July 9th, 2020

The event is designed to bring growth companies together with large investors.
In addition to matching attractive, pre-screened companies with investors, the event also has a clear educational component. To this end, the event sets out to share insights with aspiring entrepreneurs with respect to the skills necessary to building strong business ideas and presenting them in a compelling fashion. The jury of large investors is also selected to share valuable knowledge with the intention of helping participating companies grow and prosper. In this way, the event should inspire aspiring entrepreneurs and offer investors access to attractive investment opportunities.


Each Founder gives a 10’ pitch presentation in the growth company competition, followed by 10’ Q&A with a team of jury members. The jury consists of established capital owners.
In addition, the audience votes anonymously to rank the quality of the business ideas. RFS will help the winners of the audience prize by connecting them with large investors via 1-on-1 meetings to help them raise growth capital.


17:30 Doors open
18:00 Event begins
20:15 Event ends
20:15 Apéro

Participating growth companies

Bitcoin Suisse pioneered crypto-financial services. It has helped to shape the crypto- and blockchain-ecosystem in Switzerland.

Presented by
Arthur Vayloyan, CEO

Selma Finance believe that investing money should be easy to understand, fast, fairly priced and exciting.

Presented by
Patrik Schär, Founder & CEO

Futurae strive to be the new standard in usable authentication – security that doesn’t compromise on user experience.

Presented by
Dr. Claudio Marforio, Co-Founder & COO

Descartes Finance is an owner-run, digital Swiss asset manager driving forward the democratization of financial services.

Presented by
Dr. Adriano B. Lucatelli, Co-Founder & CEO

Swisspeers is an independent online platform giving small and medium sized enterprises direct access to business loans financed by investors.

Presented by
Alwin Meyer, Founder & CEO

Altoo is a fintech company, based in Zug. Altoo has developed its wealth platform in co-creatorship with its clients.

Presented by
Martin Stalder, CEO

Participating jury members

Tom Pitts
Head Lion Rock Capital Europe

Christine Schmid
ExB Additiv

Christian Mesenholl
Head Morningstar Central Europe

Alfonso Gomez

Elzbieta Czetwertynska
Citi Country Officer Switzerland, Monaco & Liechtenstein

Dr. Florian Dürselen

Annete Viehweg
CEO, Sberbank Switzerland

Platinum Partners

Golden Partners

Event detail

July 9th, 2020 
18:00 – 20:00
Paulus Akademie
Pfingstweidstrasse 28
8005 Zurich