CTI Market Entry Camps
Think of global markets right from the start.
For the past decade, Market Entry Camps have assisted the most promising start-ups to connect with thriving ecosystems in the world’s leading innovation hubs and to establish a foothold in new markets abroad.
The CTI, Commission for Technology and Innovation, represents an official federal agency of the Swiss Confederation and is responsible for encouraging innovation through the provision of findings, consulting and networks. At swissnex, two tracks are offered under the CTI Market Entry Camp umbrella.
Both camps provide tailored 1-on-1 support which includes:
- Office space at swissnex locations around the world (desk, meeting rooms, event space)
- Community events
- Weekly meetings with the swissnex team to set goals and track progress
- Targeted introductions to relevant contacts (partners, investors, mentors)
- Up to 10 hours of expert coaching
- Stipends for travel and accommodation
How to Apply
The Market Validation and Market Entry Camps are open to all Swiss start-ups in the CTI Start-up coaching program (pre- or post-label). Applications can be submitted on a rolling basis. Acceptance is based on predefined thresholds for quality, maturity, and fit for the respective market. Even if you are not a CTI/Innosuisse startup yet, don’t hesitate to contact us for more information.
Locations & Contact Info
San Francisco, USA – With the Silicon Valley and its highly educated, savvy workforce, plus a thriving Venture Capital scene, San Francisco is one of the most innovative places in the world by many measures. This is definitely the place to be for innovative startups in the fields of Tech, Robotics, and Information Technology.
Contact: Nicholas Dunkel
Boston, USA – The Greater Boston Area is not only well-known for prestigious universities, it is also packed with excellent research facilities, incubators/accelerators and investors are plentiful. Boston is the best location in the US for any Life Sciences (biotech, medtech, digital health, etc.) startup. Besides that, the CleanTech sector doubled its size in the past years and Manufacturing is also a very strong field.
Contact: Philippe Labouchère
New York, USA – As the capital of the financial world, NYC is best to promote your FinTech services. Additionally, this region is well-known for its creativity-driven innovation in fields such as E-commerce, FoodTech, Media, Fashion, Digital Art, and SportsTech. As the 2nd biggest region for Venture Capital money and the largest US city in terms of students, NYC has it all to help you grow your business.
Contact: Oliver Haugen
London, UK – Contact: Lutz Peter-Berg
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – Contact: Adriano Bürgi
Sao Paolo, Brazil – Contact: Sylvia Romanelli
Shanghai, China – Contact: Lijun Zhang
Bangalore, India – Contact: Prateek Khare