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 two 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:

October 12-23, 2020 (application deadline July 30th)  – Health Focus

Participants of the virtual May 2020 bootcamp
(May 4–15, 2020)

Aero41 Ltd. | Frederic Hemmeler, CEO |

Development of an AI-powered crop protection drone for complex plots and spot spraying. Swiss made redundant flight control unit. Find them on Instagram, Facebook, Linkedin, and Twitter.

AgroSustain SA | Olga Dubey, Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer |

AgroSustain is a pioneer in plant protection and aims to reduce food waste and promote sustainable agriculture by developing natural solutions for pest management. AgroSustain intends to be a one-stop-shop solution for managing fungal pressure all along the value chain. Find them on InstagramLinkedin, and Twitter.

coach better AG | Patrick Patzig, Co-Founder & CEO |

“Coachbetter – Your Digital Assistant Coach” is a digital platform for grassroots to semi-professional soccer coaches and clubs that enables them to train, communicate and manage like professional coaches and clubs do. Coachbetter offers complete training packages and individual activities to pick and choose from, a game day preparation and a team management section as well as a high-quality knowledge pool for inspiration and self development. Further, coachbetter includes a video analysis module, where coaches can simply upload videos and tag individual players in order to better prepare for upcoming games. Lastly, coachbetter enables soccer coaches to create their own training activities and upload them directly to their profile or share them with their coaching staff. We are driven by love and passion for the game and its ongoing digital evolution. We believe coaches are key to successfully develop the game itself and most importantly its players, professionally and personally. Therefore, we strive to enable all soccer coaches, from grassroots to professional head coaches, to unleash the full potential of themselves and their players. Find them on Instagram, Facebook, Linkedin, and Twitter.

Faitron AG | Fabian Graf, Co-Founder |

Faitron innovates smart heating products in the home appliance and baby industry. This allows users to warm up or/and cook meals at the office or on the go. Faitron currently offering 4 different products, which are patent protected and includes with HeatsBox, the world’s first smart heating lunchbox and with BabyBoo the world’s first smart warming baby bottle.

Gilytics | Heather Clark, Co-Founder |

For planners digitizing processes to manage the increased complexity of the grid and demand for clean energy, Gilytics delivers a GIS SAAS solution that provides instant access to routes for powerlines, pipelines, roads or railways saving time and money. Unlike other planning tools, our Platform easily generates multiple scenarios, customisable analytics and realistic visuals using an algorithm, 2D, 3D and AR. The solution can be used efficiently by non-experts in public authorities, engineering or utility and transport companies to better communicate and quantify projects. Our vision is to become the standard software solution for the planning of linear infrastructure to deliver on our mission to accelerate the clean energy transition through smarter planning processes. It can also be used in construction monitoring and asset management. Find them on Linkedin, and Twitter.

LatticeFlow | Petar Tsankov, CEO & Pavol Bielik, CTO |

LatticeFlow is a platform for testing and certification of modern AI systems. AI teams use LatticeFlow to ensure their machine learning models behave as expected and are ready for production use. Find them on Linkedin, and Twitter.

read on | Sandra Kaufmann, Industrial Designer, CEO & Monika Fink, CEO |

Many people have a smart phone and a pair of reading glasses in the pocket, as almost every third person needs glasses for reading. The readers get often scratched and lost. Read on is an innovative product which was designed and engineered as a multifunctional smart phone case with thin, integrated readers. READ ON is smart, functional, compact and unisex. The main target group is 40+, techie and lives in the U.S. Find them on Instagram, Facebook, and Linkedin

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 digital bootcamp for seven Swiss startups to explore the US market ( – May 12, 2020)
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

  • Daniel Vasella joins Topadur
    by Startupticker on July 3, 2020 at 1:43 pm

    Three Lifesciences start-ups have welcomed high-calibre members on their board of directors. While Daniel Vasella, the former CEO of Novartis joined Topadur and Martin Haase, the former CEO of Bruker-AXS Eldico, Joanna Horobin, an industry veteran with over 35 years of experience, became a non-executive Chair of iOnctura’sboard.

  • Three Swiss startups join the Horizon2020 backed DMS Accelerator
    by Startupticker on July 2, 2020 at 6:21 am

    SecuraXis, VAY and Digipharm are among the 50 startups selected for the DMS Accelerator program focused on data. During six months, the teams will receive training from industry experts, one-on-one mentorship and support to enter new markets and an exclusive invitation to a digital TNW event.

  • The EIT Food cohort of 2020 is ready for the acceleration journey
    by Startupticker on June 30, 2020 at 2:55 pm

    Four Swiss startups are among the 60 agritech startups selected to join the EIT Food Acceleration Network (EIT FAN) program. The startups will benefit from mentorship, programming, and resources to accelerate their growth and impact.

  • Wingman Ventures leads funding round with European co-investors
    by Startupticker on June 30, 2020 at 12:39 pm

    Certifaction, the Zurich-based software company addressing the document and signature forgery issue has today announced the closing of its first financing round of CHF 1.1m led by Wingman Ventures with participation from Seedcamp and Angel Invest Ventures.

  • Los Angeles based game publisher adds Mundaun to the portfolio
    by Startupticker on June 29, 2020 at 6:42 am

    MWM Interactive, a video game publisher focused on discovering and empowering visionary game makers from around the world, has revealed its upcoming portfolio. It will include Mundaun from the Lucerne-based studio Hidden Fields. The folklore-inspired horror game is slated for release in 2021.