From an idea to a company...


A step forward through a simulation of company creation



Simulation of Company Creation

  • Do you have an idea that you want to turn into a start-up?
  • Does being an entrepreneur seems too complicated to you and you don’t know where to start?
  • Would you like to work on your idea in a team of like-minded people for 1 day under the supervision of entrepreneurs, IP lawyers and experienced coaches and pitch it to a panel of venture capitalists and experienced fundraisers?
  • Would you like to do all of it completely for free?


Then our workshop is for you!




5th edition of StartInnov Workshop




19th of November 2016




MassChallenge Switzerland, chemin du Closel 5, 1020 Renens




StartInnov is a free bilingual (French/English) workshop that consists of 1 full day of group work.

Individuals and teams are encouraged to submit their ideas that they would like to transform into a business plan. People who are interested in entrepreneurship can join the existing teams and advance on the project with them. All the participants and coaches are required to sign an NDA. Upon submitting the signed NDA the participants can have an on-line access to submitted projects and get in touch with each other to pre-form the teams before the workshop.



On Saturday 19th of November the participants will learn about project definition, developing market entry strategy, marketing (communication) strategy and business model, and establishing first financial forecast.


At the end of the day the participants will pitch their project to the panel of executive VCs and experienced fundraisers, will get their input regarding the project and get an opportunity to network with them.


You will also get a chance to meet multiple organizations that support start-ups and learn about how they can help you to launch your own business and win cool prizes four launching their own business.


The 5th edition of StartInnov will take place on 19.11.2016

Registrations are now open!


1. Create a Team



2. Create a Project



3. Develop the Project



19th of November

8.00 Breakfast, badges, signing NDAs, meeting the coaches and participants

8.30 Intro to StartInnov: meet the coaches

8.40 - 8.50 Participants pitching

8.50 - 9.15 Forming teams

9.15 - 9.45 Define your project (Short explanation and group work)

9.45 - 10.45 1st pitch (5 min pitch, 5 min Q&A)

10.45 - 11.10 Andrea Manola (Katzarov SA) Introduction to intellectual property (15 min + Q & A)

11.10 - 12.00 Market entry strategy (explication and group work)

12.00 - 13.00 2nd Pitch

13.00 - 13.15 Lunch

13.15 - 14.00 Communication and marketing strategy (Explanation and group work)

14.00 - 15.00 3rd Pitch

15.00 - 15.45  Developing your business model

15.45 - 16.45 4th Pitch

16.45 A few words to prepare for the final pitch

17.30 Final pitch in front of the jury

18.50 Announcement of the winners, closing remarks and networking apero

This workshop is free...just register here..

Hurry up ! The number of places is limited, Application deadline is 1st of November contact-us !

The simulation will take place the 19.11.16 at MassChallenge CH from 8:30 à 18:00 (catering included)

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