Training & Coaching

Whether you are a start-up entrepreneur, coach, investor or a complete newcomer to the start-up 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 Start-up Training

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

For Social Entrepreneurs
Create your impact start-up

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

For Social Entrepreneurs
Scale-up your impact start-up

Have you already founded a startup with which you can generate a positive social or environmental impact? The course Business Growth for Social Entrepreneurs 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

15.03.2019 - 15.11.2019  Zurich / Jakarta

Asia Entrepreneurship Training Program

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.

18.11.2019 - 10.12.2019  Zurich

Startup Board Academy

Directors Education Program for Business Angels

Are you or do you want to become a successful startup board member? During 4 afternoons the participants will be sensitized to the risks and challenges of a start-up board of directors – in interactive workshops, presentations, case studies, discussions and a final board due diligence including live pitching. This specialized training program is aimed at interested business angels, board members and investors who would like to learn first-hand practical tips and advice for the successful management of a start-up.

21.10.2019  20:00 - 21:30 CEST (online)

Webinar for Board Members

Online Crash Courses

Two industry experts created this online crash course for active or future startup board members, shareholders, and entrepreneurs. It covers all the fundamentals of building a high performing startup Boards: governance, Board composition and responsibilities, challenges and key success factors.

19.09.2019 - 10.10.2019  Lausanne

Fast Track Sales Academy

EPFL Innovation Park created a short 4 half-day course to get your hands on the tips and tricks to build and manage a fast growing sales organisation that will help you get in the league of the companies that outperform their competition.

Trademarks, patents, copyright, trade secrets, contracts. As an entrepreneur without a profound legal education, you quickly feel overwhelmed by these topics. The short intensive workshops at Technopark Zurich provide some clarity and answer a few questions.

19.11.2019  St. Gallen


The Startfeld Investors Forum offers selected, innovative companies in the start-up and growth phase the opportunity to meet top-class investors. Together with Startup Invest, the leading Swiss financing platform, and SICTIC, Startfeld is hosting the Forum.

The ieLab is the Innovation & Entrepreneurship Lab of ETH Zurich and promotes, challenges, networks, supports and accompanies young entrepreneurs to entrepreneurial 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.

Your Coaching Program to Success!

The Impact Academy offers you targeted support in crucial areas of the growth phase of your social business. The aim is to make your Start-up ready for impact investments through coaching and a supplementing online library.

Building startups towards a successful sale

Startups need to build a growth plan and exit path early in their life cycle to unlock the value created and to maximize the chances of their founders and investors making financial returns.


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.

Targeted Online Training

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

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.

With the UZH BioEntrepreneur-Fellowships, the University of Zurich provides funding, advice, and support to young researchers in life sciences and related fields who intend to start up a company based on their own research carried out at UZH.

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.