Empowering Swiss Startups to Internationalize

Swissnex is the launchpad for Swiss startups in the US. Our equity-free startup programs are customized to the needs of entrepreneurs exploring or entering the US market.

Photograph by Felicia Kieselhorst

What we offer

With over a decade of experience accelerating the international success of companies such as Mindmaze, Faceshift, Nexthink and Ava, Swissnex is equipped to support Swiss startups at various stages of their journey.

As part of the Innosuisse Coaching Program, we offer 2-week Startup Bootcamps with toolbox sessions, fireside chats, networking events, a demo night and more. This unique opportunity gives startups strategic advice to internationalize, visibility and a home base to succeed in the US.

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    No fees. No equity

Learn more about the Innosuisse Program

Swissnex Startup Bootcamp

Explore the US Market

Are you ready to explore the US market and get support from Swissnex for your next big step? Join us for one of our Startup Bootcamps in San Francisco.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much does the Bootcamp cost? 

Participation is free and startups will receive a small travel stipend.

Who can apply?

  • Swiss startups that are enrolled in the Innosuisse Coaching Program (initial, core, or scale-up coaching)
  • Swiss startups that have been awarded the Innosuisse Certificate within the past three years

Startups that do not fulfill either of these criteria must first apply to Innosuisse’s Coaching.

How do you apply to the Bootcamp?

Startups can apply via this link and select the bootcamp that works best for them.

Where does the Bootcamp take place?

The bootcamp takes place at Swissnex in San Francisco. Swissnex in Boston offers a similar camp in Boston or New York and interested startups can apply with the same form.


Swissnex Program Mentors

Interested in Mentoring?

We regularly host Swiss startups and other changemakers through our bootcamps, residencies and other programs, and are always looking for ways to expand our network of mentors and experts who are crucial for the success of our programs. Mentors/experts can be based in Switzerland or the US West Coast.
If you are interested in becoming part of our mentor roster to support them on a volunteer basis, we'd love to hear from you.

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Photograph: Felicia Kieselhorst
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Startup Alumni Timeline

Since 2010, we’ve supported 141 Swiss startups. We integrate a community of over 400 founders and organizations. Our startup alumni have a combined valuation of $1.1B, and have created more than 500 jobs.