Being a board member of a startup company or innovative SME entails special challenges and skills!

Autumn Sessions 2020, Lausanne


Day 1

Virgine Verdon / Michel Jaccard

Back to the basics

Day 2

Virgine Verdon / Brigitte Baumann

Finance for BOD Members

Day 3

Virgine Verdon / Jean de Wolff

Crisis Management

Day 4

Virgine Verdon / Michel Jaccard / Brigitte Baumann / Jean de Wolff

BOD Members meet Startups

Start date

September 8, 2020

Course dates

Day 1 - September 8, 2020

Day 2 - September 15, 2020

Day 3 - September 29, 2020

Day 4 - October 6, 2020

Time and location

Training starts from: 14:00-18:00

Location: EPFL Innovation Park




Total fee for each participant is CHF 950.-
Admission is subjected to a selection process. 
A special price applies to a limited number of new start-up founders.

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Course Lead

Virgine Verdon
Virginie has a strong background in energy, clean-tech, telecommunication and IT sectors. Often called in during transition periods, she helps companies in their fast growing and restructuring phases. She brings her hands-on expertise in C-level management, finance, marketing & communication,...


Brigitte Baumann
Brigitte Baumann is the Founder and ex-CEO of Go Beyond Early Stage Investing. In May 2015 EBAN (the European trade association for Business Angels and Seed Funds) named her European Investor of the Year. She is President Emeritus of EBAN and Chairs the Young Presidents Organization’s global...
Michel Jaccard
Michel Jaccard is the founder of id est avocats. He has been involved in the last 20 years in more than a hundred corporate finance and M&A deals in Switzerland and abroad, acting for entrepreneurs and owners, venture capital and private equity firms, industrial buyers and financial sponsors....
Jean de Wolff
Jean spent over 20 years in technology oriented companies. His domains of expertise range from international sales to management of large telecom projects. While an executive in large multinational companies, he experienced many of the domestic and international development stages of a corporation.

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