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18.07.2018 Alumni

How a Failed Startup Experience Opened the Door to Revolutionizing the Swiss Banking Scene

F10 alumni and Startup co-founder Patrik Hansson took part in the first batch of the F10 program. At the end of the program, however, the team decided not to move on. Startup mentor Jürg Steiger had seen the young entrepreneur in action during the first batch of the F10 “Prototype to Product” program and decided to recruit him for the management team of the online investment advisory service Clear Minds. Here is the story of Patrik and Jürg.

15.05.2018 Alumni

“F10 Taught Us What It Really Means to Run a Business”

Douglas Bakkum, co-founder of Shift Cryptosecurity [formerly Shift Devices] talks about the latest milestone, reflects on the changes the start-up he had cofounded with Jonas Schnelli underwent and provides advice for young entrepreneurs.

11.01.2018 Startups

Wealth Initiative: The Marketplace for Tangible Assets and Shares

Imagine you could invest into non-financial assets like real estate, art and passion investments such as classic cars, yachts or private jets with no intermediary cost and a more precise valuation of those assets. Wouldn’t that be great?

14.12.2017 Startups

Interview with Douglas Bakkum, Co-Founder of Shiftdevices

Douglas Bakkum co-founded Shift Devices and is the inventor of the Digital Bitbox cryptocurrency hardware wallet. Shift Devices builds personal physical keys for the digital world. These keys solve the problem of how digital assets can be secured in the safest way possible that is still simple for users.

01.12.2017 Startups

SONECT: Disruptor of ATM Cash Distribution

Once upon a time, on a snowy Friday evening, Sandipan, who often forgets to visit ATMs and to keep cash in his wallet, watched as his neighbourhood Pizzeria sold Pizzas while filling up the cash register to the brink – in a moment when he needed cash urgently to pay their babysitter. While taking an arduous journey to the nearest ATM which was about 600m away from his house, an idea was born – why is it not possible to withdraw cash, at shops where other people still pay cash?

16.11.2017 Startups

Traderion: The Virtual Gamified Bank

Many banks struggle to find talents with the right skills. Almost half of CEOs report that this issue is a serious threat to their company’s growth. Traderion is a virtual, simulated bank powered by artificial intelligence. It combines technology and gamification to create digital learning platforms for the financial industry.

13.11.2017 Startups

APPETITA – A Virtual Server Who Ends Needless Waiting

Beyond being guys who love to eat and hate to wait, Stephan and Jörg created APPETITA with a vision of using technology to connect restaurants and guests for a richer, more intentional experience.