Be the Future of Finance.

Since 2015, the UBS Future of Finance Challenge has been open to start-ups and established, growing companies that change the way finance works and meets the client needs of the future.

The 2021 competition with benefits and prizes of over USD 400,000 worth in value was delivered in collaboration with Anthemis, Deloitte and Microsoft for Startups.

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“Participants of in the competition could submit your product or technology against one of the four challenges. The competition is now closed!”

Do you have what it takes?

Watch our short video about how to take part and what solutions we are looking for. Become a collaborator on the future of finance and known to UBS Next.

Finalists 2021

We thank all start-ups and companies that have submitted their solutions. Congratulations to our finalists and winners!


What are key challenges for the finance industry? We have identified four challenges that are key to how finance meets the client needs of the future

Sustainable banking

Sustainable banking

Re-imaging investing

Reimagining investing

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App stores and platforms


Tech and cyber security

Female Founder Award

This year, UBS is introducing a new Female Founder Award which recognizes a female founder or Business Lead of a start-up business. As a partner for women entrepreneurs, we are keen to support female founders in their ambition to succeed.

Our recent analysis on «The Funding Gap» shows how female entrepreneurs receive less funding than their male counterparts. Our competition program is providing specific mentoring tailored to female founders, and connects them to our female innovator networks.

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Timeline and Process

The 2021 is now finalized. You can read about the winners in our press release


How will entries be judged?

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For more information about the competition, and what is important for you, check out our FAQ section or join one of our launch events in your region

In collaboration with

We're delighted to welcome and collaborate with the following companies on the UBS Future of Finance Challenge 2021:

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The 2021 UBS Future of Finance Challenge is supported by

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