Swiss accelerator open to African FinTechs

African FinTechs are able to apply for the prestigious Switzerland-based F10 accelerator.

F10 is a non-profit organisation that supports and guides startups, in partnership with SIX, PwC Switzerland, Julius Bär, Baloise Group, Generali Group Switzerland, ERI Bancaire and eny Finance.

The programme will provide training and access to networks to 15 startups. The incubator also offers worldwide collaboration with international financial institutions and works in cooperation with Swiss companies in the finance, insurance and consulting sectors.

The latest round of applications is open to all startups in FinTech, RegTech and InsurTech until 15 December. The programme itself will start on 5 March next year, and run until 23 August.

"2017 has been an exciting year in the world of FinTech - looking at the creative tech solutions that we are seeing from our startups, the future is looking even brighter," said Markus Graf of F10.

"As the best accelerator in Switzerland, we're excited to be at the front of these new developments, fostering the ideas and leveraging the skills that these startups have by helping them collaborate with industry leaders and build a network of connections. Moreover, our guidance and expert help is proving invaluable in guiding them to maturity in a fast-changing industry."