After five years of successfully running the Federal CTI Entrepreneurship training program
(now Innosuisse) in Western Switzerland, EPFL Innovation Park launched a new range of Entrepreneurship training programs in 2018 under the name of Fast Track.
The EPFL Innovation Park has built itself a reputation of delivering high impact courses to entrepreneurs in innovation and technology. We have realised that startups and SMEs need short, pragmatic and focused expert training, based on real life experiences, to outperform their competitors.
We are addressing the needs of high potential companies. The aim is to help more companies achieve fast growth and becoming ‘scale ups’. Our programs apply to the companies hosted at the EPFL Innovation Park and to other SMEs and startups in the region.
WhY Fast Track?
Since 2013, over 1'200 participants have followed our entrepreneurship training programs, getting trained/coached by our hand picked team of trainers, all with real life entrepreneurial experiences.
You will have access to these high caliber trainers during and after the course.
Fast Track is run and hosted at EPFL Innovation Park in Lausanne. We are devoted to housing startups, SMEs, research teams and innovation cells from major companies that operate in fields as diverse as information technology, computing, health and nutrition, engineering, transport, telecommunications or materials.
We manage 13 buildings, hosting 130 startups and 30 companies on 55'000 m2 offices and laboratories.
We focus on innovative and technology driven startups and SMEs that want to scale up by learning from the best companies that have already achieved success, many of which supported by EPFL Innovation Park.
Fast Track programs are building on this rich accumulated experience and go beyond generic training. The short format of the courses and the focused content, as well as the specialised trainers for each content make the Fast Track training programs very unique - designed for the companies seeking outperformance in their sector.
800+ startups have followed our entrepreneurship training programs. Following a Fast Track training program means you will meet like-minded entrepreneurs, business angles & investors growing your network with knowledgeable people who will help you open closed doors.
Our trainers share their own experience of what works and what does not work in real life. This can be a real game-changer for the startups and SMEs that follow our courses - this is what our past participants are telling us.
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How to develop impactful partnerships between Corporates and Startups !
This is a brand new series of partnering workshops for Corporates and Startups. Given the speed of innovation, the shorter technology lifecycles, both large companies and startups have a vested interest in partnering.
Startup CEO /CTOs and Corporate innovation managers will have the possibility to work peer to peer as well as better understanding each other to build a powerful network.
Sales Management Academy for
growing Startups & SMEs !
Developing a strong sales expertise and ultimately, mastering Sales, is a key requirement for ambitious startups, scaleups and SMEs with direct impact on performance.