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Summer school

Digital finance and Fintech for entrepreneurs

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Learn the tools to finance your own ideas

This two-week module will introduce you to the basic concepts and models of modern financial theories. Designed for Swiss and international undergraduate students, you will have the opportunity to attend guest lectures and company visits; explore texts and case studies.

At the end of these exciting and challenging weeks, you will be able to act entrepreneurially, be capable of identifying business opportunities, developing a vision and establishing the support structure needed to translate your ideas into action.

Monique Kuhn

I am excited to bring back the creative thinking of entrepreneurship

Monique Kuhn

“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

Unleash your entrepreneurial spirit. Think globally.

The Summer School in Entrepreneurship, Innovation, and Digital Finance in Fribourg, Switzerland, is a four-week program designed for Swiss and international undergraduate students.

During these four exciting and challenging weeks, participants will discover their own entrepreneurial visions, attend lectures and company visits, discuss case studies, and explore the Swiss entrepreneurial eco- system while discovering the local culture participants will establish networks with the Swiss and connect with people from all over the world.

Digital Finance & Fintech for entrepreneurs

The Financial management module makes up the second half of our summer school. Students will learn, from experienced international guest speakers and professors, about how a start-up could be financed; the new fintech tools for entrepreneurship; different types of investments (crowdfunding, raising capital online, etc); Students will also have a practical look into FinTech and Blockchain technology, as well as how they can be utilised in various business models. This module will also be complemented with company visits, making it a very comprehensive program.

At the end of the course, students should be able to act entrepreneurially, identify business opportunities and establish the support structure needed to translate their ideas into action. This program is intended to stimulate students’ potential behaviour. Complemented with a know-how of financial management, it offers a general but complete program to motivate future entrepreneurs.


  • To stimulate students’ potential entrepreneurial behavior and complement this knowledge with financial management
  • To provide the knowledge, tools and conceptual framework needed to undertake entrepreneurial activities in an international environment
  • To provide a complete program where students can improve their business ideas and have all the tools to finance their own ideas


This program focuses on Undergraduate and Master students with excellent academic achievement. Previous knowledge of finance and entrepreneurship is taken into account.

  • English skills at B2 European level or higher are essential.

En bref

Titre délivré

Digital Finance & Fintech for entrepreneurs

Crédits ECTS

Those who successfully complete the course will be awarded ECTS and an official certificate of participation from the School of Management Fribourg in Switzerland, along with guaranteed credits at their home university, thanks to bilateral agreements.

Durée d'études

2 weeks

Début de la formation

July 2020


Registration are open. Apply now !


Please contact our International Office for more information. Price include: Lectures; Documentation; Company visits; Transport from our School to the companies; Networking events; outdoor event and 4 weeks’ accommodation.

Lieu d'étude

HEG-FR, Fribourg (Switzerland)

Summer School in Switzerland – Do something amazing!

Every year we welcome students from all over the world into our summer program. Hear what they had to say about this once-in-a-lifetime experience at the School of Management Fribourg (HEG-FR)!

Questions? Contact us

Elizabeth Andrea Rohrer

Deputy Manager - Project Manager Americas / Collaboratrice scientifique HES

+41 26 429 63 38

International Office

+41 26 429 63 38