Registration is open for the Swiss Fintech Awards

07.10.2016 13:18

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The Swiss Fintech Awards 2017 was launched yesterday at an event in Zurich. This year the prize will be awarded in three different categories. The best ten startups can again participate in a fintech boot camp and a speed dating event with all jury members.

The purpose of the Swiss FinTech Awards is to promote regional development while helping create the strongest possible Swiss fintech ecosystem underpinned by 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. Applications are open.

This year there are three 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. Apply on the award’s online platform no later than November 11th 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. Apply on the award’s online platform no later than November 11th 2016.
  • FinTech Influencer of the Year
    For outstanding personalities who have advanced the Swiss fintech ecosystem. The candidates are nominated by the jury members.

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.

On October 6th 2016 the Swiss FinTech Awards 2017 have been launched in Zurich. The application phase ends for startups on November 11th 2016. The jury will review all the applications.

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.

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