MBA and startups: Startup MBA Projects

Could your startup benefit from help to crack a resistant business challenge? Do you need fresh thinking to refine and validate your business model or provide some new momentum to your fund-raising efforts? Could outsiders help test your concepts and help you develop the most appropriate development routes?

Many ventures have gotten value from working with our MBAs and EMBAs. In the most recent Swiss Top 100 report, IMD-supported startups captured 31 of the top 100 places, 5 of the startups are in the top 10, and 11 in the top 25. Do you want to be in that group next year?

In collaboration with CTI/KTI, VentureKick and investiere, we are searching for Swiss startups to benefit from the free-of-charge support of our MBA and EMBA students.

MBA Projects scope

Up to 15 startups receive the dedicated support of a team of 5 to 7 MBA participants over 3 months between end-January and April, under the supervision of an IMD Faculty member. The teams put in an average of 6-8 hours on the project each week, for a total support package equivalent to at least 500-600 work-hours.

For these dedicated projects, the team will focus exclusively on business-related issues of the new venture, e.g. customer value proposition, supply-chain management, market entry strategies, etc. helping to develop critical components of its business plan to a point where they can potentially be presented to new funding sources.

Please contact us for information on the application process.