swissnex and Innosuisse Startup Meet-Ups

NOTICE: With the current status of COVID-19 in Switzerland, we have made the difficult but necessary decision to cancel portions of the programming, mainly the larger public events.

Event Details


Mutiple Venues in Switzerland


March 9th - March 13 2020



With the current status of COVID-19 in Switzerland, we have made the difficult but necessary decision to cancel portions of the programming, mainly the larger public events. As of March 5th, we will still hold our Office Hours as planned. Any changes will be communicated directly to registered attendees.


Swiss startups are invited to learn about Innosuisse Internationalization Camps and the markets represented by swissnex Boston, swissnex in New York, swissnex San Francisco, swissnex India, swissnex China and swissnex Brazil and the swissnex team based at the Swiss Embassy in London.

Throughout our time in Switzerland, camp organizers will provide opportunities for startup entrepreneurs to ask questions, schedule individual time with camp organizers, hear from camp alumni, and learn about all the opportunities available to Swiss startups hoping to enter foreign markets.

Keep up to date with the roadshow by following us: @swissnexBoston or following the microsite


Week Overview

Monday, March 9th:

  • Office hours in Basel, 10am – Noon | Vossius & Partners: Nadelberg 3, 4051 Basel, Switzerland

Wednesday, March 11th:

  • Office hours in Lausanne, location TBD
  • Public Event in Lausanne, Impact Hub Lausanne | 6 – 9pm | Rue du Jura 11, 1004 Lausanne, Switzerland: CANCELLED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS SITUATION

Thursday, March 12th:

  • Public Event in Zurich | 6 – 9pm | Bluelion: Sihlquai 125, 8005 Zürich, Switzerland: CANCELLED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS SITUATION

> Friday, March 13th:

  • Office hours in Zurich | 9am – Noon | Bluelion: Sihlquai 125, 8005 Zürich, Switzerland

Individual Event Details

Office Hours:
Office hours are available for entrepreneurs to schedule dedicated time with one or more Innosuisse Internationalization Camp Organizers from around the globe. Startups are invited to come speak with camp organizers from Boston, New York, San Francisco, the UK or Shanghai about our specific markets and to ask questions about applying into the Innosuisse program or a specific camp.

CANCELLED | Going Global: Opportunities for Swiss Startups
(Public Event in Zurich): Together with other Swiss organizations supporting startups abroad, including Innosuisse and Swiss Global Enterprise the swissnex network will present a conversation about the ecosystem in Switzerland designated for helping Swiss startups as well as the benefits and considerations for expanding business to foreign markets. A question and answer session and informal networking session will follow the presentations.


  • Sebastien Hug – CEO, swissnex India
  • Philip Morger – Internationalization Consultant, S-GE

CANCELLED | Going Global: Startup Internationalization Camps
(Public Event in Lausanne): Back by popular demand, the swissnex network has teamed up with alumni of our camp programs to present a panel on startup internationalization. Our three panelists will answer questions many startups consider when planning to go abroad, such as when is the right time, what brings success, and how do you choose where to go first. Alumni will also share their best practices for making the most of the Innosuisse Internationalization Camps. An informal networking session will follow the panel discussion.


  • Elisa Olivero – Product Manager, Aktiia
  • Benedikt Fasel – CEO, Archinisis
  • Third panelist TBC


  • Michael Hilb – Founder and CEO of DBP Group



Benedikt Fasel
Benedikt Fasel

Benedikt founded Archinisis after his PhD in Biomechanics and Motion Analysis at EPFL. Today, accurate sport-specific performance indicators can only be obtained at considerable costs. Archinisis transforms athletes’ raw motion data into precise key performance indicators which can be immediately analysed through an easy-to-use tool. Coaches obtain highly-accurate, sport-specific performance indicators within seconds to fully exploit the athlete’s potential, avoiding tedious data review and video analysis after each training. Archinisis attended an Innosuisse Internationalization Camp in San Francisco as well as CES2020.


Elisa Olivero

Elisa Olivero

Elisa is Product Manager and UX lead at Aktiia, a Swiss startup working on medical technologies for heart health. Physics engineer by training, Elisa spent 6 years working in R&D at CSEM (Swiss Center for Electronics and Microtechnology). After an MBA focusing on Management of Technology she joined Aktiia’s team to bring a Human-Centered design perspective to a highly technological field.


Michael Hilb

Michael Hilb

Prof. Dr. Michael Hilb is Founder and CEO of DBP Group, serves on various boards and lectures strategy, entrepreneurship and governance at universities in Asia and Europe.


Philip Morger

Philip Morger

Philip Morger is a consultant for internationalization starters at S-GE. He accompanies young entrepreneurs on their first steps into international markets. Prior to his current position, he worked as a business developer for various SMEs and is therefore familiar with the challenges of entering the export business from a company perspective. He also has several years of experience as a strategy and marketing consultant.


Sébastien Hug

Sébastien Hug

Leading a dedicated team with a passion for technology, entrepreneurship, innovation as well as international education and relations. swissnex India – the Swiss Consulate General in Bangalore – strives to connect the dots between Switzerland and India in Education, Research and Innovation, and to ensure the presence of Switzerland in Southern India.