Digital Entrepreneurship: Bootcamp

Shape the future of digital transformation!

Kick off your digital business idea with the help of experienced tech founders and experts. The University of Zurich offers the Digital Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for entrepreneurial students and researchers of UZH across all faculties. 

Work on your own startup idea

During the bootcamp you will focus your time and resources on your own startup idea. Experienced coaches and the Kickbox process will help you along the way to work independently on the validation and prototyping of a customer centered product. Bring your own idea or join an entrepreneurial team for 8 weeks and work together on a digital product.

Target Group

UZH students and researchers of all faculties who are motivated to work entrepreneurially on a digital product idea. Participants can bring their own idea or join a project.

Course Dates




23 October 2019, 13:00 – 18:00


Midterm coaching:  

19 November 2019, 13:00 – 18:00


Pitch training:

27 November 2019. 13:00 –18:00 


Final pitch:

18 December 2019, 13:00 – 18:00 

SOC E-010

Kick-off: 23 October

  • Inspiration and motivation
  • Meet your peers and find your team
  • Meet your coaches
  • Record a one-minute video pitch


  • One-sentence pitch
  • Design ideal customer personas
  • Problem solution fit with value proposition canvas
  • Business development with business model canvas
  • Visualization and rapid prototyping
  • Test your first prototype with customer interviews and validate

Midterm: 19 November

  • Present results of your first prototype
  • Share learnings and challenges


  • Qualitative customer interviews
  • Validation with quantitative customer tests
  • Refine your business case (B2C, B2B, B2B2C)

Pitch Coaching: 27 November

Final Pitches & Closing: 18 December

13:00 - 16:00, Rämistrasse 69, SOC E-010 

Open for guests sign up

Keynote Speech by Joachim Schoss, Serial Entrepreneur and Investor

Final pitch: 3 min. presentation, 6 min Q&A 



Prof. Dr. Harald Gall, Dean of the Faculty of Business, Economics, and Informatics

Katka Letzing, Co-Founder and Co-Lead Kickstart Innovation

Prof. Dr. Michael Schaepman, Vice President Research

Joachim Schoss, Serial Entrepreneur and Investor

Alex Stöckl, Partner Wingman AG


  • Prof. Dr. Harald Gall - Dean of the Faculty of Business, Economics, and Informatics
  • Dr. Maria Olivares - UZH Head of Innovation
  • Katrin Winiarski - UZH Innovation Officer


The possibility of receiving 3 ECTS-credits is currently evaluated within faculties.