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

The 2016 winners – Knip and Sentifi – will each receive the Swiss FinTech Award in conjunction with CHF 18,000 prize money and a Wild Card to Accenture’s FinTech Innovation Lab in London.

The Winners 2016

Milestones 2016

Following registration and an extensive selection process during the winter months of 2015/16 the winning team will be crowned at the Finanz und Wirtschaft forum "FinTech 2016" on 31 March 2016. A helfpful document covering the award process can be downloaded here. The key award programme milestones are as follows:

01.10.2015 – 30.11.2015
Online application to the challenge via the Swiss FinTech Award platform

December 2015
Review period and first selection process: Jury members create a Top 10 shortlist from all entries.

Mid January 2016
FinTech Boot Camp: Top 10 teams receive coaching on a variety of topics by internationally acclaimed FinTech experts from Accenture in Zurich.

Speed dating event: The Top 10 teams pitch to all jury members plus members of the „Award-Gönner-Club“ (representatives of the finance sector). The occasion offers exclusive networking opportunities.

Second selection process: The jury select the finalists based on the outcome of the speed dating event.

Finanz und Wirtschaft Forum "FinTech 2016": Finalists pitch during the main FinTech conference and the winning team is announced.

The jury 2016

  • 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
  • Frederik Gregaard, ehem. Director and Head of Institutional Business Saxo Bank
  • 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
  • Julian Nordt, Project Management Tamedia Digital
  • Dr. Thomas Puschmann, Leiter Swiss FinTech Innovation Lab und MIT Sloan School of Management
  • George H. Schmidt, Managing Director, Accenture AG
  • Jan Schoch, CEO Leonteq
  • Sandra Tobler, Subject matter expert, ICT Switzerland Global Enterprise and Trade Commissioner, Swiss Business Hub USA (West Coast)

How to participate (2016)

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.

Ihr Ansprechpartner:

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