Call for Scale-up Coaching applications: implement your growth strategy

Innosuisse Scale-up Coaching is aimed at innovative and science-based start-ups with very high growth potential, to give them a boost by supporting them sharpen and implement their growth strategy. The programme grants a voucher worth up to CHF 75,000 for personalised coaching sessions and targeted networking for up to 24 months. The next call for applications is open from April 29 to June 17 2024.

Once your start-up has a solid base and market access is established, the challenge is to grow your business in a sustainable way. Setting up scalable processes and defining an efficient organisational structure are key to achieving successful growth. In the Scale-up Coaching programme, you will select and work with a small team of Innosuisse-accredited coaches from various backgrounds, who will provide you with support on how to scale your business and overcome related challenges. Furthermore, you will have the opportunity to receive advice from a wide range of specialist coaches on matters such as intellectual property, legal issues, fundraising and investor relations, organisational growth and scaling, and more.

April 29, 2024 Call launch
June 17, 2024 Submission deadline
June-August, 2024 Evaluation and initiation of phase 1 of the coaching programme

Formal criteria:

  • Start-up was incorporated in Switzerland within the last five years or the last ten years in justified cases (e.g. time-intensive life science start-ups)
  • Start-up employs five or more full-time equivalent staff members

Assessment criteria:

  • Innovative and science based business model
  • Past growth performance and stage of maturity
  • High growth rate and high growth potential
  • Defendable product/service
  • Ambitious and committed team

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Last modification 29.04.2024

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