Virtual East Coast Startup Bootcamp

Throughout the year swissnex Boston and swissnex in New York, in collaboration with Innosuisse, offer Swiss Startups the opportunity to come to Boston or to New York to prepare for entry into the US Market, or to first validate their product. The Coronavirus has made it difficult to plan travel, but we know that Swiss startups are still forging ahead with their internationalization plans, so the next bootcamp will be a new experience for startups. A chance for them to work on their internationalization strategies from their homes in Switzerland and postpone their trip to the USA to a later date.  

This offers a unique opportunity to come prepared for the US trip as they will acquire all the info needed prior to their coming, as well as having existing relationships. Making their time when coming to Boston/New York efficient and productive. For the first time, startups will simultaneously gain insight into the markets of New York and Boston.

The 2-week bootcamp will feature fireside chats, toolbox sessions, office hours and a virtual Demo Day event. It will take place from September 14 – 25, 2020. The Demo Day will be open to the public and it will be the only event people located in Switzerland will be able to join in addition to the local Boston and New York ecosystems overview.

You can also reach out to our startup program managers in Boston and New York to learn more.


Applications are now closed. Read below to learn about our Fall cohort!


Date & Time

September 14 – 25th  | 3:00 – 5:00pm CET


We will offer 2 hours of programming each day, and this will consist of a combination of workshops, lessons, pitching practices, fireside chats and community building.  We will also feature a demo day where we will invite the local community to “meet” the entrepreneurs.

Topic Areas

  • US Market Strategy
  • US IP Strategy and Overview
  • US Immigration, Visas and Hiring Practices
  • Communications and Pitching for the US Market
  • Introduction to the Boston and New York Innovation Ecosystems

Swiss Startup Demo Day – Thursday September 24th at 10:00am

Join us as we meet 13 promising startups from Switzerland and join them on their journey to entering the US market. This event will feature two-minute pitches from each startup followed by questions from our expert judges.

And after please join the post-event to informal meet and greet at this months CrossLinks. A chance to unwind, chat and make connections not only with the startups but others in the swissnex network who are passionate about Switzerland, Boston and more.

To Learn more and RSVP:

Meet Fall 2020’s Cohort:

Basil Philipp
Elena Gross
Glenn Meleder
Igor Martin

Basil Philipp – Genistat

Elena Gross – KetoSwiss

Glenn Meleder – SecuraXis

Igor Martin – Hydromea

Justin Owen
Fredrick Joseph
Nico Kunz
Nicola Staub

Justin Owen – Pexapark

Fredrick Joseph – SurgeonsLab

Nico Kunz – Iazzu

Nicola Staub – Cybera Globa

Jingwen Shi
Rene Pfitzner
Samir Ounzain
Simon Breitler

Jingwen Shi – GDBspace

Rene Pfitzner – Experify

Samir Ounzain –
HAYA Therapeutics

Simon Breitler –
EraCal Therapeutics

Thomas Schultz

Thomas Schultz -CareerFairy


Additional Info