Venture Leaders 2018

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 with swissnex Boston 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.

Life Sciences

From May 28 to June 1, 2018, ten Swiss startups rocked the Life Sciences hub, Boston, with the venture leaders Life Sciences program. Over the course of the week, these innovative entrepreneurs attended pitching events, VC meetings and expert consults.  With the help of swissnex Boston Venture Leaders Life Sciences is helping Swiss startups to become truly global companies.

2018 Venture Leaders Life Sciences


A selection of photos from our 2018 Pitchfest. View the full album here.


10 Fintech startups from all over Switzerland traveled to New York in September of 2018 for a roadshow organized by swissnex in New York (an outpost of swissnex Boston) and Venture Leaders. In just seven days, they met a number of well-known representatives of the world’s largest financial centers, pitched their businesses before several investors and attended networking events.

2018 Venture Leaders Fintech