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 Bootcamps:
May 4 – 15, 2020 (applications closed)
October 5 – 16, 2020 (application deadline July 7th)


Participants of the January 2020 bootcamp
(January 13–24, 2020)

Archinisis | Benedikt Fasel, CEO & Founder |

Archinisis transforms athletes’ raw motion data into precise key performance indicators which can be immediately analyzed through an easy-to-use tool. Their solution is based on a single sensor worn on the athlete’s upper back, coupled with algorithms specially developed for individual outdoor elite sports. Coaches obtain sport-specific performance indicators within seconds to fully exploit the athlete’s potential, avoiding tedious data review and video analysis. Find them on Instagram, Facebook, and LinkedIn.


CogniPet | Vincenzo Vento, CEO |

CogniPet is the first marketplace app to offer healthy pets from renowned breeders with a traceable supply chain, countering the immense growth of the illegal dog smuggling business in the USA. By using blockchain technology, CogniPet meets the legal requirements of California AB 485 and supports a billion-dollar market with the necessary transparency. Find them on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and LinkedIn.


Swiss Vault | Bhupinder Bhullar, CEO & Co-founder; Doug Fortune, CTO & Co-Founder |

Swiss Vault builds data storage hardware and software that operates with a tenth of the power consumption, a quarter of the volume, and a fifth of the weight of conventional, comparable systems. The innovative form-factor is 10X the power and 20X more space efficient. Swiss Vault’s platform makes data storage a “Green Technology” and enables organizations to reduce their data storage costs and increase their energy efficiency by 10-fold. Find them on Twitter and LinkedIn.


TYXIT | Gaétan Fuchs, Co-founder & CEO |

TYXIT is committed to making live audio monitoring and recording a smooth and painless experience. We’ve developed an exclusive line of revolutionary wireless live music products which are easier, faster, and cheaper than traditional wired setups. Find them on Instagram, Facebook, and LinkedIn.


Xsensio | Esmeralda Megally, CEO & Co-Founder |

Xsensio develops the unique Lab-on-Skin™​ sensing platform to sense biochemical information at the surface of the skin in real-time, providing unprecedented access to information about health and wellness in a simple and non-invasive way. Find them on Twitter 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 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

  • Forbes' AI30 DACH presents nine Swiss startups
    by Startupticker on March 27, 2020 at 2:16 pm

    In recent years, Artificial Intelligence has been predominant in several business areas. Forbes has identified 30 startups from Germany, Austria and Switzerland, which leverage the technology to bring breakthrough solutions. Nine startups stem from Switzerland. 

  • Weather does not influence Coronavirus infections, meteoblue study finds
    by Startupticker on March 25, 2020 at 8:06 am

    To contribute to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) risk assessment, Basel-based weather service provider meteoblue, carried out the first global study on relationship between Coronavirus infections and weather conditions. The key finding: COVID-19 infections seem to be largely independent of external weather influence.

  • SET100 Awards – a showcase of Swiss energy startups
    by Startupticker on March 20, 2020 at 10:29 am

    The 4th edition of the Startup Energy Transition (SET) Award has announced the Top 100 innovative startups across all sectors of the clean energy field. Eleven Swiss startups made it in the ranks. 

  • HeiQ launches treated masks against the Corona Virus
    by Startupticker on March 18, 2020 at 1:06 pm

    The Swiss startup HeiQ specializing in textile products has launched the HeiQ Viroblock NPJ03, an antiviral and antimicrobial textile treatment. Treated masks produced by the Chinese company Suzhou Bolisi will be available in April.

  • Swiss Fintech Award winner: Instimatch Global
    by Startupticker on March 18, 2020 at 7:29 am

    Instimatch Global operates a platform for money market trading, thus digitising one of the last major markets in the financial industry in which business is still done mostly without the use of in-depth technology. The start-up is pursuing an ambitious and successful growth course, and network effects can already be felt.