Here’s what you need to know about this year’s Swiss Market Entry Bootcamp

Interested in the Swiss market or network possibilities in Switzerland? Then you’ll want to attend the second Swiss Market Entry Bootcamp.

On 27 May, Impact Hub Zurich will host 50 international startups for an opportunity to explore the Swiss innovation community from within a three-day long Swiss Market Entry Bootcamp.

The digitalswitzerland initiative aims to help entrepreneurs to get to know more about the Swiss startup sector and market entry opportunities by providing participants with access to leading Swiss corporations, accelerators, incubators and public institutions. Applications close on 23 April.

Applications for the second Swiss Market Entry Bootcamp close on 23 April

To be considered, applicants have to be operating in the edtech, digital health, fintech, cybersecurity, foodtech, retailtech, as well as in the smart city, mobility and infrastructure verticals.

Startups selected for the bootcamp will participate in an intensive matchmaking programme involving corporate and community introductions, pitches and one-on-one meetings.

The second day of the bootcamp will see participants attend Startup Days, an event organised by Startup Invest, where startups will have access to investors and other stakeholders, as well as an opportunity to observe startup pitches in Bern.

Confirmed digitalswitzerland partners participating in the bootcamp are AXA, Coop, Credit Suisse, ETH, EY, Helsana, Hyundai Electric Switzerland, Metall Zug, Migros, SBB, Swiss, Swiss Post, Sanitas, Swisscom, Swisslife, UBS and Zurich Insurance.

Bootcamp participants will also have the opportunity to connect with startup hubs, incubators and accelerators across Switzerland that include BaseLaunch, Boldbrain, Climate-KIC, EdTech Collider, F10, Impact Hub Zurich, Kickstart, MassChallenge Switzerland and the Swiss Startup Factory.

Featured image: Participants at the second day of the first Market Entry Bootcamp last June ( Impact Hub Zürich via Twitter)



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