Our offer inside the Fintech Factory

Applicants

Switzerland is a world leader in wealth management, asset management, insurance and commodities trading. We believe it makes sense to concentrate on the sectors, although we will consider applications from start-ups operating in any area of financial services.
We will consider applications from start-ups transforming any area of financial services, although we consider the following areas to be of particular interest: Cyber security, data privacy, Blockchain, assets and wealth management, insurance, Artificial Intelligence, mobile, peer-to-peer platforms.
“From beta to revenues” : To have an amazing product/service is not enough to succeed. You need to have an execution plan, which is why we are here to guide you along the way to make it a commercial success.
You need to be incorporated in safe jurisdiction. If you’re in the process of being incorporated, we are happy to discuss with you the advantages of doing so in Switzerland.
If you need help turning your idea into a business plan, we can help. We are partnering with a fast-track program in the Swiss Alps, hosted by Idiap, The International Create Challenge, and will sponsor two start-ups to attend. Please get in touch if you want to know more.
We want to attract a community of start-ups who have the ambition and drive to do what it takes. What does that mean? A hunger for success. Tons of proactivity. Determination (there will be setbacks along the way). Modesty. A capacity to listen. A willingness to learn. Intellectual curiosity. A desire to always do better.

Program Main Milestones

 March 31st 2016: Applications open

May 12th, 2016: Early application deadline

June 12th, 2016: Final application deadline

 July 20th, 2016: selection

Early September 2016: Announcement of the selected startups

October 3rd, 2016: Program launch