About Sandborn

We're a team of innovator's and change drivers that love hatching ideas and business to change our world for the better.
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Breed

We validate and incubate business ideas

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Hatch

We bring validated ideas to market

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Scale

We support to accelerate growth

Why Sandborn?

We want to hatch great business ideas as we often see that the struggle is not the idea but the execution of building the business. Having helped to build innovative projects and companies, we noticed that the process of ideation, foundation and growth can be learned and replicated and made more efficient by sharing know-how, methods and standardizing processes so that more focus and energy can be allocated toward the core business.

Why the Turtle?

Sandborn was hatched from the insight that like a turtle’s migration from birth to shore, an innovation project begins in hope for levering an opportunity despite facing many vigorous obstacles. A turtle’s strength and risk from the beginning of its life is representative of who we are as strong business builders in the Swiss and European markets. With our passion to cultivate, incubate and accelerate, we will continue to endure these hurdles with our businesses so that we do not only learn from them but maintain a relationship of longevity and achievement.

Meet the Team

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Isabelle Siegrist

CEO & Founder

Isabelle has been helping to build up companies across Switzerland since 2014, first for 2 years at Startups.ch as CIO and then with her own company builder Sandborn. She supports entrepreneurs and corporates from various industries in scaling (from idea validation, product/service development, market entry to growth financing), builds companies of her own, and invests in Startups. She was recognized as one of the TOP 100 Businesswomen in Switzerland 2018, 2019, and 2020 and is a Forbes 30 under 30 Alumna (2019), studied Business Innovation at HSG, and majored in Social Entrepreneurship at ESCP Europe. She is a coach at Innosuisse and regularly teaches at various colleges and universities on entrepreneurship topics.

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Isabelle Siegrist

CEO & Founder

Isabelle Siegrist unterstützt Startups im Aufbau seit 2014. Zuerst 2 Jahre bei Startups.ch als CIO und dann mit ihrem eigenen Company Builder Sandborn. Sie unterstützt Unternehmer/innen und Unternehmen aus verschiedenen Branchen bei der Skalierung (von der Ideenvalidierung, Produkt-/Dienstleistungsentwicklung, Markteintritt bis zur Wachstumsfinanzierung), baut eigene Unternehmen auf und investiert in Startups. Sie wurde als eine der TOP 100 Businesswomen in der Schweiz 2018, 2019 und 2020 ausgezeichnet und ist eine Forbes 30 under 30 Alumna (2019), hat Business Innovation an der HSG studiert und einen Major in Social Entrepreneurship von der ESCP Europe. Sie ist Coach bei Innosuisse und unterrichtet regelmässig an verschiedenen Hochschulen und Universitäten zu Entrepreneurship-Themen.

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Marco Stutz

Investment Expert & Investment Committee Member

Marco is an experienced VC – currently Investment Director at Redstone Switzerland , previously at Mountain Partners  – who not only is our investment committee member but also supports our female founder community through their investment rounds. Marco has invested in more than 50 digital & tech businesses and was responsible for the international expansion of Mountain Partners investment portfolio as well as the transfer of business models to innovative ecosystems like Asia. Having been active in various positions including board and supervisory board mandates, investment committee memberships as well as executive investment positions, he contributes his significant experience to the team.

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Marco Stutz

Investment Experte & Mitglied des Investitionsausschusses

Marco ist ein erfahrener VC – derzeit bei Investment Direktor bei Redstone Schweiz – der nicht nur Mitglied unseres Mitglied von Investitionsausschusses ist, sondern auch unsere Gründerinnen-Community bei der Vorbereitung ihrer Investitionsrunden unterstützt. Bevor er zu Redstone kam, investierte Marco bei Mountain Partners und war für die internationale Expansion des Investment-Portfolios sowie für den Transfer von Geschäftsmodellen in innovative Ökosysteme wie Asien verantwortlich. Er war in verschiedenen Positionen tätig, u.a. in Vorstands- und Aufsichtsratsmandaten, als Mitglied von Investitionsausschüssen und in leitenden Investment-Positionen und kann damit relevante Erfahrungen in das Schweizer Team einbringen.

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Leonie Stöcklin

Business Developer

The inquisitive woman in the team of Sandborn. Leonie has a passion for creating content, especially with the ulterior motive that it should also appeal to the younger generations. Through her education at the business school and her experience in various sectors, she brings all-rounder knowledge to the team. She is also passionate about engaging with the startup community and facilitating events. She loves learning and producing new things not just at Sandborn but in her everyday life.

Leonie Stöcklin

Our Partner Network

To facilitate entrepreneurship, we teach, work and collaborate with different ecosystem players from universities, service providers and investors. Check out our collaboration events and join our network.
 

Contact Us

We are here for it all. Collaborations, job opportunities, workshops, services, media or it all bundled up in one. We look forward to hearing from you and grabbing a coffee ☕ at one of our offices:

Zurich
Rotwandstrasse 63

Zug
Baarenstrasse 2

Luzern
Denkmalstrasse 21

Email Us
team@sand-born.com