Startup Acceleration Workshops

04.10.2016 | 17:15 - 21:00
ETH, main building, Rämistrasse 101, 8092 Zürich
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The Startup Acceleration Workshops are a series of stand-alone events covering the know-how and tools required to define, launch and run a startup. They are based around a mission/challenge structure to enhance the execution/validation approach, with the goal to build a world-class startup the fastest way possible.

Accelerate your startup with the support of successful founders and industry leaders!

The series of eight workshops is based on a mission and challenge approach to enhance the validation and execution of your business case. Our goal is to support the best startup talents in Switzerland in order to build world-class startups the fastest way possible. And this is how we work together during our acceleration 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 Startup Acceleration 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




Startup Acceleration Workshop No. 1: The story of your startup



Stress test: who buys what and why?



Name of the game in your industry, checklist requirements



Build all essential communication tools, from intro mail to BP's



Startup Acceleration Workshop No. 2: Entrepreneurs and entrepreneurial teams



Checking the entrepreneurial readiness



Building and structuring the team



Building a networking plan to access key contacts and resources



Startup Acceleration Workshop No. 3: Strategic clarity and execution roadmap



Define the value creation roadmap



Methodologies and tools to establish your execution plan



Communicating and executing the plan



Startup Acceleration Workshop No. 4: Business Development at heart



Market entry points: Partners and customers profiling



Building and working the pipeline



Setting up the business development process



PRs and communication



Startup Acceleration Workshop No. 5: The art of H2H (human to human)



Negotiating and building value added deals



Closing sales and partnership



Startup Acceleration Workshop No. 6: Getting to operational excellence



What it takes to run a company



Setting up and growing a startup



Management tools for entrepreneurs



Plannings, cockpits and reports: Get in control



Startup Acceleration Workshop No. 7: Building an investable vehicle



Foundation to create a solid company



Clearing legal aspects (incorporation, recruitment, regulations)



Capturing intellectual capital



Startup Acceleration Workshop No. 8: Closing the investment



Accessing investors



Structuring and negotiating investment terms



Get ready for the funding process