With its three accelerator programs F10 transforms startups from teams with promising ideas into successful growing companies with paying customers. F10 already has a proven track record of innovation, acceleration and creating products for future financial services. Supported by its corporate members, consisting of financial infrastructure provider SIX, banks, and insurance companies, F10 is in the unique position to foster worldwide collaboration between startups and international finance organizations.
Comprehensive accelerator programs adjusted to your stage, beginning with ideation through prototyping all the way up to having your product successfully on the market
In-depth experience of all aspects of the financial industry and top level access to big financial players
Access to our global network of banks, regulators, angels, VC’s, and more. For example, SIX is owned by 140 national and
Coverage of your expenses for attending the program “P2 Prototype to Product”, of CHF 15k per team
Internationally renowned mentors and coaches guiding you on your path to success
Central location in down town Zurich in the heart of Zurich’s nightlife district and in walking distance of technology and financial institutions
Totally free of charge! We do not take equity!
Once a year, F10 enables up to five teams with great ideas to create prototypes – similar to a one month hackathon. Individuals and employees of corporate members are allowed to apply for the program.
F10 acts as platform for fostering meaningful collaboration between startups and F10 corporate members to produce Proofs of Concept – despite having differing speeds, scales and mentalities.
At PwC, our purpose is to build trust in society and solve important problems. We're a network of firms in 157 countries with more than 208,000 people who are committed to delivering quality in assurance, advisory and tax services. Within PwC Switzerland around 2,800 employees and partners in 14 locations in Switzerland and one in the Principality of Liechtenstein help to create the value organisations and individuals are looking for. PwC Digital Services in Switzerland is part of a worldwide community of experts dedicated to helping you not just face digital disruption, but also to thrive on it. Our integrated digital solutions span innovation and strategy through to execution. We combine multi-disciplinary capabilities in digital strategy, transformation, user experience and design, cybersecurity as well as data analytics to help clients with all aspects of their digital transformation.
Julius Baer Group is a Swiss banking firm which is the parent company of Bank Julius Bär, a traditional "private" bank based in Zurich, Switzerland, which dates back to the year 1890 when it was founded by the famous banker Julius Bär. The Julius Baer Group manages substantial assets for private and institutional clients from all over the world. The Group's services consist mainly of asset management, wealth management and investment consultation, investment funds for private and institutional investors as well as securities and foreign exchange trading.
The Swiss ICT Investor Club (SICTIC) is a Switzerland based association that connects smart money investors to seed and early stage tech startups. SICTIC Fintech Angels is a vertical of SICTIC with angel investors that invest in Swiss Fintech startups. The Swiss ICT Investor Club (SICTIC) works closely with F10 and organizes SICTIC Fintech Investor Days to connect smart money investors to startups in the SIX FinTech Incubator F10 to help that they get easier access to funding as they are about to leave the F10 programme.
Finance 2.0 is the biggest Fintech platform of Switzerland. It’s the event of the Fintech ecosystem in Switzerland. Finance 2.0 works closely together with F10, because SIX as the national infrastructure provider, F10 and the SIXHackathon play an important role in fostering the Swiss innovation capacity hands on. This fits perfectly with our philosophy and it is a great enrichment for our Finance 2.0
Impact Hub Zurich is a community of entrepreneurs, techies and creative people, which supports Startups and connects them with large companies. This collaboration fosters innovation and creates a exchange platform for interdisciplinary actors from education, culture, science, economy and technology.Together with F10, Impact Hub supports FinTech in Zurich and try to connect as many actors as possible by giving them access to optimal infrastructure, network, methods and coaching to bring them up to speed.
TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to «Ideas Worth Spreading». TED Conferences invite the world’s leading thinkers and doers to speak for 18 minutes or less. In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. TEDxZurich invites the local community of thinkers and shapers located in and around Zurich each year for joining a one day conference for 6 years now. Together with the F10 Accelerator Program as a Main Partner we want to grow and inspire others to think out of the box likewise.
At the first Digital Festival in Zurich, important decision-makers, international companies and the tech world will come together to discuss the digital future in the context of the Swiss economy in Zurich from 15–18 September, 2016. With an eye on the challenges and opportunities for the Swiss economy we found the ideal partner for fintech with F10, which is the crux of the matter for finance in Switzerland. With its track record F10 hast proven to move things forward with a huge impact. We are convinced that together with F10 we can move Switzerland forward in digitization.
The Pioneers’ Club PCU was founded in 2003 as a non-profit organization in order to promote exchange of experience and expertise between young and established entrepreneurs alike. Focusing on innovation and entrepreneurial spirit, the PCU provides Pioneers with a valuable, international and intersectoral network with above-average potential. This exclusive networking platform gives Pioneers the opportunity to meet each other at events or on the PCU Community Platform. Together with F10 the PCU will organize events where FinTech entrepreneurs can meet and exchange their experiences and entreprenuerial challenges.
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F10 offers flexible workspaces and an open environment which allows daily know-how exchange across teams. The “arena” with a stage is the optimal room for events, workshops, presentations, or watching football. The “garage” is mostly used for more private meetings and presentations. Several highback sofas give room for one-to-one’s or can be used to work. Our “harbor”, with it’s movable walls, can be used as meeting or lunch table. All in all, our two big tree tables and other fixed tables give space for up to 40 convenient workplaces. Of course a standing meeting / Ping-Pong and a foosball table are not missing. Because we know that after a hard working day relaxation is important as well, we have a hammock and our fridge is filled with our own locally brewed beer.