F10 FinTech Hackathon­
48-hours Idea to Prototype 22. – 24.03.2019

FinTech Hackathon (MESZ):





Join us

Welcome game changers!

Are you a Designer, Marketeer, Business Woman, Banker, Financial Expert, Lateral Thinker, Student or Developer? Great, you fit right in. Welcome to our F10 FinTech community. If you are motivated to build a product, service or Startup and open to new ideas, do not hesitate to apply now!

We are looking for curious action-takers who have a sincere interest in solving problems, are eager to be challenged and bold enough to think out of the box. Are you ready to transfer business ideas into prototypes within 48 hours? Join us in Zurich, the vibrant FinTech hotspot in and outside Switzerland to explore and exchange ideas with visionaries. It’s an opportunity for you to turn your bright idea into the next big thing and create the future of finance and regulation.

You already have participated in or heard of the legendary SIX Hackathon. Fantastic! Much inspired by the great basis of this event the F10 FinTech Hackathon will take place for the first time in March in Zurich. The basic concept is the same with some exciting developments. SIX as premium sponsor still has a significant role in the Hackathon. If you are not familiar with the previous happening, there is no disadvantage, and you find more information about the program below.

06. November, 2018
Application open
01. February, 2019
Topics defined
01. March, 2019
Closing date for applications
04. March, 2019
Status update
18. March, 2019
Announcement of event details

How to participate

Apply here.

F10 is a proven expert, ranked multiple times amongst the ten-best European Incubator and Accelerators, designing and executing the flourishing SIX FinTech Games in the past. Now it’s time to launch the F10 FinTech Hackathon in Zurich, the hometown of F10. The event takes place in close collaboration with our premium sponsor SIX.

We hope you are as excited as we are and highly motivated to spend 48-hours of ideation and programming with us. What are you waiting for? Meet like-minded, passionate, and curious people to challenge each other and explore the FinTech ecosystem. You are fearless and want to generate new ideas? Great! But take the opportunity to develop it further. We aim not to stop with ideation, but to transform the inputs into validated prototypes. If you have a sincere interest in solving problems and are eager to be challenged, it is the perfect place for you to be.

Great success stories can be written as some Hackathon acquaintances have proven earlier by building promising Startups afterwards. Check how far you can get, explore new opportunities, be an entrepreneur, and maybe even find your potential future partners, with whom you can run your Startup.

When: Friday 22nd of March 2019 from 5 pm – Sunday 24th of March 2019, 8 pm
Where: Schauspielhaus Zürich/Schiffbau, Schiffbaustrasse 4, 8005 Zurich

We are looking forward to receiving your application!

Apply now:

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What has been asked before?

Before you reach out to Viola, please check the PDF below. We collected frequently asked questions from participants who might help you as well. Find out more about the application process, the Hackathon program, the challenges that you are invited to solve within 48 hours of programming and ideation or the prizes the best-performing teams can win.

Download FAQ (PDF)


More information needed.

Are you still wondering if you fit in? We are happy to remove uncertainties and support you if you have any further questions.

On the 22.01.2019 there is an online Q&A session with Viola and Robin from the F10 team. They are happy to take the time to answer your questions and to provide more background information about the first F10 FinTech Hackathon in Zurich.

Please drop Viola an email if you want to take part of it. More information is available here Q&A Session.




Viola Zoller

Event & Community Manager - SIX Group

Viola Zoller


Disrupt the financial world with us in Zurich.

Welcome to the outstanding Schiffbau. It’s a unique location combining flair, charm, great equipment and infrastructure plus centrality. We are happy to invite the game-changers and our F10 community to enjoy the conditions, Schiffbau has to offer. It guarantees uniqueness placed in the middle of the innovation hub with good access to public transport. Space will not only be used for ideation and coding but also for fun activities, delicious food buffets and relaxing zones. Little sleep might be a temporary side effect, but we promise, it will be worth it, as we will create a memorable experience together.



On top of the great experience, inspiration from the various involved parties, meeting exciting people, demanding challenges and the delicious food we will serve you can win highly valuable prizes. Each member of the winning teams from the F10 FinTech Hackathon Zurich 2019 will be able to choose from a pool of the latest and coolest tech gadgets.

Smart assistants to make your life easier, noise cancelling hi-fi headphones for undisturbed studying or playing Fortnite on the newest console? We got it all!


The Golden Ticket

We also give away a Golden Ticket for our ‘Prototype to Product’ Acceleration Program in Switzerland. This 6-month program supports Startups & teams in transitioning their prototype (which you have for example developed during the Hackathon) to a sellable product. The Golden Ticket allows you to directly jump to the last step of the selection process – the speed dating in Zurich – and thus to skip most of the application hurdles.

Last, each participant will receive a ‘goodie bag’ when arriving at the location filled with various useful gadgets to spend a fun time at the Hackathon.

We offer

This year a new area started in Singapore with the first F10 FinTech Hackathon in September and the second one in Vienna in November. Zurich is the next stop on the roadmap, and we are especially proud to host the F10 FinTech Hackathon in our hometown. We are curious and excited to welcome FinTech Enthusiasts, Game-Changers, Developers, Designers, Entrepreneurs, Marketeers, Lateral Thinkers and brilliant like-minded people.

Watch the video below to gain an impression of our work.



Potential investors.

F10 is working with prestigious corporate partners, namely, Swiss banks and insurance companies. Benefit from the network and take the opportunity to pitch your idea in front of relevant market leaders.

Premium Sponsor


Platinum Sponsor


Gold Sponsor