Put Your Startup On Steroids!

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Gain an advantage by plugging into the US ecosystem!

In September, swissnex’s Cyril and Niccolò lead a startup roadshow across Switzerland, stopping by five Swiss cities to talk about startup opportunities in the US market. Join them along with former Camp participants to gain in-depth knowledge of the most vibrant startup ecosystems in Boston, New York, and San Francisco, and learn how to best leverage these markets to accelerate your company’s growth and gain a competitive advantage.

What you will learn You will learn how your startup can benefit from US exposure, which city is the best fit for your company, and how to get relevant market feedback quickly. Find out what you can realistically expect if you enter the US market, how to leverage US-based talent and expertise, and what you need to know to successfully raise money in the US.

Event Details & Locations Format: 45-min presentation by swissnex + 15-min Q&A + networking time Who: Entrepreneurs, startup aficionados, students, researchers, faculty Price: Free

Geneva September 23rd, 2013 - 18h00 University of Geneva, Uni Mail (room M1140)

Lausanne September 24th, 2013 - 18h00 Parc Scientifique EPFL (room PSE-D) Special guest: Zeno Crivelli, co-founder at Jilion

Bern September 25th, 2013 - 18h00
Location: still need to be decided Special guest: Christian Hirzig, CEO at Atizo

Zurich September 26th, 2013 - 18h15 ETH Zurich (room HG D5.2)

Basel September 27th, 2013 - 18h00 Location: still need to be decided Special guest: Claudio Büttler, CMO at Qipp

Martigny October 1st, 2013 - 16h00 Location: Idiap Research Institute (room 106 - first floor)

Speakers: Cyril Dorsaz Cyril Dorsaz works closely with startups accepted into the CTI Market Entry Camp USA program at swissnex San Francisco. As part of the Startup+Innovation team he builds and executes customized facilitation services to help Swiss startups get faster traction in the US. In doing so, he immerses himself in the local and national startup scene to give Swiss startups meaningful and targeted advice, and to broker relevant connections. Cyril launched two startups himself and holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Geneva.

Niccolò Iorno Niccolò Iorno is project leader for innovation and entrepreneurship at swissnex Boston. He is in charge of the Venture Leaders program and the CTI Market Entry Camp USA program. He supports Swiss entrepreneurs in their internationalization efforts by helping them plunge into one of the most vibrant startup ecosystems in the US. Whether through targeted introductions or through structured programs, Niccolò works towards bringing the American entrepreneurial and “think big” mindset closer to Swiss innovators. He holds an MBA, is a biotechnologist by training and has extensive experience in technology transfer.