DAVID HENGARTNER

Innovation Lab Manager, Head of Intrapreneurship @ SWISSCOM KICKBOX& ETH LECTURER

SHORT BIO

David is heading Swisscom Kickbox, the bottom-up intrapreneurship program at Swisscom. He fosters the internal innovation culture and empowers employees to experience “Lean Startup” methodologies by validating their own startup ideas. Employees get a project budget, work time, an innovation booklet and access to internal experts and external service providers. Besides his day job, David is teaching the “Lean Startup Academy” course at ETH Zurich & is guest lecturing at leading Swiss universities.

Before joining Swisscom, David worked in consulting and banking, founded two startups, worked for startups in Zurich and Berlin and is a well connected member of the Swiss startup and 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.