The F10 program has been designed for financial firms that want to reach the next level of innovation. The accelerator program provides access to the most promising international FinTech Startups, radically new technologies, and business models. It helps to solve cultural constraints by accessing an extremely entrepreneurial environment.
The F10 program thus ultimately reduces the risk of being disrupted by new market players and to stay ahead of the fast-paced changes in the financial industry.
F10’s vision is shared by some of Switzerland’s biggest financial institutions. Together, we look forward into the future. Our corporate members are seeking to be a part of shaping tomorrow’s world with today’s visionaries – and you can join us and become a part of that mission.
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SIX is the backbone of the Swiss financial center. SIX provides a comprehensive range of services in the areas of securities trading, settlement of securities transactions, financial information processing, and cashless payment transactions. SIX is the backbone of the Swiss financial center. SIX provides a comprehensive range of services in the areas of securities trading, settlement of securities transactions, financial information processing, and cashless payment transactions.
The Baloise Group is more than just a traditional insurance company. The changing security, safety and service needs of society in the digital age lie at the heart of its business activities. The 7,400 or so employees of Baloise therefore focus on the wishes of their customers. The best possible customer service, combined with innovative products and services, makes Baloise the first choice for people who want to feel 'simply safe'. Located at the heart of Europe, with its head office in Basel, the Baloise Group is a provider of prevention, pension, assistance and insurance solutions. Its core markets are Switzerland, Germany, Belgium and Luxembourg. In Switzerland, with Baloise Bank SoBa, the Group also operates as a specialised financial services provider, offering a combination of insurance and banking services. The Group offers innovative pension products to retail customers throughout Europe from its competence centre in Luxembourg. Bâloise Holding Ltd shares are listed in the main segment of the SIX Swiss Exchange.
Julius Baer Group
Julius Baer is the leading Swiss private banking group, with a focus on servicing and advising sophisticated private clients and a premium brand in global wealth management. Julius Baer’s total client assets amounted to CHF 397 billion at the end of June 2016, including CHF 311 billion of assets under management. Bank Julius Baer & Co. Ltd., the renowned Swiss private bank with origins dating back to 1890, is the principal operating company of Julius Baer Group Ltd., whose shares are listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange (ticker symbol: BAER) and are included in the Swiss Market Index (SMI), comprising the 20 largest and most liquid Swiss stocks. Julius Baer employs a staff of close to 6,000, including approximately 1,300 relationship managers, and is present in over 25 countries and more than 50 locations. Headquartered in Zurich, we have offices in key locations including Dubai, Frankfurt, Geneva, Hong Kong, London, Luxembourg, Milan, Monaco, Montevideo, Moscow, Mumbai, Singapore and Tokyo. Our client-centric approach, our objective advice based on a unique open product platform, our very strong financial base and our entrepreneurial management culture make us the international reference in private banking.
R3 is an enterprise blockchain software firm working with a broad ecosystem of more than 300 members and partners across multiple industries from both the private and public sectors to develop on Corda, its open-source blockchain platform, and Corda Enterprise, a commercial version of Corda for enterprise usage.
R3’s global team of over 200 professionals in 13 countries is supported by over 2,000 technology, financial, and legal experts drawn from its global member base.
The Generali Group is an Italian Group, independent since 1831, with a strong international presence. It is among the world’s leading insurers, with total premium income exceeding €74 billion in 2015. With above 76,000 workers in the world, present in over 60 Countries, the Group has a leading position in Western European Countries and an ever more significant presence in the markets of Central and Eastern Europe and in Asia. In 2015, Generali was the sole insurance company included among the 50 smartest companies of the world by the MIT Technology Review.
In Switzerland, Generali has stood for individual insurance solutions in every kind of living situation for 140 years. Almost one million customers rely on the reliable protection it provides from a single source: from property, legal and life insurance to comprehensive pension solutions, as well as attractive fund and bank products. The Generali Switzerland Holding has two head offices, one in Adliswil and one in Nyon. Around 2,000 employees provide qualified advice and excellent service.
The RAI Lab is Raiffeisen Switzerland's in-house and independent innovation laboratory. Motivated by the ambition to sustainably secure and expand their leading role in the Swiss banking world in the course of the ongoing digitisation of banking business, RAI Lab are developing forward-looking business models. They proceed experimentally and enable their employees to act innovatively and, together as an employer, to actively shape the next steps in their development and to help determine them. RAI Lab cooperates with other innovation actors in Switzerland and internationally and thus commit themselves to "open and collaborative innovation".
PwC's purpose is to build trust in society and solve important problems. They'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. Their integrated digital solutions span innovation and strategy through to execution. PwC combines 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.
Zürcher Kantonalbank is a leading universal bank in the Greater Zurich Area, with national roots and international reach. It is an independent public-law institution of the Canton of Zurich and has received top ratings from the rating agencies Standard & Poor’s, Moody’s and Fitch (AAA or Aaa). With more than 5,000 employees, Zürcher Kantonalbank offers its clients a comprehensive range of products and services. The bank’s core activities include financing businesses, asset and wealth management, trading, capital market transactions, deposits, payment transactions and card business. Zürcher Kantonalbank provides customers and distribution partners with a comprehensive range of investment and retirement provision products and services.
eny Finance is a Swiss financial services provider based in Zürich, who distinguishes itself from other providers through innovativeness, efficient business processes and a modern brand. Established in 2012 eny Finance already generates a yearly turnover of over CHF 20m and has a solid customer base. The current product portfolio concentrates on consumer finance, and several other financial service solutions are in the pipeline.
ERI is an international company specialising in the design, development, distribution and support of the integrated, real-time banking and wealth management software package: OLYMPIC Banking System®. Operating in many of the major financial centres, ERI is present in Geneva, Zurich, Lugano, London, Luxembourg, Singapore, and Paris.
ERI is focused on providing comprehensive, quality, software with effective system implementation assistance and efficient on-going maintenance and support for clients worldwide. More than 300 banks and financial institutions across over 50 countries in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, the Americas and Asia have already chosen the OLYMPIC Banking System®.
Capgemini is at the forefront of innovation to address the entire breadth of clients’ opportunities in the evolving world of cloud, digital and platforms. The multicultural company counts over 200,000 team members in more than 40 countries.
Tamedia is the leading private media group in Switzerland. The digital platforms, daily and weekly newspapers and magazines of Tamedia offer overview, classification and selection. The company was founded in 1893 and employs a staff of approximately 3,700 in Switzerland, Austria, Denmark, France, Germany, Israel, Luxembourg and Serbia. It has been traded at the Swiss stock exchange since 2000.
PostFinance is one of Switzerland’s leading financial institutions and the number one for Swiss payment transactions. Together with their in-house innovation team PFLab, they accelerate the evolvement from a traditional financial institution into a leading Swiss digital powerhouse. The PFLab explores, experiments and innovates with future topics near and beyond banking. With their strong believe in open innovation, they collaborate with corporates, startups and universities, but also empower PostFinance employees to engage with their ideas within the innovation process.
Head of Product Management at Baloise Group
Head of Venture Development at R3
Head of Strategy and Innovation at Generali Switzerland
Head SIX FinTech Ventures, Co-Founder F10
Executive Director, Head COO Office at Julius Baer
Head Business Unit Innovation & Digital at SIX
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