The Networker

Thorsten Leupold, Managing Director of Business Angels Switzerland (BAS), Lake Constance Section

New ideas and platforms are his domain: Thorsten Leupold, 42, helps to bring people with money together with those who have none. With this in mind, the communicative networker started the Business Angels, or more precisely the Lake Constance section of the successful “mother” organisation in Zürich. Aim: To bring investors together with young entrepreneurs.
„The Swiss Business Angels, or BAS for short, have been operating successfully for a number of years”, he said. “As part of the so called dinner meetings, where start-up companies in search of capital meet possible investors, we became aware of the great potential of the Lake Constance Region. Which is why we now have a presence in Constance.”
In his main profession, the dynamic “get-up-and-goer” is Head of the staff function Business Development of the County of Constance as well as Managing Director of the Lake Constance Location Marketing GmbH, where he also looks after business development. The native Swabian has lived here since 2009 and has no intention of living anywhere else. “We live in one of the nicest areas in Europe. And that is something to look forward to every day.”
He particularly likes the transnational aspect with all its connections and possible synergies. “The ferry which connects Constance and Meersburg is such a symbol for me.” Quite apart from the fact that the sunrises and sunsets are particularly spectacular from this “suspended bridge”………
And where would Thorsten Leupold send Lake Constance guests in particular to relax? For a unique cultural experience to the Bregenz Festival and for a more sporting natural experience to the Bad Saulgau Golf Club. It goes without saying that both from the lake stage stand as well as the fairways and greens that only the best contacts can be initiated both for the sake of gaining new ideas and platforms in the Lake Constance region.

The Networker
Thorsten Leupold

Profile

Name: Thorsten Leupold

Age: 42

Marital status: Single

Profession: Managing Director of the Business Angels Switzerland (BAS), Lake Constance Section

Has lived on Lake Constance since Since 2009

Facts

  • Number of members of the BAS: approx. 67
  • Largest Business Angel Club in Switzerland
  • Up until now, approx. 100 financed projects
  • Investment capital approx. 2 to 3 million per year