San Francisco, USA – October 16, 2023
Swissnex in San Francisco selected five promising Swiss startups to explore and conquer the US market during the 2-week bootcamp this Fall. With a decade of experience, Swissnex in San Francisco is an ideal partner for any internationalization journey. As of September of 2023, 154 startups completed our bootcamp, 3 of them became unicorns and 14.5% were acquired. In total, they raised $1.9B and created more than 4200 jobs, almost two thirds of them in Switzerland. Over 65% are still active and 17.8% closed down.
From September 18 to 29, 2023, five Swiss startups traveled to San Francisco to explore and conquer the US market with their temporary base at Pier 17, home of Swissnex in San Francisco. Powered by Innosuisse, the Startup Bootcamps provide Swiss founders with the tools, knowledge, and connections to establish their presence in the United States. This iteration of the 2-week bootcamp was open to startups of all industries.
This edition of the bootcamp coincided with TechCrunch Disrupt 2023, a conference that brings together thousands of founders, investors, developers, technologists, and business people who are interested in the startup and technology world – an ideal networking opportunity for this years extraordinary cohort.
Meet the startups
This cohort consisted of the following startups:
- Mohsen Falahi, Founder & CEO of DAAV
- Alexander Manolov, Founder & CEO of AdVentura Works SA
- Sandro Cilurzo, Founder & CEO of SAFE-living by Sedimentum
- Marc Vetter, Co-Founder, and Christoph Lang, Co-Founder and CCO of 4QT
- Achille Yomi, FRM, CQF, Founder & CEO, and Njabulo Mendlula, Head of Marketing at Scenario X
Pitch Night in Palo Alto
Pitching the American way is a skill our participants hone in all bootcamps. The Startup Pitch Night is their chance to show off what they learned. This edition was a collaboration with the Israel American Chamber of Commerce and took place in Palo Alto with over 100 guests in attendance. The winner of the pitch night this Fall was SAFE-living by Sedimentum, with an excellent pitch by their Founder & CEO, Sandro Cilurzo. Congrats Sandro!
Swissnex Startup Pitch Night | Palo Alto | Sept. 21, 2023
A look back at a dynamic pitch night featuring pitch presentations and product demonstrations from some of Switzerland’s top startups in a diverse array of industries.