Last December, ten startups were chosen to join the Swiss National Startup Team as Venture Leaders Mobile 2023. The entrepreneurs behind the connectivity startups got to know each other and introduce themselves to the public at a virtual pitch session last week. The event also kicked off the roadshow, which will take them to the 4YFN startup at the heart of the Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona in February.
The week-long Venture Leaders Mobile roadshow aims to introduce Switzerland’s most innovative mobile startups to international investors and telecom industry leaders, making it a unique opportunity for companies to expand their international presence. An expert jury that includes professional investors and mobile technology experts reviewed 90 applications to choose the 10 Venture Leaders Mobile 2023. The chosen startups provide innovative solutions that advance areas such as cybersecurity, digital health, mobile components, and more.
At the kick-off event at the startup space in Schlieren, the entrepreneurs behind the top Swiss-based connectivity startups met their teammates and pitched their innovations to a virtual audience. Manuel Anschwanden, CEO of NextLens, was voted team captain by the audience.
The Mobile World Congress is the world’s largest and most important event for the mobile industry—an ideal platform to accelerate the Venture Leaders’ global growth and connect founders with industry leaders. Their presence at the 4YFN startup event will help the Swiss startups facilitate meetings with potential customers, investors, and experts.
“The 2023 edition of 4YFN and MWC promises to be an amazing iteration with more participants expected than in pre-pandemic times. With our extended presence at 4YFN, I expect it to be an amazing week for this team,” said Jordi Montserrat, managing partner at Venturelab. “The ten new members of the Swiss National Startup Team are once again of amazing quality, displaying some of the best innovation present in Switzerland with early-stage startups. We are very much looking forward to pushing these companies and their exceptional technologies onto the global stage.”
Three experts from VISCHER—Rolf auf der Maur, Gian-Andrea Caprez, and Pauline Pfirter—joined the Venture Leaders at the kick-off event to introduce the group to key aspects of term-sheet agreements with international investors as well as industry collaborations. VISCHER also powers the fourth Venturelab Trophy, a sailing match race connecting startups and investors in a unique setting at the Royal Nautico Club of Barcelona.
Venture Leaders Mobile is organized by Venturelab with the support of Huawei, Swisscom, and VISCHER.
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