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Boost your Startup and build connections

Twice a year, F10 offers a 6-month "Prototype to Product" program in which Startups will be supported in transitioning their prototype to a sellable product. Each team will be supported by a coach from the F10 team as well as an external mentor. All teams will have access to working space at F10 in Zurich. However, teams / Startups are not required to be on site for the duration of the program.

P1: Idea to Prototype

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.

P2: Prototype to Product

The program offers lessons and workshops grouped into five units

Vision, Team, Strategy

Business, Product & Technology

Marketing & Sales

Legal & Regulations

Demo Day & Graduation

At the end of each training session, teams will identify milestones they must reach prior to the next session. Coaches and mentors will have regular contact with the teams in order to ensure that they are on track and to provide assistance as required.

For these lessons and workshops at least one member of the founding team is required to be present on location (Zurich or Geneva). SIX assists in defraying travel expenses with a 15’000 CHF reimbursement for each team funded in badges. Funding will only be given if the team reached the identified milestones properly.

Program Criteria

The program is intended for international teams/startups with a prototype in FinTech, RegTech, or InsuranceTech. The definition of a prototype can be very broad; most important is that a real problem has been identified and validated, and that the needs of potential customers are addressed. Teams/startups need not be incorporated or complete in order to participate in the program.

P3: Product to Market

F10 provides the mechanisms for fostering meaningful collaboration between startups and F10 corporate members to produce POCs - despite having differing speeds, scales and mentalities.

Advantages

Reasons you should apply at F10

Comprehensive accelerator programs adjusted to your stage, beginning with ideation through prototyping all the way up to have 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. For example SIX being owned by 140 national and international banks.

Coverage of your expenses for attending the program of CHF 15k per Team in program “P2 Prototype to Product”

International renowned Mentors and Coaches guiding you on your path of 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!

Coaching-Zone

Are you ready to become an entrepreneur?

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Want to have more information?

Thomas Landis

Program Manager & Startup Coach

Thomas Landis

James Sanders

Project Manager & Startup Coach

James Sanders