Ask the Entrepreneur at ETH #6: Operational excellence

17.04.2018 | 17:30 - 20:00
ETH Zurich
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IFJ Institut für Jungunternehmen


 Peter Kaeser demonstrates how to achieve operational excellence in a startup.


Peter Kaeser is the co-founder of VIU Ventures. VIU prescription glasses and sunglasses unite brilliant design with a transparent manufacturing process and fair prices. The company is now present with shops in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. In this workshop, he will provide insight on the topic

  • What it takes to run a company

  • Setting up and growing a startup

  • Management tools for entrepreneurs

  • Plannings, cockpits and reports: Get in control

The workshop: The series of workshops is based on a mission and challenge approach to enhance the validation and execution of your business case.

This is how we work together during workshops:

  • Intro with key tools, checklists and objectives, using benchmark examples from successful founders

  • Identification of your individual priorities, key missions and tasks

  • Definition of your objectives and milestones, with a focus on maximized value creation

  • With experts' support you work and exchange on the identified core missions for your startup

  • Pitching, debriefing and challenging of your results. Get inputs to improve and accelerate

External industry experts/mentors/supporters will be invited to the workshops.

Apply if you have an innovative startup project and the ambition to conquer the world. Or if you are master student, doctoral candidate, postdoc or member of staff at ETH or EPFL carrying a solid high-tech startup project.

The Ask the Entrepreneur Workshops will help you to:

  • Shape your entrepreneurial proposal
  • Build an execution track record
  • Validate the contents of the "investment-ready" package and offer it to investors