Swiss startups braced for a virtual bootcamp in Boston and New York

From February 8 - 19, 2021, 10 start-ups will participate in a virtual startup bootcamp organised by swissnex Boston and swissnex in New York. The Bootcamp is held as part of the internationalisation programme offered by Innosuisse. The selected start-ups will use the program to validate the US market, elaborate a go-to-market strategy and build a US network in advance of a physical trip.

Thestartup bootcamp offers Swiss startups the opportunity to immerse themselves into the vibrant startup ecosystems of Boston or New York in order to prepare their US market entry or to validate their product-market fit before they decide to expand. The program offers both interactive expert sessions and tailored introductions to help participants embed into the local ecosystems. By offering virtual introductions to relevant stakeholders in the local ecosystems, selected startups can continue their exploration of international expansion despite the current Covid-19 situation.

For participating startups, the camp is free of charge. In-person travel will be supported once travel restrictions have been lifted.

The 10 Swiss startups are:

Abologix – Developing best-in-class monoclonal antibodies by blocking the Junction Adhesion Molecule JAM-C and the extracellular matrix-related protein. The treatment is designed for patients that do not respond to traditional cancer therapies.

FAIRTIQ – Offering a platform that simplifies fare collection for riders and transit authorities. With just one swipe on their mobile phones, customers can purchase the desired ticket at the best price possible.

Mikafi – Creating the next generation of coffee experience for retailers and hospitality. The startup offers a system consisting of a digital platform for users to connect and order green coffee beans directly from farmers and a home-roasting machine.

Oncobit – Enabling personalized cancer care by developing precise and highly sensitive diagnostic and monitoring test.

OxyPrem – Non-invasively uncovering brain oxygen in high-risk patients. The startup uses harmless light to determine absolute haemoglobin oxygen saturation in any human tissue.

PIPRA – Assessing postoperative cognitive risk for informed care. The startup leverages artificial intelligence to build a cutting edge pre-surgical risk-assessment tool to assess a patient's risk of suffering from cognitive disorders after surgery.

Raized AI - Building deal sourcing AI solutions for the VC industry. Its solution provides an automated investment funnel to improve deal flow whilst increasing efficiency.

REM Analytics – Profiling microorganisms with a quantitative approach and strain-level resolution. The company depends on Advanced Testing for Genetic Composition (ATGC) technology, a new field in molecular biology which combined with software does not rely on sequencing.

RoomPriceGenie - Offering dynamic pricing to (independent) hoteliers. more than 130 small- and medium-sized hotels worldwide are already benefiting from the solution.

Traverz - Humanising online product search in e-commerce and marketplaces to allow for faster conversion.

Networking session

Meet the startups at an interactive networking session on February 18th at 3 pm CET.