From an Idea to a successful Startup.

You have an innovative business idea or simply want to work on an exciting startup project for a semester? Then venture challenge is your chance to come and sense the startup feeling and acquire the entrepreneurial skills you’ll need to launch your company.

At the start of the semester long course each participant is asked to present his business idea. Those with the best ideas are then grouped in teams and led step by step to drive their projects under the guidance of experienced coaches. On the last evening of the course, teams are given the opportunity to showcase their projects to a panel of investors and startup experts.

venture challenge courses have already helped a large number of startups to emerge. Each year, numerous venture challenge startups rank among the top 100 Swiss startups. Startups such as GetYourGuide, Dacuda, Arktis Radiation Detectors or Redbiotec all surfaced through venture challenge semester courses. All started with an innovative idea. Today these companies have raised millions from investors and penetrated the global market.

The weekly trainings allow you to quickly master the core business and legal knowledge you need to successfully launch your startup. Participating in a venture challenge course will also allow you to meet with investors and startup experts. Give it a try! And beware… startup addiction might be around the corner!

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  • «During the venture challenge semester,not only have we met some interesting people, but we also wrote our first business plan - thus laying the foundations for our company.»
    Pascal Mathis
    Google Switzerland