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Startup Champions @EPFL: “Swiss fintech startups: the road ahead”

venturelab and EPFL, through its Innogrants, will be hosting an exceptional happening featuring world-class entrepreneurs as guest speakers and as keynote: George Koukis.

Thursday, November 17th 2016 – 5:30 – 8:00 PM
At EPFL Rolex Learning Center



George Koukis is the founder of Temenos, top banking software company based in Geneva. Originally from Greece, George Koukis studied at the University of Technology in Sydney. He has been active in the software industry for more than 40 years, having begun at Qantas where he was heavily involved with the computerization of the company’s management accounting department. He then spent six years with Management Science America in Australia where he held various management positions, including that of the managing director. George Koukis is a great humanist and ardent supporter of sustainable management.

Pitch from Fintech Startups

Sebastien Thevenaz is co-founder and CTO of InvestGlass. Founded in 2014, InvestGlass is a Swiss-based, white-labeled, client and prospect management platform for bankers, wealth managers and advisors. The platform is designed to facilitate more efficient prospecting and onboarding of new clients, as well as the management relationships with existing clients. Components include a content management system, CRM, and client portal.

Stijn Pieper is co-founder and CTO of Advanon. Founded in 2015, Advanon is the leading platform for SME financing in Switzerland and was recently awarded as the winner of the Swisscom Start-up challenge, the Working Capital Management Award and was the second best newcomer in the top 100 Swiss Startups. Stijn Pieper comes originally from the Netherlands where he gained experience in Web Development and IT at the ING bank, the Dutch National Bank and Google.

François Briod is co-founder and CEO of Monito (ex-TawiPay). Founded in 2013, Monito is a comparison website for international money transfer service. They compare and review more than 450 money transfer operators to help you find the best option for each of your international transaction.

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