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

Session Autumn 2020 ONLINE, Geneva

Due to Covid-19 situation, the Geneva session is 100% online


Day 1

Virgine Verdon / Jacques Bonvin

Back to the basics

Day 2

Virgine Verdon / Jacques Hefti

Finance for BOD Members

Day 3

Virgine Verdon / Jean de Wolff

Crisis Management

Day 4

Virgine Verdon / Jacques Bonvin / Jean de Wolff / Brigitte Baumann

BOD Members meet Startups

Start date

October 29, 2020

Course dates

Day 1 - October 29, 2020

Day 2 - November 5, 2020

Day 3 - November 12, 2020

Day 4 - December 3, 2020

Time and location

Training starts from: 14:00-18:00

Location: Campus Biotech Innovation Park (CBIP), Bâtiment F2F3 - Niveau 2, Avenue de Sécheron 15, 1202 Genève, Switzerland




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,...


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.
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...
Jacques Bonvin
After training mainly in international commercial arbitration and litigation, Jacques Bonvin has specialized over the last twenty years, and is now active, in corporate law, international mergers and acquisitions and corporate finance, including private equity and venture capital, with a special...
Jacques Hefti
Jacques Hefti has a strong background in founding, developing and coaching startups in ICT, in advanced engineering and in social entrepreneurship. He is currently serving on the board of two service organizations and advises entrepreneurs and board member candidates for startup boards. Jacques is

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