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Summer school

Summer school Entrepreneurship, innovation and global purpose

Discover the leader in you

Entrepreneurship is multifaceted.

During this intensive summer program, you will discover your own entrepreneurail vision (Module I)

Immerse yourself in the multifaceted world of entrepreneurship during our intensive summer program. Discover your entrepreneurial vision and gain the skills to thoroughly research your target market, turning your ideas into a viable business. Explore Switzerland's success in global markets and grasp the best business practices in diverse fields.

Dive into the Summer School's focus on purpose-driven leadership (Module II).

Learn how purpose drives individual and collective performance beyond economic motivators. Understand the importance of sustainability and scaling for entrepreneurs, and grasp current methods for success.

By the end of this transformative program, you'll not only be equipped to script your own entrepreneurial journey, but you'll also have the leadership skills to gain followers and convince the community of your vision.


By the end of this challenging program, you will be able to write the script of your own business as well as gain followers and convince the community with the leadership capabilities you've learnt.

Monique Kuhn

I am excited to bring back the creative thinking of entrepreneurship

Monique Kuhn

Summer School in Switzerland – Do something amazing!

Every year we welcome students from all over the world into our summer program. Here is a sneak peek of what to expect.

Entrepreneurship and global impact

In partnership with Le PeeL, we will work on the development and improvement of real Start-up projects.
Participants will also explore the concepts and models of building corporate purpose. They will discover the dual purpose playbook for leaders, managers, entrepreneurs; learn about different types of purpose driven organizations and the role of humane entrepreneurship. The summer school also offers a unique opportunity to work in an international environment, thanks to the different origins of the instructors and participants alike.



  • To present the different ways business ideas, startups and companies are founded and led with purpose
  • To implement the knowledge and motivation acquired during the summer school in the participants' own business ideas
  • To enhance participants' empowering leadership capabilities
  • Explore how aligning personal purpose with entrepreneurial strategy contributes to global business success.
  • Analyze critical issues in the global business environment and cultivate a strategic mindset to address them innovatively.

Participants' profile

This program is targeting Undergraduate and Master students with excellent academic achievements in the field of Business Administration, Economics, Business Informatics, or Business Engineering. 
The program is especially designed for those who have an interest in setting up their own business or implementing their own ideas as development projects.

English skills of level B2 CEFR or higher are essential

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Summer school : Certificate of completion

Anzahl ECTS



4 weeks (2 modules, 2 weeks per module)


24 June 2024 - 19 July 2024 - Entrepreneurial projects to be submitted by May 1st, 2024




Until 1 May 2024


Students from partner universities: Please contact us. Private candidates: CHF 3'500 includes all lectures, study material, cultural activities, transport to company visits and accommodation.


HEG-FR/HSW-FR (Fribourg, Switzerland)

“The Summer school at HEG-FR gave me new perspectives and tools to look at the business Itself. It has taught me resources and ideas that I can bring back to the Brazilian environment.”

João Barbosa, ESPM São Paulo, Brazil

Lead with purpose. Think globally.

The summer school is a four-week intensive program designed for Swiss and international undergraduate and graduate students. It is presented in two modules:

Module I: Discovering Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Participants will experience a hands-on approach to entrepreneurship and founding a startup. Learn how to develop your business model, the different approaches in funding, branding and leadership.


Module II: How to lead with Purpose and Global Impact.

Immerse yourself in transformative experiences as you discover the power of purpose-driven leadership, exploring its impact on ventures and the crucial roles of sustainability and effective leadership.

Engage in lectures, company visits, and vibrant case study discussions, all while delving into the Swiss entrepreneurial ecosystem and immersing yourself in the local culture.

Anmeldung für: Summer school : Certificate of completion

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Anmeldefrist: May 1st, 2024

Questions? Contact us.

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+41 26 429 63 38

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