Applications Open for Innovate Finance Pitch360 Contest
- £10,000 cash prize for winner
- Open to any global FinTech startup and institution
- Pitch in front of 1000 delegates at the Innovate Finance Global Summit 2018
- Applications close on 31st December 2017
9th October, London, UK: Innovate Finance, the membership association for the global FinTech community, today announced that applications are now open for its prestigious FinTech pitch contest Pitch360. The event will take place at the Innovate Finance Global Summit in London on March 20th, 2018.
The competition is open to any global FinTech startup across the following verticals:
- Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT)
- Banking/Enterprise Solutions
- Financial Inclusion
- Cyber Security
- Payments and FX
- Peer-to-Peer/ Alternative Funding/ SME Lending
- Personal Finance Management and Robo Advice
- AI and Machine Learning
- Digital Identity
The winner will be given £10,000 prize money, a press package that includes media introductions and training, top policy advice, free one year membership to Innovate Finance and two complimentary tickets to the 2019 Innovate Finance Global Summit.
Shortlisted candidates will make a 360-second (6 minute) ‘pitch’ of their new business and product in front of a live audience of 1000 delegates at the Guildhall in London during Innovate Finance’s Global Summit. The audience will comprise of financial institutions, influencers, investors and startups from the international FinTech community. Previous judges for the event include Kosta Peric, Deputy Director of Financial Inclusion at the Gates Foundation and Rumi Morales, Executive Director for CME Ventures at CME Group.
During the inaugural Pitch360 competition at the Innovate Finance Global Summit 2017, the grand prize was awarded to GuardSquare, a cyber security software firm that optimises and protects mobile apps against reverse engineering and tampering. The pitch is available here.
Applicants can enter Pitch360 by filling out a form online. The deadline for submitting applications is Sunday 31st December 2017. Finalists will be announced in February 2018. All successful applicants will receive complimentary exhibiting space on day two of the summit and two complimentary tickets to attend.
Watch last year’s pitches here.
Innovate Finance is an independent membership association that represents the UK’s global FinTech community. Founded in 2014 and supported by the City of London and Broadgate, Innovate Finance is a not-for-profit that advances the country’s leading position in the financial services sector by supporting the next generation of technology-led financial services innovators.
More than 250 global members have joined the Innovate Finance ecosystem to date. These companies range from seed stage startups to global financial institutions and professional services firms. All benefit from Innovate Finance’s leading position as a single point of access to promote enabling policy and regulation, talent development, and business opportunity and investment capital. By bringing together the most forward-thinking participants in financial services, Innovate Finance is helping create a global financial services sector that is more sustainable, more inclusive and better for everyone.