One week ago the venture leaders jury has selected the first Fintech Team of the venture leaders history. This week the team was presented at startup space Schlieren and the captain of the team was selected.
The 10 selected entrepreneurs reflect the acceleration of the Swiss Fintech scene in the recent years and the impressive quality of its startups. They will join the intense journey taking place from September 10 – 16 in New York. The roadshow offers an accelerated learning curve and a solid network through exchanges with their peers in the team, as well as market exposure, feedback from investors and experts, and hands-on business development.
This past Monday the 10 entrepreneurs gathered at startup space in Schlieren for their kick-off. The day ended with the world premiere of the Swiss Fintech Night, which was organized by venturelab, followed by the Swiss Finance Startups Summer Party at the lovely rooftop. The highlight of the event was a pitchbattle to select the team captain. Sandipan Chakraborty of SONECT convinced the audience with his pitch and was elected as captain. He is looking forward to the investors roadshow: “We have a nice group together. And there are some great entrepreneurs amongst us. This roadshow will help all of us a lot.”
About venture leaders: The home of the Swiss National Startup Teams
Created in 2001, venture leaders offers one-week roadshows in Boston (Life Science), Silicon Valley (Technology), New York (Fintech) and China (all domains). This includes presentations to local investors, partners and industry experts as well as business workshops and company visits. Further to getting a unique visibility in Switzerland and abroad, as well as building a strong network, the participants are part of a team of entrepreneurs sharing the same objectives and challenges. They are unique Ambassadors of the thriving Swiss startup scene and our country’s innovation power. So far, more than 300 startups participated in the program today. Some were acquired by Apple or Intel. In total, 42 venture leaders are listed in the actual TOP100 Swiss Startups ranking such as L.E.S.S., Bcomp, Knip, Flyability, Ava, Amal Therapeutics, Gamaya and Lunaphore.
This year the venture leaders Fintech program is supported by Canton of Vaud, digitalswitzerland, EPF Lausanne, ETH Zurich, IMMOMIG, PostFinance and Swiss Finance Startups.