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The HTSM course provides a select group of students the unique opportunity to not only expand their skills in developing a solid business case for high-tech venture but also expand their network beyond the confines of ETH. This course is organized jointly with the Entrepreneurship chair from HSG and industry partners. 

The course is organized as an intensive bootcamp of 4 full days during which mixed teams with students from ETH and HSG work together on an emerging technology business idea. The course focuses on problem identification, prototyping, validation and the development of key business metrics. Content delivery occurs through interactive lectures, guest speakers and coached workshops. At the end of the course, each team will present their full business case in front of a jury with members from the local entrepreneurship ecosystem. 

The newly founded Swisscom Pirates Hub is supporting the HTSM course in Spring 2017. Not only will two of their new venture coaches be available to the student teams, the Pirates Hub will also sponsor 7 of their KickBoxes, with interactive learning materials and a CHF 1’000 voucher each to prototype and test ideas during the course.

This Elective is limited to 15 ETH students and 15 HSG students.

More details can be found here

Dates, time and place

During Spring term 2017 the course will take place 

March 2 and 3 — ETH Hönggerberg, HPZ (Floor F) 

March 9 and 10 — HSG, St. Gallen

This is a full-day event. The detail schedule will be emailed to all participants prior to the first session.


Teaching Team 2017

ETH: Prof. Dr. Bart Clarysse, Dr. Jana Thiel, Xavier Mundet

HSG: Prof. Dr. Dietmar Grichnik, Manuel Hess

Swisscom Pirates Hub: Reto Wenger, David Hengartner

Please find here more information about the speakers here (PDF, 1.2 MB)


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