Fintech Startup Tour 2018 – Bangalore & Mumbai

For Swiss Fintech Startups and Enablers from 29 January to 2 February 2018. Register soon!

Event Details


Bangalore & Mumbai


January 29, 2018 9:00 am - February 02, 2018 5:00 pm


swissnex India invites Swiss startups to participate in the next edition of Fintech Startup Tour in India. Visit Bangalore, the technology hub and Mumbai, the financial capital of India to unravel the potential of India’s Fintech sector.

Understand the Indian Fintech space

Immerse yourself into the fast-growing space of Fintech in India by understanding more about the current trends and particularities of the environment and acquire expertise on Indian business culture.

Meet with key players of India’s Fintech ecosystem

Learn from banking and financial institution experts such as Citi Bank, Yes Bank, Axis Innovation Lab and meet Fintech startups such as Zestmoney, Razorpay and meet the members of startup communities at Rise Accelerator.

Learn about potential opportunities for your individual product and service innovation

Understand the specific IP/legal framework and learn about market characteristics and trends to understand how your innovation can benefit within the Indian Fintech space.

Interact with your potential local partners

See how meetings with Fintech startups in India, investors, local experts, potential local partners and talent can turn into fruitful collaboration and take your journey to the next level.

4 key factors converging to create Fintech ecosystem in India

1. India is mastering the new Fintech themes such as next gen payments, P2P lending, bank in a box, roboadvisory, blockchain, financial inclusion as well as security and biometrics.

2. The proliferation of smartphones in India – second largest smartphone using country with more than 300 million people in India owning smartphones in 2017.

3. A government led public-good data initiative in India (UIDAI) for innovators to build upon.

4. New payments interfaces are changing the market, driving the rise of mobile wallets and drawing the attention of major brands such as VISA, Apple and Swiss Re.

Who would benefit from the program?

Whether you are working on Analytics & Data Science, Investment Management & Banking Infrastructure, Payments, Deposits & Lending or Blockchain & Crypto – whether you are an entrepreneur, researcher or investor working with Fintech in Switzerland, we want to hear from you!

What happens during the Fintech Startup Tour? 

Over the five days you will spend with us in India, you will meet key actors of the Fintech and Startup ecosystem in Bangalore and Mumbai. At swissnex India we pride ourselves in tailoring our programmes to our stakeholders – this means we will support you in arranging meetings with key individuals helping your progress as well as invite you to relevant visits to institutions and events. Furthermore, we will help you understand the Indian business culture and specifics of the local rules as well as regulations in the financial market.

Echoes from 2017 Fintech Tour –

I participated in the Fintech Tour 2017 and it was a week’s time well invested. Swissnex organized the tour very professionally and they impressed me with their far-reaching network, from startups to big corporations and investors. It is not enough to just read about India, one has to go there to understand the opportunities of this big country. Don't forget that some of the smartest engineers in the world come from India. Switzerland has a long history of exchange with India - startups can also benefit from this background.
Mike Hobmeier



The entire program is free of charge including local transport and site visits during the days of the program. Participants will take care of their flight (approx. 750-1200 CHF), accommodation (approx. 500 CHF for 5 nights), and visa (approx. 200 CHF). Participants take care of their insurance coverage.

CTI startups may be eligible for a one-time travel stipend from the Gebert Rüf Stiftung for up to 2 people (2×1000 CHF). Please contact us for further details.


  • 26 September 2017 – Applications open
  • 25 October 2017 – Meet Prateek Khare (swissnex India) at Swiss Startup Day in Bern
  • 10th December 2017 – Applications close
  • December 2017 – Preparation for Fintech Startup Tour
  • January 2018 – Fintech Startup Tour India
  • February 2018 – Optional individual stay


A maximum of 10 participants can attend the program. swissnex India will confirm registrations on a rolling basis. Register here!

Questions? Please email us at

A teaser to what you will discover in India in 2018 –