Wrap up New York

New York – established and still growing business hub With a meaningful historical background (e.g. the wall street etc.) New York is already well known and one of the most famous (business) cities in the world. Anyways, there is still a lot of demand for office spaces in that area. Corporates still consider it as […]

Wrap up Boston

Boston – the Silicon Valley of the east coast! Well known for it’s universities, Boston is way more than only a student city. Very fast one considers that there is a high business potential. In more detail it is the health care and tech hub of the United States (or even the world). Of course […]

Nexus

We are very happy to announce that we published the second Nexus Newsletter today! The FHNW International Student Projects Insight China, Focus India, connectUS, and exploreASEAN have created a corporate newsletter to share the highlights of the onsite seminar. Fifteen years ago, the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland (FHNW) pioneered with International Student Projects (ISP). The ISPs are organised by […]

San Francisco – Day 5

Indiegogo This morning the first stop of day five in San Francisco was at the headquarter of Indiegogo, an international crowdfunding website. Indiegogo is one of the first companies that offered crowdfunding that allows people to fund money for a start-up business by opening your idea to a community through its platform. Udayan welcomed us in Indiegogos […]

San Francisco – Day 3

Mozilla – “let’s troll the titans” This morning connectUS went to Silicon Valley for the first time and had the opportunity to visit Mozilla. Asa Dotzler, “spokes model” told us the story of Mozilla and expressed its values during a warm welcome this morning in Mozilla’s headquarters. 20 years ago Asa started like most of […]

San Francisco – Day 2

Academy of Art University Today the connectUS delegation went to the Academy of Art University in the middle of San Francisco. We were warmly welcomed by Amber who guided us through the classrooms and departments.  It was very exciting to get an insight into the students’ works in the fields of game devlopment, fashion design, animation as well […]

San Francisco – Day 1

We did it! connectUS just touched down on the US West Coast for the very first time in history! We managed to go to San Francisco! All of us are really looking forward to some awesome days with some big company visits in and around Silicon Valley and having the chance to experience the westcoast spirit! […]

Boston – Day 4

[av_textblock size=” font_color=” color=”] Freedom Trail Today was the connectUS 2016 explore Boston day. The morning started with a special tour which was organized for us. The tour took 90 minutes and we visited some sites of the Freedom Trail which all have a crucial role in the American Revolution. Our tour guide itself was […]

Boston – Day 3

Biogen Today connectUS 2016 had the chance to visit the headquarters of Biogen in Cambridge, Boston. The company was founded 1978 in Geneva and therefore it is a company with Swiss roots in the biopharmical industry. Nowadays Biogen has strong affiliates in 30 countries and 50 additional distribution partners around the world. The company focuses on […]

Boston – Day 2

Swissnex Today the connectUS 2016 delegation was warmly welcomed by Swissnex at their office in Boston. As an introduction Jonas Brunschwig briefly explained to us the unique characteristics of the vibrant ecosystem especially for entrepreneurs in Boston. With over 300 universities it is a huge pool of talents. Jonas refered to Boston as Athen of […]