Innosuisse Startup Training

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What we offer

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2 semesters

3 months of 1 evening training session per week

Various locations in Western Switzerland

Choose whichever works best for you and apply!

The best part? The training is completely free 

Business Concept Training:
Kickstart your startup ideas

Are you looking to bring your idea to the market and acquire business skills to expand your boundaries? Are you inspired to embrace the exhilarating career of creating or working for a start-up? In hands-on Business Concept Training you will learn how to shape your idea into business, be pushed to go out of your comfort zone and get connected to a community of entrepreneurs, trainers, coaches and mentors.

When and Where?

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SPRING SEMESTER

End of February to beginning of May

Lausanne, Geneva and Neuchâtel

One evening per week, from 17h15 to 21h15

FALL SEMESTER

End of September to mid December

Lausanne, Geneva, Fribourg, Yverdon-les-Bains and Sion

One evening per week, from 17h15 to 21h15

The process

Get familiar with the major challenges of launching a

start-up company and learn how to turn them around, through weekly evening sessions during one semester. Main focus will be put on validating your business idea through an advanced customer discovery process and interaction with industrial experts and coaches. 

Award study trip

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Each semester, a jury panel awards the best project teams with a 2-day study trip in a European capital.

The trip aims to discover the local entrepreneurship ecosystems and business opportunities, meet entrepreneurs, angel investors and visit incubators! Our last destinations were London and  Berlin.

One-day bootcamp

At the beginning of the training, all participants from all training cities gather in Lausanne for a full day of entrepreneurship immersion. This day includes pitching, forming teams around a project idea, challenging activities and a lot of fun.

Who can apply

This training is free of charge to anyone studying or working from a Swiss university regardless of the academic level or field of study. R&D workers are also welcome! Applications are subjected to selection based on motivation, ambition, and experience.

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Lausanne

Business Concept

English

Fall 2022

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Geneva

English

Fall 2022

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Business Concept

Fribourg

English

Fall 2022

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Yverdon

French

Fall 2022

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Sion

English

Fall 2022

Mentors

Each project has the opportunity to have a follow-up with renowned mentors during the training. 
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Jan Kerschgens

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Executive Director, Business Development, Mentor & Coach for Start-ups

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Sabina Rehmann

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Marketing & Customer Experience Executive, Entrepreneur

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Géraud de Laval

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Innovation & strategy | Startup coach | Product Designer

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