Digital finance is transformative. Harnessing its potential to reshape our economical system is essential and full of opportunities. Fintech for Society is a 2-day program for startups in finance to explore these opportunities, leveraging the expertise, network and visibility of three renowned institutions: UNIL-HEC, IMD and EPFL.
Through Fintech for Society, the E4S Center supports 15 fintech companies on their growth path. Entrepreneurs, if you are interested in working closely with experts from academia and industry, meeting strategic investors and discovering young talents, join us on December 8 and 9 in Lausanne.
December 8 2021, 13:30 – 19:00 & December 9 2021, 09:00-19:00 CET
November 3 2021, 12:00 CET
University of Lausanne, IMD and EPFL campus in Lausanne, Switzerland
In this program you’ll experience:
> A public event to present your company and engage with young talents from Unil-HEC, EPFL and IMD & key actors in the ecosystem (Dec 8, 17:30-19:00).
> 1-1 meetings with potential investors and partners (Dec 9, 12:30-14:30)
> Interactive group sessions on:
- How to seize the opportunity of a shifting financial market? With Marc Gruber, EPFL (Dec 8, 14:00-17:00)
- How to strengthen your vision and positioning? With Cyrus Fazel, Swissborg and Jean-Philippe Bonardi, Unil-HEC (Dec 9, 09:00-12:00)
- How to think global for a fast and sustainable growth? With Arturo Bris, IMD (Dec 9, 15:00-18:00, followed by a goodbye drink)
Work closely with experts from EPFL, UNIL-HEC, IMD and the Swiss financial industry
Meet inspiring fintech entrepreneurs, investors and potential partners
Engage with young talents from world-renowned tech and business schools
Gain visibility through our communication and public events
> Be part of a company with a technology in the field of finance: investment management, banking infrastructure, payment or lending.
> Have a working prototype, ready for pilot projects.
> Guarantee the physical presence of a founder or management team member in Lausanne on Dec 8 and 9.
Meet our experts
Co-managing director of the E4S Center, professor at EPFL, former vice-president of the Swiss National Bank
Co-managing director of the E4S Center, professor of strategic management at HEC Lausanne
Economist, innovation program director at the E4S Center
Professor of management of technology at EPFL, author of best-selling book “Where to Play”
Founder and CEO of Swissborg, a blockchain-based wealth management platform with a one billion valuation in 2021
Post-doctoral research associate at EPFL, co-creator of ROSE: framework for assessing the non-financial performance of start-ups
Thanks to our institutional partners
Thanks to our industrial partner