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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 start-ups and influencers. The winners are chosen by a renowned jury consisting of a network of partner organisations and fintech experts.

Award categories

  • Early Stage Start-up of the Year
    For Swiss based fintech start-ups either being below two years of age or having fewer than CHF 2.5 million in funding. The winners are awarded the prize money of CHF 24’000.-.



    Top 5


  • Growth Stage Start-up of the Year
    For Swiss based fintech start-ups either being older than two years or having more than CHF 2.5 million in funding.




    Top 5


    *) Due to a recently closed financing round Advanon were upgraded from an early stage to a growth stage start-up.

  • FinTech Influencer of the Year
    For outstanding personalities or organizations who have advanced the Swiss fintech ecosystem. The candidates are nominated by the jury members.



06.10.2016: Launch of the Swiss FinTech Awards 2017 and opening of the online application platform for start-ups. Learn more about the launch event here.

11.11.2016: Application phase for start-ups is ends.

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

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

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

04.02.2017: The awards finalists will be announced.

09.03.2017: Swiss FinTech Awards Night 2017


  • 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, Digitalization & Innovation Lead Actvide AG
  • Rino Borini, CEO financialmedia AG and host of the Finance 2.0 conferences
  • Christian Bretscher, Managing Director, Zürcher Bankenverband
  • Anke Bridge, Head of Digital Solutions & Delivery Credit Suisse (Schweiz) AG
  • 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, FinTech Influencer, Ecosystem Supporter und Co-founder Futurae
  • 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
  • Christian Wenger, Partner Wenger & Vieli AG and Co-Founder digitalswitzerland

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.

Ihre Ansprechpartner

Christian Lundsgaard-Hansen
Organisator Swiss FinTech Awards

Pascal Novotny
Managing Director, Finanz und Wirtschaft Forum
Tel. +41 44 248 58 54