PostFinance Joins Fintech Accelerator F10

PostFinance Joins Fintech Accelerator F10

by June 19, 2019

F10 is happy to welcome PostFinance as new Corporate Member.

With PostFinance, F10 offers the Startups in the Incubator and Accelerator Programs an even greater range of expertise and the opportunity of fostering meaningful collaboration with a new Corporate Member to innovate the finance industry together. PostFinance has more than 3700 employees in Switzerland.

The new Corporate Member is investing in future banking with business models extending beyond the traditional financial sector. F10 aims to create synergies with PostFinance in this area to solve the challenges the banking sector is currently facing, to provide added value to existing customers and fulfill the needs of the next generations of banking clients.

PostFinance benefits as Corporate Member from direct access to promising Startups in financial technology from all over the world, trends and fruitful exchange with the other members SIX (the Swiss Stock Exchange), the Baloise Group, Julius Bär, Generali Group Switzerland, PwC Switzerland, Raiffeisen, Zürcher Kantonalbank, eny Finance, ERI Bancaire, Capgemini and Tamedia.

The F10 Startups provide inspiration with their ideas and innovation in various stages. The Corporate Member and the FinTech entrepreneurs in the programs regularly come together at The Home of FinTech for inspiring discussions and feedback sessions during events or in the newly opened F10 FinTech Co-Working Space located in the headquarters in Zurich.

Thomas Landis

Thomas Landis

«We strongly believe that corporations with decades of experience and more agile Startups with disruptive ideas need to collaborate to innovate the finance industry and meet the expectations of the banking customers of tomorrow»,

Head of F10 Thomas Landis explains.

«F10 is excited to welcome PostFinance with their open-mindedness towards digitalization and strong customer focus as a new Corporate Member to further innovation in the banking sector together. Their experience and expertise are highly beneficial for the Startups of our programs and we are looking forward to integrating PostFinance into our ecosystem»,

Landis continues.

The F10 portfolio covers three programs: international FinTech Hackathons, the P2 «Prototype to Product» program for Startups with first prototypes in FinTech, RegTech or InsurTech and the P3 «Product to Market» program for Startups with market traction and revenue generation looking for strong partners. The value chain starts with the F10 FinTech Hackathons by working on real-life challenges the finance industry is facing, developing innovative ideas for more innovation in the financial world and forming potential Startups.

It continues with the P2 program where the early stage Startups go through a six-month program in Zurich to develop their prototype – with the support of the F10 coaches, mentors and experts from the industry – to the extent to get investment ready. The P3 one-day workshop aims to open doors for mature Startups to collaborate with the Corporate Members.


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