Swiss Finance + Technology Association announces support program for start-ups

16.03.2016 09:37

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SFTA already has a community of over 150 members, representing various stakeholder groups including entrepreneurs, industry professionals, investors, media, policy makers, and others. Today the association announced “Partner Program” designed to support the development of new FinTech companies in Switzerland. First corporate sponsor is EPAM Systems.

EPAM Systems has signed a sponsorship deal with Swiss Finance + Technology Association as part of its commitment to build its relationship with the FinTech community and champion Switzerland as a leading global hub for FinTech innovation.

As part of the agreement, EPAM will participate in a number of key programs soon to be announced by SFTA, including the “Partner Program” designed to support the development of new FinTech companies in Switzerland by offering them lower cost access to essential technology and services, as well as support with engaging partner organizations. EPAM will also participate in the Association’s event schedule and digital magazine at www.swissfinte.ch.

Since 1993, EPAM has helped the world’s leading companies imagine, design, engineer, and deliver software that transforms businesses. EPAM’s Financial Services Practice has a deep understanding of the banking and financial services industry, with competency centres in wealth management, payments, capital markets, and Blockchain.

Peter Cronin, a business development leader from EPAM’s Zurich office, had to say about the agreement: “With technology disrupting processes across the globe in the financial services industry, the opportunity to provide solutions is immense. We are pleased to enter into this corporate sponsorship of the Swiss Finance + Technology Association and believe that supporting true innovation through Fintech shows our commitment to the financial sector in Switzerland.”

John Hucker, CFA, President of Swiss Finance + Technology commented: “We are delighted that EPAM saw value in our activities, not only for their own business, but as a way to pay-it-forward with the local startup community, which needs more support in order to reach its full potential. This is a win-win relationship for both organizations and will offer our members access to a world-class partner for the development of innovative technology-based solutions in financial services. We thank Peter for his vision and leadership to engage with a young and growing association like SFTA.”

EPAM Systems
Established in 1993, EPAM Systems, Inc. (NYSE: EPAM) is recognized as a leader in software product development by independent research agencies. Headquartered in the United States, EPAM serves clients worldwide utilizing its award-winning global delivery platform and its locations in over 20 countries across North America, Europe, Asia and Australia. EPAM was ranked #6 in America’s 25 Fastest-Growing Tech Companies and #3 in America’s Best Small Companies lists by Forbes Magazine.

Swiss Finance + Technology Association
Established in 2015, Swiss Finance + Technology Association aims to serve as the hub and centre of gravity for the Swiss FinTech ecosystem, representing all stakeholder groups. The Association is volunteer-led and engages with a broad network of both local and international partners (i.e. corporates, other associations, government, etc) to pursue its aims. Its activities include networking, development, research, advocacy, and promoting.Swiss Finance + Technology Association aims to serve as the hub and centre of gravity for the Swiss FinTech ecosystem, representing all stakeholder groups. We are volunteer-led and engage with a strong network of both local and international partners (i.e. corporates, associations, government, etc) to pursue its aims. Our activities include networking, development, research, advocacy, and promoting.

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