For Startups

Our Start-up programs aims at facilitating the knowledge acquisition and business development of Swiss early-stage companies in the New York tech ecosystem. We commit to provide a wide range of tailor-made services to help Swiss entrepreneurs better navigate Silicon Alley, including:

• Office space in Manhattan
• Workshops and networking events
• Connections to coaches and mentors
CTI Market Entry Camp

CTI Market Entry Camp

Made possible by the support of CTI and theGebert-Rüf Stiftung, the Market Entry Camp offers tailored business development programs – including office space & coaching and mentoring sessions – to CTI start-up companies. The Camp is geared towards start-ups looking to enter the US Market or to validate their product by collecting feedback from innovation leaders in Silicon Alley, New York’s fast growing tech ecosystem. The visiting entrepreneurs can benefit from tailored advice and connections from the swissnex team and local mentors while our office space as their launch pad for their first steps in the US.
We understand that all start-ups don’t encounters the same needs in the international development, depending on the nature of their industry or their stage of development. To better match specific requests, swissnex and CTI offer two different types of programs:

The Market Entry Camp

Target: Born global start-ups with initial traction who want to acquire customers, find partners and hire collaborators in the US.
Goal: Boost your start-up’s growth. In two or three months you can build up a local presence, acquire new customers and strengthen relationships with existing ones. Talk to users, clients and investors to vet your product and business model. Boost the growth of your network by attending events and connecting with peers, corporations, research labs, service providers, or talents for your company. Read More about the program perks.

The Market Validation Camp

Target: Early-stage / stealth mode start-ups
Goal: Validate your product and business model. The Validation Camp is your opportunity to test your ideas directly with other visionary creators, early adopters and important investors willing to place their bet on the next big thing. Getting market feedback in a timely manner requires strong connections to innovation leaders – users, corporate partners, research labs, or investors. Read More about the program perks.

Eligibility & Contact

All start-ups in the CTI coaching program may apply for our programs. If you’re not in the CTI program, consider joining it. Send your inquiry to nyoutpost(at)swissnexboston.orgor fill out our form.

 

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Start-up Education

As part of its collaboration with CTI and the Gebert Ruf Stiftung, swissnex invites local opinion leaders in innovation and entrepreneurship to share their expertise on a wide range of topics through interactive events. The goal of this series of webinars and short reports is to help Swiss tech entrepreneurs decode the start-up ecosystem of the New York area, discover the latest local trends in their industry and get ready to navigate the US market.

Webinars
“Raising money for your start-ups: What financial resources are available in New York?” With Alessandro Piol, Founder, Vedanta Capital
“Why your start-up should consider New York City” Watch our webinar! With Sri Swaminathan, Director of International Programs, New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC)

Report and Interview:
Technology: Disruptive Innovation in the Financial Industry by Joanne Bolens – swissnex Boston