Investment Specialists for VC Public Funds

Tailor-made further education for plant specialists

The St.Gallen Startup NavigatorTM developed at the Chair of Entrepreneurship (ITEM-HSG) offers a systematic approach to building new companies based on pioneering entrepreneurial achievements that have developed into best practices in the respective industry and combines these with the results of evidence-based research. The tailor-made further education program is based on this concept and also addresses the investor perspective on startup investments, which is relevant for future investment specialists for VC public funds. The course is rounded off by the provision of expert knowledge in the field of investment advice, based on the many years of expertise of FineVest/Schumpeter Ventures.

Teaching Block  1
Course Materials Zeitplan
Tag 1
Tag 2
Tag 3
Pitchdeck (Vorlage)
Recommended Reading Grichnik, Dietmar; Hess, Manuel; Probst, Diego; Antretter, Torben; Pukall, Britta (2017): Startup Navigator: Das Handbuch. Frankfurt am Main. (Video)


Prof. Dr. Dietmar Grichnik • Professor of Entrepreneurship/Investor • University of St.Gallen
Prof. Dr. Manuel Hess • Assistant Professor for Entrepreneurship • University of St.Gallen
Dr. Christian Opitz • Program Manager • University of St.Gallen

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