The venture leaders program offers one-week business development roadshows in Boston (Life Science), Silicon Valley (Technology), New York (Fintech) and China (all domains). This includes presentations to local angel investors and VCs, partners and industry experts as well as business workshops and company visits. Further to getting a unique visibility in Switzerland and abroad, as well as building a strong network, the participants are part of a team of entrepreneurs sharing the same objectives and challenges. They are unique Ambassadors of the thriving Swiss startup scene and Switzerland’s innovation power.

For the first time this year, the winners of the venture leaders China program will have the unique opportunity to participate at the World Economic Forum in Dalian and build a greater exposure as well as high level networking opportunities.

Since the start of the venture leaders program in 2001, over 300 Swiss startup founders have flown to worldwide innovation hotspots in all industry domains to meet investors and build their awareness of making their startup a global business, thanks to venture leaders. Some Alumni were acquired by major industry players such as Apple or Intel, or count leading firms as their customers. In total they raised hundreds of millions of dollars with Swiss and international investors. 42 of them are listed in the actual TOP100 Swiss Startups ranking, a major national startup Award which elects the best startups of our country every year.

Discover the venture leaders Life Science 2017, the “Swiss National Startup Team Life Science” (click on the picture to see a short description of their technologies):


About Lara Fritschi

Project lead Kickstart Accelerator and nextgeneration