On June 18, we moved to NYC for joining the Swiss Business Hub USA and Switzerland Global Enterprise to celebrate the Eleventh Annual Tell Awards, which recognize U.S. companies with significant investment projects in Switzerland. The awards, named for the legendary Swiss hero William Tell, were presented by Ambassador André Schaller (Consul General of Switzerland in New York) and Daniel Küng, CEO of Switzerland Global Enterprise. Bloomberg hosted the event at its New York headquarters. Following the Awards Ceremony, the Swiss National Startup Team was invited onstage to showcase Swiss innovation projects. The recipients of this year’s awards are Bristol-Meyers Squibb, Fossil Group, and Zimmer.
The 10-day business development bootcamp ended with a company visit at the Headquarter of Uber in NYC and with nice group pictures on the Top of Rockefeller Center. The two main learning lessons of this experience are 1) it is all about EXECUTION and 2) “a ship in a harbour is safe, but that’s not why ships are built”.