Applications are opened for the venture leaders programs in Boston and New York

04.02.2016 10:29

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The venture leaders program offers entrepreneurs who are ready to conquer global markets the opportunity to dive into the US entrepreneurial world. This year 10 selected technology startups will travel to New York and 10 selected Life Sciences startups will travel to Boston. Applications are open until 1 March 2016.

Applications are opened for the venture leaders 2016, a 1-week intense program that gives Swiss startups the opportunity to dive in the US entrepreneurial world. The program is offered free of charge to 20 selected entrepreneurs building a startup with global potential. In the last 15 years venture leaders programs have helped 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., Abionic, Flyability, InSphero, Get Your Guide, Housetrip and many more.

For the first time venture leaders USA will take place in two categories: 10 venture leaders in Technology (ICT, media etc.) will travel to New York City and 10 Life sciences and Micro technology ventures will travel to Boston. We asked venturelab’s Beat Schillig and Jordi Montserrat why they decided to divide the program in two trips. Their explanation: “Having 2 groups of 10 instead of 1 group of 20 allows us to have a more tailor-made and individual program for each venture leaders. A more focused group is also more attractive for the high profile industry people and investors we meet.”

Venture leaders in Technology, NYC, (June 5th to June 11th, 2016)
This program is mainly for startups focusing on mobile, fintech, media and software. Participants will be able to have an insight into the US entrepreneurial scene and an opportunity for personal development, thanks to a program comprising:

  • Private pitching and feedback sessions with top technology investors
  • Public pitching and networking events with investors and industry leaders from the NYC area
  • Review and discussions with experts about the US market penetration, financing strategies, internationalization and more
  • Social networking events with US startups
  • Support for personal business development activities during the all stay

Applications may be submitted by founding and managing members of technology based Swiss startups or members of Swiss universities who are ready to grow their business in the US with international investors. After the applications have been submitted startups will be invited to the Kick-off event in Lausanne where they will pitch to the jury.

More information about venture leaders NYC on the website of venturelab.

Venture leaders Life Sciences, Boston (June 12th to June 18th, 2016)
When it comes to talent and funding environment in Life Sciences and enabling technologies, the Boston and Cambridge area has been a magnet in the US. Its unique concentration of investors, top corporations as well as research labs and universities makes it the place to connect with. This unique trip has been a game changing experience for previous team members. This program is organized for startups in the in bio, medtech, micro/nanotech, enabling technologies.

Participants will profit from an intense dive into the US entrepreneurial scene and an opportunity for personal development, thanks to a program comprising:

  • Private pitching and feedback sessions with top Life science investors
  • Public pitching and networking events with investors and industry leaders from the greater Boston area
  • Review and discussions with experts about US market penetration, financing strategies, internationalization, and more
  • Social networking events with US startups
  • Support for personal business development activities during the all stay

More information about venture leaders Boston on the website of venturelab.

The deadline for submitting applications is ‪March 1st, 2016. Candidates can register online to receive the application information.

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