The Association is an independent membership-based organisation which is leading in the development of financial technology (FinTech) innovation ecosystem in Switzerland. We are the center of gravity for the FinTech community in Switzerland. Currently 550 individual members represent various stakeholder groups, including entrepreneurs, financial industry insiders, investors, journalists, policymakers, and others. Our activities include networking, ecosystem development, knowledge creation, advocacy, and promotion of FinTech in Switzerland. Our engagement starts with individuals who may be at any stage in their career, but also include work directly with promising startups and leading global corporations. Our organisation brings together companies from sectors such as private banking and asset management, (re)insurance, payments, crowdfunding, data security, commodities, and alternative finance. Our objective is to promote and accelerate growth for the evolution of the Swiss financial center.
The Association provides members with a single point of access to policymakers, regulators, partners, investors, industry leaders, academics, and talents. The mission is to foster better outcomes for all stakeholders by encouraging greater interconnectedness, thought leadership, and activities focused on generating an impact on the development of the ecosystem.
No, we are not a governmental body. However we can support governments. The Association has been endorsed with a grant from the Commission for Technology & Innovation (CTI), but we are not a government body. The Association is an independent members organisation that supports those who make up the Swiss FinTech ecosystem and serves as a neutral bridge between all stakeholders.
We have a sustainable non-profit commercial model based on membership, subscriptions, and revenues from activities, which cover the cost of delivering our wide range of benefits.
The current team can be seen here
. The Association has a chapter model which will allow for further development in locations like Lugano, Zug, Bern, Basel, Lausanne, and elsewhere. Various sub-groups (e.g. WiF, InsurTechm, and so on) handle the development of a range of focused activities related to their specific topics.
Membership is open to anyone with a legitimate connection to FinTech in Switzerland who is willing to adhere to our code of conduct. We intend to foster an atmosphere of inclusiveness, collaboration, and competition. Our members range from industry veterans, to young entrepreneurs, investors, academics, and many others. Membership is limited to individual people, wherever they may be based.
Only people can become members of the Association. Companies can subscribe
or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
. Companies and other organisations can also work with us via various collaborations or by providing general financial support for the organisation. Our activities involve collaborations with newly launched pre-revenue startups, global financial enterprises, venture capitalists, angel investors, accelerators, incubators, academics, trade associations, and a wide range of subject matter experts.