Venture Leaders China 2018

The selected 10 high growth Swiss startups composing the new Swiss National Startup Team will fly to China for an exclusive 10-day roadshow for business and investor meetings in September.

Event Details


Various venues depending on location, please refer to details below.


September 09, 2018 - September 21, 2018


Registration required due to limited spaces. Please see details below.

The Flagship Program for Swiss startups in China


For the fifth consecutive year, swissnex China is proud to be accompanying a high-quality delegation of top Swiss startups in China for a roadshow that will span 10 days and 5 cities. Venture Leaders China 2018 will take place from September 10th to 21st and will include business workshops, investors meetings and public events in Hong-Kong, Shenzhen, Shanghai, Beijing and Tianjin. The roadshow offers the startups unparalleled exposure and insight into the Chinese market, along with learning about business opportunities, how corporate affairs work, pitching to investors and getting insights from experts.


A unique sample of Swiss hightech startups for a unique program


Chosen by a jury of experts and investors, Venture Leaders 2018 comprises of top Swiss startups in the fields of cleantech, medtech, biotech, IT and electronics. Six out of the ten are listed amongst the TOP 100 Swiss Startups ranking of 2017. Please find more details below.


Public Events Save-the-Date(s):


Hong Kong Pitching

September 12, 18:00 – 21:30 | Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, 1 Expo Drive, Wanchai | Register here.

Shenzhen Pitching

September 13, 14:00 | Shenzhen Stock Exchange, 2012 Shennan Blvd., Futian | Register here.

Shanghai Pitching

September 14, 18:00 | B1, Bund SOHO Building F, No 88 Zhongshan 2nd East Road | Register here.

Beijing – 2018 6th “Dong Sheng Cup” International Entrepreneurship Competition European Division

September 17, 08:30 – 16:00 | 3rd Floor, Zone D, Building 1, Dong Sheng International Science Park, Zhongguancun International Innovation Education Center, No.1, Yongtaizhuang North Road, Haidian District, Beijing | For registration please contact:

Ms. Shao 18210632636 or Ms. Zhang 13522793367

Beijing Pitching

September 17, 18:30 – 21:30 | Embassy of Switzerland in China | For registration please contact:

Mr. Yijun WU

Tianjin Pitching

September 19, 17:00 – 19:30 | Crowne Plaza Meijiangnan Hotel | For registration please contact:


Contact: Mr. Quentin Gigon


Meet the Venture Leaders China 2018 Team:
















Cellestia Biotech AG | Rajwinder Lehal | | EPFL

Targeted anti-cancer therapy

DistalMotion | Michael Friedrich | | EPFL

Democratizing robotic surgery

Fixposition | Zhenzhong Su | | ETH Zurich

Reliable high-accuracy navigation for autonomous vehicles

Foldaway | Marco Salerno | | EPFL

Ultra-portable and low-cost origami haptic interfaces

GRZ Technologies | Noris Gallandat | | EPFL

Hydrogen-related renewable energy storage

InterAx Biotech | Aurélien Rizk | | ETH Zurich

Unique drug discovery platform for identification of functionally selective GPCR drug candidates

Nomoko | Nilson Kufus | | ETH Zurich

3D digital twin of the world

RetinAI | Carlos Ciller | | UNIL / Unibern

AI healthcare solutions to protect patients from vision loss

SimplicityBio | Matthew Hall | | UNIL

Customized in-silico solutions using multiple biomarkers

Topadur | Reto Naef | | Zurich

Drug therapies for severe wound healing problems in hospitals