swissnex Startup Bootcamps

Empowering Swiss Startups to Internationalize.


Empowering Swiss Startups to Internationalize


swissnex is the launchpad for Swiss startups in the US. Our equity-free startup programs are customized to the needs of entrepreneurs exploring or entering the US market. With over a decade of experience accelerating the international success of companies such as Mindmaze, faceshift, and Ava, we tailor our toolbox sessions to each startup and offer critical business connections. By joining our community of innovators, Swiss startups gain visibility and a home base to succeed in the US.

Twice a year, swissnex brings together promising Swiss Startups for a three week bootcamp with toolbox sessions, fireside chats, special networking events, a demo night, and more. However it is possible to come to swissnex SF year-round, just indicate your preferred dates in the application.



Applying startups need to be in the Innosuisse coaching program
Next Startup Bootcamp: January 13–24, 2020. Applications for the next Bootcamp are closed.

What We Offer




Since 2010, we’ve supported 98 Swiss startups.

We integrate a community of over 400 founders and organizations.

Our startup alumni have a combined valuation of $1.1B, and have created more than 500 jobs.

In the press

A San Francisco startup guide for international entrepreneurs (Podium – August 13, 2019)
swissnex Startup Bootcamp: Off to San Francisco ( – August 7, 2019)
Go Global: The swissnex Startup Roadshow in Switzerland ( – May 14, 2019)
swissnex SF on CNN Money Switzerland (CNN – May 6, 2019)

Coaches & Speakers



  • Franziska Steiner, organizer, swissnexSF
  • Linda Aerne, organizer, swissnexSF


Swiss Community | The Swiss Startup News channel | The Swiss Startup News channel Atom-Feed: News

  • Kemiex earns recognition and revenue
    by Startupticker on November 15, 2019 at 1:08 pm

    After only one year of live trading operations, Kemiex whose platform enables safe and efficient trade of commonly traded active ingredients (APIs) for the life sciences industry, has obtained the first GDP certificate ever issued to a trade platform. The startup has also won the CPhI Pharma Award 2019 in recognition of its excellence.

  • Biotech company VAXIMM brings NEC as strategic partner and investor on board
    by Startupticker on November 13, 2019 at 2:18 pm

    The biotech startup, VAXIMM and Japanese multinational, NEC Corporation have entered a clinical trial collaboration to advance personalized neoantigen cancer vaccines. Under the terms of their agreement, NEC will also provide funding for a Phase I clinical trial. In addition, NEC will make an equity investment in the Swiss biotech start-up.

  • Hydromea secures funding for innovative underwater drone
    by Startupticker on November 13, 2019 at 1:35 pm

    EPFL spin-off Hydromea, which specialises in portable and autonomous robotics and wireless communication underwater, has raised undisclosed amount in convertible loans from angel investors. The new funds will boost the development of their products, including a high-tech submarine drone that will reduce fatalities in dangerous underwater operations.

  • Qnami raises CHF 2.6 million in a seed round
    by Startupticker on November 12, 2019 at 2:53 pm

    Two years following its foundation, Qnami, the Basel based startup has closed its first investment round with CHF 2.6 million. The funds will be used to accelerate the market-entry of its quantum microscope for the inspection of magnetic materials at the nanoscale.

  • Green Motion launches Pilot Project with Tata
    by Startupticker on November 8, 2019 at 2:30 pm

    Vaud scale-up Green Motion just shipped the first charging stations destined to Coimbatore, Pune and Mumbai in India. contacted its CEO, François Randin to learn more about the stakes and challenges of the ongoing pilot project with Tata Group.