I am passionately involved in entrepreneurial projects, also with a technical connection. For project inquiries and further information I am available under contact. Below is a selection of client testimonials as well as current and past projects.
People I worked with
We launched a successful business with fully sustainable coffee. We had several b2c and some b2b clients but wanted to grow to the next level. Silvan provided us with a strong analysis and helped us to prioritise and staying focused. We launched 3 sales channels in no time to test them and growing our company. The first results didn’t take long and we closed new deals and revenue.
Silvan Krähenbühl was a trusted coaching resource for us during the early stages of our market validation journey. His guidance transcended the context in which the coaching arose, with him acting as an independent advisor that offered frank and neutral advice. Within only a few hours of coaching, Silvan's challenging insights helped us direct our focus and navigate our first pivot. Silvan is genuinely invested in the success of his mentees, extending his personal experience and network, and maintaining relationships even after the formal coaching had ended.
We had a business idea that needed some validation and testing. We didn’t know exactly where the best place to start would be. As part of the be-advanced challenge program we worked with Silvan to tackle these challenges. We setup a well-structured feedback questionnaire, distributed it to the relevant key players and gained valuable insights thanks to the lean startup methods we applied. I enjoyed working with Silvan and especially valued his entrepreneurial experience and hands on mentality.
I first met Silvan as my coach during a startup challenge. I’ve sought his expert advice in numerous occasions and have been impressed with his breadth of knowledge as well as willingness to always help. Silvan is a quick thinker and very dynamic. Challenging my ideas with him is giving me new points of view and is very helpful building my own company.
I was stuck with the business model of my company and wanted to get an external perspective from an experienced entrepreneur. Because of his startup experience and sports background, I chose to work with Silvan. We analysed our business model and reshaped it with lean startup method and business modelling techniques. Today we have successfully established our product in the market and expanded internationally.
Projects I work(ed) on
Swisspreneur is a nonprofit on a mission to promote and advance entrepreneurship in Switzerland.
I am responsible for the overall operations of the project as well as for fundraising. You can find all existing episodes onwww.swisspreneur.org
(acquired by myClubs)
Out of my own problem, the idea Gymhopper was born.
During my studies, I was constantly traveling between different cities in Switzerland, but with my fitness subscription I could only train at my place of residence. The lack of flexibility has led to the creation of Switzerland’s largest fitness network. Gymhopper has received investor capital, expanded into seven more countries and launched new business models. In 2018 Gymhopper was acquired by myClubs.
Founder of Unicorn Ventures GmbH,
a company that strategically tests new business models and provides hands-on advice for emerging startup founders. Our team consists of experts in software engineering, digital marketing, startup management, sales and entrepreneurship.
Cofoundme was created within the framework of the Young Entrepreneurs Club of the HSG.
Our goal was to bring together students from technical and business universities to create new startups. We started with the HSG and the ETH before the circle of universities was continually expanded. Today, the platform is being maintained by a very dedicated project team.
Young Entrepreneurs Club HSG
The same motivation that drives me today has also made me part of the newly founded Young Entrepreneurs Club of the University of St. Gallen. Our goal was to turn the HSG into an entrepreneurial university. In addition to setting up the association, we launched the cofoundme platform and the first incubation program for students. The club was later merged into START entrepreneurs.