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

Session Spring 2021, 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

Brigitte Baumann / Jacques Hefti / Jacques Bonvin / Michel Jaccard

BOD Members meet Startups

Start date

April 13, 2021

Course dates

Day 1 - April 13, 2021

Day 2 - April 20, 2021

Day 3 - April 27, 2021

Day 4 - May 4, 2021

Time and location

Training takes place from: 14:00-18:00

Location: Online




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...
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
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.
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...
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....

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