Swiss startups conquering Asian markets

Following the success of the past three editions of venture leaders China, Venturelab is happy to announce the fourth edition of the program in 2017. Venture leaders China is a unique 10-day business development program to explore the Chinese market potential for high growth Swiss startups. It is an exclusive opportunity to be part of a top entrepreneurial team, accelerate ones' business growth and showcase Switzerland as a leading country for innovation. Every year, 10 carefully selected high-tech entrepreneurs get a unique chance to give their technology and business a commercial boost, thanks to venture leaders.

A high-powered jury select the most promising startups. Participants travel to Shanghai, Beijing, Shenzhen and Hong Kong where they attend a unique entrepreneurial and business development program. Organized in partnership with swissnex China, venture leaders consists of numerous opportunities for face-to-face discussions with leaders of the high-tech community. It offers a focused and intense program designed to provide participants with a maximum impact on their personal, business and network development. It is also a unique way to understand the risks and opportunities of doing business in China.

venture leaders program – ten intense days in China

  • Presentation to experts and investors per industry sector
  • Startup visits
  • Knowledge workshops with experts in business development, IP, corporate affairs etc.
  • Advanced entrepreneurship training
  • "Execution workshops" focusing on developing your company, "hands on"
  • Group feedback sessions
  • Multiple networking events with the high-tech entrepreneurs' scene
  • Flexibility for personal business development activities during the whole stay

Meet the venture leaders China 2017

For the 4th time, the venture leaders jury has selected the venture leaders China team 2017, forming the “Swiss National Startup Team China”. The ten high growth Swiss startups will take part in the high powered business and financing roadshow, co-organized with swissnex China. Coined as a “flagship program” by the Swiss Ambassador in China, the program will bring the startups to Beijing, Dalian, Shanghai, Shenzhen and Hong Kong, for the most intense journey so far. Check out which startups and founders will fly to China in 2017 by clicking on the image below:

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