venture leaders China 2014

New Market Opportunities in Asia

For Swiss entrepreneurs, China is a key market to explore. While obstacles remain, the size of the opportunities will grow and offer interesting market prospects. With this in mind, we collaborate with VentureLab to launch venture leaders China in 2014 September. The 10 selected entrepreneurs will travel to Shanghai and Beijing to better analyze the Chinese market and plan effective development strategies. Venture leaders program – ten intense days in Beijing and Shanghai from 3rd to 13th September:

  •  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

  These 10 start-ups will go through head-on-head pitching against local start-up counterparts! Come to meet with them and join us in Global Pitchfest, get inspired and have fun!


Company profiles

Key Partner

venturelab offers high level entrepreneurial acceleration programs, such as venture leaders, in partnership with academic and industry partners. Since inception, it has offered more than 3000 course and events dedicated to entrepreneurship, training and connecting the Swiss high-tech community.


The venture leaders – the members of the Swiss national startup team – have a clear-cut goal. They envision themselves as global players and want to take the first step to their global expansion. The ten-day business development program is specifically structured to help them achieve this goal. For the past 13 years, the Swiss national startup team traveled to the United States of America to discover the exciting entrepreneurial scene there. In 2014, as an initiative in Asia, 10 selected entrepreneurs went to China. By interacting with peers and discussing their experience, the participants benefited from a group learning environment. The entrepreneurs shared their challenges, develop ideas and motivate one and other, returning to Switzerland with a new outlook and drive to succeed.