Upskill, Upgrade and Connect

The EPFL Innovation Park offers custom-made training courses for every stage of a company’s development. From turning dream projects into workable businesses to upskilling in essential techniques, from boosting sales to building a brilliant board of advisors, there is something to suit every kind of startup entrepreneur. There is also the opportunity to build your network and have fun meeting other like-minded business creators.

Business Concept

Kickstart your Startup | Innosuisse program
14 weeks semester training
9 classes per year
Selective applications (25 people max)
Are you looking to acquire business skills to expand your boundaries? Are you inspired to embrace the exhilarating career of creating or working for a start-up? In this hands-on “Business Concept” training, you will learn how to shape an idea into business, be pushed to go out of your comfort zone and get connected to our vast community of entrepreneurs.
All types
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Business Creation Social Entrepreneurship

Make a difference – creating a viable business with social impact | Innosuisse program
40 hours training plus individual coaching
2 cohorts per year
Selective applications (15 people max)
If you have just started a business with a positive social and/or environmental impact, then this course is for you. It will show you how to design a sustainable business that creates value for you, your customers and your stakeholders. It will give you a grounding in product development, impact assessment, marketing and business strategies geared to these particular products and services. And last but not least, teach you how to pitch your product and find funding as well as effectively build and manage a team.
All types
Social Impact
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Business Growth Social Entrepreneurship

Sustaining and growing a social impact business | Innosuisse program
40 hours training plus individual coaching
1 cohort per year
Selective applications (12 people max)
For people already operating a social impact business. Take your business to the next level with a team of experienced entrepreneurs. They will reveal essential strategies to develop your growth plan, boost your sales and build international partnerships. Impact assessment, growth financing and organization, team management and KPI’s are covered as well as expert tips on scaling-up, opening new markets for your business and generating more revenue.
All types
Social Impact
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Sales Management Academy

Build up your own sales and sales management skills
4 half day trainings
5 cohorts per year
Selective applications (20 people max)
This intensive, 4 half-day course has been created for ambitious but time-poor sales people aspiring to boost their sales skills and manage their sales teams more effectively. Covering strategies for increasing sales, sales processes and client management, sales force automation and management tools and managing sales organizations, the expert course team gives you all the tips and tricks you’ll need to outperform the competition and rocket-launch your career into a higher league.
All types
Manager
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Startup Board Academy

Swiss governance rules, roles & duties of board members of fast growing startups
4 afternoons
5 cohorts per year
Selective applications (25 people max)
Course tailored to entrepreneurs and startup founders in the process of establishing a board of directors as well as business angels, investors and independent board members. What makes an effective board/board member? What are the members’ roles and responsibilities? What is the Swiss legal framework in which they operate? What are the challenges, risks and pitfalls? All these questions and many more will be covered in 4 afternoons of interactive sessions open to selected participants.
Founder
Board Member
Investor
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