venture leaders in Life Sciences Boston
For 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 venture leaders’ startup development program is specifically structured to help them achieve these goals. This intense journey offers 10 selected entrepreneurs an accelerated learning curve and a solid network through their exchanges with their peers in the team, as well as market exposure, feedback from investors and experts, and hands-on business development.

For the past 15 years, Swiss national startup teams have traveled to Boston, New York, Beijing, Shanghai or Shenzhen to dive into the exciting entrepreneurial scene of such high level entrepreneurial hubs, helping more than 300 entrepreneurs to build their vision and achieve success. Several of them belong to the best Swiss startups today, such as L.E.S.S., Abionic, Flyability, InSphero, Get Your Guide, Housetrip and many more.

A unique program in Boston (June 12th to June 18th, 2016)

You belong to the top startups in Life Sciences in Switzerland (enabling technologies i.e. micro-nano as well as cleantech startups are also eligible in the program) and want to boost your future? Then apply to be one of the 10 members of the 2016 Swiss national startup team in Boston, for a rocking business development week.  When it comes to talent and funding environment in Life Sciences and enabling technologies, the Boston and Cambridge area has been a magnet in the US. Its unique concentration of investors, top corporations as well as research labs and universities makes it the place to connect with. This unique trip has been a game changing experience for previous team members, don’t miss the opportunity!


If you are ready to conquer global markets and want to meet with industry leaders from the US, then this program is made for you. You know that onboarding the right investors will be crucial for your entrepreneurial success and want to learn more about international fundraising opportunities? Don't miss this chance! Apply until March 1st, 2016, using the below links (upcoming courses).  

Those eligible to participate:

  • Founding and managing members of technology based Swiss startups or members of Swiss universities
  • Ready to grow their business in the US with international investors,
  • Building a global Life science startup. Startups active in enabling technologies i.e. micro-nano as well as cleantech can also apply for the program in Boston.

#vleadersBOS: meet the venture leaders in Life Sciences Boston 2016

In the past 15 years, close to 300 entrepreneurs were chosen after a highly competitive selection process, to be part of the Swiss national startup teams. They all proudly represented Swiss innovation abroad.

As novelty in 2016, not only one, but two “Swiss startup teams” have been selected for the US journey as part of venturelab’s international program venture leaders. The venture leaders in Life Sciences, composed of 10 high potential startups, will fly to Boston this summer for a “business boosting” week which will enable them to accelerate their development on the US market, meet top investors and experts. Selected after a highly competitive process, they offer an amazing display of startups to watch for future success. Meet them now by clicking on the below image: 

Discover the venture leaders’ startups which participated to the previous editions of our international programs in the USA and China here


Upcoming Courses

Currently no courses available

Program for the venture leaders in Life Sciences, Boston (June 12th to June 18th, 2016) 

An intense dive into the US entrepreneurial scene and an opportunity for personal development, thanks to a program comprising:

  • Private pitching and feedback sessions with top Life science investors
  • Public pitching and networking events with investors and industry leaders from the greater Boston area
  • Review and discussions with experts about US market penetration, financing strategies, internationalization, and more
  • Social networking events with US startups
  • Support for personal business development activities during the all stay
  • Arrival in Switzerland, June 19th, 2016
  • "venture leaders has been a unique program to put my business development on the front burner. I returned with a ton of great contacts and a much clearer vision how to run my company and understanding of the US market. A must have if your ambition is to build a winning business."
    Jan Lichtenberg CEO and Co-Founder, InSphero

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