Business Ideas – Feel the start-up groove

Successful role models are the best motivation for anyone wanting to take the plunge into self-employment. At our «Business Ideas» motivational events, you will meet interesting high-profile entrepreneurs and be inspired by their success stories.

Who can take part?

Anyone interested in science-based entrepreneurship, including students and employees of universities (present, future, and alumni), entrepreneurs as well as individuals with experience in corporate research and development.


  • Entrepreneurial success stories: Motivational talks by successful business people with tips and tricks for the initial stages.
  • Panel discussion: Discussion about the factors for success in business and answers to specific questions about setting up a company.
  • In the background – support and interaction: Introduction to the institutions and stakeholders (technology transfer, start-up centres, coaching, business prizes, investors, etc.).

Following this, we will invite you to a networking drinks reception.


Two hours in the afternoon or evening


Held at various higher education institutions across Switzerland


The events are free of charge.

Current courses / provider

The providers of these modules are for the Eastern Region (ZHAW/Startup Campus), Central Region (University of Bern) and Western Region (EPFL Innovation Park/Science to Market).

Last modification 10.08.2021

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Central region (Uni Bern, BFH, Uni Basel, HSLU, FHNW, USI, SUPSI)

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West region (EPFL Innovation Park Consortium)

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