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Dive into the entrepreneurial waters with our 12-week ‘Business Concept’ training. Designed for visionaries ready to enter the startup ecosystem, this program equips you with the Startup toolbox and lays the foundation for converting groundbreaking ideas into formidable business ventures.

For social entrepreneurs seeking to make a substantial impact, our ‘Business Creation’ training is the crucible where purpose meets practice. This intensive program offers deep dives into creating sustainable, impactful businesses. If you’re driven to effectuate positive change, this intensive training aligns with your mission.

For established startups eyeing expansive horizons, our ‘Startup Business Growth’ course is your roadmap to scalability. This strategic training empowers social enterprises to navigate new markets and unlock exponential growth potential.

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.

Business Creation

Module 3 Social Entrepreneurship

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.

Business Growth

Module 4 Social Entrepreneurship

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!


Startup Accelerator

Micro learning platform for startups and founders. Dive deep into a curated collection of exclusive training videos, comprehensive templates, and a plethora of resources designed to boost your entrepreneurial journey. Whether you’re in the ideation phase or scaling, our platform equips you with the right tools for every stage. Learn, grow, and thrive with Startup Accelerator!

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Runway Incubator

Our Runway Incubator is supporting startups in the pre-seed and seed phases with tailored coaching and mentoring. Dive into a vibrant co-working space at Technopark Winterthur and join community events to amplify your network and growth potential.

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Founders Hive

Founders Hive promotes entrepreneurship through a community-driven approach. The community of successful founders, industry experts, and investors is central to Founders Hive’s mission, providing guidance and support to early-stage companies preparing for pre-seed and seed investments and funding through it own syndicate.

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Female Founders Initiative

Let‘s increase the number of female (co-)founders and alter the narrative about women entrepreneurs in Switzerland. The Female Founders Initiative supports you with events like Co-Working mornings and the RiseUp Summit, the Female Founders Map and the Female Founders Podcast and much more!

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Büro Züri Innovationspark

Our co-working space at Switzerland Innovation Park. In the converted fire station, a total of 170 square meters with 16 flexible workstations are available for up to 6 start-ups, spin-offs and young companies. Everything an innovative and collaborative work community could wish for is available: a modern meeting and workshop room, generous infrastructure, a kitchen, meeting zones, storage space and free access 24/7.

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Startup Challenge

The Startup Challenge offers entrepreneurs coaching, workshops, expert feedback, networking, and a shot at a CHF 20,000 prize pool. Finalists get a diploma, top teams may enter the RUNWAY Incubator with CHF 3,000 in services, and the winners receive a ticket to a startup conference incl. travel costs and accommodation. Sign up for the Kickoff to begin your startup journey!

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