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Launching FinTech Ventures


At the end of the course students will have the knowledge and tools to be able to launch a real fintech venture.

Description / Program
We will cover the venture building process end-to-end, touching on aspects ranging from team building, product ideation and development, financing and finally generating liquidity. All such concepts will be put into practice with the group project. From a theory perspective we will cover main players and latest trends in fintech, regulations, and the industry outlook.

Learning Method / Style of Lessons

This course takes a hands-on approach. Traditional (PowerPointbased) theory delivery will be kept to a minimum in class, while emphasis will be put on cases, guest lecturers, and other in-class activities.

Exam Style

60% group project: students will form groups of 2 to 3 people and will start working on a fintech venture from day 1. The venture will be pitched to real VCs and the class.

30% oral exam: test on the concepts taught throughout the semester as well as pitch of the group project as an individual.

10%: in-class activities and homework. Class attendance is expected.

There is no required textbook for the class. The lecturer will use a mix of slides, cases, and other in-class activities. Students will be encouraged to read books from a curated list.



Schueli M.

Course director

Additional information

Academic year
Master of Science in Economics in Finance, Core course, Digital Finance, 2nd year
Master of Science in Financial Technology and Computing, Elective course, 2nd year