Tamara Savchuk CV

Hey!

I'm Tamara Savchuk

Explore my past experiences, projects and skills through this interactive CV

Can you guess the "two truths and a lie"?

On a more serious note, here's my

Professional Journey

Founder & Startup consultant

07.2020 - 06.2021

Back when I was working in the startup ecosystem, I've noticed many good startup cases were rejected because they were not "validated" or lacked a convincing business case. I decided to work on Creidea to help teams with innovative business ideas validate a market need, create a business case and go-to-market strategy and prepare for fundraising (pitch decks & financials). You can learn more about why I started Creidea in this article from Happy Monday. Here's what I did:

  • Validated market needs through desktop and user research (interviews & surveys)

  • Coached startups on the lean startup methodology to develop prototypes, MVPs and pilots

  • Developed initial branding, business cases, go-to-market strategies, pitch decks and fundraising documents for Creidea and startup clients

  • Built a platform with educational content on how to build a startup and raise funds

  • Built a couple of websites (including this one) on Wix

  • Managed marketing & communication through online presence (SEO & social media content on LinkedIn and Instagram), community building and partnerships

  • Organized & handled startup events & workshops

Currently, the platform doesn't exist anymore, but its content can be found here

A couple of startups I've supported

Creidea
 
Bodywell

A platform to manage everything that makes you feel good:

Beautiful, Healthy, Fit, Confident

Fea money

A female focused mobile banking app to empower women financially

Gossik

An intelligent agenda to achieve your goals

RB organics

Eco-luxury beauty products with pure organic ingredients 

SparkBook

A platform to match investors and startups in Central America

igiveback

Data-friendly solution for lost apparel

Swiss Startup Factory

Head of Venture Building

07.2019 - 06.2020

After working as a startup analyst at BV4 (see below), I wanted not only to assess startups but also to build them. That's why, after talking to the founders of the Swiss Startup Group, I transferred from BV4 to the Swiss Startup Factory. Here, I was responsible for the management of the Venture Building department (team, framework, cases and budget) and the development of the venture building cases. In parallel, I kept working on corporate innovation consulting with previous clients from BV4.  

  • Managed the Venture building department: in this context, I have built a team of venture builders, analysts and entrepreneurs with whom we have built a venture building framework. I was also responsible for managing the case pipeline, selecting the best cases to build and managing the budget 

  • Developed the venture building cases: over 3-4 months, I worked with entrepreneurs, freelancers and other team members to create business cases, validate market needs, build MVPs, pilots and go-to-market strategies in a lean startup methodology

  • Executed corporate innovation projects: I've managed client innovation projects in the areas of growth opportunity assessment, intrapreneurship, corporate acceleration and customer experiences. I've also handled design thinking, ideation and bootcamp workshops

  • Supported the CEO in business development: I closely collaborated with the CEO to build SSUF's strategy, client pipeline and to organize events with the ecosystem

Some examples of clients and projects

Richemont
SBB CFF FFS
Feldschloesschen
UrbanHaus
UrbanHaus

Startup & Innovation Associate

05.2018 - 06.2019

BV4

When I started working at BV4, I was one of the first employees. We started with analyzing startups for the Swiss Startup Group (owner of BV4) and expended into scouting, analyzing and assessing startups for other investors and corporate clients. I also closely collaborated with the Swiss Startup Factory on corporate innovation projects.

  • Scouted, rated, analyzed and performed valuations and Due Diligence of startups

  • Developed a framework for and managed scouting mandates with corporate clients

  • Accelerated corporate innovation projects (including business case creation, prototyping, testing and pitch deck development)

  • Organized and managed design-thinking and intrapreneurship bootcamps with corporates (up to 100 participants)

  • Consulted startups on business development, growth and pitch decks

  • Created new processes, projects and frameworks

  • Trained and managed interns

  • Acted as project manager at the Center for Corporate Venturing Switzerland, an initiative launched by the Swiss Startup Group.  Here I helped to develop and market the offer and events. You can check one of the articles I wrote on Corporate Venturing here

Some of the clients I've worked with

Swiss Startup Group
Center for corporate venturing switzerland
Richemont
Feldschloesschen
Red Bull
SGS

Various Internships

07.2017 - 11.2017

Hilti

Corporate Development Intern

Supported senior project managers in strategic projects (Digital Way forward, Building Lifecycle Management, Voice of Customer and India Strategy) 

06.2014 - 08.2014

Chanel

Intern in Logistics and Sales Support

Participated in sales, customer relationships and inventory management 

07.2012 - 08.2012

Covalence ethical quote

Information Analyst

Analyzed companies on different criteria of social responsibility to feed into a database and automated rating 

 
Tamara Savchuk educational background

After high school I wanted to study Mathematics but changed my mind. Here's my

Educational Background

05.2021 - 09.2021

Certification Cycle in
Digital Strategy

Digital Strategy

Currently, I decided to learn more about digital marketing and started a certificate where I learn about creating a digital strategy, media plans, SEO, SEA, brand content, social media, design thinking, CRM and automations

09.2015 - 03.2018

Master in Strategy &
International Management

Strategy and International Management

I was lucky to have studied with brilliant strategists at the SIM. During that time, I also did an exchange semester at the University of Technology in Sydney

09.2011 - 06.2014

Bachelor in Business Administration

Business administration

During my Bachelor, I was quite focused on quantitative topics such as maths, finance and accounting. I won an award for the "Best performance in Accounting, Management Control and Law"

Back at university, I was involved in a multitude of

Extracurricular Activities 

GUIC

Member of the management committee as Responsible for Financial Analysis

PIECES

Project Manager

HSG consulting club

Member

Universa

Member

Currently, I'm working on developing my digital marketing skills 


Languages, skills & tools

French

English

Design thinking

German

Russian

Lean startup

Microsoft Off.

WIX

Good overview of digital marketing tools

(Google Analytics, Google Search console, Mailchimp, Hubspot, Social Media...) 

 
 
 

Some of my favorite books...

the-art-of-thinking-clearly-306376894.jpg

The Art of Thinking Clearly
- By Rolf Dobelli 

Tamara Savchuk venture building

What I can bring

As you've seen, I have a versatile and proactive background. I would love to join a motivated and entrepreneurial team to tackle new challenges and opportunities in the area of Digital Marketing, Innovation and Customer Experiences where I can bring the following:

  • Analysis of a company’s activities, customer behaviors and markets

  • Identification of current business challenges, opportunities for growth or improvement areas

  • Formulation and execution of innovative & client-centric strategies to solve problems, grow or improve