Win CHF 10’000.- for your Fintech Startup

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As you may have seen if you’re following startups trends worldwide, fintech is quite a hot topic. And it’s not different in Switzerland (check this and this post). Of course, because Switzerland (in a whole) is one of the biggest financial hubs in the world. And things are moving, and it’s great to see this happening!

A few ago, a new fintech association is born, namely Swiss FinteCH. This new organization came out of the Fintech Meetups Zürich and Geneva, and their founders, John Hucker and Alexandre Gaillard.

Swiss FinteCH is a non-profit association with members connected to the local ecosystem and a common aim to promote the Swiss FinTech scene.

Swiss FinteCH is an independent member-based association which aims to serve as the hub for #swissfinteCH. The group is volunteer-led and engages with partners (i.e. corporates, associations, government, etc) to pursue its goals, like:

  1. Balancing with the neutrality interests of members from startups, investors, industry, government, etc.
  2. Connecting Swiss FinTech to leading global centers
  3. Offering meaningful information and content, such as directories, reports, etc.
  4. Advocating and mediating for a more supportive business, regulatory, and innovation environment
  5. Strengthening Switzerland as a Financial Centrebutors, volunteers, and advisory board members.

First project of the association is the “Swiss FinTech Pitch”competition, which will reward one startup with CHF 10’000.- on August 27th.
Applications process runs until August 24th and 10 top FinTech startups from Switzerland will be on stage to get feedback from a panel of 5 leading investors, fintech experts local and international media. Yann Ranchere, from Anthemis, will hold a keynote and panel discussions will include FINMA or SBA,.

The association also launched a survey, which results will be published on August 27th in Zürich and froim whichSwiss FinteCH will extract a serie of recommendations for its next activities.

So… if you’re a fintech startup… what are you waiting to apply (on short notice, OK) and hopefully… score?!?