[Canceled] Swiss Startup Night: Spring 2020

Meet the Swiss National Startup Team, Switzerland’s most promising tech startups.

Event Details


swissnex San Francisco
Pier 17, Suite 800, San Francisco, California 94111 United States


Wednesday, April 1, 2020 6–9pm


This event has been canceled

++ Please note that this event has been canceled ++


swissnex San Francisco and Venturelab present the Swiss National Startup Team featuring world-class entrepreneurs as speakers.

The Venture Leaders Technology 2020 startups have been chosen by a jury of investors as the Swiss National Startup Team from over 140 applicants. The designated entrepreneurs will fly to the Bay Area for a one-week roadshow to accelerate their expansion into the US market and build an exceptional business network through meeting investors and industry leaders in Silicon Valley, showcasing Switzerland as a deep tech nation.

Join us at Pier 17 for the 2020 Swiss Startup Night. Expect an evening filled with demos, pitches, networking, and a chance to gain insights into Switzerland’s strong startup ecosystem at the heart of Europe.


6:00pm Registration & networking
6:30pm Welcome
6:40pm Pitch battles between the members of the Swiss National Startup Team
7:40pm Winners Announced & Networking dinner
9:00pm Doors close


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Anne Cocquyt, originally from Stuttgart, Germany, is a serial entrepreneur and super connector in Silicon Valley. After building partnerships for Genentech’s innovation team, she founded her own startups, and serves as an advisor to tech startups, angel investors, funds and corporate innovators.

She advised and judged Stanford’s StartX acceleration program, RockHealth, Startup Health, French startup hubs, angel groups and mentors at the German American Accelerator, Singularity University, and University of San Francisco. Anne advises a cancer care coordination startup, a change catalyst think tank and a STEM media company.

She launched and raised funding for startups in a wide variety of industries from art to consumer products and technology and exited a startup in 2015. She is the founder of the GUILD, the first AI-driven community engagement platform for entrepreneurs and leaders.

The GUILD launched the first global entrepreneurship program focused on changing the odds for female entrepreneurs by connecting them to entrepreneurs, world experts and their community of 20,000 entrepreneurs, investors and innovators