Event details

Date and time 06.09.2021 10.09.202108:0018:00  
Category Call for proposal

Application deadline: 25.04.2021 APPLY NOW!

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 Venture Leaders’ startup development program is specifically structured to help them achieve these goals. This intense journey offers 10 selected entrepreneurs an accelerated learning curve and a solid network through their exchanges with their peers in the team, as well as market exposure, feedback from investors and experts, and hands-on business development.

Venture Leaders Life Sciences alumni comprise high-flying startups such as Covagen (acquired by Johnson&Johnson), Redbiotec (partly acquired by Pfizer), KB Medical(acquired by Globus Medical), SimplicityBio (acquired by Precision for Medicine), AMAL Therapeutics (acquired by Boehringer Ingelheim) and Interax Biotech (Seed round with US investors met during the roadshow). Following these great success stories, Medtech and Biotech now have separate Venture Leaders programs, catering perfectly to the needs of entrepreneurial teams in the fields.

A unique program in China (September 2021)
You belong to the top Biotech startups in Switzerland and want to boost your future? Then apply to be one of the 10 members of the 2021 Swiss National Startup Team Biotech for a rocking week in China-the hotspot for health science and biotech. Don’t miss the opportunity!

The admission process
Registration deadline: April 18, 2021
Register your project and apply for one of the 10 seats in the ten day intensive entrepreneurship training program in Chinese innovation hubs.

Jury presentation: May 19, 2021
Personal presentation by the best 20 applicants in front of the jury in Zurich.

Kick-off meeting: July 8, 2021
Kick-off event presenting the Venture Leaders publicly 

Trip to China: September 6 - 10, 2021

Venture Leaders Biotech is co-organized by Venturelab and swissnex China and supported by EPF Lausanne, ETH Zurich, VISCHER, and the Canton of Zurich.



Practical information

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  • Venture Lab