The venture leaders have a clear-cut goal. They envision themselves as global players and want to take the first step to their global expansion. The venture leaders’ startup development program is specifically structured to help them achieve these goals. This intense journey offers 10 selected entrepreneurs an accelerated learning curve and a solid network through their exchanges with their peers in the team, as well as market exposure, feedback from investors and experts, and hands-on business development.


For the past 16 years, Swiss national startup teams have traveled to Boston, New York, Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen and Hong Kong to dive into the exciting entrepreneurial scene of such high level entrepreneurial hubs, helping more than 300 entrepreneurs to build their vision and achieve success. Several of them belong to the best Swiss startups today, such as L.E.S.S., Knip, Flyability, InSphero, Get Your Guide, BestMile and many more.

A unique program in Silicon Valley (March 27th to April 1st, 2017)
You belong to the top Technology startups in Switzerland and want to boost your future? Then apply to be one of the 10 members of the 2017 Swiss national startup team in Technology for a rocking week in Silicon Valley. Silicon Valley refers to both a geographic region, but also on the most dynamic place in the US for technology. Don’t miss the opportunity!

If you are ready to conquer global markets and want to meet with industry leaders from the US, then this program is made for you. You know that onboarding the right investors will be crucial for your entrepreneurial success and want to learn more about international fundraising opportunities? Don’t miss this chance! Apply until January 10th, 2017 by using the application link.

Eligible to participate:

  • Founding and managing members of Technology based Swiss startups,
  • Ready to grow their business in the US with international investors,
  • Building a global technology startup (i.e. Media, Software, etc. Check the projects of the venture leaders in Technology 2016 below.)