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Length 5 days on campus plus 6 liVe virtual coaching sessions

Fee CHF 50’000 per team of 3*
*for individuals or variable sizes of teams, please contact us

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Systematically develop and test new growth ideas for your organization

Your organization’s success depends on getting ahead of the curve – accelerating business growth. The journey of exploring new business ideas is not a linear one and differs radically from managing an existing business. Turning an idea into a real opportunity is both art and science.

You need to be able to find the value proposition customers care about and a business model that can scale profitably. To do this inside a large corporation, you need both the tools and processes to develop and test your idea, and the leadership skills to build strong partnerships throughout the company.

IMD has partnered with Strategyzer to bring you the Growth Accelerator program. As part of a 3-person team, you will learn how to develop new products or services and de-risk them using state-of-the art innovation tools and real-life customer experiments. You will use evidence to detect patterns, validate if your idea has what it takes to succeed and decide whether you should persevere, pivot, or abandon your idea. Your 7-week journey is guided by world-class faculty, expert coaches and Strategyzer’s business-design tools, methods and testing frameworks.

Test and de-risk new ideas as a team

Systematically develop and test new growth ideas for your organization

Practice the skills of innovators

Nurture your team’s entrepreneurial mindsets and practice the skills of innovators

Apply state-of-the art innovation tools

Apply state-of-the art innovation tools from design thinking and lean start-up methods

Work with your team coach

Work with your dedicated team coach through all phases of your innovation journey

Who is this for? Team profiles

This program is designed for teams of intrapreneurs, corporate accelerators, managers and executives who want to learn the mindset and state-of-the-art skills required to take new ideas from early stage to validated profitable business model ready to scale. It will appeal to people from a wide range of industry sectors, and various areas of the organization from strategy, product and innovation.


Participants per team


Dedicated coach per team

I believe everybody can be creative. We have what it takes in our heads and our hearts to achieve extraordinary outcomes, but people need the right stimulus to be able to achieve their true potential. That is the motivation for my work.

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Cyril Bouquet Program Co-Director

What people get wrong about innovation is they think if they have a good idea then they will succeed when the reality is ideas are free, they’re everywhere.

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Alex Osterwalder Founder and CEO, Strategyzer. Program Co-Director
About Strategyzer

Strategyzer, helps the world’s leading companies unleash their people’s entrepreneurial potential. An innovation powerhouse, Strategyzer provides online education, coaching, and technology-enabled services to help organizations effectively and systematically manage strategy, growth, and transformation. At Strategyzer, innovation is about more than just ideas. It is about how we explore those ideas, designing and testing to shape and adapt them into scalable business models that add new growth to your business. Strategyzer believes in helping build repeatable processes, empowering companies to stay relevant in a constantly changing environment.


Readers of their books in 40 languages


Ranking on Thinkers 50 in 2019 and 2021


Fortune 500 Enterprises trained


Creators of the Business Model Canvas

Next start & fee

Length: 5 days on campus plus 6 liVe virtual coaching sessions over 6 weeks
Price is per team of 3 participants*
*for individuals or variable sizes of teams, please contact us to discuss

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