Swiss startups ready to take over the World.

The venture leaders - the members of the Swiss national startup team - have a clear-cut goal. They envision themselves as global players and want to take the first step to their global expansion. The ten-day business development program is specifically structured to help them achieve this goal.

For the past 14 years, the Swiss national startup team traveled to Boston to discover the exciting entrepreneurial scene of the United States of America. Since 2014, in addition to Boston, the 20 entrepreneurs are going to New York extending the program’s exposure in a rising entrepreneurial hub.

By interacting with peers and discussing their experience, the participants will benefit from a group learning environment. The entrepreneurs will share their challenges, develop ideas and motivate one and other, returning to Switzerland with a new outlook and drive to succeed.

venture leaders program – ten intense days in the USA

  • Presentation to experts and investors per industry sector
  • Startup visits
  • Knowledge workshops with experts in business development, IP, corporate affairs etc.
  • Advanced entrepreneurship training
  • "Execution workshops" focusing on developing your company "hands on"
  • Group feedback sessions
  • Multiple networking events with the high-tech entrepreneurs' scene
  • Flexibility for personal business development activities during the whole stay

The Swiss National Startup Team 2015

The winners of the venture leaders USA 2015 prize have been chosen after a highly competitive selection process, among Switzerland’s most promising startups. More than a 100 of them applied. With the 15th edition of the program, Swiss innovation continues to demonstrate its potential for global expansion thanks to high-tech products such as a revolutionary device for surgical knee ligament reconstruction, a smart digital insurance manager or a wearable biometrics solution based on vein recognition. Learn more about the team of 2015view each participant's profile and watch our presentation videos of the venture leaders USA on YouTube.
 

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Program for venture leaders 2015

Intense dive into the US entrepreneurial scene and personnal development, thanks to a programme comprising: Presentation to experts and investors from the Boston area, per industry sector.

June 2015:

  • Startup visits in Boston and New York
  • Entreneurship training @ Babson College
  • Execution workshops focusing on developping your company “hands-on”
  • Knowledge workshops with experts in US business development, IP, corporate affairs...
  • Group feedback sessions
  • Multiple networking events with the high-tech entrepreneurs' scene
  • Flexibility for personal business development activities during the all stay
  • Arrival in Switzerland, June 20th

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The venture leaders - Alumni


Discover all our venture leaders USA and China alumni