Business Concept 2020

USI Startup Centre

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Business Concept is a semester course proposed by Entrepreneurship Training consortium, commissioned by Innosuisse Swiss Innovation Agency, that provides the theoretical knowledge needed to set up a business, the basic notions for the preparation of a business plan specific for a start-up and all the information on the support offered in Ticino and Switzerland to the start-ups.

During the course, you will gain theoretical as well as practical competencies: the participants will be divided into groups to develop a small business plan for a business project proposed by a member of the group.


1 Bootcamp Tuesday, 06.10.2020, 5:30pm – 9:15pm

10 evening classes on Tuesday 5:30pm – 9:15pm from October 13 to December 15, 2020.


06.10.2020: Bootcamp
13.10.2020: Entrepreneurial Thinking
20.10.2020: Developing customer relationships
27.10.2020: Product development and Market performance
03.11.2020: Startup Eco-system
10.11.2020: Establishing and developing a team
17.11.2020: Financing
24.11.2020: Protecting your innovation
01.12.2020: Business and financial planning
09.12.2020: Idea pitching
15.12.2020: Projects presentations


Please submit your application online here.
The number of participants is limited. Candidates are advised to start the application process as early as possible to secure their place.

The course is entirely in English.

For further information please contact: 

Francesco Meli

+41 58 666 42 30