swissnex and Innosuisse Startup Roadshow

This March, our global startup team will lead a startup roadshow across Switzerland to present opportunities in the global market to Swiss startups.

Event Details


Multiple Venues in Switzerland


March 9⁠–⁠13, 2020


Free; More information and registration:

Innosuisse and the swissnex Network have partnered to provide the unique opportunity to startups to expand their business abroad with the help and guidance of Swiss institutions.

Swiss startups are invited to learn about Innosuisse Internationalization Camps and the markets represented by swissnex Boston, swissnex in New York, swissnex San Francisco, swissnex India, swissnex China and swissnex Brazil and the swissnex team based at the Swiss Embassy in London.

During the Roadshow, camp organizers will provide opportunities for startup entrepreneurs to ask questions, schedule individual time with camp organizers, hear from camp alumni, and learn about all the opportunities available to Swiss startups hoping to enter foreign markets.

Who should attend

Swiss startups who are looking to internationalize.

What to expect

Office Hours
Office hours are available for entrepreneurs to schedule dedicated time with one or more Innosuisse Internationalization Camp Organizers from around the globe. Startups are invited to come speak with camp organizers from Boston, New York, San Francisco, the UK or Shanghai about our specific markets and to ask questions about applying into the Innosuisse program or a specific camp. *sign-ups should be for 30 minute time slots

Going Global: Opportunities for Swiss Startups (Public Event in Zurich) – CANCELLED 
Together with other Swiss organizations supporting startups abroad, including Innosuisse and Swiss Global Enterprise the swissnex network will present a conversation about the ecosystem in Switzerland designated for helping Swiss startups as well as the benefits and considerations for expanding business to foreign markets. A question and answer session and informal networking session will follow the presentations.

Sebastien Hug (CEO, swissnex India)
Philip Morger (Internationalization Consultant, S-GE)

Going Global: Startup Internationalization Camps (Public Event in Lausanne) – CANCELLED 
Back by popular demand, the swissnex network has teamed up with alumni of our camp programs to present a panel on startup internationalization. Our three panelists will answer questions many startups consider when planning to go abroad, such as when is the right time, what brings success, and how do you choose where to go first. Alumni will also share their best practices for making the most of the Innosuisse Internationalization Camps. An informal networking session will follow the panel discussion.

Elisa Olivero (Product Manager, Aktiia) bio and head shot in progress
Benedikt Fasel (CEO, Archinisis) bio and head shot in progress
Third panelist TBC


Monday, March 9, 2020

Office hours in Basel

Vossius & Partners
Nadelberg 3, 4051 Basel, Switzerland

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Office hours in Lausanne
Location TBD

Public Event in Lausanne (CANCELLED)
Impact Hub Lausanne
Rue du Jura 11, 1004 Lausanne, Switzerland

Thursday, March 12, 2020

Public Event in Zurich (CANCELLED)
Sihlquai 125, 8005 Zürich, Switzerland

Friday, March 13, 2020

Office hours in Zurich
Sihlquai 125, 8005 Zürich, Switzerland

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.