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Innosuisse Business Concept Course

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Why join this course?

The course includes knowledge and experience exchange with experienced startup coaches with two personalized coaching sessions, access to the Swiss startup ecosystem and lots of useful tools for an entrepreneur!

After the course, you will have

  • a strong business model and a clearly defined value proposition
  • an IP strategy, financial overview & ideas on how to finance your startup
  • knowledge about team performance & pitching skills
  • a professional business concept poster of your startup idea

Bring your own idea or join a team

Together with a team, you will work on a startup idea and develop it further during the 12 week course. At the beginning of the course, participants votes and experts assessment will support the decision of which ideas to work on  At the end of the course, each team will have a strong business concept in the hand. At the final presentation, the concepts are presented to an expert jury.

Target group & Admission

The course is open to students and researchers of the University of Zurich, ETH Zurich, HSG, ZHdK and beyond.

Admission to the Business Concept Course is based on an application in which participants outline their motivation and business idea. You may join also without an idea. Preference is given to participants with a science-based business idea. A maximum of 25 participants per course will be admitted.

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Next course dates

This course is offered every semester.

Check the STARTUP CAMPUS Website for next course dates Go to Website!

Lead Coaches

  • Dr. Heiko Visarius
  • Regula Buob
  • Anil Sethi
  • Melanie Kovacs
  • Phil Bachmann
  • Johanna Seeliger


Weiterführende Informationen

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Application deadline: 14.09.22

This course is organized by Startup Campus, commissioned by Innosuisse.


Previous projects

View posters from teams that participated in previous Business Concept Courses.