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

Autumn Session 2021, Lausanne


Day 1

Virginie Verdon / Jacques Bonvin

Back to the basics

Day 2

Virginie Verdon

Finance for BOD Members

Day 3

Jean de Wolff / Benedict Stalder

Crisis Management

Day 4

Virginie Verdon / Brigitte Baumann / Jean de Wolff / Benedict Stalder

BOD Members meet Startups

Start date

November 2, 2021

Course dates

Day 1 - November 2, 2021

Day 2 - November 9, 2021

Day 3 - November 16, 2021

Day 4 - November 23, 2021

Time and location

Training starts from: 14:00-18:00

Location: Lausanne

BoardHub and EPFL Innovation Park reserve the right to change this cohort to an online session under certain circumstances or unforeseen events (for example the Covid-19 pandemic), in which case participants not willing to do an online session shall be offered the option of a full refund of the participation fees or the option to join any other future training cohort.”



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.

Course Lead

Virginie 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...
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.
Benedict Stalder
Benedict has spent over 30 years in sales and sales management, starting with his first company at age 21. ​He has also held a variety of senior positions in large corporations in information technology and manufacturing sectors before returning to the start-up world. Broad experience in...

Autumn Session 2021, Lausanne

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