Ask the Entrepreneur at ETH #6: Operational excellence


This workshop aims to provide input on how to get to operational excellence.


Attendees will learn about:


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 our 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