F10 – Start-up evaluation: The online interview marathon

Frederik Gregaard Head Digital Financial Services Advisory, PwC Switzerland 17 Oct 2018


Each start-up had a 30-minute slot (10-minute pitch, then answering questions from the jury and asking questions about the programme themselves) to convince the jury to select their idea and their team for the upcoming P2P programme.

At the end of day five, the corporate partners finally agreed to qualify 26 start-ups, representing the following topics during the next stage of the process – the speed dating event on 25 October 2018 in Zurich:

While eight of the selected candidates are from Switzerland and will only have a short trip to Zurich at the end of October, others will have to travel quite a bit farther.

Join us and meet the future of finance

If you are interested in meeting the start-ups during the speed dating event to evaluate potential ideas for your business – please do not hesitate to contact us.  

Key dates Batch IV:

  • 25-26 Oct 18, Speed dating (Top 26) & selection of final participants (Top 15)
  • 03-14 Dec 18, Masterclass 1
  • 14-18 Jan 19, Masterclass 2
  • 18-22 Feb 19, Masterclass 3
  • 08-11 Apr 19, Masterclass 4
  • 13-16 May 19, Masterclass 5
  • 16 May 19, Demo day

The story of F10 and PwC Switzerland

Based in Zurich, the F10 accelerator programme was established by SIX Group in 2015 to promote Switzerland's FinTech eco-system, strengthen the innovative capacity of the Swiss finance and insurance sectors, and forge global links. It has been designed for financial firms that want to reach the next level of innovation, providing access to the most promising international FinTech start-ups, radically new technologies and business models. In September 2016, PwC Switzerland and Bank Julius Bär became joint corporate founding members of the association, with the overarching objective of providing a lasting contribution to the development of a state-of-the-art, future-fit Swiss financial sector. The active involvement in the F10 FinTech Incubator & Accelerator is one of PwC Switzerland’s core initiatives to attract innovative and exciting new ideas to Zurich and the Swiss financial services industry.

Frederik Gregaard

Head Digital Financial Services Advisory, Zürich, PwC Switzerland

+41 58 792 24 81


Sandro Tarchini

Advisory Consulting Digital, PwC Switzerland

+41 58 792 23 49