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 31th)  – Health Focus

Missed the deadline? Reach out to to see if you still can get into the program.

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

  • Miraex joins Fortune 500 companies in the IBM Q Network
    by Startupticker on September 17, 2020 at 9:56 am

    Lausanne based Miraex is one of the few Swiss startups in the IMB Q Network, a global community which includes Fortune 500 companies. The startup will get access to IBM’s quantum expertise and exclusive resources to advance distributed quantum computing.

  • Travizory goes live in Seychelles
    by Startupticker on September 16, 2020 at 3:12 pm

    The Travizory visitor management platform facilitates communication between governments and travellers. In light of COVID-19, the technology will enable countries to keep or re-open their borders. The Republic of Seychelles has become the first country to deploy the technology.

  • Polyneuron Extends Series A to CHF36.5 Million
    by Startupticker on September 16, 2020 at 7:03 am

    Polyneuron Pharmaceuticals AG, a clinical stage developer of a new class of antigen-specific polymers for the treatment of patients with serious autoimmune diseases, raised CHF 14 million from HBM Healthcare Investments. Swiss-based HBM has joined the consortium of investors in the Series A, led by Sofinnova Partners.

  • Swiss Startups to explore Colombia
    by Startupticker on September 15, 2020 at 11:09 am

    The new cohort for the Academia Industry Training (AIT) Colombia has been confirmed. The selected startups, which offer solutions for different sectors, will participate in a training camp in Switzerland and in Colombia.

  • Switzerland among the best European countries for start-ups
    by Startupticker on September 14, 2020 at 2:49 pm

    NimbleFins analysed current economic data covering the general economic health, cost of doing business, business environment and labor force quality of 31 European nations to identify the best European countries for start-ups. Switzerland ranks third.