CTI Start-up

Start-up to Success

CTI Start-up enables creative entrepreneurs to realize their innovative business ideas quickly and professionally. Through a three-phase, firmly guided process lasting 6 to 24 months, a dedicated expert will help the venture’s project evolve sufficiently to apply for the CTI Start-up Label. After receiving the CTI Label, entrepreneurs may benefit from additional CTI Start-up coaching during Phase IV in areas critical to implementation.

CTI Start-up offers an exceptional network of know-how and connections: The 60 CTI coaches were involved in start-ups themselves and are renowned for their expertise and industry knowledge.

The coaching support being is free of charge, all start-ups need to invest is time and effort.

What You Read is What You Get

  • Coaching and consulting for business plan drafting and for the development of product ideas
  • Privileged access to the training program
  • Co-founding of R&D cooperation with non-profit research institutions in Switzerland
  • Access to and CTI Start-up's network of internationally renowned experts for the assessment of technology, intellectual property rights (IPR), and business ideas
  • Evaluation of the start-up company by a committee of senior entrepreneurs
  • Possible recognition with the CTI Start-up Label
  • Easier access to seed money and venture capital
  • Confidential treatment of all information submitted to CTI committees




Get Started

For Start-ups

This way to check out the CTI Start-up coaching requirements: Conditions & Application

For Coaches

This way to become a CTI Start-up coach: Selection Criteria & Process