Digital Ventures: Leadership & Foundation

Join the program and seize the opportunity to learn firsthand from successful entrepreneurs and industry experts about the basics for founding and running a digital business. 

The course is designed to facilitate a conversation between lecturers and participants. You will gain a detailed understanding on how entrepreneurs build and run their startups. Industry experts will advise you on the legal and financial aspects of founding a venture in Switzerland. Each session includes an introductory presentation, followed by an informal discussion.

Coordination

Prof. Dr. Ulrich Kaiser

Lecturers & Content 2021

Martin Murmann

Dr. Martin Murmann
Senior research associate, Chair for Entrepreneurship UZH

UZH profile

Session 1: Entrepreneurship facts and numbers

Isabelle Nüssli

Isabelle Nüssli
CEO Leverage Yourself AG

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Session 2: Leadership for digital entrepreneurs

Erik Gloerfeld

Erik Gloerfeld

CPO YOVA AG

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Session 3: Self-management & personal resilience 

Susanne K. Schorsch

Susanne K. Schorsch

Investment Manager, investiere/Verve Capital Partners AG

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Session 4: Entrepreneurial finance  

Pascal Honold

Pascal Honold

Partner Wenger & Vieli AG

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Session 5: Company founding in Switzerland

David Oesch

Prof. Dr. David Oesch

Full Professor of Financial Accounting UZH

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Session 6: Financial management

Kynan Eng

Dr. Kynan Eng

CEO iniVation AG

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Session 7: IP & Software Licensing

Course Schedule Spring 2021

 

Date Sessions Location

03.05.2021

12:00-14:00
 

Kickoff & Introduction Digital Ventures

1) Entrepreneurship facts and numbers

Online

10.05.2021

12:00-14:00
 

2) Leadership for digital entrepreneurs

3) Self-management & personal resilience

Online

17.05.2021

12:00-14:00
 

4) Entrepreneurial finance  

5) Company founding in Switzerland

Online

31.05.2021

12:00-14:00
 

6) Financial management

7) IP & Software Licensing

Online

Target Group

Master students across faculties and researchers who are interested in the process and responsibilities of founding and leading a technology startup.

ECTS

At the Faculty of Business, Economics, and Informatics, the seminar "Digital Ventures: Leadership & Foundation" is accredited with 3 ECTS (master level, BWL5).

Please check with your corresponding faculty to confirm accreditation.

Module Booking

Important notice: If you get accepted, then you have to book this module also via Module Booking.

Application is closed

Thank you for the large interest in the spring 2021 edition of this course - we are very much looking forward to it!