Venture Leaders China 2020

Ten Swiss deeptech startups were selected for the Venture Leaders China program. The members of this new Swiss National Startup Team will get the chance to engage with Chinese investors, mentors, experts, and potential business partners to pitch their ideas and raise funds during an exclusive 10-day roadshow

Event Details


Venues in China to be confirmed


September 14 - 23, 2020

The best of Swiss Deeptech is coming to China


Marked by the seventh edition facilitating connections between Swiss startups and Chinese investors, mentors, experts, and potential partners, swissnex China is proud to be accompanying a high-quality delegation of top Swiss startups in China for a roadshow currently planned between September 14 and 23, 2020, including pitching and networking sessions, where the entrepreneurs will showcase Switzerland’s innovative technology. The program offers the entrepreneurs multiple sessions with China’s experts and leaders to give them insights into entering the world’s fastest-growing innovation market.


Meet the Winners of Venture Leaders China 2020


Chosen by a jury of experts and investors, Venture Leaders China 2020 comprises of top Swiss startups providing solutions that improve a wide range of fields, including crop protection, compliance with marine air emission regulations, antibody therapy for cancer, and the quality and processing speed of raw semiconductor substrates. Please find more details below.


AgroSustain SA | Olga Dubey | Nyon

AgroSustain develops and brings to market efficient biological crop protection products that can be used all along the food chain, aiming to replace conventional products while eliminating negative impacts on the environment.

Bluetector AG | David Din | Root

Bluetector has developed a purely biological treatment of manure: turning it into water. The treated water is ideal for irrigation, addressing the increasing scarcity for agricultural usage while solving the global difficulties managing manure volumes.

Daphne Technology SA | Mario Michan | Saint-Sulpice

Daphne Technology enables commercial ship owners and operators to comply with existing and upcoming marine air emission regulations while reducing their environmental impact and increasing their competitiveness by simultaneously removing NOx and SOx from exhaust gas and producing valuable fertilizer.

Elthera AG | Anne Schmidt | Schlieren

Elthera develops antibody therapies for the treatment of cancer, using two approaches for an enhanced anti-cancer effect by distinct mechanisms of action: a T cell engaging bispecific antibody and an antibody-drug conjugate for targeted tumor-cell killing.

Kemiex AG | Oriol Saludes| Zurich

Kemiex’ trading and information platform for raw materials in life-science industries connects buyers and sellers to a network of reliable companies and provides unique market insights over its specialized B2B marketplace.

NEMIS Technologies| Arnaud Muller | Dübendorf

NEMIS’ breakthrough technology transforms the diagnostic market with its rapid, easy-to-use point-of-care pathogenic bacteria detection solution in the fields of food safety, clinical diagnostics, water safety, and animal health.

PB&B SA | Anthony Aho | Lausanne

PB&B is developing a new generation of fillers and soft tissue remodeling injections for plastic surgeons and dermatologists. The patented technology stimulates a patient’s soft tissues in situ to naturally gain volume with locally delivered lipids.

Positrigo AG | Jannis Fischer| Zurich

Positrigo’s vision is to image everyone and offers innovative solutions for providing functional brain positron emission tomography scans to the masses, with a first focus on the early detection of Alzheimer’s Disease.

Scientific Visual SA | Frederic Falise | Renens

Scientific Visual’s technologies improve the quality and processing speed of raw semiconductor substrates by objectively identifying and quantifying internal defects prior to the expensive transformation into wafers.

SwissDeCode AG | Gianpaolo Rando | Renens

SwissDeCode helps food manufacturers to grow and produce high-quality food by offering real-time certification of products and premises with a simple DNA detection platform. Its accredited processes test for specific target DNA, providing actionable results in 30 minutes.


About Venture Leaders

The Venture Leaders – members of the Swiss National Startup Team – have a clear goal. They envision themselves as global players and want to take the first step to their global expansion. Venturelab has 15 years of experience bringing Switzerland’s best entrepreneurs to the heart of technology hotspots: Silicon Valley, New York, Boston, Barcelona, Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen, and Hong Kong. Companies founded by the 415 Venture Leaders alumni have created more than 3,500 jobs and raised more than CHF 2.1 billion in capital.


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Venture Leaders China is co-organized by Venturelab and swissnex China, and supported by Canton de Vaud, VISCHER, Canton of Zurich, EPF Lausanne, ETH Zurich, Gebert Rüf Stiftung.


Lijun Zhang, Head of Innovation & Entrepreneurship at swissnex China,

Danli Zhou, Head of Marketing & Communications at swissnex China,