Swissnex Startup Bootcamp: Off to San Francisco


The swissnex Startup Bootcamp enables startups to explore the U.S. market and to accelerate internationalization. For the ongoing program nine startups offering solutions in diverse fields of ICT and Medtech, have been selected.


Twice a year, swissnex San Francisco brings together promising Swiss startups for a three week bootcamp to offer them a kickstart for their internationalization journey. The program offers startups access to the local network, and tools, techniques, training, and workspace in the Bay Area to enrich their experience while still leaving enough time for market discovery and business development. The startups will also participate in fireside chats, special networking events and a demo night where they will showcase their solutions. Eligible for the program are startups that are enrolled in the Innosuisse Coaching program or have obtained the EPFL XGrant. This month, a new cohort of nine startups have been selected to participate in the bootcamp in San Francisco. The August cohort comprises the following startups: holo|one: Sven Brunner and Frank Hasler; Innosuisse Market Entry – holo|one uses mixed reality technology (MR) to help enterprises unleash the unexploited potential to increase productivity. Headstore: Samuel Schwerzmann; Innosuisse Market Validation – ChatOwl, developed by Headstore, is a two-sided online mental health marketplace where a matching algorithm helps match clients with counselors, family & relationship therapists, psychotherapists, and coaches. Samawatt: Mahmoud Hamada; Innosuisse Market Validation – Samawatt uses a smart trading algorithm to help renewable power producers reduce their grid imbalance penalties caused by their intermittent power production. Sensoryx: Rolf Adelsberger; Innosuisse Market Entry – Sensoryx uses its patented motion- and position-tracking technology to unleash the full potential of AR and VR for businesses, people, and enterprises. Medisanté: Tony Soulsa; Innosuisse Market Entry – Medisanté uses direct-to-cloud medical IoT to help care teams, bio-medical engineers, and patients scale Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM) anywhere in the world. C-MedTec: Rodrigo Manguia; EPFL XGrant – C-MedTec uses a portable wireless technology to help prevent and diagnose brain concussions. Codex d.: Jérémy Bensoussan and Stefan Rotarus; EPFL XGrant – Codex D. uses a smartphone application to help companies create unique events such as team building or on-boarding events. LyF RescueDrone, Paul Campredon and Valentin Ibars;  EPFL XGrant – LyF uses actual avalanche victim detection technology on board of a drone to help skiers and mountaineers detect buried victims in a more efficient manner. Pindex, Timothée Duran; EPFL XGrant – Pindex uses its software to help tourists get interactive tours of museums, cities, and much more. The next swissnex startup Bootcamp in San Francisco takes place early 2020 - applications will open soon. In addition to the United States, internationalisation camps are available for Innosuisse startups in Brazil, China, India and the UK. (RAN / SK)