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 (September 2022)
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 2022 Swiss National Startup Team Biotech for a rocking week travelling to international hotspots for health science and biotech. Don’t miss the opportunity!

The admission process
Registration deadline: June 19, 2022
Register your project and apply for one of the 10 seats in the intensive entrepreneurship week training program in global innovation hubs.

Jury presentation: July 11, 2022
Personal presentation by the best 20 applicants in front of the jury (virtually).

Kick-off meeting: August 18, 2022
Kick-off event presenting the Venture Leaders publicly

International Roadshow: September 11th - 17th, 2022

Venture Leaders Biotech is organized by Venturelab in partnership with Swissnex Boston and supported by Debiopharm, EPF Lausanne, ETH Zurich, EY - Ernst & Young, Swiss Biotech Association, VISCHER, and Venture Leader alumnus Ulf Grawunder.

  • September 11, 2022 @ 9:00 am
  • September 17, 2022
  • Switzerland
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