Creative Business Coaching
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.
New this year: After completing the coaching, we will also award a grant of CHF 10,000 for the start-up with the strongest development and the best chances of success.
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 first thing is the idea: it has to be outstanding. To assess this, we use the following criteria: degree of innovation, relevance, courage, market potential, exportability and sustainability. Ideally, the ideation and conception phases are complete and you are about to build your business. That means that you are ready to invest time, resources and passion. You can apply as individuals and teams. 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.
Dates Season 2020/2021
|Registration window:||24 August - 11 October 2020|
|Pre-selection:||12 October - 16 October 2020|
|Pitch-Day:||30 October 2020|
|Announcement:||02 November 2020|
|Start program:||November 2020|
|Creative Business Cup Switzerland:||March 2021|
|Creative Business Cup Global Finals:||June 2021|
|End of the Coaching / Pitch-Day for the grant:||August 2021|