DAVID HENGARTNER

David is heading Swisscom Kickbox, the bottom-up intrapreneurship program at Swisscom, Switzerland’s leading telco company and one of its leading IT companies. He fosters the internal innovation culture and empowers employees to experience “Lean Startup” methodologies by validating their start-up ideas. Employees get a project budget, work time, an innovation booklet and access to internal experts and external service providers.

Besides his job, David is teaching the “Lean Startup Academy” course at ETH Zurich, where Master/PhD students test business ideas and start their entrepreneurial adventure.

Before joining Swisscom, David worked in consulting and banking, founded two start-ups, worked for start-ups in Zurich and Berlin and is a well-connected member of the Swiss corporate innovation ecosystem.

David holds a M.A. in Business Administration from the University of St.Gallen (HSG) with focus on Entrepreneurship and Marketing and a Design Thinking degree from the University of Technology in Sydney.

 

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