Venturelab, a national training program by the Swiss government for innovative, high-tech startups, will bring 10 Swiss entrepreneurs to China as part of the ‘Venture Leaders China’ program. This is the first year the program is being organized in China, a similar program in the U.S. has been running for 13 years. The 10 selected entrepreneurs will travel to Shanghai and Beijing in September to boost their understanding of the Chinese market.

“No entrepreneur can ignore Asia anymore, especially at a time when China and other countries’ economic growth shift to an innovation-driven model. While remaining a challenging and complex environment, China offers market opportunities, world class expertise in production and supply chain as well as a competitive talent pool. Venture leaders China will guarantee that the startups will learn how to make the best of this fast moving region,” saysPascal Marmier, CEO, Swissnex China, a Swiss government body which promotes Swiss industry, technology and innovation in key markets globally.

The 10 entrepreneurs visiting Beijing and Shanghai from 3rd September to 13th September as part of the program:

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