Startups

Enabling Swiss startups to go international

Swissnex is a launchpad for Swiss startups in some of the world's leading technology and innovation hubs. Our equity-free startup programs are customized to the needs of entrepreneurs.

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Internationalization camps

For the past decade, startup internationalization camps have helped the most promising startups to connect with thriving ecosystems in the world's leading innovation hubs and establish a foothold in new markets abroad.

The Market Validation and Market Entry Camps are open to all Swiss startups on the Innosuisse Startup coaching program (pre- or post-label). Acceptance is conditional on satisfying defined thresholds for quality, maturity, and fit for the respective market. If you are not an Innosuisse Startup yet, contact us for more information. We offer internationalization camps at our five main Swissnex locations as well as the Science Office at the Swiss embassy in London.

Swisstech

Swiss startups go global

Switzerland’s domestic market is small, so many of the country’s startups need to think about expanding internationally soon after being founded. To help them, Swissnex, S-GE, Presence Switzerland, Innosuisse and digitalswitzerland have joined forces in a public-private partnership called swisstech. The campaign strengthens Switzerland's profile as an innovation hotspot and increases the visibility of Swiss companies and universities abroad.

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Venture Leaders

Venture Leaders China

Co-organized by VentureLab and Swissnex in China for the Swiss National Startup Team, Venture Leaders is a business development program that takes them on a pitching and fundraising roadshow to various Chinese cities.

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