Challenge Pitching for Switzerland

One of the main goals of Swiss Fintech Innovations is to strengthen the fintech and startup ecosystem in Switzerland.

While we have successfully established formats to have startups pitch their ideas, we are trying something new by flipping the game. What if, not startups where invited to pitch their solutions and ideas to corporations, but corporations pitch their challenges to startups and a broader and entrepreneurial audience?

Launchpad Meetups, founded by The Next Web together with StartupAmsterdam is exactly that: Corporate pitching Challenges to innovative Startups. With The Next Web SFTI has found a great partner to pilot this pitch format. Thanks to their experience in organizing large scale events for entrepreneurs and running a leading digital content platform, they have access to a huge global startup network. To enable Launchpad Meetups, The Next Web have developed an intelligent matchmaking platform using their large and growing database.

As asked 3 SFTI- members immediately confirmed that they wanted to join a pilot program with The Next Web and pitch actual challenges they face in the corporations.

We are very happy to announce the collaboration with TNW. Our collaboration will include three challenges coming from our members Generali, Hypothekarbank Lenzburg and Six Group AG. We are looking forward to exciting four month with our members, TNW and hopefully many amazing startups.

 

“TNW’s vast monitoring of and frequent interactions with startups could become an interesting way to complement our own screening efforts. In particular, the pitching challenge is a promising instrument to engage with startups in a very concrete way. We are convinced that testing this together with SFTI will enable us and our corporate partners to accelerate the learning process.” Generali  – see here the Generali Challenge.

“Thanks to Challenge Pitching, we have the opportunity for the first time to address our strategic innovation needs specifically towards the startups. This provides the startups with the opportunity to present an offering, which represents a real value for SIX straight from the start.” Six-Group – see here the Six-Group Challenge

„Hypothekarbank Lenzburg was the first Swiss bank to launch a test environment with an open application programming interface (API) for its core banking system. Fintechs and Neo Banks are to work with this interface in order for us to implement a well-proven and tested system. The Challenge Pitching of Swiss Fintech Innovation in combination with The Next Web gives us the opportunity to present our needs and the project to a wider audience of interested startup companies”, says Marianne Wildi, CEO of Hypothekarbank Lenzburg – see here the Hypothekarbank Lenzburg Challenge

 

We are very happy to announce the collaboration with TNW. Our collaboration will include three challenges coming from our members Generali, Hypothekarbank Lenzburg and Six Group AG. We are looking forward to exciting four month with our members, TNW and hopefully many amazing startups.

 

You can take the Challenge and apply at Launchpad Meetups 

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