Prof. Dietmar Grichnik

Dietmar is a leading researcher in the field of entrepreneurship, innovation, and finance. He is Director of the Institute of Technology Management at the University of St. Gallen (HSG), where he also leads the Chair for Entrepreneurship. Shortly, Dietmar was elected among the Top100 Entrepreneurship professors globally. His research is published in leading field journals and he is also author of „Entrepreneurial Living“. As former banker and current investor, Dietmar is actively engaged in teaching and supporting entrepreneurs, especially in the university environment.

Dr. Manuel Heß

Manuel is a postdoctoral researcher at the Chair for Entrepreneurship of the University of St.Gallen. He is a lecturer to students, entrepreneurs, and executives for Entrepreneurship and Business Metrics. Manuel’s research focusses on investor decision-making and the influence of board members on new venture success. As project manager of the St.Galler Startup Navigator Lab, he is responsible for applied research and use of the Navigator methods in new ventures and corporates.

Diego Probst

Diego is Managing Director at the Center for Entrepreneurship of the University of St.Gallen. He is responsible for Startup@HSG – the Incubation Program of the University. Prior to joining Startup@HSG, he held leading positions at the Institut für Jungunternehmen (IFJ) for the initiatives venturelab and venture kick. He is active in the startup-business for over 10 years. With his experience he coaches student entrepreneurs and is involved in executive teaching.

Torben Antretter

Torben is a research associate at the Chair for Entrepreneurship of the University of St.Gallen. As an ICT-entrepreneur he supports students at the university, especially in the field of building digital business models. Torben further works as a startup coach at Startfeld – a Swiss Startup incubator. His PhD-research focusses on data-driven decision making in venture capital.

Britta Pukall

Britta is owner of milani design and consulting AG in Zurich and Berlin. Milani specialized in increasing the innovative ability of new ventures. As a professional service provider and investor, Britta and her team have already successfully founded 3 startups and accompanied over 15 on their way to success.

Dominic Knape

Dominic is a research associate and PhD student at the Chair for Entrepreneurship of the University of St.Gallen and an e-commerce entrepreneur. He is a lecturer to students, entrepreneurs, and executives. He is the creator of the Amazon Market Dominance Index (AMDI) that is published in the Amazon Watch Report. He manages the Entrepreneurial Talents Program of the University of St.Gallen and serves as a mentor.