Global Pitchfest 2016

Watch the Swiss National Startup Team in Life Sciences challenge local entrepreneurs at our legendary global Pitchfest – this year on a boat!

Event Details


The Majesty
Long Wharf , Boston, Massachusetts 02109 United States


June 16, 2016 from 4:30 pm to 8:00 pm America/New York (UTC-05:00)


$ 35

On June 16, it’ll be all SINK OR SWIM for 20 startups in the field of life sciences! Join us aboard the Majesty for an epic battle between the hottest startups hailing from Switzerland, and others based in the local innovation scene.


The 10 entrepreneurs forming the 2016 Swiss National Startup Team – also known as the Venture Leaders – are in town for a one-week bootcamp, and they are ready rumble. Meet them here! 


This year, we’re taking our legendary Pitchfest out to sea!

Come cruise in the Boston Harbor with us, and watch the Swiss National Startup Team (the Venture Leaders) challenge local entrepreneurs at the Global Pitchfest! Who’s got what it takes to rock the waves, escape the shark-tank, bring the treasure save to shore? You’ll decide, alongside with our panel of judges! Your ticket not only allows you to hear (and judge!) the latest life sciences startup ideas from both sides of the Atlantic, but will also give you the opportunity to network and mingle with fellow entrepreneurs and innovation aficionados – a networking reception featuring Swiss treats, cheese and wine, and an open bar is part of the deal!


Event Information

  • Date: Thursday, June 16
  • Time: Boarding 5:30 pm, Cruising 6:00-9:00 pm
  • Location: On Board of the Majesty (Docking at Long Wharf, Boston)
  • What: Global Pitch Competition, Networking Reception (feat. Swiss treats & open bar)

Join us for an evening aboard the Majesty in the good company of Switzerland’s premiere life sciences startups, swissnex Boston, and our presenting partners MassChallenge and Hult Business School. Get your ticket* while they last!

*Pre-sale only, no on-site purchase.

Interested in pitching?

Have you (or someone you know) recently launched a life sciences startup in the Boston area and want to train your pitch, while getting more visibility for your business? Join our lineup of presenters! Apply here or send an email to Marco at You could win awesome prizes (such as a trip to Switzerland, among others)!











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