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The team of the StartWeek consists of the core team and student project managers.

Core Team of the StartWeek

Prof. Dr. Roman Capaul is academic director of the Assessment Year and StartWeek. He teaches as titular professor of Business Administration with special emphasis on business education at the University of St.Gallen and is a member of the directorate at the Institute for Business Education. He is the author of several textbooks. Roman Capaul is responsible for the academic orientation of StartWeek.

Dipl.- Soz.- Wiss. Miriam Mrisi is the Head of StartWeek and has been part of the team since 2011. She studied social sciences at the University of Duisburg and has lived in Switzerland since 2009. For the StartWeek, Miriam Mrisi is responsible for team management and overall conception: She is the one who pulls all the strings. Miriam Mrisi enjoys taking long walks with her dog, Carl-Heinz.

Severin Fässler B.A. HSG has been working with the StartWeek since 2021. For the first two years, he was a part of the student team. After completing his Bachelor of Law from the University of St.Gallen (HSG), he continued on to Master's studies and is currently writing his thesis. For the StartWeek, Severin Fässler is responsible for timetabling and room planning as well as process and project management. Aside from his studies, he plays and conducts music in various ensembles.

Tanja Gresch Betriebswirtschafterin HF joined the Team of the StartWeek in February 2023. She serves as administrative lead of the StartWeek and is responsible for process and project management. Tanja Gresch has a deep background in education and academics and is a lecturer at the KV Business School in Zurich. She likes to spend her free time in nature and explore the world by camper.

 

 

Student project managers of the StartWeek

Joel Lüchinger served as a member of the Support Crew in StartWeek 2021 and 2022 before joining the Student Team in 2023. He is responsible for the recruitment, management, support and training of the Support Crew as well as organizing product sponsorships for the StartWeek Cafe. Joel Lüchinger is currently pursuing Bachelor’s studies in Law at the University of St.Gallen. In his free time, he enjoys water skiing and sings in a choir.

Lisanne Meier has been part of the StartWeek Team since February 2024. She is responsible for the planning and execution of the Closing Event, the recruitment, management, support and training of the Media Team and the maintenance of the StartWeek social media channels. Lisanne Meier is currently completing her Bachelor's degree in Business Administration at the University of St.Gallen. In her free time, she enjoys reading, hanging out with friends and taking long walks with her dog.

 

Linus Müller served as a Supervising Tutor in the StartWeek 2023 before joining the Student Team in February 2024. He is responsible, together with Julia Riederer, for the recruitment, direction and management of the Supervising Tutors. Linus Müller is in his fourth semester studying International Relations at the University of St.Gallen. In addition to his studies, he is involved in the Pfadi Luzern and enjoys being in the mountains.

 

 

Julia Riederer B.A. HSG joined the StartWeek Team in March 2023. She is responsible, together with Linus Müller, for the recruitment, direction and management of the Supervising Tutors. Julia Riederer is studying in the Master’s program in General Management at the University of St.Gallen. In her free time, she likes to go on excursions with her dog and is involved with Turnverein Widnau.

 

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