SFTA accepting applications for mentorship program aimed at developing a new wave of world class Swiss FinteCH startups – mentors apply here.

We are excited to announce the SFTA mentoring program, which is designed to be a catalyst for a new wave of FinTech startups from Switzerland on the global scene.

The program leverages SFTA members and network to create a diverse base of mentors who provide 3-4 hours a month of stage-agnostic support to each high potential FinteCH startup. The program structure is flexible, meaning startups define their needs and engagement model. This direct interaction is complemented by a series of program touchpoint events and related activities.

Approximately of 10-20 high-potential founders and startups at any stage of development will be matched with 2-3 carefully selected mentors from Switzerland and abroad. These mentors are capable of helping FinteCHs transform their businesses into world-class champions.

The program neutral, non-profit, and inclusive. It runs from June to September, culminating at the second Swiss FinteCH Pitch planned for the first week of October. Find an overview of related programs and events here. Other programs including a startup formation weekend, coaching workshops, technology partnerships, investor network, and finally, Swiss FinteCH Pitch.

For mentors

We are looking for a variety of mentors 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. If this sounds like you, taking part in the Swiss FinteCH Mentoring Program is a great opportunity to share your knowledge and gain something in return.

If you are interested in getting involved as a mentor, please submit your application here.

For founders & startups

We are looking for the FinteCH startups with the potential to become successful internationally. Maybe you gave an idea for a great FinTech startup or you are looking for validation or co-founders before pushing you can confidently push the idea forward. Or perhaps you are part of an existing startup which is looking for that extreme boost to reach new levels of success. Whether you are just getting started with an idea or already hard at work on your startups for a number of years, this program offers the boost required to perform at a world-class level, secure financing, and become a great success story. If this sounds like you, taking part in the  SFTA Mentoring Program is a great opportunity to improve your chances of success and learning a lot in the process.

Interested? We will announce the mentors and open applications for startups to apply in late-May.

For more information please contact mentoring@swissfinte.ch.

The application deadline for mentors is Wednesday, May 25th, at noon.

Stay informed about the participating mentors, startups selected, and all program details here.

Please note, you should be a member of the Swiss Finance + Technology Association – Sign up here

Hopp Schwiiz!!

Peter Hofmann                       Marcel Krist                           Ivan Schouker
Lead, Mentoring                     Zurich, Mentoring                Geneva, Mentoring

John Hucker, CFA                 Alexandre Gaillard
President, SFTA                     Vice President, SFTA