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The purpose of the Swiss FinTech Awards is to promote regional development while helping create the strongest possible Swiss fintech ecosystem underpinned by unprecedented international network links. The Awards specifically recognise outstanding Swiss based fintech startups and influencers. The winners are chosen by a renowned jury consisting of a network of partner organisations and fintech experts



Award categories

  • Early Stage Startup of the Year
    For Swiss based fintech startups either being below two years of age or having fewer than CHF 2.5 million in funding. The winners are awarded the prize money. Applications are handed in on the award’s online platform starting October 6th 2016.
  • Growth Stage Startup of the Year
    For Swiss based fintech startups either being older than two years or having more than CHF 2.5 million in funding. Applications are handed in on the award’s online platform starting October 6th 2016.
  • FinTech Influencer of the Year
    For outstanding personalities who have advanced the Swiss fintech ecosystem. The candidates are nominated by the jury members.

How to participate

All FinTech solutions with a Swiss connection are eligible. This can include, for example Swiss founders (active in Switzerland and/or abroad) or organisations with a Swiss head office.



Milestones

On October 6th 2016 the Swiss FinTech Awards 2017 are launched in Zurich. From this day on, startups can apply on the award’s online platform. The application phase ends for startups on November 11th 2016. The jury will review all the applications and the top 5 applicants of the categories „Early Stage Startup of the Year“ and „Growth Stage Startup of the Year“ will be given the opportunity to participate in the fintech boot camp by Accenture and the speed dating event with all the jury members and the members of the awards supporters club early 2017. The winners will be awarded at the Swiss FinTech Awards Night in spring 2017 in Zurich.

06.10.2016: Launch of the Swiss FinTech Awards 2017 and opening of the online application platform for startups. Learn more aboutt the launch event here

11.11.2016: Application phase for startups is closed.

05.01.2017: The top 5 startups of the categories „Early Stage Startup of the Year“ and „Growth Stage Startup of the Year“ will be announced.

10.-11.01.2017: Accenture’s boot camp for top 5 startups of the categories „Early Stage Startup of the Year“ and „Growth Stage Startup of the Year“ takes place.

31.01.2017: Speed dating event for top 5 startups of the categories „Early Stage Startup of the Year“ and „Growth Stage Startup of the Year“ with all jury members and members of the awards supporters club takes place.

14.02.2017: The award finalists will be announced.

Spring 2017 (tba): Swiss FinTech Awards Night 2017


Jury

  • Marco Abele, Head of Platform Management & Digitalization Credit Suisse
  • Dr. Thomas Ankenbrand, Institute for Financial Services Zug IFZ Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts HSLU
  • Chris Berger, Senior Advisor FinTech Forum DACH
  • Marc P. Bernegger, Web entrepreneur and FinTech investor
  • Damir M. Bogdan, Founder Actvide AG
  • Rino Borini, CEO financialmedia AG and host of the Finance 2.0 conferences
  • Christian Bretscher, Managing Director, Zürcher Bankenverband
  • Mark Dittli, Editor in Chief Finanz und Wirtschaft
  • Guillaume Dubray, Managing Partner Polytech Ventures and Founder Fusion Accelerator
  • Daniel Gutenberg, Business angel and venture capitalist
  • Urs Häusler, Member of the Board Swiss Finance Startups and CEO DealMarket
  • Andreas Iten, Managing Director, leading service provider Technologie Innovation and executive sponsor Incubator SIX
  • Magdalena Krön, VP Open Innovation Barclays
  • Andreas Kubli, Head Multichannel Management & Digitization UBS AG
  • Peter Niederhauser, Partner, Red Alpine
  • Matthias Niklowitz, Reporter, "Schweizer Bank" and e-foresight Head Research
  • Dr. Thomas Puschmann, Leiter Swiss FinTech Innovation Lab und MIT Sloan School of Management
  • George H. Schmidt, Managing Director Financial Services Accenture
  • Jan Schoch, CEO Leonteq
  • Sandra Tobler, Subject matter expert, ICT Switzerland Global Enterprise and Trade Commissioner, Swiss Business Hub USA (West Coast)
  • Eric van der Kleij, Special Adviser FinTech to Kickstart Accelerator, Chairman and Special Adviser FinTech & Blockchain for UK Govt Department for International Trade, Founder of Level39

Review Award 2016






The Winners 2016



Ihr Ansprechpartner:

Christian Lundsgaard-Hansen
Manager Conference Development
Tel. +41 44 533 20 11

christian.lundsgaard-hansen@forum-executive.ch