For Startups

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What are you waiting for?? Apply now!!

Want to bring your company to a new level and go international? swissnex can provide you with a desk and valuable contacts in New York's vibrant innovation/technology ecosystem. Connect with potential clients, investors, and talent, in parallel to gaining access to legal and business advice from expert mentors. Learn more here!


Meet the Venture Leaders in Fintech! 

June 19, 2017

The venture leaders jury has selected the first Fintech Team of the venture leaders history. The ten high potential Swiss startups will take part in the high-powered business and financing roadshow in New York this September. Learn more about the participating startups! 





Join us for a pitch competition featuring Switzerland's top ten fintech startups!
Our class of 10 Swiss entrepreneurs from the venture leaders program are on their way to global expansion - and ready to pitch to the New York Fintech scene!

Select startups from Rise New York will compete alongside them in a pitch competition.

You Choose the Next Champion!

Each entrepreneur will have two minutes to pitch their company to the audience. You will choose the three best pitches of the night. Then, our jury will pick the overall winner.

We are delighted to organize this event at Rise New York, the premier Fintech startup ecosystem in New York City.

Follow this link to register for the event or contact Isabelle ( for more information.


Past Events

Swiss-US Energy Innovation Days, August 20 - 23 in NY

We hosted the 4th edition of the Swiss US Energy Innovation Days in New York City. This initiative, launched by swissnex Boston and the Swiss Federal Office for Energy in 2014, brought a delegation of leading energy experts from Switzerland to New York for a learning journey on how this "mega-city" deals with the challenges, risks and chances of the changing energy world.

Hors Pistes at Wanted Design Brooklyn, May 17 - 23, 2017 

 From Left To right:  Tables  – Micael Filipe, Zélé Ouattara, Fanitta Sontié, & Natogoma Traoré, Banfora 2014. Photo: ©Émile Barret / Hors Pistes;  Zaworé  – Alphonse Ouedraogo & Studio Monsieur, Ouagadougou 2013. Photo: ©Émile Barret / Hors Pistes;  Ouagadougou 2013.  Photo: ©Fabrice Schneider / Hors Pistes. 

From Left To right: Tables – Micael Filipe, Zélé Ouattara, Fanitta Sontié, & Natogoma Traoré, Banfora 2014. Photo: ©Émile Barret / Hors Pistes; Zaworé – Alphonse Ouedraogo & Studio Monsieur, Ouagadougou 2013. Photo: ©Émile Barret / Hors Pistes; Ouagadougou 2013. Photo: ©Fabrice Schneider / Hors Pistes. 

Hors Pistes, an international collaborative residency program, initiates creative encounters, enabling young designers to discover foreign traditional techniques, and artisans to diversify the eld of application of their know-how. The exhibition at Wanted Design Brooklyn – marking the initiative’s US premiere –  will showcase a selection of objects, images, and publications from the two previous Hors Pistes workshops held in Burkina Faso – Ouagadougou in 2013 and Banfora in 2014. Learn more 

Swiss Touch presents: 
Craftsmen & designers, story of encounters

Thursday May 18, 5:00 – 6:15 PM

A conversation with Dimitri Bähler, Swiss designer and participant in the Hors Pistes residency in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso; Amandine David, Co-founder of Hors Pistes, an international residency program promoting collaboration between designers and artisans; Andrea Lipps, Assistant Curator of Contemporary Design at Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum; Nicolas Randin, Former Head of Swiss Cooperation Office in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, currently Counsellor at the Permanent Mission of Switzerland to the United Nations.  More info and RSVP here

Mapping graphig design history in switzerland


Robert Lzicar and Davide Fornari will be in the U.S. for a multi-stop tour to present their co-edited book, Mapping Graphic Design History in Switzerland. Join us for their NYC event! 


switzerland at Northside Festival 2016