Attention, the current round of applications is over! The next one will begin in april 2020.
What is it about?
It is about innovative business ideas from the Swiss creative economy. The best will receive assistance from us in the form of a year of creative business coaching and networking: In up to 16 tailor-made training sessions we will help successfully launch ideas in the market and build your business.
What will it achieve?
Our coaching will give you targeted support to implement your business idea and make it a success. You will learn how to define a realistic business model and make it market-ready, to establish a company for it, organise it, and much more. Our experienced coaches and experts will show you where the potential and the pitfalls lie. On top of that we will communicate your business, help you network, and facilitate your participation in the Creative Business Cup, which will boost your national and international recognition.
Who is it aimed at?
Creative and ambitious professionals and interdisciplinary teams that work inventively and artistically and use their talent to create something outstanding: whether it is as software or game designer, architect, photographer or filmmaker, product, industrial, fashion or media designer, artisan, visual or performing artist, musician or writer. And from any language region in Switzerland.
The decisive factor is the idea: It must be unique and possess recognisable market potential – also for export. Ideally the ideation and concept phase has already been completed and you have started building up your business. This means: You are ready to invest time, resources and heart and soul. You can apply either as individual or as team. Your place of residence must be in Switzerland.
How do you apply?
First, we need the online application. After that there is an initial preselection, based on the submitted documents. The participants with the most promising business ideas will be invited to give a pitch at an event in Bern. Here the jury will decide which teams will finally participate.