“I discovered Boston as a CleanTech-Hub for startups, for crazy ideas with an extensive support system and facilities. The mindset of students and professors is very different from Switzerland. Here in Boston, people are very business-oriented. Everyone wants to found a startup and pushes you to do something”
Co-Founder & CEO / Skypull
"My goal coming here was to set the stage and look broadly at companies and venture capitalists. Boston has a vibrant ecosystem for entrepreneurial ventures in general, but especially in the biotech field. We work in the field of antimicrobial resistances. Our challenge at the public health level is global. So there are companies we might be able to learn from or collaborate with."
Co-Founder & CEO / Juvabis
"This event was our first exhibition in the US. It was a great opportunity for us to meet with business partners and potential customers. Not only this was a nice opportunity for networking but also we were able to showcase our technology for the first time in the US."
Co-founder and CEO / WindShape
"The swissnex crew put together a great event representing a wide variety of industries that drones are beginning to service today and showed a glimpse of what the future will look like with drones serving mankind in ways that we couldn't have imagined until only recently."
Director of Flight Operations & Regulatory Affairs / GreenSight Agronomics
"My experience was outstanding. swissnex Boston organized high-level meetings for me with MIT, Harvard, BU and WPI representatives in the field of digitization. They made it possible for me to quickly access the cutting edge of digitization in the American academic landscape. I gained an extensive new understanding, a considerable new network of contacts, and many valuable ideas to bring back to ZHAW. In the department of Life Sciences and Facility Management, this led to the establishment of a new initiative called "Digitization@N". I would like to express my sincere thanks to swissnex for their support. The experience of working together with swissnex Boston has been awesome!"
Prof. Dr. Urs Hilber
Dean of the School of Life Sciences and Facility Management / ZHAW (Zurich University of Applied Sciences)
"swissnex Boston offered the environment I was looking for. Although it’s a non-university setting, it sits at the intersection of the 'real' world and the academic world. Boston is unique because of the concentration of MIT and Harvard and many other excellent universities, but also in being a major hub that offers a lot of opportunities. I was able to visit local companies – both startups and major corporations – and several of Boston’s academic institutions. It was great to get to swissnex from the inside and to actually see the diversity of opportunities here. I’m really impressed with what has been accomplished and the staff are knowledgeable, friendly and always willing to help."
Professor Milad Zarin
Chair of Economics / University of Neuchatel
"It has been a pleasure to work with the swissnex Boston team because they share many of the same attributes that Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne values: they support the exchange of global academic knowledge, inspire excellence, openness and innovation. Their business approach of “connecting the dots” in education has proven valuable to us when we have organized outreach events in the local market. swissnex Boston has supported the Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne for years and has assisted in helping us grow and increase our brand presence year-round through a joint internship program. We partnered with swissnex Boston because of their high level of professionalism, reputable presence in the region and willingness to work together so we could attain our immediate and long-term goals based on our mutual business needs"
Director of Admissions and Recruitment / Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne
“The 3-day immersion in the Boston and New York tech ecosystem helped us broaden our understanding of the future trends in digital shift, media business/strategy, social TV and video distribution and consumer behavior. For instance, some technologies developed in the US have highly improved the virality of editorial content over the internet. It’s important for us to understand the underlying business models if we want to anticipate the market. Swissnex was a valuable partner to pinpoint key opinion leaders and latest developments in our industry. [swissnex Boston] was instrumental in connecting our group with the leading practitioners, both in academia and in the industry.”
Secrétaire général Ressources & Développement / RTS – Radio Télévision Suisse
"Working with swissnex Boston was extremely valuable in boosting the presence of Uni Basel in the Boston area. In two years of collaboration, we went from almost zero institutional contacts to the launch of an alumni chapter, a permanent presence at the MIT European Career Fair and hosting the Global Perspective Program students."