Final wrap-up

It’s sad to say, but connectUS 2017 is already over. With the Closing Event on May 8, it officially came to an end. But we had a wonderful year with lots of interesting and amazing moments.   Everything started in summer 2016 with the planning. The first official event then was the Kick-Off Meeting for […]

Wrap up San Francisco

The Bay Area – The place where innovation comes from. No matter what company we visited in San Francisco or the Silicon Valley, we always had the impression to have arrived in the future. Either a company’s product, business model, process or employees seem to strive for innovation. We were lucky enough to be given […]

Day 5 – San Francisco

Our fifth and last day in San Francisco was splitted in two parts. In the morning, the delegation had time for them-selves and do what they wanted. In the afternoon, we had a last visit here.   Xamarin Karina Ung from Xamarin organised together with Paul Singh from Microsoft this visit. David Hathaway presented us the […]

Day 4 – San Francisco

We spent our fourth day in the Silicon Valley. So, everbody was really looking forward to this day.   Swisscom Outpost Our first stop was at the Swisscom Outpost. Lukas Peter, CEO of this outpost and a Swiss guy, welcomed us at their office. It was founded in 1998 and has nowadays 10 employees. He […]

Day 3 – San Francisco

Leisure time – this was the motto of our third day. Everybody could do what he or she wanted to.   But the delegation had the opportunity to explore Alcatraz, the prison of San Francisco. Most of them joined this trip. It was really interesting to see how the prisoner had to live there. With […]

Day 2 – San Francisco

The second day of our On-Site Seminar stood for exploring San Francisco. Therefore, we had a big bus tour across the whole city. We did a first stop by the Alamo Square. From there, we had an amazing view over the city.                     Afterwards, we headed to […]

Day 1 – San Francisco

Our On-Site Seminar started today with three absolutely interesting visits in San Francisco City.   DocuSign This company manages contracts electronically and not on paper. So, you are able to sign, send and manage documents anytime, anywhere and on any device. About 2’000 people are working for DocuSign worldwide. 2005 was the foundation in Seattle and […]

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 6

Ecosystem Venture On our last day in San Francisco connectUS went to visit Ecosystem Venture. Alexander Fries welcomed the delegation in Tim Draps Hero City where Ecosystem Ventures as well as other companies are located. Alexander is a Swiss citizen from Davos who founded and cofounded several companies. He explained to the delegation the different […]

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 […]