Eos Entrepreneur Foundation

Eos Stiftung für UnternehmerInnen | Fundación Eos Emprendedores


Eos Entrepreneur Foundation was founded in 2012 with the purpose to promote and support Social Entrepreneurs in Latin America and remote regions of Switzerland. As the Greek Goddess Eos who brings light into the new day, so does the Foundation support Social Entrepreneurs in their initiatives and impact; Social Entrepreneurs who address critical social and ecological challenges. Thus, opportunities are taken on and hope is developed, light is brought into the day

Eos Entrepreneur Foundation supports Social Entrepreneurs with coaching over a period of 6 to 18 months and, in some cases, working capital to bridge critical gaps

Our Foundation has deep experience in coaching, strategy development and execution, as well as in investment advisory for sustainable impact

Eos Entrepreneur is a registered non-profit foundation located in Zurich. Donations to Eos Entrepreneur Foundation are exempt from taxes at the municipal, state and federal level. The Foundation is under Swiss Law and controlled by the Swiss Federal Supervisory Authority of Foundations

The Foundation's impact is based on the sum of the honorary time provided - be it in project management, operational support, as a specialist or as member of the Foundation Board - as well as project-related donations in kind and monetary donations. This enables the Foundation to pursue coaching projects for and with Social Entrepreneurs

Our Team

Erna Karrer-Rueedi, Dr.sc.nat.ETH

Principal, Co-founder and President of the Board

25+ years of international experience in sustainable development, planning and execution of strategic initiatives, partnership management, advisory for socially responsible investments and women empowerment

Urs Karrer, Dr.oec.

Co-founder and Vice-President of the Board

30+ years of management consulting and consumer focused industry experience in the Americas and Western Europe, e.g., in operational strategy development and execution, business-IT alignment and business development

Regina Ledergerber

Board Member

25+ years in corporate account management as well as management and coordination of international and virtual teams in the financial services sector. Works as volunteer in coaching of social entrepreneurs

Tina Zybur

Board Member

15+ years in relationship management & sales of IT solutions and consulting services. Project and coaching experience in emerging markets/developing countries with a corporate social responsibility volunteering program

Project Advisors

Harry Allmendinger

Marina Gold, Ph.D.

Sebastian Konrad

Beat Scheidegger

Ivo Schmidt

Project Managers and other Support Staff

Many voluntary participants with various backgrounds and varied experiences help to promote and reach our Foundation's objective

Auditor and Supervisory Authority of Foundations