At the end of May 2019, 50 international startups will get a unique opportunity to explore the Swiss innovation ecosystem from within – at the 2nd Swiss Market Entry Bootcamp.
The Bootcamp is an initiative of digitalSwitzerland, which helps entrepreneurs get to know the Swiss startup ecosystem and market entry opportunities by providing access to leading Swiss corporations, accelerators, incubator programs and public institutions.
The application was opened on March 18th. International, later-stage startups with interest in Swiss market entry and networking possibilities are welcomed to apply until April 23rd.
The program is open to companies with deep technological solutions in the fields of EdTech & Learning, Digital Health & Wellbeing, FinTech & Cybersecurity, FoodTech & RetailTech, and Smart City, Mobility & Infrastructure. Impact Hub Zurich will host 50 of the most promising international startups in Zurich on May 27th. These startups will be engaged in an intensive matchmaking program involving corporate and ecosystem intros, pitches, and 1:1 meetings. The program will be based at Kraftwerk, a former power station that has been converted into a unique collaboration and innovation space in the heart of Zurich.
The second day of the program, May 28th, will take place at the Startup Days organized by Startup Invest, and offers access to investors and ecosystem players, and an opportunity to observe startup and ecosystem pitches in Bern.
Corporate partners will benefit from direct access to leading international startups that can help them accelerate their own ideas and digital transformation.
During the program, startups will also have the opportunity to connect with startup hubs, incubators, and accelerators across Switzerland including BaseLaunch (Basel), Boldbrain (Ticino), Climate-KIC (Zurich), EdTech Collider (Lausanne), F10 (Zurich), Impact Hub Zurich (Zurich), Kickstart (Zurich), MassChallenge Switzerland (Lausanne), Swiss Startup Factory (Zurich) and others — and learn about their activities and related opportunities on the Swiss market.
To learn more about the Market Entry Bootcamp, please click here.