P2 "Prototype to Product" Accelerator Program 2018
Global innovation in FinTech through expert collaboration
F10 is sponsored by SIX, the operator of Switzerland’s stock market and a powerful center of world-leading service providers in securities trading, securities transactions, financial information processing and cashless payment transactions. Our excellent connections allow us to connect fresh startups with experienced corporate members and invest in today’s best ideas for a brighter future for all.
Spiros is globally ranked No.1 fintech & No. 2 insurtech influencers by Onalytica. He is senior advisor and investor at InsureScan.net, Kapilendo.com and moneymeets.com. An advisory board member at Werthstein.com, a unique Swiss digital wealth management company and senior advisor at DSER.de, a B2B German fintech company with a client portfolio volume of over EUR 40 billion. He is also a senior advisor to the Fintech Forum. Previously, he worked in banking and money management (hedge funds) and launched two start-ups in New York during the dotcom boom and bust period, one of which would nowadays be termed a fintech. He is a frequent speaker at international fintech conferences and publishes articles on his innovation proposals, inspirations and thought leadership. Some of these articles include "The Fintech Agent", "Efficient-Banking", and "Future of Fintech. A Combination of Barbarella & 2001: A Space Odyssey". One of his innovation proposals, "The Fintech Supermarket", formed a contribution to The FINTECH Book published in April 2016 by Wiley.
Before becoming a partner at IBO, a company who provides investment performance comparison across banks, Marc worked as a trader and in the wealth management for more than a decade. Subsequently he was put in charge of large-scale change-management and IT projects at different banks. Following this he became an independent adviser on banking and digitization. He see himself as a fintech aficionado from day one and have been sharing his insights as a blogger. He is a guest lecturer for banking, leadership and digitization at various universities and contributor to leading Swiss finance magazines. The crucial criteria for all his endeavors: “It must be fun, I want to learn something and want to leave a legacy.
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.
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.
Finance 2.0 is the biggest Fintech platform of Switzerland. It is 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
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.
Process Brand Evolution
A brand is a valuable asset – a strong brand reinforces a company’s competitive advantage, both on a strategic level and in day-to-day business situations. It inspires and shapes the entire organisation: staff, range of services, the way a company communicates with the world. Process Brand Evolution is an independent branding and design agency based in Zurich, Shanghai and Taipei. We work for clients such as Migros, Credit Suisse, BKW, Edelweiss Air and Marché Mövenpick. We define brands and orchestrate them. Our branding experts’ holistic approach provides valuable support for all business undertakings and our work has won numerous awards. Partnering with F10 is a great opportunity to share our know-how in branding and design with young entrepreneurs. It is a fantastic way for us to boost and inspire innovation and great new ideas.
BlueGlass Interactive is a remarkable international digital marketing agency. Located in Zurich, London and Tallinn. BlueGlass possesses enormous digital marketing know-how and leads numerous well-known clients to commercial success with their online media.
Our mission: “To change the way companies market themselves online with extraordinary strategies, services and software, powered by the best minds in digital marketing.”
The BlueGlass range of award winning services contains Digital Strategy Consulting, SEO, Content Marketing, Social Media and Digital Campaigns. The main focus is always on quality and sustainability. The data-driven BlueGlass strategies deliver results that impact the client’s business in a measurable way. BlueGlass Interactive understands the need to be nimble and industrious while moving between services to do what’s best for the client’s brand, and not what fits in a constricting month-to-month, cookie-cutter box.
Swiss Finance + Technology Association
Swiss FinteCH is an independent member-based association which aims to serve as the hub for #swissfinteCH. Our members are individuals connected to the eco.
NOIVA is a non-profit organization, founded in Winterthur in 2010 and currently working mainly in the Middle East, particularly in Jordan. It is dedicated to two things, which are …
… humanitarian aid
As a nongovernmental organization (NGO) NOIVA offers support on different levels to sections of the population under threat: it organizes emergency aid in crisis areas, yet also aims to implement long-term measures of development aid in places with a lack of jobs, schools, children’s homes etc. NOIVA is of the conviction that it is indispensable to support local economies through initiatives, investment and know-how in order «to help people help themselves» in a sustainable way.
At this point in time the following projects are carried out on a regular basis: food provisions, home visits, repair and improvement of housing, advice for women and mothers, programs for children, sport projects, creative workshops and computer classes.
… reconciliation work
The profound conflicts in the Middle East regions unfortunately keep destroying critical progress. This means for us: material support is important, but does not solve the underlying problem. This is the reason why NOIVA also initiates projects reaching across population groups, nations and borders, for example related to the economy, education and the arts. By creating direct contacts reservations and prejudices are reduced; mutual trust can gradually be developed instead.
The basis for this commitment is the conviction that a culture of reconciliation and friendship will be at the core of a renewed interconnectedness in the Middle East. The slogan «Shaping Worlds of Peace» expresses NOIVA’s main goal: to create peace – on all levels and by all means.
Go Beyond Investing is a leading European FinTech company transforming angel investing into a new scalable asset class for small and large, novice to experienced investors. The company offers a unique deal platform, portfolio tools, syndication/pooling, due diligence, investment monitoring services, training and certified deal leaders across technology, industrial, consumer, internet & mobile and impact sectors. Go Beyond is headquarted in Zurich and has a presence in Basel, Brussels, Florida, Lausanne, Madrid, Malta, Munich, and Paris.
VISCHER is one of the leading independent Swiss business law firms. Our team of close to 100 lawyers and tax experts is dedicated to providing effective solutions in legal, tax and regulatory matters. We work across the country out of two offices, located in Zürich and Basel, the two largest business centers of Switzerland.
Moneycab is covering the Swiss economy since 2001. Exclusive CEO interviews and a focus on Startups, Digitization, ITC and Finance make Moneycab the premium source of information for decision makers.
Pioneers’ Club PCU
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.
Fintech News Switzerland
Fintechnews.ch covers stories about the Fintech Ecosystem – i.e. Mobile Payment, Personal Finance, Bitcoin, Blockchain, Regtech, Robo Advisor, Lending and Startups in Switzerland and Europe. Fintech News Switzerland also provides a bi-weekly newsletter with the most important information about the Fintech industry in Switzerland.
swissnex San Francisco
swissnex San Francisco is part of a global network with nodes in the world’s most innovative hubs—Bangalore, Boston, San Francisco, Shanghai, and Rio de Janeiro—where the future is being shaped. In San Francisco, we have over a decade of experience connecting Switzerland and North America through knowledge sharing.
swissnex is an initiative of Switzerland’s State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI), managed in cooperation with the Department of Foreign Affairs. In San Francisco, swissnex is an annex of the Consulate General of Switzerland. A public-private venture, vital financial support is provided by partners, sponsors, and donors sharing swissnex San Francisco’s commitment to connecting the dots.
DIventures is a venture capital firm, based in Zurich/Berlin/New York focused on accelerating FinTech and RegTech innovations and trends. DIventures’ proven investment strategy spans all stages of a company's growth, from seeding innovations to funding early-stage companies to fueling the growth of market leaders. We can add value and offer expert guidance (eg IT, Finance, Legal, Payments) throughout a startup’s lifecycle - whether the company's big idea is at its inception or has already progressed to be a viable reality.
F10 is at the beating heart of the global finance system in Switzerland – and we’re exceptionally well-placed to help you, whether you are a Startup with a fantastic idea or prototype, seeking to benefit as a corporate member or an investor.
With our strategic location in Zurich and superlative connections to some of the biggest and most established financial services in the country, our mission is to help you achieve your goals with all the help and support you need.
Building collaborative ecosystems
We bring Startups and corporate members together in powerful collaborative partnerships to accelerate growth and innovation. More than just acceleration, we also provide co-working spaces, investment and innovation in the corporate sphere.
You’ll find our office in the heart of the city – Stop by for a coffee if you happen to be in the neighbourhood!