Innosuisse Market Entry Camps
Think of global markets right from the start.
For the past decade, Market Entry Program have assisted the most promising start-ups to connect with thriving ecosystems in the world’s leading innovation hubs and to establish a foothold in new markets abroad.
Innosuisse promotes the partnership between academia and the market with innovation projects, networking, training and coaching, laying the groundwork for successful Swiss start-ups, products and services. Innosuisse partners with swissnex to offer the Market Entry Camps for global expansion:
How to Apply
The Market Validation and Market Entry Camps are open to all Swiss start-ups in the Innosuisse Start-up coaching program (pre- or post-label). Applications can be submitted on a rolling basis. Acceptance is based on predefined thresholds for quality, maturity, and fit for the respective market. Even if you are not an Innosuisse startup yet, don’t hesitate to contact us for more information.
Apply for Innosuisse program
Apply for camp
Once your startup is in the Innosuisse program ie. you’ve received your initial coaching voucher, contact us directly if there are any questions and we’ll set up a call to discuss what you’re looking to achieve. After that, we only need 2 documents from you:
Your application is reviewed by representatives of Innosuisse and swissnex. Once accepted you’ll receive:
Our services are available in different lengths for different purposes:
- Market Validation | The shorter Market Validation is geared towards early stage startup companies looking to test their product and experiment with their business model in an ecosystem abroad. Depending on location, this ranges from 1 week – 1 month.
- Market Entry | The longer Market Entry is an acceleration program for Swiss start-up companies who are committed to entering a market abroad and building up a presence. Depending on location, this camp ranges from 2 weeks – 3 months.
- Fact Finding Missions | Fact finding missions help Swiss start-ups gather intelligence – the equivalent of a remote camp.
Locations & Contact Info
San Francisco, USA – With the Silicon Valley and its highly educated, savvy workforce, plus a thriving Venture Capital scene, San Francisco is one of the most innovative places in the world by many measures. This is definitely the place to be for innovative startups in the fields of Tech, Robotics, and Information Technology.
Contact: Franziska Steiner, Linda Aerne
Boston, USA – The Greater Boston Area is not only well-known for prestigious universities, it is also packed with excellent research facilities, incubators/accelerators and investors are plentiful. Boston is the best location in the US for any Life Sciences (biotech, medtech, digital health, etc.) startup. Besides that, the CleanTech sector doubled its size in the past years and Manufacturing is also a very strong field.
Contact: Alicia Evangelista
New York, USA – As the capital of the financial world, NYC is best to promote your FinTech services. Additionally, this region is well-known for its creativity-driven innovation in fields such as E-commerce, FoodTech, Media, Fashion, Digital Art, and SportsTech. As the 2nd biggest region for Venture Capital money and the largest US city in terms of students, NYC has it all to help you grow your business.
Contact: Oliver Haugen
London, UK – Contact: Lutz Peter-Berg
Sao Paolo & Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – Contact: Sylvia Romanelli
Shanghai, China – Contact: Lijun Zhang
Bangalore, India – Contact: Prateek Khare