Startup roadshows from East to West

06.02.2019 12:15

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Venturelab is accepting applications for several 2019 business development trips; Swiss researchers or students with a startup project will travel to South Africa, founded startups from all industries to China and life sciences startups to Boston. Registration is open for all trips.

Business development trips by Venturelab offer a focused and intense program designed to provide participants with a maximum impact on their personal, business and network development. These includes insights into their desired market for internationalization as well as contacts to potentila business partners and investors. During the intensive one week, startups attend workshops with the aim of acquiring more profound knowledge about the market, which combined with excursions and company visits, delivers an accelerated learning curve and enable the participants to build a reliable network and gain market exposure. Experts and investors from the local markets also provide feedback, enabling startups to adapt their solutions.

The planned road shows are;

Venture leaders South Africa, 6th-8th May 2019
Organized as a Swiss-South African Joint Research Program (SSAJRP), will enable ten selected participants to explore and test their products in the South African market. Participants will also pitch against South African startups. The target group includes individuals that are affiliated to have to academia. These may include, students, researchers, employees of a University, applied school, other. The registration deadline expires on 4th March.

Venture leaders Boston, 9th to 15th June 2019
Swiss life sciences startups with MedTech or BioTech solutions, aiming to set foot in the United States have the opportunity to learn more about the market through the entrepreneurship trip to Boston. The five-day trip offers participants the chance to present to investors in a private session; review and discuss with experts about the US market penetration, financing strategies, internationalization; participate in public pitching- and networking events with investors and industry leaders from the Boston. The deadline for application os 4th March.

Venture leaders China, 19th - 28th June 2019
China is a dynamic destination for innovative startups. In June, a team of 10 selected Swiss startups will travel to Shanghai, China to explore the market and discover the potential of their solutions in China. For the one-week tour, participants will engage in various activities, designed to enhance their knowledge about the market, meet local entrepreneurs, potential customers as well as investors and experts who will deliver feedback. One of the highlights of the trip is the participation at the WEF in Tianjin. Registration closes on 12th March.

(Press release - RAN)

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