Startup Office Hours: How to Get Ahead in the US Market

Meet the swissnex startup team on their tour of Switzerland and take advantage of one-on-one meetings to help you prepare for the US market.

Event Details


Zurich, Lugano, and Lausanne (Switzerland)


October 28, 2014 - October 31, 2014



Think your startup can benefit from the US market, but need practical advice before you take on the challenge? We have what you need!

Join Cyril Dorsaz, swissnex San Francisco’s Head of Startup Services, and Olivier Haugen, swissnex Boston’s NYC Outpost Manager, during their tour of Switzerland as they hold limited one-on-one Startup Office Hours where you can ask all those burning questions about tackling the US market.

Choose your location, date, and time and learn which city is the best fit for your company, how to get relevant market feedback quickly, how to leverage talent and expertise, and what it takes to successfully raise money in the US.

Offices hours locations
● Zurich (Technopark): October 28, 9:30am – 5:30pm
● Lugano (University of Lugano): October 29, 8:30am – 12:00pm
● Lausanne (EPFL Innovation Park): October 30, 9:30am – 5:30pm

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Cyril Dorsaz
(swissnex San Francisco)

Cyril Dorsaz works closely with startups accepted into the CTI Market Entry Camp USA program at swissnex San Francisco. As part of the Startup+Innovation team he builds and executes customized facilitation services to help Swiss startups get faster traction in the US. In doing so, he immerses himself in the local and national startup scene to give Swiss startups meaningful and targeted advice and to broker relevant connections. Cyril launched two startups himself and holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Geneva.

 Oliver Haugen
(swissnex Boston’s NYC Outpost)

Oliver Haugen aims to accelerate the exchange of knowledge between Switzerland and New York’s Silicon Alley – the US’s fastest growing tech ecosystem. He brings over a decade of experience helping organizations deliver strategic excellence to audiences in Europe and the US. A former program manager at the World Economic Forum, Oliver began his career in finance and was trained as a political scientist. He holds a Bachelor’s degree from Harvard University and a Master’s degree from the London School of Economics.

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The US is one of the most inspiring places for entrepreneurs. Through the CTI Market Entry Camp programs in North America, we offer tech entrepreneurs in Switzerland the opportunity to leverage this dynamic ecosystem and accelerate their startup’s growth.



Photo: Myleen Hollero