Pascale Vonmont – Dr. sc. nat.

CEO/Director, since 2017


Pascale Vonmont manages the operational side of the foundation. She supports the board of trustees in its strategic activities and is an advisory, non-voting member of the Chairman’s Committee.

Hard science and startups


Since joining Gebert Rüf Stiftung in 1999, she has been heavily engaged in the promotion of Swiss startups. She also coordinates GRS support programmes in the area of technology and natural sciences.

As coordinator of the Kick Foundation, a new foundation established in 2015 with the aim of networking and accelerating innovation in Switzerland, Pascale Vonmont is a key driver behind the establishment of “digitalswitzerland” and represents GRS on the Executive Committee of this location-based initiative, which is organized as an association and foundation. She also heads the “Venture Kick” strategy board and is a member of the jury of the “venture leaders” programme. She has been President of the Board of the Startupticker Foundation since 2015, in which capacity she supports efforts to strengthen science entrepreneurship at Swiss universities.

From 2006 to 2014, she was responsible for coordinating the “Rare Diseases – New Approaches” programme (currently being phased out). Under the new “Microbials” programme she connects all of Switzerland’s research activities in this area.

Address and availability


Dr. Pascale Vonmont
Gebert Rüf Stiftung
Bäumleingasse 22/4
CH-4051 Basel
Fon direct +41 (0)61 270 88 24
Fon mobil +41 (0)79 667 91 88
Skype: pascalevonmont
pascale.notexisting@nodomain.comvonmont@grstiftung.notexisting@nodomain.comch