Program Description

Following the successful completion of the first Sparks IPO Academy in May 2022, we are pleased to launch the second round and provide the newly selected companies with another high-level IPO education program.  The program offers companies the unique opportunity to exchange ideas with peers and to get in touch with leading experts from the Swiss capital market.

The academy aims to familiarize the participating companies with the possibility of an IPO on the Sparks segment and provide them with the necessary tools to launch an IPO project as a possible next step in their corporate development.

Structure and Program

The training program is structured in three phases and extends over a period of six months. The Academy is set up so that it is compatible with entrepreneurs’ busy schedules. 

Dates and Location

Phase 1 Kick-Off Event
Date 8 November 2022
Location SIX ConventionPoint, Pfingstweidstrasse 110 8005 Zurich, Directions
Phase 2 Online Sessions
Date 23 November 2022 - 4 April 2023
Location Online (Link will be dispatched at a later date)
Phase 3 Closing Event
Date 16 - 17 May 2023
Location Volkshaus AG Bern I Best Western Plus Hotel Bern, Zeughausgasse 9 I 3011 Bern

Detailed Program

Application Process 2022/2023

In order to ensure the high level of exclusivity of this training program, the number of companies admitted is limited to twelve every year, while five companies are nominated each year by Venturelab out of its Top 100 Startup Ecosystem.

The participants of the seminar are selected by the end of September of every given year. Admission is based among others on the above criteria and on the receipt of applications.

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