Alexander Fust heads the area of Transfer & Funding Programmes at the Swiss Research Institute of Small Business and Entrepreneurship of the University of St.Gallen (HSG). At the same time he is assistant lecturer at the university and director of the friends of KMU-HSG association. With a doctorate in business administration, he works as administrative board member of startups and SMEs, heads information exchange groups for entrepreneurs in various industries, and works as instructor in continuing education at the KMU-HSG for SME management personnel. His main areas of focus include discovering business ideas and developing business models, personal development of entrepreneurs, as well as in finances. Alexander studied economics and business administration at the University of St.Gallen.