A deep insight in the Swiss ecosystem for start-ups from abroad


The Swiss Market Entry Bootcamp offers startups from abroad the opportunity to meet with experts from leading corporations, public institutions, innovation programs, accelerators and incubators. The application phase runs to 1 September.


Switzerland is among the most innovative countries in the world. However the ecosystem is not easily accessible. The Market Entry Bootcamp, an initiative of digitalswitzerland operated by Kickstart, helps start-ups from abroad to get in touch with important players. The programme is aimed at international, later-stage startups with deep technological solutions in the fields of EdTech & NewWork, Digital Health & Wellbeing, FinTech & InsurTech, FoodTech & RetailTech, and Smart City, Mobility & Infrastructure.

"Switzerland is a global innovation leader, as the Global Innovation Index has confirmed in its ranking," explain Nicolas Bürer and Matthias Zwingli from digitalswitzerland. "50 startups are given the opportunity to meet with experts from leading corporations, public institutions, innovation programs, accelerators and incubators, not only to further develop their concepts, but also to boost a possible market entry in Switzerland".

Digitalswitzerland together with Kickstart will host 50 of the most promising international start-ups in Zurich on October 5th. These start-ups will be engaged in an intensive matchmaking program involving corporate and ecosystem intros, pitches, and 1:1 meetings. The second day of the program, October 6th, will take place at the Startup Days organized by Startup Invest, and offers access to investors and ecosystem players, and an opportunity to observe startup and ecosystem pitches in Bern.

Corporate partners will benefit from direct access to leading international start-ups that can help them accelerate their own ideas and digital transformation. Confirmed digitalswitzerland corporate partners are: Adecco Group, APG, Coop, Chain IQ, CSS, Migros, EY, IBM, Oliver Wymann, PwC, Pure Storage, Sanitas, Smile Insurance, SPIE, Swisscom, Swiss Air, Swiss Post, Swisslife, UBS, Zurich Insurance and many others.

More information about the Market Entry Bootcamp is available at the website of digitalswitzerland.

(Press release / SK)