F10 Acceleration Program - Take the fast-track to scale your business!
Pre-Selection by F10
Pre-Selection for Corporate Partners
Online Interviews with Corporate Partners
The equity-free 3-month program connects you to Switzerland's leading financial institutions and investors.
F10 Acceleration Program February – May 2021 Take the fast-track to scale your business
We help tackle the #1 problem FinTechs face: selling your product to big banks and insurance companies, by providing a mechanism for fostering meaningful collaboration between startups and F10 Corporate Partners. The Acceleration Program provides a unique opportunity to build trust and relationships with potential clients and investors, as well as industry experts and peers.
It’s a 3-month accelerator program for a cohort of 10 post-revenue FinTech, InsurTech, RegTech, and DeepTech companies. The core of the program are three 3-day bootcamps taking place on-site in Zurich and/or online (depending on the Covid-19 situation) where you will meet the F10 ecosystem, investors and corporates that are ready to work with you. During the bootcamps, F10 will facilitate workshops and master classes focusing on sales, fundraising, and scaling your organization, as well as matchmaking with potential clients, partners, and investors.
Applications are welcome from startups based anywhere in the world or within Switzerland, provided they meet these requirements:
FinTech, InsurTech, RegTech, or DeepTech company with potential to collaborate with F10 Corporate Partners
A scalable software product is available and ready to be implemented with customers
Customer traction can be proven with a minimum of $200k ARR
Previous investment has been secured
A strong and stable management team with diversified skills
Two senior team members available for all bootcamps, minimum one of them a co-founder
Based on all applications received for the program, F10 will pre-select 20-30 startups based on application quality, product-market fit, traction, and suitability for collaboration with F10 Corporate Partners. In a second round, the F10 Corporate Partners SIX, Julius Baer, R3, Generali, Baloise Group will vote to determine the group of startups selected.
8 November 2020: Applications closed
14 & 15 December 2020: Online interviews for pre-selected startups
18 December 2020: Participation confirmation
1 February: Official program start & online kick-off
22-24 February 2021 May: Bootcamp 1
29-31 March 2021: Bootcamp 2
3-5 May: Bootcamp 3 & Program End
What an Applicant can Obtain
The F10 Acceleration Program is a unique package full of perks & advantages:
Access to senior executives of our 12 Corporate Members
Facilitated pilot workshops with Corporate Members
Networking & ecosystem events with wide exposure
Master class sessions on sales, fundraising, and organizational scaleup
Access to F10 startup coach for 1:1 coaching and pilot support
Access to F10 mentors and subject matter experts
Access to investors in 1:1 setups
Free office space & infrastructure in Zurich
Access to the F10 FinTech Sandbox with partner APIs
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