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Program period: December, 3rd, 2018 to May, 16th, 2019 Applications closed Applications are currently being reviewed from innovative tech startup firms who are solving problems in the financial, banking and insurance industries.
Fifteen entrepreneurs in nine Fintech subsectors have entered F10’s 6-month ‘boot camp’ to become viable enterprises. Eight are Swiss, seven hail from six other countries, three are corporate spinoffs, and all are raring to succeed.
Switzerland is one of the few countries that has acknowledged the growing interest in crypto currencies and the blockchain technology that powers them. FinTechs seek to revolutionize the financial system in making it securer, transparent, faster, and cheaper. They might have found their startup paradise in Switzerland. Especially startups of the crypto currency space can find a working and nourishing environment in Switzerland’s “Crypto Valley” in Zug.
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?
As part of our global startup scouting tour, we went to the FinTech festival in Singapore to meet new startups and invite them to our accelerator program. Startups, technology companies, investors, financial institutions, and research institutions came together to discuss and celebrate fintech for one week.
The financial industry – banking in particular – is strongly influenced by new technology and FinTech startups. The swift FinTech solutions empower every citizen around the world with simple mobile services and products by digital banks.
The connection of static, physical objects and making them engage and smart is increasingly entering various sectors – and it does not stop at financial services. But how exactly can IoT and finance be combined?
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.