Do you want to start and lead a startup with positive social and/or environmental impact?
In the course “Business Creation for Social Entrepreneurs” experienced startup coaches support you in building your social business. You receive concrete answers to your project- and company-specific questions, specify your plans and consolidate your entrepreneurial knowledge.
What you will learn in this course:
- Business modelling for a social business (designing a business that creates value)
- Creating stakeholder value (designing value propositions for customers and beneficiaries)
- Product development (using the build, measure, learn process)
- Impact assessment & measurement (defining your impact and doing a first measurement)
- Market structure & business strategy (understanding the market and defining your role)
- Go-to-market strategy (creating a roadmap for market entry and growth)
- Financial forecasting (forecasting your financial growth and funding needs)
- Raising funding (developing a practical fundraising strategy and identifying funding sources)
- Pitching skills (learning how to give a persuasive pitch to different stakeholders)
- Founding and legal (Comparing different legal structures and intellectual property strategies)
- Team development (Building a strong team, resolving conflicts and managing yourselves)
- Pitching to an expert jury
Who can participate?
Motivated and ambitious members of a Swiss university or university of applied sciences, i.e. students, doctoral students, postdocs, professors.
Founders and heads of a recently founded social businesses with a positive social and/or ecological impact.
A maximum of 15 participants per course will be admitted.
When and where does the course take place?
The Business Creation course is a 5-day intensive course, spread over several weeks. Details of the course program can be found in the individual course starts.
Language & costs
The Business Creation course is offered in English only and costs 300 CHF.
How can I register for the course?
You can register for a Business Creation course on our website at any time.
If you have any questions about the course offer, please contact us:
+41 (0) 58 934 65 00 (Mon-Fri, 9 am – 5 pm)