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.

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. Acceptance is conditional on satisfying defined thresholds for quality, maturity, and fit for the respective market. If your start-up is not enrolled in the Innosuisse coaching, contact us for more information. We offer internationalization camps at our six main Swissnex locations as well as the Science Offices at the Swiss embassies in London and Seoul.

Startup Exchange Programs

Startup Exchange Programs offer to Swiss startups the chance to connect with the world. By participating in an exchange program, the startups gain access to the vibrant startup ecosystem of their target country, explore the local market opportunities, and receive tailor-made training and mentoring, suitable to their needs. The programs provide the startups with the necessary means to connect with local partners and stakeholders.

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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, and Innosuisse 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

A business development program

Co-organized by VentureLab and Swissnex, the Swiss National Startup Team’s roadshows to several Swissnex locations get access to local experts for business feedback as well as mentoring and coaching.

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