Are you a startup looking to scale beyond Switzerland and launch into new markets to accelerate your growth? The swissnex Network offers support and resources for Swiss startups that help them leverage opportunities within the global startup ecosystems in the USA, China, India, Brazil and the UK.
This May, our startup team will lead a roadshow across Switzerland to present opportunities to help you launch into the global market. Join them along with former swissnex Startup Alumni to gain in-depth knowledge of the most vibrant startup ecosystems, and learn how to best leverage these markets and gain a competitive advantage.
Keep up to date with the roadshow by following us: @SwissStartups.
Who should attend
Swiss startups who are looking to internationalize.
What to expect
- Main public event: How Can A Startup Go Global? swissnex Answers. Panel discussion and networking apéro.
Target group: Swiss startup ecosystem interested in learning more about opportunities and resources available for internationalization and network with experts and startups who have experience with this journey.
- Workshop: an in-depth session to prepare your startup for internationalization.
Target group: early stage startups looking for support and advice on how to go global.
- Office Hours: These one-on-one sessions are an opportunity to pitch your product, test your internationalization potential, and get feedback from our program managers. Sign up to these sessions via the links listed below. Space is limited.
Target group: startups who are ready to go global and need feedback on their internationalization plan.
- Partner events: are run by the Swiss startup community. Meet our swissnex startup program managers from the USA (San Francisco, Boston and New York), India, and the UK at partner startup events listed below.
Thursday, May 23
Partner Event: Venturelab Startup Champions Event, 6–8pm
Location: ETH Zurich
Register to attend.
Friday, May 24
Location: Innosuisse, Bern
Register here. Space is limited.
Monday, May 27
Main event, Monday, May 27
How Can A Startup Go Global? swissnex Answers, 7-9pm
Location: Kraftwerk Zurich
Join us for the main event of the swissnex Startup Roadshow with a panel discussion of recent alumni that talk about how they tackle internationalization and how the camp has helped them. Meet our swissnex startup program managers from the USA, India, and the UK, and join us for a networking apéro.
This event will be combined with an Alumni meet-up. If you are an Alumni, sign up here.
Tuesday, May 28
Wednesday, May 29
Office Hours: One-on-One Sessions, 10am–5pm
Location: EPFL innovation park
Interested in launching into USA? Register here.
Interested in launching into the UK or India? Register here.
Space is limited.
Alumni Apéro, 6–7:30pm
Invite-only. Register your interest in attending here.
About the swissnex Network
swissnex is the Swiss global network connecting the dots in education, research, and innovation. Our mission is to support the outreach and active engagement of our partners in the international exchange of knowledge, ideas and talent. The swissnex global network consists of five locations and outposts established in the world’s most innovative hubs. Together with around twenty Science and Technology Offices (STO) and Counselors (STC) based in Swiss Embassies, they contribute to strengthen Switzerland’s profile as a world-leading innovation hotspot.