The Swiss-Israel Lean Launchpad programme offers you an insight into the inner workings of the Israeli startup nation. Are you a Swiss Food or AgriTech startup and interested in the Israeli Startup Nation? Then this programme might be just the right fit.

You don’t come to Israel to enter the local market, – you come to Israel to connect to the world. Dare to dream of your unicorn venture, practice openness towards risk-taking and tap into a go-global mindset that many Israeli entrepreneurs exercise. This 10-week hybrid startup exchange programme is your access to the lively startup culture in Israel. The programme is tailor-made for the needs of each participating startup. The seminars offered in this programme give you a first-hand insight into the toolbox of Israeli entrepreneurs, including mastering your storytelling and pitching among others. More than that, the personal mentoring sessions offer your startup the opportunity to connect with Israeli partners relevant to your business.

The programme takes place between APRIL and JUNE 2023

  • Do you want to hear what our alumni say about the program? Watch the video HERE.
  • Do you have open questions? Find answers in our FAQ section.
  • Learn more about the PROGRAMME, get to know the STARTUP participants and APPLY.

Are you with us?

  • If you are questioning your startups’ fit for the programme, don’t hesitate to reach out to our team at the Embassy of Switzerland in Israel. Schedule a zoom call through the google forms hiding behind the APPLY HERE button. The team adapts the programme to create the best possible fit for all participating startups. Let’s get to know each other!


We are the innovation team at the Embassy of Switzerland in Israel and Israeli innovation consultants. We are a small but motivated team, doing our best to help Swiss and Israelis in the field of innovation to tap into the huge potential that lies in the cooperation between them. We have a deep understanding of the Israeli ecosystem and our number one mission is to share it with interested Swiss actors. For this edition of the Lean Launchpad programme we are partnering up with the Swiss Food and Nutrition Valley. Learn more about SFNV HERE.