The venture leaders jury has selected the first Fintech Team of the venture leaders history. This new ‘Swiss National Startup Team’ joins the Technology, Life Science and China 2017 selections. The ten high potential Swiss startups will take part in the high-powered business and financing roadshow in New York.
The 10 selected entrepreneurs reflect the acceleration of the Swiss fintech scene in the recent years and the impressive quality of its startups. They will join the intense journey taking place from September 10 – 16 in New York. The roadshow offers an accelerated learning curve and a solid network through exchanges with their peers in the team, as well as market exposure, feedback from investors and experts, and hands-on business development.
The city of unlimited possibilities: for world-class startups. Swiss made.
‘New York is undeniably one of the most economically powerful cities on the planet and definitely the reference in fintech today. It has been the fastest-growing startup technology ecosystem in the US in recent years, attracting more than $3 billion per year of investment today,’ explains Jordi Montserrat, Director of venturelab. ‘We already brought our technology team there for the past two years, and saw there was an amazing potential in taking a Swiss fintech team to this amazing setup to support their global expansion. This was a trigger for the new selection, supporting the path of Switzerland being amongst the leading nations in fintech for the upcoming decade’.
Meet the venture leaders Fintech 2017 & see them pitch at the startup space in Zurich on June 19
Mark the date of June 19, 2017, for the Swiss Fintech Night at the startup space in Zurich co-organized by Swiss Finance Startups. Starting at 6:15PM, the event will showcase the 10 winners of venture leaders Fintech 2017, who are forming the Swiss National Fintech Team.The team comprises a startup ranked in the TOP100 Swiss startups, and a recent winner of 130,000 Swiss francs at the Venture Kick finale. Following the startup pitching there will be the SFS Summer Party. Full program and registration.
About venture leaders: the home of the Swiss national startup teams
venture leaders offers one-week roadshows in Boston (Life Science), Silicon Valley (Technology), New York (Fintech) and China (all domains). This includes presentations to local investors, partners and industry experts as well as business workshops and company visits. Further to getting a unique visibility in Switzerland and abroad, as well as building a strong network, the participants are part of a team of entrepreneurs sharing the same objectives and challenges. They are unique ambassadors of the thriving Swiss startup scene and Switzerland’s innovation power.
Next call for Swiss startups with global potential
- Academia-Industry Training Camp in Brazil (deadline June 25): venturelab.ch/AIT
- Academia-Industry Training Camp in India (deadline June 25): venturelab.ch/AIT
The AIT program aims to support scientists in transforming their high-level applied research into market application and discovering their entrepreneurial potential. By connecting scientists from top institutions in Switzerland and India/Brazil, the program promotes an international network and enables access to one of the most promising markets and intellectual capitals in applied research.
About venture leaders: The home of the Swiss national startup teams
Created in 2001, venture leaders offers one-week roadshows in Boston (Life Science), Silicon Valley (Technology), New York (Fintech) and China (all domains). This includes presentations to local investors, partners and industry experts as well as business workshops and company visits. Further to getting a unique visibility in Switzerland and abroad, as well as building a strong network, the participants are part of a team of entrepreneurs sharing the same objectives and challenges. They are unique Ambassadors of the thriving Swiss startup scene and our country’s innovation power. So far, more than 300 startups participated in the program today. Some were acquired by Apple or Intel. In total, 42 venture leaders are listed in the actual TOP100 Swiss Startups ranking such as L.E.S.S., Bcomp, Knip, Flyability, Ava, Amal Therapeutics, Gamaya and Lunaphore.
This year the venture leaders Fintech program is supported by Canton of Vaud, digitalswitzerland, EPF Lausanne, ETH Zurich, IMMOMIG, PostFinance and Swiss Finance Startups.
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