Thomas Ackermann

Managing Director

Thomas is an experienced entrepreneur and committed startup eco system builder. Before joining SICTIC, he was co-founder and managing director of a SaaS company, which he led for more than ten years. He is a board member, advisor and mentor to several startups and actively contributes to the development of the Swiss startup scene.

His mission is to help further accelerate the growth of the SICTIC community and to build new exciting projects on top of the SICTIC platform.

Thomas holds a BSc in Biology from the University of Zurich.

Tanya Fröhlich

Tanya is an executive with over 15 years of experience in investment banking and M&A with a  focus in technology companies. Before joining SICTIC, Tanya was  Director at Corum Group International, a global Tech M&A advisory firm, focusing on corporate strategy, business development, process implementation and sales & marketing.

She was also  Director at World Financial Symposium, an International organisation dedicated to the tech ecosystem. She directed over 150 annual, high-scale events with industry leaders in investment banking, venture capital and private equity. The events covered relevant topics for investors looking for the highest professional input on growth & exit strategies, whether through investment, buyout, IPO, sale and merger.

Tanya holds an MBA and is a prolific speaker at various tech events.

Yuliia Chornei

Yuliia holds a Master’s degree in International Communicative Technologies from the Institute of International Relations Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv and advanced diploma in Digital Marketing from the International Business School, The Hague.

She has over 7 years of experience in marketing, virtual events management & planning. Launched online medical congresses for Ukraine, CIS countries, Balkan region and Northern Europe under support of the Turkish Health care Travel Counsel and Turkish Ministry of Trade.

In the past she worked for the Design and Manufacturing Company Ukrainian Armor, created brand strategy and established the marketing department from scratch.

William Ramstein

William grew up in San Francisco immersed in the fintech startup culture. Passionate about financial innovation, he first interned at P2P online marketplaces SoFi, and LendingClub before joining Figure Technologies in their Capital Markets division. William later moved to Switzerland where he worked for a digital bank startup and a private bank as an investment analyst doing market research and advising on private markets.

William has a special curiosity for venture capital, and his goal at SICTIC is to further bridge the gap between entrepreneurs and investors.

William holds a BA in Economics from the University of California, Davis.

Agathe Schwaar

Agathe is an experienced event and marketing specialist with a solid cross-cultural background. Since she arrived in Switzerland, Agathe has actively worked in the Swiss startup scene. She worked with different actors, such as an accelerator, a corporate building company, a VC, and multiple startups. She also helped re-launch Startup Weekend Geneva and founded Pechakucha Lausanne as an organizer. Before Switzerland, Agathe spent six years in Japan, where she launched her first project, “Network-KIN,” and organized several events to create connections between exchange students and local people.

Agathe holds a BA in International Relations from Ritsumeikan University, a MA in International Development from the Graduate Institute, and a diploma in Marketing Strategy from SAWI.

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