Mentoring Program

A neutral, non-profit, and inclusive program that allows high-potential founders and startups at any stage of development to apply and be matched with a curated roster of leading mentors from around the world. 

*** Please note that the program is open to active members only***

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  • Founders & startups

    Maybe you have an idea for a great FinTech startup, you are looking for validation of a business plan, or you need to find a co-founder before you can confidently push the venture forward. Or perhaps you are part of an existing startup which is looking for that turbo boost to reach new levels of success.

    We are looking for FinTech entrepreneurs with the potential to become successful in Switzerland, regardless of their stage of development. Whether you are just getting started with an idea or already hard at work on your startup for a number of years, this program offers the support required to perform at a world-class level, secure financing, and become a great success story.

    Entrepreneurs and startups seeking a mentor, regardless of their stage of development, can apply here. To benefit from the program you need to become a member or subscriber of the Swiss Finance + Technology Association – Sign up. A list of the entrepreneurs which participated in the past is available here.

  • Mentors

    We constantly seek mentors with diverse profiles to provide expert knowledge and use their exceptional networks to help bridge any challenges the startups may encounter. The top five profiles sought include experienced entrepreneurs, senior financial professionals, technology leaders, international contacts, and design experts. That said, others with relevant skills are also highly sought after, so please do apply. We are particularly looking for more experienced entrepreneurs, Geneva-based mentors, and women.

    If this sounds like you, taking part in the program is a great opportunity to share your knowledge and gain something in return.

    The process of identifying mentors for SFTA is constantly ongoing, so if you would like to join us, please apply here.

    The roster of mentors can be viewed below. For some impressions of past Meetings – see here.