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.

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Apply for Innosuisse program

See if the Innosuisse program is a good fit for your startup and apply below. Questions? Drop Innosuisse a line here or contact us directly and we’ll set up a call to discuss.

 

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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:

  • Recommendation letter from your Innosuisse coach (is the timing right for you now?).
  • Milestones (proposed) in the form below.

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Acceptance

Your application is reviewed by representatives of Innosuisse and swissnex. Once accepted you’ll receive:

  • The exact camp program if you haven’t received this already
  • Initial reading and introductions to prepare you for your stay
  • Any date can be managed, but recommended start-dates are Febuary 1st (Winter Camp) and August 1st (Summer Camp) with additional program at these times.

 

 


Camp Durations

 

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.

 


Swiss Program Partners


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: Nicholas Dunkel, 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: Philippe Labouchère

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