Application for CTI Business Concept Training (Fall 2017)
Training description
The Federal Commission for Technology and Innovation offers every year an entrepreneurial training in Suisse Romande. This free, inter-university evening program, is designed and given by entrepreneurs, targeting members of Swiss universities of all disciplines who have the ambition to translate their innovative ideas into viable business.

There are many ways in which you will benefit from this program:

- Improve your business skills and learn the essentials of creating and running a company
- Shape your venture idea into a viable business or participate in the development of a promising project of someone else
- Get introduced into the Swiss start-up ecosystem and link up with entrepreneurs, business partners, investors, as well as multi-disciplinary talents coming from other universities
- Broaden your career perspectives

Only a limited number of participants (25) per city will be admitted to the program. The selection will be based on the motivation, experience and personal profile of applicants. Further information can be found below. We highly encourage you to apply.

The 12 sessions and 2 coaching sessions take place one evening per week for one semester from 5:15pm to 9:15pm (September to December).


Admission criteria
You are eligible for this training if you study or work for a Swiss university, HES-SO or Swiss Research Institute.
Entrepreneur Name and Contact
First Name *
Your answer
Family Name *
Your answer
Phone Number *
Format example: +41 79 665 31 83
Your answer
Email *
Please use private email address.
Your answer
Skype (optional)
Your answer
URL (optional)
Your answer
Address *
Your answer
Postal Code *
Your answer
City *
Your answer
State *
e.g. Vaud, Fribourg, Geneva, Neuchâtel, etc.
Your answer
Country *
Your answer
Personal Information
Entrepreneur Birth Date (DD/MM/YYYY) *
Example: 23/04/1990
Your answer
Entrepreneur Gender (statistics purpose only) *
Entrepreneur Primary Nationality (statistics purpose only) *
Primary Nationality (statistics purpose only)
Entrepreneur Preferred Language (statistics purpose only) *
Entrepreneur Linkedin profile
Your answer
Entrepreneur CURRENT Employment Status (statistics purpose only) *
Project, Startup development Stage
Current state of academic level (statistics purpose only) *
Current/Last education School/University/research center *
Field of study
CTI Business Concept training program
Please select the course of your choice either located in Lausanne, Fribourg Yverdon or Sierre. All courses are taught in English or French.

Valais (EN): Monday evenings, 17h15 to 21h15

Lausanne (EN): Tuesday evenings, 17h15 to 21h15

Fribourg (EN): Wednesday evenings, 17h15 to 21h15

Yverdon (FR): Thursday evenings, 17h15 to 21h15

Course location - First choice *
Course location - Second choice
Please only select a second option if you're willing to go there!
Your Motivation
1. What is your motivation to become an entrepreneur or work for a start-up? *
Your answer
2. What entrepreneurial activities/ experience have you had in the past? *
Your answer
3. Outline the key entrepreneurial features of your profile.
Your answer
Your Business Idea
Please fill out this question ONLY IF you have a valid business idea and if you would like to work on it during the course.

Please note that this information will be kept confidential.

Project category
1. The Problem
Please describe the problem or customer need you try to encounter with your project:
Your answer
2. Your solution
Please describe your project and the solution you propose to address the problem:
Your answer
3. The target addressable market
Who will be interested/in need of your product or service? Please describe your target market as precisely as possible:
Your answer
4. Competition
What makes your solution unique and more attractive compared to other alternatives? Please describe the key differentiator from potential competitors:
Your answer
Any further details that you believe are relevant to support your candidature?
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Where did you heard of this training program? Did anyone you know tell you about it? *
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Thank you very much for your application!
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