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. The next Bootcamp is a  chance for them to work on their internationalization strategies from their home in Switzerland and travel to the US at a later date.  

This virtual Bootcamp offers startups a unique opportunity to better understand the fundamental business processes in the US as well as acquire new contacts prior to their coming, making their time more efficient and productive when they travel in person to the US East Coast.

The 2-week Bootcamp will feature fireside chats, toolbox sessions, office hours, and a virtual Demo Day event. It will take place from February 8 – 19, 2021. 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 for spring 2021. The deadline to apply was December 1st but please check back for more in 2021.

Additional Info


During the Fall 2020 edition, we offered 2-3 hours of programming each day which consisted of a combination of workshops, lectures, pitching practices, fireside chats, and community building. We also organized a Demo Day and invited the local communities to “meet” the entrepreneurs. 

Topic Areas

  • US Market Strategy
  • US IP Strategy
  • US Immigration, Visas and Hiring Practices
  • VC Strategy in times of COVID-19
  • Communications and Pitching for a US audience 
  • Introduction to the Boston and New York Innovation Ecosystems

Meet the Spring 2021 Cohort


Startup Networking Day – February 18th, 2021

Join our Swiss bootcamp cohort for an informal networking event.  We invite anyone in the US who is interested in innovation or startup development to join.  Our startups represent some of the best of MedTech, biotech, hospitality, software, transportation from Switzerland. Learn what they are doing through the pitch videos, ask questions, and make connections in small networking groups.

To learn more:

Meet Fall 2020’s Cohort:

Swiss Startup Demo Day – Thursday, September 24 2020

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 month’s 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: