HSG FinTech Challenge Ready to shape the financial industry of the future? Together with Commerzbank and main incubator, the Master’s in Banking and Finance (MBF) is organizing the second “HSG FinTech Challenge” in September 2018. Open to all HSG students From the assessment-year to doctoral studies, the HSG FinTech Challenge is open to all levels of HSG students. “It’s not only about the challenge, it’s also to raise the awareness for the FinTech movement that is now taking over whole Switzerland”, Lea Bühler, the programme coordinator of the MBF programme, says. “We want to offer our students new opportunities to actively engage with FinTech and learn about the new technologies that will shape the future of financial services. The FinTech challenge is only the beginning." In 2018 the event is going to a second round as the first HSG FinTech Challenge 2017 was a big success. Lecture Course “Financial Technology” The FinTech Challenge will be accompanied by a new lecture of the School of Finance in “Financial Technology”. The 4-ECTS course, open to MBF students and taught by assistant professor Christoph Aymanns, starts this autumn semester and aims to introduce students to technologies and methods that drive innovation in various areas of FinTech such as online lending, robo-advisors, cryptocurrencies and smart contracts. From Mobile Payment Solutions to Big Data Teams of two to four students will hand in a pitch deck of their business idea at the beginning of November. The business idea can refer to all fields of FinTech, as for instance Mobile Payment Solutions, Peer-to-Peer Lending, Equity Crowdfunding, Mobile Trading and Big Data. A jury consisting of corporate representatives, academia, investors and founders will then elect the best teams that will present their business idea at the final event to the public. FinTech Ecosystem Tour in Frankfurt The winner-teams of the FinTech Challenge will travel to Frankfurt and pitch their business idea to other selected FinTech startups and investors at the established “Between the Towers” event. In addition, winners will have a chance to experience Frankfurt’s vibrant FinTech ecosystem in a tour organized by Commerzbank and main incubator, one of the leading early-stage FinTech investors and an active company builder in banking. Final Event - Open to the Public The best teams of the HSG FinTech Challenge 2018 are presenting their business ideas to the public. As a highlight, the winner-teams will be nominated during the event. The event is open to the public and accompanied by a networking apéro with free food and drinks. Attendance is free, but places are limited. More Information on the HSG FinTech Challenge 2018 will be published in Mid-2018!