Entering the Swiss Market: digitalswitzerland and Impact Hub Zurich connect 50 international startups with Swiss ecosystem in three days

March 18, 2019

The Swiss Market Entry Bootcamp, an initiative of digitalswitzerland operated by Impact Hub Zurich, offers startups a deep dive into the Swiss entrepreneurship ecosystem from May 27th to 29th at several locations.

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.

 

Application is launched today, 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. Confirmed digitalswitzerland corporate partners are: AXA, Coop, Credit Suisse, ETH, EY, Helsana, Hyundai Electric Switzerland, Metall Zug, Migros, SBB, Swiss, Swiss Post, Sanitas, Swisscom, Swisslife, UBS, Zurich Insurance and others.

 

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 visit: https://digitalswitzerland.com/startupbootcamps/

 

For more information, please contact: Viktor Vogt, Communication Lead, Impact Hub Zurich; [email protected]

 

About Impact Hub Zurich

I mpact Hub Zurich is an entrepreneurial community with 1000 innovators, startups, creatives, techies and corporate partners who come together to build a cooperative future beyond the borders of industries. The challenges of our times will be only mastered through radical collaboration, not through competition. Impact Hub Zurich is part of the global Impact Hub network including around 15,000 members in about 100 Impact Hubs all over the world. It is operating co-working spaces in the downtown of Zurich as well as the innovation space Kraftwerk together with Engagement Migros, ewz and digitalswitzerland. For more details, visit: Impact Hub Zurich (https://zurich.impacthub.ch/) and Kraftwerk (http://www.kraftwerk.host/)

 

About digitalswitzerland

Digitalswitzerland is a Swiss-wide, multi-stakeholder initiative created from the shared vision of its over 140 members to strengthen Switzerland’s position as a leading innovation hub. By engaging the government, businesses, academia, and the public, we create a platform to lead Switzerland forward. The initiative was founded in 2015.

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