Heiko is a great mentor with amazing mentoring skills. I enjoy his classes a lot and not only his knowledge but also his positive energy contribute a lot to the classroom. I am very glad to meet& know Heiko and to have a conversation with him every time. I am definitely recommending him if you want to have a good startup with great vibe& conversation:)
Heiko possesses an extraordinary mix of enthusiasm, critical spirit, and in-depth understanding of the MedTech startup scene. He has been a safe guide through the first steps of our business idea and a trusted partner all over the journey. A precious resource for us and an exquisite person!!
I had the benefit of being coached by Heiko (Innosuisse). The learnings from his valuable coaching go way beyond building a strong business model and entrepreneurial mindset. He is a pragmatic yet brilliantly strategic, visionary, and result-oriented thinker with an astonishing capacity to inspire like no peer.
Heiko is one of the greatest people I know. He’s well-connected, has a beaming personality and brings a bundle of positive energy to every meeting. He knows how to do business, inside and out, which is something a startup like ours can strongly benefit from. His coaching style is honest and constructive. A true pleasure working with him.
Heiko is one of our Lead Trainers in the Startup Campus Business Concept Course. In this course he teaches ambitious and motivated students basics for founding and managing their own startup. After every class, Heiko has by far the best ratings (5 out of 5). His knowledge and his passion are highly appreciated. He has a great style of teaching – whether this is online or in person. On top, Heiko is very proactive, professional and easy to work with. Dear Heiko, we enjoy working with you very much and hope you are going to be a Lead Trainer also for the upcoming courses!
Heiko is cool and supportive. After I stopped working for the startup he coached us for, he used his large network to help me find a new position at another startup. Thank you for that!
Heiko pushes everyone’s standards higher. He is the consummate professional startup coach and trainer. Drawing on his incredible experience, he challenges, inspires and leads by example. He has been a trainer on our Startup Campus Innosuisse training courses at UZH/ZHAW/ETH/HSG for the last 1.5 years and has had a huge impact on the teams he has worked with.
Heiko is an amazing person and coach. He supported our start-up from the very beginning and was very helpful in any aspects. He taught us the core knowledge required to build a business, gave constructive critique for our pitches and was always happy to connect us to the best people in the field. It was and still is a pleasure to be coached by Heiko! Thanks for everything.
I highly recommend Dr. Heiko Visarius as a coach for any startup, working in med-tech or health-tech areas regardless of the maturity level of the company or even project. His constant involvement in each step of the development brings a huge and so needed boost for young companies, enlarging the network and providing all available resources in the field. He usually replies in a few hours and provides the real solutions and not formal responses, which for the person, being involved into so many projects and programs, is just incredible.
Eine so super frische, offene und gleichzeitig entspannte und professionelle Moderation habe ich noch selten erlebt. Vielen Dank!
Straight to the point, shockingly honest and extremely helpful – Heiko may give your confidence whiplash by destroying your bubble of everything you have ever thought you knew but in the same time pointing out the silver lining and bringing you, your idea and in the end your business to a whole new level. Thank you, Heiko, for your inspiring presentations, very helpful inputs, which you always presented in an energetic, humorous way and spicing it up with some sarcasm on the side. You and the program *zünder were an important part of ours and our companies journey.
Heiko is a great startup coach – skilled, productive and enthusiastic. With his many years of experience in the medtech industry, he knows all the important factors that can support a medtech startup in the development phase. Heiko provides practical guidelines to efficiently implement these solutions in the medical industry. We at numex are grateful that Heiko coached us within the support program of TECHNOPARK Winterthur.
I knew Dr. Heiko on the occasion of SME Instrument phase I coaching activity for my company, BionIT Labs. He gave our team relevant insights into the medtech industry and significant advices on how to approach customers, to plan a sales and marketing strategy, to consider MNCs point of view and to result appealing to them. I consider this experience of great relevance for both my professional career and the development and continuous improvement of BionIT Labs. Thanks Dr. Heiko!
Heiko is a great mentor: he provides super useful insights of MedTech Industry, great strategic vision and tons and tons of practical solutions. As the major part of brilliant people, he has a wonderful sense of humor, and our virtual meeting was nice, as well as helpful. Definitely he brought a terrific value to our startup, BionIT Labs. Highly recommended.
Heiko has years of MedTech business experience distilled into highly valuable wisdom. He analyzed our business case with pinpoint questions, emphasized our advantages and the problems we may experience, as well as providing practical solutions to these problems. Heiko also knows the tips and tricks of implementing these solutions in the medical devices sector with finesse and can direct you to key experts within his vast network for further assistance.
At GlakoLens, we were lucky to work with Heiko as part of our H2020 SME Instrument Phase I project. It was a beneficial and joyful experience to be coached by him, considering his optimistic and pleasant demeanour. I would strongly recommend Heiko’s coaching to other striving medtech startups.
Dr Visarius provides great insight and strategic direction during a pivotal time of transition and growth for our company. His wonderful sense of humor and optimism make our meetings productive and fun, and his combined knowledge of the business of healthcare, the corporate landscape, and the international startup ecosystem continue to provide broad perspective and immense value to our team. He is the quintessential “door opener” – generous in practice and in spirit – highly recommend.
Our lead coach Heiko Visarius opened his Medtech specialist network and his Medtech experience to us which helped us to understand the wound care market and the processes involved in developing, certifying and marketing a medical device in general. His connections enabled us to discuss with several bigger players in our sector and directly get in touch with the relevant people in charge. We are very thankful for the great coaching and support we received through the coaching process and would like to express our sincere gratitude to both Innosuisse and Heiko Visarius.
Heiko is not only an experienced and skilled coach asking all the relevant questions – he is also a lot of fun and energy, and we really enjoy being in his sessions.
With this coach you will have access to a wide spectrum of opportunities!
We chose Dr Visarius as our preferred business coach for our E.U. SME Instrument grant that our company AscentX Medical has recently been selected for. After spending two full coaching days in Zuerich with this terrific expert and human being, I can say – without hesitation – that he far exceeded our expectations in every aspect. His deep MedTech industry knowledge, grasp of technologies, ability to ask the right questions, global network of top tier executives and entrepreneurs in all areas, creative ideas, and willingness to help in every way possible is truly impressive. Heiko personifies the ideal mentor/coach for any MedTech entrepreneur. I can only hope that many entrepreneurs after us will also have the privilege to meet Heiko and benefit from this mentorship.
Thank you very much fort the inspiring and super interesting workshop today.
I really enjoyed your good humour and dynamic during the day, and of course the key insights and inputs in many relevant topics for start-ups participating in conferences. I’m sure I will make good use of the tips and tricks in our next conference!
Heiko is a marketing guru! I took his training about how to prepare for trade fairs… and now I know how to make a firework at the next congress.
Heiko is one of the best speaker I have seen in my life. He is incredibly talented in presenting knowledge a diverse audience and he is using the interactive learning in a very efficient way. I recommend strongly Heiko.
Heiko has an extensive knowledge as well as hands-on experience in the MedTech industry. His insights and advice in strategic direction, business plan, presentation, setup of sales and marketing helped us tremendously. Futhermore, he has a genuinely positive attitude, was very supportive and cared about our project. Thank you for all our help!
Heiko’s understanding of the medtech field, vast experience and network are of great value to any startup. Top it all with a person that is a joy to be around. I deeply recommend working with him! Thank you!
Heiko is one of the most easygoing and positive coaches I’ve met. From the very beginning it was clear that he had already studied our culture and history and our interaction started as it should always be. We got solutions for all our issues and feel confident with continuation of our H2020 project.
Thank you, Heiko Visarius, for the sincere support and mentorship!
It was a great pleasure hearing your opinion and absorbing your knowledge concerning launching a business in today’s world.
I would like to thank you very much for your presentation at EPFL last Friday. It was a great honor for us to have you in our class and share all these useful insights. Moreover, besides the actual content you delivered, your way of presenting was also a great experience and example for us.
Well done Heiko, you kept everybody awake! Not easy. And a great line up of interesting startups, very interesting.
Swiss Excellence Award
Medtech Innovation Event
Swiss Medtech Day
Credit Suisse Business Angel Event
Blaser Swisslube Customer Trophy
Roche Startup Day
SMM Swiss Production Forum
I am always open for new challenges. Send me an e-mail or give me a call. I would be happy to meet you for a first non-binding conversation.