About Impulse Network

The Impulse Network is run by the Sports Business Club at the University of St. Gallen. A team of volunteering students offers students of the sports industry a non-profit platform to take part in an international and inter-generational exchange to shape the future of the industry. We bridge the gap between academic knowledge and practical experience in the sports business. Furthermore, we aim to help and prepare young talents for a career in the sports industry by building the awareness of this profession and offering a wide range of initiatives, networking events and resources in collaboration with leading firms in the sports business.

recruiting 2021 SBC team

Next to smaller formats throughout the year, we concentrate our efforts on our flagship event Impulse Summit and want you to join us on this adventurous but very rewarding journey.

Check out our past Events

The year 2020 accentuated the fragility and challenges of the sports industry and highlighted the relevance of our format. For 2021, we are excited to announce that we are planning to return with our main format the Impulse Summit with its 3rd edition.

Grab the opportunity to evolve within a young uprising student initiative and join our team! All positions are currently open! The team is structured in four departments: event, marketing, network, academics lead respectively by Mara, Nico, Julien and Jill.

The event team organizes the Impulse Summit and further campus events and ensures a unique conference experience for all attending participants.

Event description

The marketing team develops and publishes branding, design and wording of our initiative including all external and internal communication.

Marketing description

The network team ensures a high-quality field of experts at our flagship event covering a diversity of opinions, backgrounds and knowledge.

Network description

The academics team supports our challengers along their challenger paths, develops our fellowship program and our academic vision.

Academics description

Proper completion of the form by November 30th 2020 is a necessary condition for participation in the subsequent selection procedure. By applying, you certify that your commitment extends to the end of November 2021. Additionally, please book the evening of December 17th and the weekend of February 27th-28th 2021. The hourly commitment amounts to about 10 hours per week on average during the semester, which is strongly dependent on the different phases of the Impulse Summit. During the summer break the time commitment will increase.

Following your application, we will contact you by email to inform you of the next steps. Depending on your department preferences, we might ask you to prepare little cases for the interviews. Given the current circumstances, they will be held online. We thank you for your interest and are looking forward to meeting you soon. If any questions arise, please do not hesitate to contact the corresponding department head (the contact information is to be found in the PDFs with the department descriptions) and generally spread the word within your contacts.

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previous partners and contributors

The Impulse Summit would not be possible without the generous support from our partners and contributors. They share our passion for sports business – we want to thank them for making everything possible. These partnerships enable the Sports Business Club at the University of St. Gallen to make a difference and to put a unique conference together.

SBC team 2020

Alma Antonia Botten


Football, Running

Benedikt Dunse

Head of Impulse Week

Basketball, Fitness, Handball

Carol Koch


Track and Field, Skiing

Dominik Stein


Fitness, Skiing

Dominique Schnetzer


Icehockey, Floorball

Elin Magyar

Head of Academics

Basketball, Waterpolo

Enya Dietze


Showjumping, Badminton

Fabian Wiedemeier


Football, Skiing

Fabio Anceschi


Football, Tennis, Skiing

Florian Huber

Head of Network

Tennis, Skiing, Kitesurfing

Jill Haas


Handball, Fitness, Showjumping

Julien Petat

Head of Eventmanagement


Mara Forstpointner


Horse riding, Fitness

Nico Lamprecht


Football, Handball, Fitness

Olivier Schneider


Icehockey, Football

Raphael Koller


Handball, Football, Esports

Raphaël Toth


Skiing, Beachvolleyball, Fitness

Tarass Thevenaz


Tennis, Football, American Football


We use our different events to give varying people interested in the sports business a platform to take part in an intergenerational exchange. We have the Impulse Summit or this year the Impulse Week as our flagship events. We also have workshops with some of our partners, where we visit their headquarters and develop solutions for emerging problems together. In our industry projects we consult companies over a longer period of time to develop and create ideas and solutions. Finally, for our fellow students at the University of St. Gallen we offer events on campus such as the annual foosball tournament.

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