Innovate Finance dangles £10,000 carrot for fintech startup competition entrants

Source: Innovate Finance

Innovate Finance, the membership association for global FinTech, today announced a £10,000 prize at Pitch360, its first ever FinTech startup competition.

Open to startups and institutions from around the world, Pitch360 aims to strengthen the global FinTech community by showcasing the hottest innovations in financial services. The initiative will provide candidates with exposure to a captive audience of key influencers, investors and media professionals as well as access to Innovate Finance’s member community. The winner also be given a press package that includes media introductions and training, top policy and legal advice from Hogan Lovells, one year’s complimentary membership to Innovate Finance and two complimentary tickets to the 2018 Innovate Finance Global Summit.

Applicants can enter Pitch360 by filling out a form online. Those shortlisted for the prize will compete with each other during an afternoon of demos at Innovate Finance’s Global Summit, the organisation’s prestigious flagship event, which takes place at The Guildhall, London on 10th - 11th April 2017. They will also be able to exhibit at the event, which attracts a global audience of 2000 delegates.

Pitch360 is a platform for startups and enterprises to make a 360-second (6 minute) ‘pitch’ of their new business and product in front of a live audience comprising financial institutions, influencers, investors and startups from the global FinTech community, as well as a panel of high profile judges including Kosta Peric, Deputy Director of Financial Inclusion at the Gates Foundation and Rumi Morales, Executive Director for CME Ventures at CME Group.

Innovate Finance is looking for FinTech startups that work across the following verticals:

• Distributed Ledger
• Financial Inclusion
• Cyber Security
• Cross Border Payments
• Peer-to-Peer and Alternative Funding
• RegTech
• Personal Finance Management and Robo Advice
• AI and Machine Learning
• Sandboxes

The deadline for submitting applications is Friday 20th January 2017. Finalists will be announced and invited to pitch in February 2017. All successful applicants will receive complimentary exhibiting space on day two of the summit and two complimentary tickets to attend.

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