Swiss Startup Demo Day

Join 13 promising startups from Switzerland on their journey to entering the US market.

Event Details




September 24, 2020 from 10:00am - 12:00pm EDT and 4:00pm - 6:00pm CEST

Join us as we meet 13 promising startups from Switzerland and join them on their journey to entering the US market. This event will feature two-minute pitches from each startup followed by questions from our expert judges.

And after please join the post-event CrossLinks, an informal meet and greet at this a chance to unwind, chat and make connections not only with the startups but others in the swissnex network who are passionate about Switzerland, Boston and more.

To learn more and RSVP for the CrossLinks: Swiss Startup click here.

Date and Time:

Thursday, September 24th

  • Demo Day –10:00am to 12:00pm
  • CrossLinks: Swiss Startup – 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Guest Judges

Jason Allen

Jason joined MassVentures in 2018 as a Vice President. Before working at MassVentures, he was the Vice President of Media at Ovia Health, a Boston-based women’s digital health company that helps women navigate their fertility, pregnancy and parenting journey with the goal of improving outcomes.  Jason has also held positions at Launch Capital, Attivio, and LogMeIn.


Val Livada

Val Livada

Val Livada has been active in the innovation/entrepreneurship ecosystem for over 35 years. He has advised Global 300 type companies, research universities, regional organizations and startups on commercializing technology. Presently Val leads the Boston Center of the EU Enrich program, connecting European ventures to the US and is working with MIT’s Materials Research and Deshpande Centers to better connect academia and industry.He is founder of the Corporate Entrepreneurship Network, sits on the Board of Directors of Aphios Corporation, The Built Environment Coalition, AutoHarvest Foundation and Monarch Antenna. He is also advisory board member for Greentown Labs, Mass Robotics, NU’s Advanced Manufacturing Group and Portugal’s BGI incubator.Dr. Livada holds degrees from MIT and Tufts’ Fletcher School and has taught at the Sloan School of Management at MIT and the Questrom School at BU.


Startup Speakers

Basil Philipp
Elena Gross
Glenn Meleder
Igor Martin

Basil Philipp – Genistat

Elena Gross – KetoSwiss

Glenn Meleder – SecuraXis

Igor Martin – Hydromea

Justin Owen
Fredrick Joseph
Nico Kunz
Nicola Staub

Justin Owen – Pexapark

Fredrick Johnson Joseph – SurgeonsLab

Nico Kunz – iazzu

Nicola Staub – Cybera Globa

Jingwen Shi
Rene Pfitzner
Samir Ounzain
Simon Breitler

Jingwen Shi – GDBspace

Rene Pfitzner – Experify

Samir Ounzain –
HAYA Therapeutics

Simon Breitler –
EraCal Therapeutics

Thomas Schultz

Thomas Schultz -CareerFairy