F10 Switzerland graduates its second acceleration batch and opens applications for sustainable finance and SME services accelerator

May 6, 2021

F10 Switzerland officially graduates its second acceleration batch during an online startup showcase with high-profile attendees from the investor and corporate space and opens applications for its third accelerator focused on sustainable finance and SME services.

On May 5th, 2021, F10 Switzerland’s Acceleration Batch II officially graduated during the online Startup Showcase with 275 high-profile attendees from principally investor and corporate backgrounds. In addition to the startup pitches, the event included an investor panel on early growth stage startups and leveraged an event platform specifically designed to build valuable networking connections.

The Acceleration Program focuses on supporting open innovation efforts of our corporate partners and on helping post-seed, post-revenue startups bring fundraising and customer development to the next level. The program closing event we always open to the wider ecosystem and invite investors and corporates internationally, says Gerrit Sindermann, Country Success Lead F10 Switzerland.

The F10 Acceleration Program connects startups with corporate partners SIX, SDX, Julius Baer, Baloise, Generali HITS, PostFinance, Raiffeisen, Zürcher Kantonalbank, TX Group and PwC, as well as with close to 100 of our most experienced mentors and subject matter experts from companies like SIX, Tomahawk VC, BV Ventures, Capco, Falcon PB and more.

More information on the startups, their pitches and the investor panel can also be accessed on our dedicated Acceleration Startup Showcase page.

Applications open for Sustainable Finance and SME Services Accelerator

For our next Acceleration Program running from September to November 2021, we are already looking for the most promising growth-stage startups focusing on Sustainable Finance and SME Services in order to accelerate collaborations with our corporate partners.

“We see enormous potential for innovation within Sustainable Finance and SME Services and are excited to meet disruptive startups in that space,” adds Gerrit Sindermann.

Applications are open and teams who are interested can find out more and apply here.

Since 2016, more than 130 FinTech and InsurTech startups have participated in F10 programs globally. During the upcoming three month acceleration program, F10 works with selected startups to achieve successful collaboration via 360 degree evaluations, a collaboration playbook, and 1:1 collaboration coaching.

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