We are very proud to announce that the Crypto Valley Association has been named “Fintech Influencer of the Year” at the Swiss Fintech Awards.

CVA President Oliver Bussmann, who accepted the award on behalf of the CVA at a ceremony on March 15, said: “This is great recognition of the hard work our team and community have put in from a business development perspective to build up our ecosystem and bring startups and investors together. It is also confirmation of the growing importance of our ecosystem both in Switzerland and globally.”


Promoting development

Swiss FinTech Awards Night 2018 on Thursday (15.03.18) in Hotel Dolder in Zurich. Photo: Markus Forte.
From left to right: CVA President Oliver Bussmann, CVA Board Member Sam Chadwick, CVA Executive Manager Kevin Lally


The purpose of the Swiss FinTech Awards is to promote regional development while helping create the strongest possible Swiss FinTech ecosystem underpinned by unprecedented international network links. This network, made up of selected partner organisations and Fintech experts, will present the Swiss FinTech Awards to Swiss FinTech start-ups and influencers in the “Early Stage Start-up of the Year”, “Growth Stage Start-up of the Year” and “Fintech Influencer of the Year” categories.

The “Fintech Influencer of the Year” category was created for individuals or organisations who have positively shaped or influenced the Swiss Fintech scene.

The Swiss-based “Finanz und Wirtschaft Forum” acts as organiser of the Swiss FinTech Awards and their ecosystem, which consists of knowledge partner Accenture, a jury of 20 designated FinTech experts and the five “sponsor banks” who provide the CHF 38,000 prize money. Remaining partners are drawn from the worlds of networking, communication and academia. More information is available at www.swissfintechawards.ch.


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