Startup@HSG Team

The Startup@HSG team is part of the Chair for Entrepreneurship and the Center for Entrepreneurship.

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.

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.

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.

Eduard Müller

Eduard is a research associate, PhD student and Project Manager at the Chair for Entrepreneurship of the University of St. Gallen. He also works as a startup coach and lecturer for students and entrepreneurs, especially in the field of building (digital) business models in the food industry. Eduard further manages the Entrepreneurial Talents Program of the University of St.Gallen and focuses on Technology Adaption and Innovation in the Food and Restaurant Industry.

Maria Luisa Fuchs

Maria Luisa is Project Manager at Startup@HSG responsible of a series of initiatives to inspire, enlighten and accelerate entrepreneurship at the HSG. She is also board member by startups and SMEs focusing mainly on scaling business. Maria Luisa has a Master in International Business from the EAP-ESCP School in Paris and has been engaged for the last 20 years in marketing strategies and grown initiatives for small, medium and big corporations. She supports female entrepreneurship through actively participating in diverse business women associations as speaker as well as host.

Robert Schreiber

Robert is a research associate, PhD student, and Project Manager at the Chair for Entrepreneurship of the University of St.Gallen. He supervises bachelor and master courses in Entrepreneurship as a teaching assistant. In his research, he uses diverse neuroscientific and behavioral approaches to study human decision-making on a neural level. Robert is a food entrepreneur and advises young entrepreneurs at Startup@HSG.

Janine Crivelli

Janine is responsible for all social media activities of the Center for Entrepreneurship. The content on our Instagram, Facebook and LinkedIn Channel are mostly created by her. She is also writing Blog Posts.