Training & Coaching

Whether you are a startup entrepreneur, coach, investor or a complete newcomer to the startup world - we offer you a variety of training and coaching services to meet the various needs. Here you can find our current training and coaching formats at a glance.

Innosuisse Startup Training

Business Ideas

Module 1
Feel the startup groove

Get to know successful founders as well as alumni from past Innosuisse Startup Trainings who will talk about their personal startup stories (of success AND failure) and share their founding experiences with you. A real necessity for anyone who wants to take the plunge into entrepreneurship!

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Female Founder

Business Ideas (Module 1)
Feel the Startup Groove

Get to know successful founders as well as alumni from past Innosuisse Startup Trainings who will talk about their personal startup stories (of success AND failure) and share their founding experiences with you. Are you thinking about founding your own company? Do you want to meet inspiring female founders? Are you curious about how it is to be a female founder in a male-dominated industry? We will address these and many more questions in our Female Founder Startup Stories event series.

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Business Concept

Module 2
Get your startup tool box

Do you want to realize your business idea? In this semester course, you will learn the most important basics for founding and managing your own startup. You get access to the Swiss startup ecosystem including all necessary tools and valuable personal contacts. At the end of the course, you will have a strong business concept in your hands that will convince investors and industry experts. Perhaps you will also meet your future co-founders in this course.

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Business Creation

Module 3 Social Entrepreneurship
Create your impact startup

Do you have a business idea with a positive impact on society, the environment or any other area? No matter if you are about to start your own startup or have recently started a social business, in the Business Creation for Social Entrepreneurs course experienced startup coaches support you in challenging your business model. You will get specific answers to your most important business questions as well as useful tips for the first steps before and after founding. Deepen your knowledge, improve your strategy and guide your young startup towards the path to success.

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Business Growth

Module 4 Social Entrepreneurship
Scale-up your impact startup

Have you already founded a startup with which you can generate a positive social or environmental impact? The course Business Growth for Social Entrepreneurs experienced startup coaches will help you to develop your social business, focusing on growth-strategies such as systematic partner and customer acquisition, strategy, impact measurement, financing and internationalization. You analyze the barriers, opportunities and markets in your industry and gain useful knowledge about the processes and structures for the growth of your Impact Startup. Get ready to accelerate!

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Training & Coaching

A global AI Community that educates and connects

Global AI Hub is a leading AI community, which educates and connects digital enthusiasts in business, technical, and local community hubs. It offers free courses in digital technologies and connects members to companies from various industries.

Enter overseas markets

The AETP is a six-month, part-time entrepreneurship training program that takes place mainly in Zurich. The aim is to develop a business idea, then to network with suitable investors in Jakarta (Indonesia) and enter the Asian market.

The ETH Entrepreneurship group supports entrepreneurs, encourages and challenges bright, talented entrepreneurs and supports start-ups on their path to success.

Acceleration Program for later-stage Startups

Kickstart supports your startup in scaling your business in Switzerland. It is a yearly running acceleration program in Switzerland that brings together later-stage startups with corporations, foundations, universities and cities in order to foster deep tech innovation.


  Technopark Winterthur

RUNWAY Startup Incubator

Early-stage startup support
Accelerate your business!

In the RUNWAY Startup Incubator, we offer young entrepreneurs tailor-made coaching, excellent networking and consulting. In addition, incubatees profit from the physical coworking space and state-of-the-art infrastructure at Technopark Winterthur. Our goal: to accelerate you and your early-stage startup within a few months and make you ready to take off.

Targeted Online Training

The Startup Accelerator is a professional online learning platform for startups with training content on entrepreneurial topics.

Big ideas start small

Founded in 2016, MassChallenge Switzerland has quickly become a leading driver of innovation and entrepreneurship in Europe by connecting startups with the experts and resources they need to grow.

A Pioneer Fellowship is awarded to one or two individuals intending to independently develop a highly innovative product or service to be exploited commercially and/or for the benefit of society.

Companies for tomorrow

“venture” is an initiative of ETH Zurich, McKinsey & Company Switzerland, Knecht Holding, the innovation promotion agency Innosuisse and the EPFL. The leading Swiss start-up competition supports young entrepreneurs in setting up their own businesses.