Futures Forum: FinTech


Jun 11th 2020
18:00 – 19:30


Online Video Stream

In a climate of financial instability, we’re taking a look at how ripe the market is for digital disruption.

At the Futures Forum innovators and business leaders look to the future, which is more important than ever in current times. Through expert talks, we’ll set out to learn new insights and discuss strategies for a changing social, economic and technological landscape.

What opportunities does a crisis like COVID-19 present for growing FinTech businesses, and what are the challenges associated with startups and SMEs in the space? How important is collaboration between corporate incumbents and agile newcomers? And exactly what does this collaboration look like?

These are all the topics and questions we look to answer.

Join the event
  • 18:00 - 18:05
    Factory Berlin Welcome
  • 18:05 - 18:20
    Keynote: FinTech in 2020 and the next big things after COVID-19
  • 18:30 - 18:55
    Panel: COVID-19 - Threat or Opportunity for FinTech?
  • 18:55 - 19:10
    Keynote: The future of how we save our money
  • 19:10 - 19:15
    Closing Remarks

Deborrah Schaer started her career in the fashion industry and co-founded a fashion startup, before moving to the African continent where she has helped build multiple tech ventures from scratch. After two years in management consulting, she joined a Swiss IoT startup that was acquired by Husqvarna Group, to build a digital business around the smart garden vision.

Now at F10, Deborrah heads the accelerator and open banking activities and works as a startup coach. She is part of the advisory board of several startups and a mentor at Startupbootcamp Africa. Deborrah holds a master’s degree in business from the University of St. Gallen.

Show more Show less

Christoph Bauer is a wanderer in between worlds: Starting off as a communication scientist in a social media agency, he soon went towards consulting and a focus on all things innovative. After switching to a future researcher role at an insurance company, he joined the Société Générale Team “Der Link” in Berlin which supports the German entities of the global banking group move forward towards digital products and mindsets.


Lukas Zörner is the CPO at Penta. Before joining the Penta team, Lukas founded Mespo, an AI-driven Fintech startup, and worked in Morgan Stanley’s investment banking division.


 Thierry Zois joined Finch Capital in May 2018 from Seedrs where he was responsible for setting up the office in Amsterdam covering the Benelux. Prior to Seedrs, he worked at Deliveroo in the international operations team which was responsible for market expansion. Before that he co-founded FitPaal, a company that tackled childhood obesity which was linked to console gaming.

Thierry holds a Masters degree in Management from Imperial College and studied Economics at HEC Lausanne and Luxembourg. He is a Luxembourg national with Greek origins and speaks German, French, Greek, English and Luxembourgish.

Show more Show less

Diane is the cofounder of mattrvest, where she is working with a vision to help youth across the world save for what matters to them.

Coming from a small town in Belgium, Diane is an entrepreneur with a passion to make sustainable businesses while empowering communities of youth across the world. She is an UNLEASH talent and a previous UN Youth Delegate.

Show more Show less

F10 is a Zurich and Singapore based FinTech Incubator and Accelerator which supports and guides Startups in transforming their ideas into successful companies while stimulating worldwide collaboration with international finance organizations.

The accelerator already has a proven track record of innovation, acceleration, and product creation for financial services. Working with SIX, the Swiss stock exchange and other leading financial institutions, F10 is at the forefront of the new financial paradigm, bridging the gap between exciting new ideas and tomorrow’s leading products.

Show more Show less

Image and audio rights at Factory Berlin events

As part of Factory Berlin events, video, picture or audio recordings are made regularly. The attendee/guest agrees that the Factory Berlin or authorized third parties can create image and/or audio recordings of the attendee/guest during the events at any time and the attendee/guest agrees to such by visiting the respective event.

The attendee/guest consents irrevocably, unlimited in time and for any current and future audiovisual media in the free use, exploitation and distribution of image and/or audio of his/her person. This includes, but is not limited to, photographs, live broadcasts, broadcasts and/or recordings made by the Factory Berlin or its respective promoter or its agents in connection with the event and distributed on the Factory Berlin website or other means of communication.

Do you want to access our member-only events? Would you like to save on our event spaces?

Join our community as an individualstartup team, or corporate.

Apply Now