Art & Fintech Startup Night: Welcome to a Night of Innovation, Art, and Recognition
25 November 2023

We are thrilled to extend a warm invitation to you for an exceptional evening at the Art and Fintech Startup-Night with Diversity Awards Ceremony, proudly presented by SmartMoneyMatch and Swissfintechladies. This event is not just an occasion; it’s a celebration of the vibrant synergy between groundbreaking startups, the transformative world of art, and the inspiring stories of diverse leadership.

Set in the heart of Zurich, at the iconic TrustSquare Infomedia Paradeplatz this event promises to be a melting pot of ideas, creativity, and entrepreneurial spirit. Join us as we honor the achievements of Swiss FinTechs led by formidable women and delve into the realms of digital innovation and artistic expression.

The evening will be marked by an array of activities – from an exquisite art exhibition to insightful keynote speeches by leading figures such as Sarah Schlagenhauf, CEO of Artdeals AG, and digital marketing expert Prof. Christian Farioli. Engage in thought-provoking fireside chats, witness the live tokenization of art, and enjoy a flying dinner set to the rhythm of captivating music.

Your presence will not only enhance the experience but also contribute to a noble cause. We are dedicated to supporting female startups and co-founders, aiding their journey to the forefront of FinTech and Web3 innovations like Blockchain and Decentralization.

Mark your calendars for the 25th of November 2023 and prepare for an evening that celebrates diversity, innovation, and the power of women in leadership. We look forward to welcoming you and sharing moments that promise to inspire and resonate long after the night ends.

"Leadership is not about being in charge. It is about taking care of those in your charge."

Meet Your Art & Startup Night Steward: Karen Wendt

Karen Wendt is a distinguished figure in the realm of sustainable finance and impact investing. As the CEO of Eccos Impact GmbH, she empowers professional investors and corporates with business intelligence, focusing on sustainability, ESG, Impact, and EU Taxonomy. With over two decades of experience in senior banking and asset management roles, Karen has established herself as a thought leader in the field. Her expertise extends to authoring several investment books and hosting a Sustainable Finance Series.

At the heart of her work is the drive to inspire and guide organizations towards creating financially viable solutions that align with SDGs and EU Taxonomy. Eccos Impact GmbH specializes in aiding institutional investors, family offices, and start-ups, particularly in areas like FinTech, RegTech, Green Energy, and Blockchain. Karen’s commitment to sustainable growth is evident in her pro-bono work with start-ups and her mentorship roles at F10 and CVVC.

A respected keynote speaker, facilitator, and mediator, Karen is also an editor for the Sustainable Finance and SDG Economics Series with Springer Nature. Her academic contributions include lecturing on Behavioral Finance and Impact Investing. Karen’s transition to impact investing is showcased in her works “Sustainable Financial Innovation” and “Positive Impact Investing,” highlighting her proficiency in ICOs, STOs, and integrating science-based targets and blockchain technologies.

Karen’s approach is anchored in her belief in the transformative power of knowledge. She advocates for Theories of Change to guide investors and family offices towards better, more sustainable investment choices. Under Karen’s leadership, Eccos Impact GmbH stands as a pivotal partner in the sustainable finance journey, offering tools for advanced portfolio engineering and opportunity recognition in sustainable investment.

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