Wednesday 21 September 2016

Swiss FinTech start-ups featured at Sibos 2016 in Geneva

  • “Swiss FinTech Corner” at Sibos highlights the innovation in the financial-sector
  • Public-private partnership aims to promote innovation in finance

Twenty-four Swiss FinTech start-ups will present their innovative solutions to the global financial community at the “Swiss FinTech Corner” (booth G54 – Palexpo) at the Sibos convention in Geneva. Arranged through a public-private partnership, the booth provided by the event organizer aims to promote the excellence of innovative financial technology in Switzerland.

From e-banking apps on our smartphones to contactless payment and cryptocurrency, FinTech, or financial technology, is already part of our daily lives. This rapidly developing field offers exciting opportunities for the financial industry worldwide.

In Switzerland, the FinTech ecosystem comprises dozens of start-ups with a unique expertise. To promote their excellence and innovativeness, in partnership with the Geneva Financial Center, AlpICT, Barclays, Temenos and the Swiss FinTech Association, and with the support of Sibos, the Canton of Geneva is hosting a “Swiss FinTech Corner” (booth G54) within the Swiss Lounge (G60) at Palexpo, which will welcome 24 FinTech start-ups.

Switzerland has an incredible potential to emerge on the global stage as a leader in innovative financial services. The presence of a first-rate financial centre combined with leading-edge infrastructure, research institutions and technology incubators, creates ideal conditions. The presence of Sibos in Geneva offers a unique opportunity to highlight our expertise in financial technology and advertise our excellence to an international audience,” said Geneva State Councillor Pierre Maudet, who spearheaded the initiative.

According to Yves Mirabaud, President of the Geneva Financial Center, “The Geneva financial sector has many strengths, which will enable it to take the lead in the digital revolution currently underway. Geneva stands out for its infrastructure and experience in data management. Thanks to the commitment of its financial institutions, FinTech start-ups and favourable framework conditions, the Geneva financial centre is ideally poised to make innovation its trademark.”

Presentations by the 24 FinTech start-ups participating in the “Swiss FinTech corner” (booth G54) will take place on the following days:

September 26     September 27             September 28       September 29

eWise                               Global Data Excellence              b-Sharpe                            Atracsys
ForestFinance              Go Beyond                                      Innomatika                        eWise
IBT                                    Investivity                                        Qumram                             FinGraphs
InvestGlass                    IODD                                                  Soft-Finance                     Go Beyond
Monetas                         Lykke                                                 Squirro                                Inpher
NetGuardians              WealthArc                                        Validity Labs                     NetGuardians
OneVisage                     WeCan.Fund                                  WealthInitiative                Soft-Finance
Squirro                           Qumram                                          Monetas                              WealthArc

Organised by SWIFT, the global provider of secure financial messaging services, Sibos is the world’s largest financial services event. Around 8,000 participants from large international financial institutions are expected at the convention, which kicks off on September 26 in Geneva.

Further information:

Media contact:    

Geneva Economic Development Office        
Elisabeth Tripod-Fatio
T                         +41 (0)22 388 31 63

Geneva Financial Center            
Chantal Bourquin
T                         +41 (0)22 849 19 19

Organizers and Partners: