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New Innosuisse Start-up Training courses all over Switzerland!

Do you have a business idea and want to successfully launch your startup? Or have you already founded your company and are now ready for growth?

As of 2018, Venturelab offers new Start-up training courses (commissioned by Innosuisse) to enable entrepreneurs to execute their plan at different stages.

The courses are divided in two modules of 5-day intensive workshops: Business Creation helps aspiring founders with an innovative business idea to achieve their action plan, while Business Growth supports incorporated Start-ups in accelerating their growth plan. Learn, among other things, to master a convincing pitch, define a business plan, secure funding, generate leads and grow leadership.

To match every participants? needs, each module has been tailored to a specific industry: ICT, Advanced Engineering, Biotech and Medtech. Trainers have been selected from entrepreneurs, investors and experts from each sector to offer specialized hands-on experience, and each participant will also get 3 hours with a dedicated personal coach.
For the “Business Creation” courses in your specific industry (focus on building a business), apply here:  

If you want to push your existing startup to new heights (focus on growing a company), apply here:

If you want to boost your project / Start-up and benefit from industry specific training, apply online now! There is no application deadline, but the courses (max. 15 participants) are first come, first served.

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Be part of the venture leaders Life Science 2018 in Boston!
Applications are opened for venture leaders Life Science 2018 in Boston. The program is an intense one-week roadshow to meet US experts and investors with a team of great Swiss based entrepreneurs, from May 27th to June 3rd, 2018.
Register online until March 5th, 2018, to receive the application information and be part of an amazing journey:

venture leaders Life Science is organized by venturelab in collaboration with swissnex Boston, and supported by digitalswitzerland, Kellerhals CarrardEPFL, ETHZ, Canton de Vaud, Hansjörg Wyss and the Wyss Charitable Endowment, Entrepreneur of the Year by EY, Paul Scherrer Institut, Canton Zurich.

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Have a look at the brochure here. 

venture leaders China 2018 (Shanghai, Beijing, Shenzhen and Hong Kong)
For Swiss startups, China is a key market to explore. You want to discover the business potential of your innovative product/service in this huge market? venture leaders China will help you pitch your business to investors, experts and understand the “Chinese way” of doing business. Including participation at the World Economic Forum (WEF)
Register online until March 19th, 2018, to receive the application information and be part of an amazing journey:

venture leaders China is organized by venturelab in collaboration with swissnex China, and supported by EPFL Innovation Park, EPFL, Canton de Vaud, ETHZ, Canton Zurich, Entrepreneur of the Year by EY, Gebert Rüf Stiftung.

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Have a look at the brochure here. 

Kickstart Accelerator – Robotics & Intelligent Systems

Are you working on a game-changing venture in the field of machine learning? Does your drone startup need validation and feedback, both on a technical as well as on the business level? From big data to robotics, from hardware to software, from artificial intelligence to machine learning – we are looking for disruptive technologies and applications solving environmental challenges as well as improving the way machines and humans interact with each other. Get access to Switzerland’s leading universities with their research labs in robotics and machine learning and meet world leading corporates with crucial R&D activities in and around Zurich.

Find out how to apply here. 

BRIDGE Proof of Concept

Have you earned your spurs as a young researcher and come up with an idea for developing your research results into a marketable product? And are you looking for an opportunity to test and refine your idea. Then BRIDGE Proof of Concept is just what you are looking for.

BRIDGE Proof of Concept helps young researchers to apply their research results and gain the confidence needed to make a market entry. The projects may target innovations of all kinds from all research areas.

Click here to find out more about BRIDGE