Dave Hengartner

Member Since 2021

Dave Hengartner

Co-Founder & CEO



David is Co-Founder & CEO at rready, a startup that is offering turnkey SaaS products to launch, manage and automate employee driven innovation programs within large organizations. Beside, David is teaching the “Lean Startup Academy” course at ETH Zurich & is guest lecturing at leading universities. Before founding rready, David worked in consulting and banking, founded two startups, worked for startups in Zurich and Berlin and is a well connected member of the Swiss startup and corporate innovation ecosystem. David holds a M.A. in Business Administration from the University of St.Gallen (HSG) with focus on Entrepreneurship and Marketing and a Design Thinking degree from the University of Technology in Sydney. Dave was awarded as The Most Impactful Intrapreneur during the Corporate Startup Summit in 2018. rready received the 1st Corporate Startup Award by Corporate Innovators in 2018.


  • SaaS
  • Innovation


March 22nd, 2023

Nine Early Decisions These Entrepreneurs Made That Majorly Impacted Their Businesses

As a business leader, you can sometimes make hundreds—maybe even thousands—of decisions a day. When you first start your business, the decisions you make then can often have a real impact on the way your business will function in the future, even if it seemed trivial or unimportant at the time. 

November 29th, 2022

Leaders: 11 Tips to Consider When a Key Employee Quits

When one of your early employees decides to quit your new business venture, there are a lot of emotions to process and decisions to make. Depending on the size of your company, you might be scrambling to find someone to pick up their responsibilities — or worse, end up having to add more tasks to your already lengthy to-do list.

November 29th, 2022

4 Ways to Promote Idea Execution in Your Company

Where idea management has long been the buzzword, this traditionally passive approach does not ensure that your company will remain at the forefront of innovation.

August 17th, 2022

Is There A Silver Bullet For Corporate Innovation?

While some forms of corporate innovation offer more promising results than others, it is key to identify the company's main goals and be open to a mix of solutions.



We offer turnkey SaaS products to launch, manage and automate employee driven innovation programs within large organizations.


  • Innovation Management
  • Enterprise Software


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