Switzerland considers itself the global leader of innovation, and Zurich is a dominant innovation hub for the Life Sciences. Many biotech companies are founded by scientists, whose startups often face similar challenges and pitfalls. The „BioEntrepreneurship & Innovation“ (BEI) Program supports aspiring entrepreneurs to soundly prepare and kick-start their spin-offs, taking a hands-on approach.
In Module A, successful BioEntrepreneurs and experts share their startup experiences to guide you toward developing and pitching your startup idea. These pitches can be further refined in Module B and C.
The module dates are:
A1: 28 January & 20 February 2019, 14:00 - 17:30
A2: 29 May & 19 June 2019, 14:00 - 17:30
Understanding the difference between science, invention, and product
Finding a team and developing a business
Preparing and presenting your first company pitch
Testing BioEntrepreneurship as a career option
By being plunged in at the deep end - guided by central questions provided by us - you will proactively acquire the information you need to develop your company pitch. It is a safe environment; feel free to present your business idea!
The 3H team strategy for Founders to lead a successful company: Hipster - Hacker - Hustler
Intellectual property (IP), Finances, Startup planning
- Real life case studies from Switzerland
The UZH team will guide the participants throughout the program to facilitate learning by doing. Teams will define and learn what they need to know for their pitch. The program offers opportunities for team building, networking with experienced and successful BioEntrepreneurs.
The workshop will take place at the University of Zurich, Campus Schlieren, IREM 9th floor, FoundersLab.
Registration is possible through email to beiirem.uzhch