of the ETH Entrepreneur Club, will talk about the ethical implications of autonomous systems and advanced artificial intelligence. Besides starting his own company, he's involved with the humanist think tank GBS Switzerland, which also brought him in close contact with researchers of the Future of Humanity Institute at the University of Oxford and the Machine Intelligence Research Institute in Berkeley.

    Join us in hearing the visionaries making us rethink what role technology should have in shaping our future.

    If you have a specific question you would like Raffaello D'Andrea to talk about, shoot us a message via facebook and we will try our best to get him cover the topic.

    The event is public, and will be followed by an apero in the main building.

  • ETH EC Party @ Colab 26.03.2015 | 19:00 | Zentralstrasse 37, CH-8003 Zürich

    Come and party with us at Colab Zurich! Check out the great venue and enjoy the music, drinks and people...

    Colab Zurich is a coworking and event space where startups, hackers, onliners and creators create tomorrows solutions by collaborating interdisciplinary. Check out

    EC members get an amazing price of only 5CHF/day for a workspace including internet, printer, coffee and meeting rooms. Apply here!

  • EC Lab with Berthold von Freyberg from Target Partners 01.04.2015 | 16:00

    EC lab is your opportunity to casually exchange ideas over delicious pizza!

    Join us and learn more about Berthold von Freyberg's experience and current undertakings. Challenge him with your burning questions or simply get his opinion and advice on your idea.

  • ETH Startup Speed Dating @ START Summit 17.04.2015 | 18:30 | Pfalzkeller, St. Gallen

    We are proud to announce that the ETH Entrepreneur Club will be present at START Summit 2015 with our signature ETH Startup Speed Dating event.

    Register as a student or as a startup for the Speed Dating event or participate in the two-day conference in St. Gallen. As an EC member you benefit from great discounts!

    More info:

  • ETH Startup Speed Dating 29.04.2015 | 17:00 | Dozentenfoyer

    Join our highlight, the Startup Speed Dating Event on 29th of April 2015: Explore career opportunities with a start-up or be a start-up recruiting skilled students!

    More info:

  • ETH Entrepreneur Club Award 21.05.2015 | 18:00

    Experience entrepreneurship through an idea pitch in front of a carefully selected jury.

    The top 3 idea pitches will win amazing prices and the winner will carry the symbolic award EC Award title for a year. 

  • Ask the Spin-Off PROs 27.05.2015 | 18:00 | ETH Main Building, Dozentenfoyer

    ETH Spin-Off success

    Creating your own company is a tough business. After five years, only one half of all Swiss startups continue to exist. Yet when a startup has spun out of ETH, 90% of all businesses survive past their first five years. What is it that they do differently?


    How to start your own Spin-Off

    Use this opportunity to grill our panel of five ETH entrepreneurs from early to mid-stage Spin-Offs on the nitty-gritty details of their success.


    Date & Location

    27. May 2015, 18:00

    ETH Main Building, Dozentenfoyer


The Executive Committee is supported in its activities by the Advisory Board on one hand and sponsors on the other.

The Advisory Board consists of representatives of ETH Zurich and the startup community, as well as venture capitalists. They assist the Executive Committee with defining the strategic direction of the club.

Prof. Dr. Roland Y. Siegwart

Vice President Research and Corporate Relations ETH Zürich

Dr. Matthias Hölling

ETH Transfer

Dr. Daniel Auerbach

Industry Relations, ETH Zürich Foundation

Lesley Spiegel

Entrepreneur and Start-up Coach

Dr. Alexander Ilic

Founder, CTO, and Chairman of the Board of Dacuda

Mark Schmitz

Partner & General Counsel, Lakestar

Dominik Grolimund



Our sponsors, who share our values and vision, help us financially to achieve our objectives.


We work together with our partners to reach our goals.


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Entrepreneur Club at ETH Zürich
Rämistrasse 101
Postfach 11
8092 Zurich


Our home is in the ieLab of the ETH Zürich
Building LEO B8.1
Leonhardstrasse 27
8092 Zürich