Program & Locations
The Startup Board Academy program has been designed for business angels, investors, corporate venture capitalists, startup founders, SME owners, experienced as well as new board members who want to become successful board members of a startup, scale-up or SME.
After the success of the first sessions in 2015, the program grew tremendously! We are proud to offer 5 different course locations in Switzerland with sessions in French and in English. During this four-day education program, we will prepare new and experienced board members to handle specific situations faced while being on a startup board. Based on a highly interactive format and real-life examples, we will discuss duties and responsibilities of board members as well as of the specificities of the Swiss legal environment. Furthermore, we will address the financial management of a company, work on real cases and prepare for crisis management. Finally, participants will have the chance to meet with real companies to work on a due diligence exercise.
I got a lot from the SBMA sessions. Acting on a Swiss board has some significant differences to other countries. The SBMA sessions made those differences clear and gave a realistic and pragmatic experience of where a Swiss board member’s attention needs to be.
Isabel Hunger - Glaser
The course was a great experience! Not only did I learn a lot, especially from the shared experiences from the instructors, but we also had the opportunity to talk to other persons with similar interests yet with a completely different background.
I’ve decided to attend the BA to learn how to mitigate the legal and financial risks that go together with a board membership in Switzerland. To perform well as a BOD there are a couple of things you need