Business Concept

Get your startup tool box

Do you have a fresh and innovative startup idea? Join this 12-week acceleration program together with 25 other participants and transform your idea into a promising business concept!

In this training you will learn how to turn an idea into a promising startup. You train your entrepreneurial thinking and acting and prepare yourself theoretically as well as practically for the foundation and management of your own company. Perhaps you will also meet your potential co-founders in this course.



How do I benefit from the Business Concept course?

After the course, you will have

  • a strong business model and a clearly defined value proposition
  • an IP strategy, financial overview & ideas on how to finance your startup
  • knowledge about team performance & pitching skills
  • a professional business concept poster of your startup idea

The training also includes knowledge and experience exchange with experienced startup coaches with two personalized coaching sessions, access to the Swiss startup ecosystem and lots of useful tools of an entrepreneur! Get to know whether you have what it takes to be an entrepreneur!


Who can participate?

Motivated and ambitious members of a Swiss university or university of applied sciences, i.e. students, doctoral students, postdocs, professors.

A maximum of 25 participants per course will be admitted.


When and where does the course take place?

The Business Concept Course is a semester course that takes place on 11 evenings with 4 lessons each.

The course is held in parallel at several Swiss universities and universities of applied sciences.

The exact dates of the courses are listed below.


Language & costs

The Business Concept course is offered exclusively in English and is free of charge.



The best ideas are awarded with the STARTUP CAMPUS Award.


How can I apply for the course?

As long as the courses are open, you can register on our website at any time. Select your desired course date and submit your application. If you have a business idea, please describe it roughly. The courses are open to all members of the university, regardless of where they are held. If you have any questions about the course offers, please contact us:



+41 (0) 58 934 65 00 (Mon-Fri, 9.00 am – 5.00 pm)

Course overview
Course overview
Current courses
HSG St.Gallen
ETH Zürich
University of Zurich
ETH Zürich
Information material
Flyer with course schedule
«I have never pitched in my life. I learned it in the Business Concept course!»

Justinas Pupeikis

«The ground-breaking ideas for my project came to me during the course.»

David Pacassi Torrico

«The course has encouraged me to consider my research from a business perspective.»

Huanyao Cun
2D Boron Nitride

«The coaches were awesome: top people, who proved themselves in life.»

Tarun Mehra
Financial Risk Management

Offers and application
Start date
Start date: 24.09.2019
Language: English
Place: ZHAW
Start date: 24.09.2019
Language: English
Place: HSG St.Gallen
Start date: 25.09.2019
Language: English
Place: ETH Zürich
Fully booked
Start date: 25.09.2019
Language: English
Place: University of Zurich
Fully booked
Start date: 26.09.2019
Language: English
Place: ETH Zürich
Fully booked
Impressions of the Business Concept course
The best "business concepts" from last courses