Business ideas 2018

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USI, Auditorium

Knowing the entrepreneurship - A half-day training course on Entrepreneurship with a CHF 2’000.- prize for the best entrepreneurial Idea!

Business Ideas is an event organized by USI, SUPSI and CP-Startup, and is part of the Federal program “Innosuisse Start-up Training” supported by the Swiss Innovation Agency, Innosuisse. This event is a half-day training course focusing on Entrepreneurship and addressed exclusively to university and university of applied science students.

The 2018 Edition will be held on April 19, 2018, in the USI Auditorium (Via G. Buffi 13, 6900 Lugano).

The course will provide the participants with the possibility to meet entrepreneurs and with the opportunity to present their entrepreneurial ideas through an elevator pitch.

Students wanting to pitch their interesting ideas should indicate it on the registration form. The submitted proposals will be evaluated by the organizers and the selected candidates will have a few minutes to briefly explain their idea and to convince the examination board. The best idea will be awarded and feedbacks will be provided to everyone for continuing the project.

Mandatory registration no later than by April 8, at the following webpage:

Those who wish to present their entrepreneurial idea are kindly asked to fill in the fields related to the idea description and to follow the following rules:

Elevator pitch:

  • Around 3 minutes for the presentation
  • No support of any king (ppt, …) is allowed
  • The presentation can be held by more than one person, within the allocated time
  • The ideas will be evaluated by experts, who will reward the best one
  • The total award of 2'000.- Swiss francs will be divided into cash and support for the initial phase of the project implementation (further information will be given to the winner regarding the use of the award).

New for 2018: Creative Hub @Business Ideas

This year the Business Ideas program opens up to the world of design businesses with the presentations of the designers-entrepreneurs from Creative Hub. Creative Hub is the first national platform for the support of Swiss designers in the implementation and commercialisation of their product and business ideas. Creative Hub joins the event Business Ideas 2018 in collaboration with the SUPSI Laboratory of Visual Culture. Regula Staud, director of the Creative Hub Platform (, will attend the event.

Attached you will find more information concerning the event’ program.