Program Overview

Talent Kick will help you find a co-founder with a complementary skillset and get hands-on experience as an entrepreneur. During the program, you lay a stable foundation for yourself to confidently decide for the entrepreneurial career path after your studies!

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PROJECT GROWTH

SEMESTER 1

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PERSONAL GROWTH

NETWORK GROWTH

Events

SEMESTER 2 – 4

Strengths & resilience building (1:1 session w/coach)

Personalized curriculum (optional elective in ecosystem)

Mentoring by experienced entrepreneurs/executives/experts

Hands-on project validation w/o degree synergies

Hands-on projects validation w/synergies (master thesis, …)

 

Self-development with our Leadership Coaches

Coaches will help you individually on your personal development journey. You will start your journey with a personality test and receive support in overcoming challenges and refining your strengths. You set your goals and schedule your 1:1 sessions individually with your personal coach to ensure the best possible outcome for you.

Develop essential entrepreneurial competencies with the help of your coach:

 Resilience, tolerance for failure, and motivation

From reactive to adaptive

Awareness of self & others

 

 

Our coaches are certified professionals with

 Professional coaching training or psychology background

 Years of experience in leadership coaching

My coach created an environment of trust and asked the right questions to challenge me and foster my self-reflection and critical thinking.

Bootcamps & Events Semester 1

During the first program semester, in our hands-on bootcamps and events, you will work on achieving the two Milestones of (1) forming a stable team and (2) convincing a successful entrepreneur as your mentor. 
 

Kick-off

Event

Introduction

BOOTCAMP 0

What makes a good entrepreneur?

BOOTCAMP 1

System Thinking

Workshop

What makes a good team?

BOOTCAMP 2

Problem Exploration 

Workshop

The idea doesn’t matter

Event

Problem Deep Dive

BOOTCAMP 3

Matching

Event

Team building

Event

Validation  Product-Market Fit

BOOTCAMP 4

What makes a good pitch?

BOOTCAMP 5

Advisoy Board Pitching

Event

Steering Committee Piching

Event

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Spark Kick


After convincing a mentor and our jury, the Spark Kick of CHF 5'000 supports your team and allows you to get into a hands-on mode. In the first structured semester of Talent Kick, you have successfully laid the critical foundation to be able to explore the entrepreneurial career path further. Receiving the Spark Kick you are ready to leave the structured path of Talent Kick and validate real opportunities with your team and mentor. In the second semester and until you finish your studies you validate your ideas, gain experience, use synergies, immerse in the startup ecosystem and get ready to decide for the entrepreneurial career path at the end of your studies.
 

Entrepreneurial Mentors

Entrepreneurial Mentors help and guide you through the founding journey with their experience. They are founders themselves who went through the journey successfully only a few years ago. An entrepreneurial mentor has...


4+ years experience in a startup leadership position
 Last hands-on experience less than 4 years ago
Openness to potentially give seed investment
Regular touch-points with you, typically on a weekly basis for the mentor-mentee relationship to be intensified


 

 
 
 
 

Thank you for such an awesome company. They’ll go very far with their unique solution and the great team.

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