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With so many things going on stay tuned with the market through our Newsletter

With so many things going on stay tuned with the market through our Newsletter

Dear Members,
Dear Ladies and Gentlemen,

With so many things going on, we thought to create the habit of sending out newsletters to our network on a more regular basis.

Happy to share with you some details around engagements and initiatives:
 

As from 2019, SwissFinTech Ladies introduces Business Lunches that will occur on a regular basis.
We have a greatest pleasure to invite you to our next gathering 
in Zurich  on May 7, 2019  https://bit.ly/2TwmnwG

 If you are looking for an inspiration, want to learn more about business, think of joining some global initiatives, feel like meeting other successful women you are more than welcome to join us!*

There is no fee for the event but the lunch is not sponsored so you need to pay for your order. 

We are proud to announce our first ambassadors (https://swissfintechladies.ch/ambassadors/) and also our official partners. 
We have joined forces with the Venture Capital World Summithttps://venturecapitalworldsummit.com and join them in their summit series this year. The motto is sustainable innovation, which dovetails nicely with the SwissFinTechLadies mission. 

If you would like to join world wide Venture Capital event in Paris and meet ambitious startups founders, angel investors and venture funds representatives we offer exclusively 10% discount on tickets to our community! Please put code ‘SFTL’ while buying the ticket on eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/paris-2019-venture-capital-world-summit-tickets-45592181442

Our Recent Activities:
On March 26 and 27 we joined the CV Summit in the Theater Casino Zug https://blockchainsummit.ch/events/zug-2019. Karen spoke about merging sustainability and block chain in the SDG Session (Sustainable Development Goals Session). If you want to see more please read our summary here:https://www.linkedin.com/company/sftl-swissfintechladies

We supported the F10 Hackathon in Zurich on March 22nd -24 at Schiffsbau and some of us were joining as mentors others sitting in the jury.  It was an amazing experience. The F10 Hackathon was a fascinating experience. SFTL is really grateful to have contributed to this high level even.t It is unbelievable how a group of motivated high performing people can put together a great pitch in just 48 hours. I enjoyed the experience sitting in the   Jury. The  teams addressed future challenges like the sustainability challenge, blockchain4goodnextgeneration products. It shows how much diverse teams can achieve. 

News from the Swiss market:

Swiss Life and Banksapi work together: The insurer wants to expand the digital offering of its sales subsidiaries with the open banking technology of the start-up Banksapi.
Source:  fondsprofessionell.de, insurancemonitor.de

Credit Suisse cooperates with Apple Pay: The Swiss bank enables its customers to shop with Apple Pay and Samsung Pay. With Google, the negotiations are still running. finews.ch, handelsblatt.com

In March, SwissContact and Swiss Entrepreneurship Program organized the NextGen Women Entrepreneurs Week. It’s a fascinating initiative that enables women from developing countries to join the program. Women entrepreneurs from Albania, Bosnia Herzegovina, Macedonia, Serbia, Peru and Vietnam worked with mentors and investors to bring their ventures to the next level. More info here:
https://investinginpassion.com/2019/03/20/nextgen-women-entrepreneurs-week/

A well recognized competition, the Swiss Fintech Awards, took place this month as part of the Fintech 2019, Beyond Banking Conference. Early Stage Start-up of the Year, Growth Stage Start-up of the Year, FinTech Influencer of the Year gathered there. If you would like to get to know who won this prestigious award, more details here: https://investinginpassion.com/2019/03/16/snapshot-from-the-swiss-fintech-awards/

News and Special Events from our Partners:
April 24, 2019: Paris:

If you would like to join the World Wide Venture Capital Forum event in Paris and meet ambitious startups founders, angel investors and venture funds representatives we offer exclusively 10% discount on tickets to our community! Please put code ‘SFTL’ while buying the ticket on eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/paris-2019-venture-capital-world-summit-tickets-45592181442

May 21, 2019 St. Gallen: We herewith invite you to the following special events: Join the Business Engineering Forum 2019  a conference with a focus on practitioners and an innovation award. More information is provided by the Business Engineering Institute St. Gallen  https://bei-sg.ch/be-forum/innovation award of the Business Institute St. Gallen:

https://mailchi.mp/be-forum/finance-it-innovation-award?e=6f083d1aec

Thanks to a curtesy of the BEI  SFTL Members are entitled for a discount , so please contact us is you want to participate and are an SFTL Member. We will provide you with a  promotion code.

May 20- May 24 Collision Tech conference in Canada. The Government of Canada extended an invitation to SwissFinTechLadies to join a potential Swiss delegation and provided free tickets for such Swiss Delegation for the Collision Conference. Deadline for application is April 12, 2019 for complimentary tickets to Collision. https://collisionconf.com
Please let us know if you wish to join as a delegate in the Swiss delegation.

Collision is North America’s fastest growing tech conference and attracts over 25,000 leaders from the technology community each year, bringing together over 450+ speakers, 500+ investors and 1,000+ startups from over 120 countries. Past speakers have included Al Gore, Anjali Sud, Wyclef Jean, Sophia Bush, Damon Wayans Jr. and Brad Smith.

Given the large international audience, as well as deep pool of Canadian technology companies, there is an opportunity for companies from Switzerland to leverage the event to connect with new partners, customers and investors, at Collision.

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Yours Sincerely SwissFinTechLadies
Karen Wendt – President

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