Coaching

Goal-oriented Business Coaching

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Basic Check

Basic Check

Projects that meet the basic selection criteria during prescreening will be accepted for registration.

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Project Evaluation

Project Evaluation

After registration, one of the over 60 CTI Start-up coaches will be assigned to assess the company’s business model and plans based on following criteria: market and market potential, technology, project feasibility, management team, and patent situation. The coach will then identify the key issues that need to be addressed in Phase III. With the help of the coach, entrepreneurs will refine their business strategy and product positioning. They can then submit their competitive business model to the Coaching Acceptance Committee. If coaching continues, the mentor will also define an action plan to guide the start-up through the next phase of the process.

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Business Coaching

Business Coaching

During the coaching process entrepreneurs will improve their business strategy and create a detailed business plan. A pool of specialists can be consulted in order to assess specific business, technological, and legal issues. The objective over the 6 to 18 months of Phase III is to prepare the venture to present their project to the CTI Start-up Label Certification Board. This board is comprised of seasoned managers and entrepreneurs, as well as finance, technology, and patent experts. A successful presentation demonstrates the venture’s readiness for later-stage financing and market entry.

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Post-Label Support

Post-Label Support

After receiving the CTI Label, entrepreneurs may benefit from additional CTI Start-up coaching during Phase IV in areas critical to implementation.

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Additional Services

Training

Training

CTI Entrepreneurship offers four individual training modules specifically designed for young entrepreneurs. Its mission is to offer know-how and contacts required to successfully start their own company. It’s for scientific based business cases demonstrating an innovative business idea.

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Support Abroad

Support Abroad

Swissnex is a network with nodes in the world’s most innovative hubs. Together with science and technology counselors based in Swiss embassies around the world Swissnex takes an active role in strengthening Switzerland’s leadership as a world-class location for science, education, and innovation.

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