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.



Applications for the next startup bootcamp are now open.
Applying startups need to be in the Innosuisse coaching program
Next Startup Bootcamp: May 4–15, 2020.

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

  • Eight Swiss startups among the finalists of the Hello Tomorrow Challenge
    by Startupticker on January 17, 2020 at 12:02 pm

    The Hello Tomorrow Challenge is an internationally acclaimed competition for deep tech start-ups. This year eight Swiss life sciences, cleantech, hardware, aerospace and materials companies made it to the finals.

  • Switzerland Continues its Reign at the Top of the Best Countries Report
    by Startupticker on January 15, 2020 at 7:20 am

    Switzerland, Canada and Japan maintain their dominance in the overall 2020 Best Countries Report, a ranking and analysis project by U.S. News & World Report, BAV Group and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Apart from the good overall ranking Switzerland is also one of the best countries worldwide for entrepreneurs.

  • Two Swiss startups power platform for blue chip art investments
    by Startupticker on January 14, 2020 at 7:53 am

    ARTCELS, an innovative digital platform for blue-chip art investments, will make its launch on 20th February 2020 at the world's first asset-based tokenised contemporary art exhibition titled 'XXI'. To minimise the risks inherent in art investments, features have been built into ARTCELS, supported by strategic partnerships with two Swiss start-ups.

  • Apiax mingles with London fintech startups
    by Startupticker on January 13, 2020 at 9:08 am

    Apiax is one of the 20 fintech startups selected to join the eighth cohort of the Accenture Finetch Innovation Lab in London. In addition to joining the leading fintech hub, the regtech startup will leverage Accenture's broad network to enhance its solution.

  • The Top 10 Startups Swiss FinTech Awards 2020 are…
    by Startupticker on January 10, 2020 at 12:25 pm

    Ten startups are competing for the top prize of the Swiss Fintech Awards in two categories: Early-stage and Growth stage. The winners will be announced at the Grand finale on 12. March 2020.