• Lean Startup Academy

    No bla, just do - Turn your idea into a startup!

    Hands-on entrepreneurship at Swisscom Pirates Hub during Spring semester 2020

  • Apply Now for Spring Semester 2020

    Tell us why you want to join the "Lean Startup Academy" at Swisscom Pirates Hub in Zürich.

  • The Process

    Turn your idea in a startup in 3 simple steps:

    1

    Apply

    Apply with the form above and show us, why you want to become an entrepreneur

    (deadline: 31.01.2020)

    2

    Validate

    Validate your startup idea during the Lean Startup Academy ETH course

    (course: Feb-Mai 2020)

    3

    Scale

    Find out how you want to continue with your startup adventure after the course

    (start: June 2020)

  • The Lecturers

    David Hengartner

    Head of Swisscom Kickbox and main lecturer

    Reto Wenger

    Member of Swisscom startup team and co-lecturer

  • Project based learning!

      • Learn what it takes to be an entrepreneur, no theory-bingo & 100% learning-by-doing!
      • Get coaching from Swisscom startup experts and experienced entrepreneurs
      • Fast-prototype your idea, get real customer feedback and learn how to pitch

    • The Kickbox Framework

        The teams with be equipped with the Swisscom Kickbox innovation toolbox to get from idea to a tangible prototype and real market feedback.

      • Media Coverage

        Collection of articles about Swisscom Kickbox

        Swisscom KMU-Magazin

        Article about the long-term effect of the Kickbox programme within an organisation, showcasing the most successful Kickbox projects developed at Swisscom. (only in German)

        Swisscom Startup Blog

        Article on the Swisscom Startup blog about the vision of Getkickbox.com, and how Swisscom wants to shape the Swiss innovation ecosystem with Kickbox.

        HSG Center for Entrepreneurship

        An article about the pilot of Kickbox Academy during the "High-tech startup management" course with students from ETH and HSG.

        Impact Hub Zurich

        An article about the intrapreneurship program @ Swisscom and the intersection between corporates and startups. (only in German)

        HWZ: Hochschule für Wirtschaft Zürich

        A story about an innovation lecture from David Hengartner about startups, open innovation and the Kickbox program. (only in German)

        HEYNEW

        The prototyping agency which helped to shape the program and still supports the Kickboxers with hands-on prototyping advice, features the program in a blog post . (only in German)

      • Apply Now for Spring Semester 2020

        Tell us why you want to join the "Lean Startup Academy" at Swisscom Pirates Hub in Zürich.