The Swiss Fintech Investor Day is a matchmaking event where Fintech startups pitch to find experienced smart money investors. This event is for angel investors and VCs that want to invest in Fintech startups.
13:00 – Registration, Coffee, and Networking
13:30 – Welcome Note
13:40 – Keynote: “Positioning Angel Investors in the Financial Road Map of Fintech Startups from Startup to Scaleup to Exit“
Speaker: Baybars Altuntas, Chairman World Business Angels Investment Forum
14:10 – Keynote: The success story of a Swiss Fintech startup
14:30 – Lightning Talk: “Blockchain in Financial Services: Friend or Foe?“
Speaker: William Mougayar, General Partner, Virtual Capital Partners
14:40 – Panel: “Challenges and Opportunities of the Global Fintech Ecosystem“
Panel Guests: Andreas Iten, Theodora Lau & William Mougayar
Panel Moderator: Baybars Altuntas
15:10 – Networking Break w/ Coffee
16:00 – Fintech Startup Pitches Round I
17:05 – Coffee Break
17:20 – Fintech Startup Pitches Round II
Fintech startups pitch to find experienced smart money investors.
18:25 – Closing Words
18:30 – Networking Apéro with Matchmaking
20:00 – End of the Apéro
*Event Agenda in progress, check back for updates and speakers announcement.
Chairman, World Business Angels Investment Forum
Former Senior Advisor of the Elite Program of the London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG), Chairman of the World Business Angels Investment Forum (WBAF) – an affiliated partner of the G20 Global Partnership for Financial Inclusion (GPFI) chaired by the Queen Maxima of the Netherlands, Co-chair of the Washington DC-based Global Business Angels Network (GBAN), Vice President of the Brussels-based European Trade Association for Business Angels, Seed Funds, and Early Stage Market Players (EBAN), President of the Business Angels Association of Turkey (TBAA), the World Entrepreneurship Forum Ambassador to Turkey and the Balkan countries, and President of Deulcom International Inc. Star of the Turkish version of the television show Dragons’ Den / Sharks Tank.
Recipient of the European Trade Association of Business Angels (EBAN) award for the Best Individual in Europe Globally Engaging with the Global Entrepreneurial Ecosystem in 2014 (Ireland), 2015 (Netherlands), 2016 (Portugal), 2017 (Spain) and 2018 (Bulgaria). The only entrepreneur to be granted a personal audience with former President Obama at the Presidential Summit on Entrepreneurship in Washington DC.
Developer of the world-renowned entrepreneurship theory, the Altuntas Start-up Compass Theory, researched by Sheffield University and used in numerous MBA programs. Appointed as JCI Ambassador, following Ban Ki-moon, former Secretary General of the United Nations.
Profiled regularly by leading international media such as CNN International, Bloomberg, BBC. A co-author of Planet Entrepreneur: The World Entrepreneurship Forum’s Guide to Business Success Around the World, published by Wiley (2013). Author of Off the Bus, Into a Supercar! How I Became a Top TV Star and Celebrated Investor, published by Balboa Press (2014) and translated into Chinese, Croatian, Albanian, and Macedonian.
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Founder, Unconventional Ventures
Theodora (Theo) Lau is an innovator, technologist, and connector, whose work seeks to spark innovation to improve consumer financial well-being and health. She focuses on developing and growing an ecosystem of financial institutions, corporates, entrepreneurs, and venture capitalists to better address the unmet needs of consumers, with keen interests in women and minority founders.
As part of her work, she regularly mentors FinTech and HealthTech startups and fosters a growing partnered portfolio. She is a contributing writer and speaker for top industry publications and conferences.
Most recently recognized as LinkedIn Top Voice for Economy and Finance in 2017, top female fintech influencer, and top digital transformation and AI influencer by Onalytica.
Author & Managing Partner, JM3 Capital
William Mougayar is a blockchain investor, researcher, speaker, blogger, author of The Business Blockchain (Wiley, 2016), managing partner at JM3 Capital, founder of The Token Summit, and manager of WMX, a cryptocurrency index fund. He is a known authority on, and a direct participant in the crypto-technology market.
William is an advisor or board member to some of the world’s leading blockchain organizations, including the Ethereum Foundation (former advisor), the Kin Foundation, OpenBazaar, Coin Center, Steem, Stratumn, Cofound.it and Bloq. He blogs regularly about the present and future of blockchains at Startup Management.
Head Corporate Ventures SIX, Co-Founder & Member of the Board F10
Andreas Iten is Managing Director and Head of Corporate Ventures at SIX. He is co-founder of the SIX Hackathon (Europe’s largest Fintech coding contest), co-founder and board member of the Zurich based F10 Fin Tech Incubator & Accelerator.
Andreas is an experienced innovation & entrepreneurship strategist, with proven leadership in high-level innovation, open-innovation, information technology management and entrepreneurship. Andreas has worked for over 15 years within leading institutions in the IT service, airline & transportation and the financial industry.
Since 2015 Andreas was leading technology innovation and he acted as the Chief Information Officer for the division Financial Information within SIX Group.
Managing Partner 3B Ventures
James is a Managing Partner at 3B Ventures, focusing on investing in innovation that can impact the lives of the next 3 billion. Also a founding Partner at the Global Startup Awards, a pan-regional startup competition that recognizes entrepreneurs and their respective supporting ecosystems in 53 countries around the world, and co-founded the award-winning startup incubator Rockstart Accelerator in Amsterdam, Netherlands.
As a seasoned board member, most recently with Louisiana State University (LSU), James has also served on the management team and a personal mentor for a number of startups that have gone on to raise significant funding and global traction, recently with the award-winning AIRTAME wireless HDMI streaming device that became the most publically backed crowdfunded project in Europe on Indiegogo of all time.
James has more than a decade of entrepreneurial experience working with startups and alongside corporations like Samsung, and public organisations such as the Saïd Business School at Oxford University and the Kauffman Foundation to develop innovation & strategy workshops as well as lecture and keynote on entrepreneurial techniques with a focus on ‘lean’ methodologies and social innovation.
Startups: If you want to pitch, please submit the filled-in SICTIC factsheet or your business plan no later than October 1st, 2018. Please select (x) “Swiss Fintech Investor Day 2018” in the application form. If accepted to pitch, you will get two free tickets to attend.
We encourage startups that fulfill our investment criteria to submit their business case. We offer this service and the pitching at one of our events free of charge to startups.
Important: Please select an event location in the submission form. In case you don’t choose an event location, we will assume you don’t want to pitch at an event but rather just to want to share your business case with SICTIC members and investors, and will not include you in the selection process.
This event is intended primarily for angel investors (also novices). Family offices, fund managers and venture capitalists that want to invest in Fintech Startups are also welcome to attend.
Members of the SICTIC Investor Community and invited guests, please use your promotion code to get your discounted ticket.
Investors: You can read the startup business cases before the event by joining our SICTIC Investor Community. You can then attend all SICTIC Investor Days for free and get access to our online deal platform on the web and your mobile phone.
Limited seating. No entry without a valid ticket. No ticket sale at the event.