Put Your Startup on Steroids with swissnex & CTI


The US can be one of the most inspiring places for entrepreneurs. Through the CTI Market Entry Camp USA, the swissnex outposts in North America offer Swiss tech entrepreneurs the opportunity to leverage this dynamic ecosystem to accelerate their startup’s growth.

On September 17th, Pierre Dorsaz from swissnex Boston's New York Outpost will be at the StartupFair in Zurich, Switzerland to promote the Market Entry Camp to interested Swiss entrepreneurs. Beginning September 23rd, swissnex’s Cyril Dorsaz and Niccolò Iorno will lead a startup roadshow across Switzerland, stopping by five Swiss cities to talk about startup opportunities in the US market. Join them along with former Camp participants to gain in-depth knowledge of the most vibrant startup ecosystems in Boston, New York, and San Francisco, and learn how to best leverage these markets to accelerate your company’s growth and gain a competitive advantage.

What you will Learn
You will learn how your startup can benefit from US exposure, which city is the best fit for your company, and how to get relevant market feedback quickly. Find out what you can realistically expect if you enter the US market, how to leverage US-based talent and expertise, and what you need to know to successfully raise money in the US.

Event Details
Format: 45-min presentation by swissnex + 15-min Q&A + networking time
Who: Entrepreneurs, startup aficionados, students, researchers, faculty
Price: Free



  • Geneva
    September 23rd, 2013 - 6:00 pm
    University of Geneva, Uni Mail (room M1140)
  • Lausanne
    September 24th, 2013 - 6:00 pm
    Parc Scientifique EPFL
    Special guest: Zeno Crivelli, co-founder at Jilion
  • Bern
    September 25th, 2013 - 6:00 pm
    Location: announced soon
    Special guest: Christian Hirzig, CEO at Atizo

  • Zurich
    September 26th, 2013 - 6:15 pm
    ETH Zurich (room HG D5.2)
  • Basel
    September 27th, 2013 - 6:00 pm
    Location: announced soon
    Special guest: Claudio Büttler, CMO at Qipp
  • Martigny
    October 1st, 2013 - 4:00 pm
    Location: Idiap Research Institute
  • Special Guests

    Lausanne: Zeno Crivelli, co-founder at Jilion
    Zeno Crivelli is co-founder of Jilion SA where he leads the development of SublimeVideo.

    Bern: Christian Hirzig, CEO at Atizo
    After graduating from the University of Applied Science in Bern and the University of St. Gallen, Christian Hirsig was responsible for several e-business projects at Swiss Post and Swisscom. He's been CEO of Atizo since 2007. Atizo is a Swiss online startup founded by Hirsig, Mathias Ruch, and Reto Aebersold. Hirsig teaches Innovation and Entrepreneurship at several Swiss universities. In his spare time he likes to play golf and ski.

    Basel: Claudio Büttler, CMO at Qipp
    Büttler holds a B.A. in economic sciences from the University of Basel and is a serial entrepreneur. In addition to his role at Qipp, he is a part-time CEO and owner PRIMECUT GmbH, operating various online e-commerce platforms like sakku.ch and shopalot.ch in a super lean organizational model. He has been CMO and CFO of careware since 2010 and 2011, respectively, and is responsible for all consumer interaction processes.