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Gioia Deucher - swissnex San Francisco - Stanford - Jan 3 2011

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Gioia Deucher - swissnex San Francisco - Stanford - Jan 3 2011

  1. 1. swissnex San Francisco and the U.S. Market Entry Camp January 3, 2011 Stanford University School of Engineering European Entrepreneurship & Innovation Initiative of the State Secretariat for Education and Research SER Annex of the Consulate General. Swiss Knowledge Network with outposts in Boston, San Francisco, Shanghai and Singapore Gioia Deucher
  2. 2. swissnex: A Worldwide Network of Knowledge Outposts Connecting the dots ... 2
  3. 3. …through activities such as Mandates Nestle Innovation Learning Partnerships “Expeditions” Social Media and To Switzerland Swiss Universities To the USA CTI Start-up Visitors, EIR, Interns, Teams US Market Entry Camp Events Interns from Swiss Brain Computer Interfaces Universities Sustainable Cities Sabbaticals (media, academia) WEF’2010 - Highlights Design in Innovation …and many more… 3
  4. 4. …through activities such as Mandates Nestle Innovation Learning Partnerships “Expeditions” Social Media and To Switzerland Swiss Universities To the USA CTI Start-up Visitors, EIR, Interns, Teams US Market Entry Events Camp Brain Computer Interfaces Interns from Swiss Universities Sustainable Cities Sabbaticals (media, WEF’2010 - Highlights academia) Design in Innovation …and many more… 4
  5. 5. CTI Start-up: A collaboration of three years The challenge: short notice, short term visits For start-ups 9 • contacts/connections often not 8 available at short notice 2008 • continued physical presence is 7 2009 key (networking, follow-up, cross- 6 2010 (ytd) pollination with other teams…) 5 4 For swissnex 3 • short notice  short run-up time for intros, etc. 2 • less familiarity with startup 1  lower quality “match-making” 0 • maturity of visiting startups <1 1-3 >3 EIR differed: risk of “burning” contacts week weeks weeks 5
  6. 6. A new business model: The U.S. Market Entry Camp Selected startups get: • 3 months at swissnex San Francisco or Boston with 24/7 access to office & infrastructure • close collaboration in defining and support in achieving milestones • access to network of advisors, service providers, mentors, partners • customized one-on-one workshops (legal, funding, media, communication, etc.) • coverage on swissnex communications channels • travel & accommodations stipend (for up to 2 persons per startup) Launched in November 2010 6
  7. 7. Current “Campers” Mirasense • Barcode Recognition Technology • December 2010 – February 2011 QGel • Biotech: hydrogel for 3D cell cultures • January – March 2011 Dacuda • IT: scanning mouse • January – March 2011 7
  8. 8. Example Alexander Ilic, CEO of Dacuda 8
  9. 9. Thank you. Gioia Deucher swissnex San Francisco 730 Montgomery Street San Francisco, CA 94111 gioia.deucher@swissnexsanfrancisco.org +1 415 912 5901 ext. 114 9

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