Not only international startups coming to Switzerland like the venture leaders South Africa. Also it will be a great October for Swiss startups which will explore next week the Silicon Valley with the Swisscom Startup Challenge and afterwards Peking, Shanghai and Shenzhen with the venture leaders China program.

October is a great month for Swiss startups and entrepreneurs. There are so many events to partake.

Swisscom StartUp Challenge
In August Swisscom and venturelab selected the five winners out of the 10 finalists to Swisscom StartUp Challenge. Next week they will head to Silicon Valley to talk to investors and to network with experts. In preparation for the trip to the U.S.  they had a workshop to define their objectives and to make their pitch more “Silicon Valley style”. Check out the best pitch tips here. And to let you be part of this great Silicon Valley adventure, you can follow live on Twitter @Swisscom_B2B_de and @PennySchiffer to stay tuned. Learn more details about the trip at the ICT Blog from Swisscom.

Venture leaders China 2015
The 10 venture leaders China 2015 will soon hit Shanghai, Beijing and Shenzhen. As of today until Oct. 21, venturelab will present you these Swiss entrepreneurs in video on Facebook and Twitter before they dive into the crazy Chinese market. Learn more about the 2015 team & see the first clip with Qifan from Nanolive here:

AIT camps in Rio
Bom dia Brazil! The ‪#‎AIT‬ camp has started in Rio for Swiss and Brazilian entrepreneurs: Find out what the 18 great participants did on day 1 and it was only the first day! And for all who are staying in Switzerland. You can get international spirit end of October at the Google workshop „Make the web work for you“ and at the next Founders Secret event from venturelab: Storytelling is the most powerful way to put ideas into the world. Even Apple had to learn the hard way about the importance of a good story. Barnaby Skinner,  data and innovation journalist at SonntagsZeitung and Tages-Anzeiger, will guide you to develop your own story and how to pitch journalists with it. Apply here to participate at the workshop.