Business Growth
For Social Entrepreneurs

Scale-up your impact start-up

Are you facing a growth step? Develop a concrete business development strategy for your social business.

In the course “Business Growth for Social Entrepreneurs” we support you in the growth of your company by developing your own growth plan. You will deepen your knowledge in the areas of strategy development, systematic customer acquisition and pitching skills. Bring your business model to the next level and create the basis to open up new markets.


What you will learn in this course:

  • Scalable high-impact business models
  • Growth & internationalisation strategies (building international impact and sales)
  • Partnership strategies for social businesses
  • Impact assessment, measurement and implementation
  • Legal structures for scaling impact businesses
  • Organization in the growth phase (sales, distribution, engineering, HR, etc.)
  • Growth financing (financing needs and solutions)
  • Team management (clarifying requirements, recruitment, etc.)
  • Industry-specific mechanisms, models, risks and opportunities
  • Business intelligence
  • Key performance indicators (KPIs) and optimization processes


Who can participate?

Founders and heads of social businesses that are already operating in the market, creating impact and generating revenue from sales and partnerships.

A maximum of 12 participants per course will be admitted.


When and where does the course take place?

The Business Growth course is a 5-day intensive course, spread over several weeks. Details of the course programme can be found in the individual course starts.


Language & costs

The Business Growth course is offered in English only and costs 300 CHF.


How can I register for the course?

You can register for a Business Growth 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)




This course will be held in cooperation with our partners seif and EPFL Innovation Park.



Current courses
Information material
Flyer with course schedule
«The lecturers are successful entrepreneurs. That’s when you learn things you can’t find in textbooks.»

Simon Michel

«The course provided me with many answers to my questions und helped me to gain new inputs – especially in Marketing. »

Antonio Bader
Powergia GmbH

«The coaches and the network were excellent!»

Robin Frei

«It was exciting to get to know the different facets of a company’s development. The coaches passed on valuable know-how from their practical experience. »

Philipp Ryf

Offers and application
Start date
Start date: 30.10.2019
Language: English
Place: Bern