Business Ideas
Module 1

Feel the Start-up Groove
Registration is open! Check out the upcoming events!

Join us at one of our Business Ideas motivational events at a Swiss university to “feel the start-up groove”.

You will get to know not only successful founders and role models but also alumnae from past Innosuisse Start-up Trainings who will talk about their personal stories (of success AND failure) and share their personal experiences with you. A “must-event” for anyone who wants to take the plunge into entrepreneurship!


What can I expect?

  • Entrepreneurial success stories and stories of failure
  • Inspiring talks by Swiss entrepreneurs
  • Panel discussion with the speakers about factors of success in business and answers to specific questions about setting up a company
  • Background information about “how to start a startup” and where to get support (institutions, technology transfer, startup centers, coaching, business prizes, investors etc.)
  • Afterwards, we will invite you to a networking drink!


Who can participate?

Everyone who is interested in entrepreneurship and consider starting an own science- or technology-based business. Especially motivated and ambitious members of a Swiss university or university of applied sciences, i.e. students, doctoral students, postdocs, professors.


When and where does the event take place?

The Business Ideas event is an evening event that takes place several times during the semester – but at different locations (e.g. ETH Zurich, University of Zurich, ZHAW, University of St. Gallen etc.) and with different speakers and entrepreneurs. Please find the dates for the upcomming events below.


Language & costs

The Business Ideas event is offered exclusively in English and is free of charge.


How can I apply for Module 1?

You can register on our website at any time, just select the event which you want to join.

If you already have a business idea, you can also directly apply for Module 2.


If you have any questions about the course offers, please contact us:



+41 (0) 58 934 65 00 (Mon-Fri, 9 am – 5 pm)

Upcoming events
ETH (tbc)
UZH (tbc)
Offers and application
Start date
Start date: 18.02.2020
Language: English
Place: ETH (tbc)
Start date: 19.02.2020
Language: Englisch
Place: UZH (tbc)