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Get trained and be challenged by experienced entrepreneurs

Take advantage of our partners’ expertise and network

Join hands-on workshops to jump start and grow your venture


The three training modules Business Concept, Business Creation and Business Growth have been designed by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs. It is an opportunity for the participants either in the early phase of an innovative idea or developing their business not only to learn all the tricks of being a successful entrepreneur, but also to develop their business plan with the help of experts and their network.

All of our trainers and coaches have real-life entrepreneurship or corporate experiencimage cours2e. They provide you with practical advice and coaching for your group project throughout the training.

The Business Concept (module 2) course is targeting mainly highly motivated, ambitious students or young researchers, eager to acquire basic knowledge and practical tools to get into the start-up ecosystem. Business Creation (module 3) aims to help project owners and new start-up founders to fine-tune their business model and to develop a necessary skill set . Business Growth (module 4) is designed to further boost the company performance in terms of internal organization, client relationship and corporate strategy in order to accelerate company’s growth.

So, hurry and sign up!

About the Consortium

A well-established expert of start-up coaching and acceleration for more than 20 years, the EPFL Innovation Park (EIP), has teamed Image_coursup with several key players in the entrepreneurship ecosystem of Western Switzerland to offer incremental entrepreneurial training programs mandated by the Commission for Technology and Innovation (CTI). The training targets as much budding as confirmed entrepreneurs.

For the training program Business Concept , EIP has created a Consortium assembling all universities and schools of applied sciences from Western Switzerland (EPFL, HES-SO, UNIL, UNIGE, UNINE, UNIFR), as well as Institute of applied research CSEM and the entrepreneurship promotion agency GENILEM. For the training programs of Business Creation and Business Growth, the Consortium is formed by EIP, EPFL College of Management, Ecole Hôtelière de Lausanne (EHL) as well as GENILEM.

For more than 15 years, the CTI has supported thousands of high tech startups through training, coaching and R&D financing. Over 300 startups have received the ‘ready for growth’ CTI Label and are thriving.

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