venture leaders in Technology New York
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. , Selfnation , Flyability, InSphero, Get Your Guide, Housetrip and many more.

A unique program in New York (June 5th to June 11th, 2016)

You belong to the top technology startups in Switzerland and want to boost your future? Then apply to be one of the 10 members of the 2016 Swiss national startup team in Technology for a rocking week in the Big Apple. New York is not only one of the largest, most diverse, and arguably most economically powerful cities on the planet: over the past decade, it has been the fastest-growing startup technology ecosystem in the US, today attracting more than $3 billion per year of investment, and counting. 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 technology startup (Fintech, Media, Software,...)

#vleadersNYC: meet the venture leaders in Technology New York 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 Technology, composed of 10 high potential startups, will fly to New York 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 picture: 

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 Technology, NYC (June 5th to June 11th, 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 technology investors
  • Public pitching and networking events with investors and industry leaders from the NYC area
  • Review and discussions with experts about the 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 12th, 2016

Outfit partner 

  • "venture leaders is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that every Swiss Entrepreneur should go through. Looking back, I can say it was just essential to build my awareness to make GetYourGuide a global business and deal with international investors."
    Johannes Reck CEO & co-founder, GetYourGuide

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The venture leaders - alumni

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