Business Creation Social Entrepreneurship

04.06.2024 | 08:00 - 17:00
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In the course, experienced startup coaches will support you in building your social business. You receive concrete answers to your project- and company-specific questions. The module will help you to specify your plans and consolidate your entrepreneurial knowledge.

Motivated and ambitious members of a Swiss university or university of applied sciences (i.e. students, doctoral students, postdocs, and professors) and founders and heads of recently founded social businesses with a positive social and ecological impact are invited to sign up for this Innosuisse Business Creation Course for Social Startups. This is an intensive course, spread over several weeks. 

The course will cover the following topics:

  • Business modelling for a social business (designing a business that creates value)
  • Creating stakeholder value (designing value propositions for customers and beneficiaries)
  • Product development (using the build, measure, learn process)
  • Impact assessment & measurement (defining your impact and doing a first measurement)
  • Market structure & business strategy (understanding the market and defining your role)
  • Go-to-market strategy (creating a roadmap for market entry and growth)
  • Financial forecasting (forecasting your financial growth and funding needs)
  • Raising funding (developing a practical fundraising strategy and identifying funding sources)
  • Pitching skills (learning how to give a persuasive pitch to different stakeholders)
  • Founding and legal (Comparing different legal structures and intellectual property strategies)
  • Team development (Building a strong team, resolving conflicts and managing yourselves)
  • Pitching to an expert jury

Who can participate?

A maximum of 15 participants per course will be admitted.