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20.04.2020 Startups

“Sales Is More About Listening than About Talking”

Since the outbreak of the pandemic and the start of the lockdown, it has become increasingly difficult for B2B Startups to connect with their target audience and establish trust without physical visits. Nevertheless, crises also offer opportunities for agile players able to adjust their messaging, reassess product-market fit and prove expertise on relevant topics. Manuel Hartmann, the founder of the Sales Accelerator SalesPlaybook, provides tips on how Startups can improve remote selling.

09.04.2020 Startups

Staying Close to Clients During the Corona Crisis Is Decisive

Startup investments have decreased significantly since the outbreak of COVID-19 and Startups have laid off employees during the first weeks of the pandemic. Nonetheless, the corona crisis might also create opportunities for agile teams – given they are able to address the challenges that their customers are facing with user-centred solutions. F10 mentor and innovation strategist Brigitta Gyoerfi explains how entrepreneurs can stay attuned to the needs of their customers or potential clients during lockdown.

12.03.2020 Startups

5 Reasons Why You Should Apply to the F10 Scaleup Program

Mature FinTech Startups looking to grow their business need strong partners. The F10 Scaleup Program fosters collaboration between international post-revenue, post-seed Startups and the F10 Corporate Members. Read here why your Startup should apply to the recently launched Accelerator Program starting in Zurich in May 2020.

27.02.2020 Hackathon

These are the Main Ingredients for Fruitful Teamwork

At the F10 FinTech Hackathon in Zurich, about 100 software developers, web designers, finance experts, businesspeople, marketing wizards and lateral thinkers from all over the world come together to boost innovation in the finance industry. How can participants with different backgrounds cooperate effectively?

24.02.2020 Internal

FinTech Sandbox

F10 FinTech Incubator & Accelerator adds OpenPK-Project and OpenBankingProject.ch APIs to FinTech Sandbox In October 2019, F10, the largest Swiss FinTech Hub & Accelerator, announced the launch of its FinTech Sandbox. The first and only FinTech Sandbox in Switzerland is powered by open banking pioneer ndgit, which is the first use case to provide the PSD2 APIs based on the Berlin Group Standard, thus bringing PSD2 technology to Switzerland for the first time.

24.02.2020 Internal

FinTech Sandbox

F10 FinTech Incubator & Accelerator ergänzt FinTech Sandbox mit OpenPK-Project und OpenBankingProject.ch APIs. Im Oktober 2019 hatte F10, der grösste Schweizer FinTech Hub & Accelerator, den Launch ihrer FinTech Sandbox angekündigt. Die schweizweit erste und einzige FinTech Sandbox wird mit Open Banking Vorreiter ndgit betrieben, die als ersten Use Case die auf dem Berlin Group Standard basierenden PSD2 APIs zur Verfügung stellen und somit die PSD2 Technologie erstmals in der Schweiz zur Anwendung brachten.

24.02.2020 Hackathon

Guidelines for Successful Brainstorming Sessions

At the F10 FinTech Hackathons, we aim to generate new ideas and transform them into validated prototypes within 48 hours. After team building, it is time to start gathering ideas with your Hackathon group. We have listed five rules and tips to follow when brainstorming.

19.02.2020 Hackathon

Packing List for the F10 FinTech Hackathon Zurich

We are looking forward to welcoming game-changers from all over the world at the biggest FinTech Hackathon in Europe and boosting innovation in the financial world together! Here are tips on how to prepare for 48 hours of programming and ideation and what to pack.

09.12.2019 Hackathon

What Does Collaboration Mean for Entrepreneurs?

The F10 FinTech Hackathons have witnessed game-changers from all over the world disrupting the finance industry and multiple high-potential Startups have been formed. Success stories such as Billte revolutionizing invoicing, Riskifier digitalizing as well as gamifying investment risk profiling or Yoordi accelerating the ordering process at restaurants started at Hackathons. These successful ventures have one common characteristic: collaboration has played an important role from the beginning. To develop their business ideas further and amplify their impact, Startups need strong collaboration partners in the long run. We have listed three points that entrepreneurs need to consider when looking for partners.

27.11.2019 Internal

Switzerland and Singapore: Small Countries Big in Innovation

Highly innovative, offering large numbers of skilled jobs and internationally known for being Startup-friendly: Switzerland and Singapore have more in common than just being important finance hubs in their respective regions. Read here why the Swiss and Singaporean FinTech ecosystem should tighten their bonds.