Finovate First: Three Events this Fall

For over 10 years, Finovate has been the leading showcase of financial, banking and payments technologies. Following the trail of fintech innovation has led us across the globe to New York in 2007, Bay Area in 2008, London in 2010, Singapore in 2012, Hong Kong in 2016, Dubai earlier this year, and now Cape Town in November.

And for the first time this fall, Finovate has three events in three months — September, October, November.

Whether you’re planning to join as an attendee, demoing company, sponsor, or speaker, there are a few things to keep in mind before heading out for the summer holidays.

First, conference tickets are on sale now. For all event days, tickets cover everything from mainstage demos and keynote speakers to track session panels and fireside chats to exhibition booths and networking.

Next, apply now to demo your new fintech innovation. Over the past several years, fintech has expanded to include not just financial and banking technology, but also payments, wealth management, lending, investment, insurance, security, compliance, and regulation tools and tech. And our audiences want to see it all.

Finovate events give demoing companies a powerful platform to promote their new fintech, drive production adoption and partnerships, find new funding, establish technical leadership, garner press recognition, and more. Participating in events is an investment of time and resources, and we set up our events to give presenters as much return on that investment as we can.

Lastly, align your brand with fintech innovation by sponsoring the event. This can be done alone or in conjunction with demoing at an event. Sponsorships often include a speaking opportunity on one of our track panels, introductions with hard-to-access executives, interactive webinars, exhibition booths, etc.

More information and links to all events are available at finovate.com. Inquiries and questions can be sent to info@finovate.com. Rest up this summer for a busy Finovate fall!

A to Z Demoing at FinovateSpring this May

Hot on the heels of FinovateEurope is our West Coast flagship event, FinovateSpring this May. As the first wave of demoing companies are unveiled, half are new to Finovate, half are returning alums, all have something new and exciting to show on stage.

We’ll share additional information on these companies and the rest of our speakers in the next few weeks. For now, here’s a look at the first wave of demoing companies for FinovateSpring 2018.

Make sure to book your ticket by the end of this month to save with early-bird rates!

New Year. New Venue. New Format. New FinovateSpring.

2018. Santa Clara. 4 days of demos & discussions.

Less than two weeks into 2018, most of us are already running to catch up. But there are a couple deadlines you should not let pass you by: demo application deadline this Friday, January 12 and ticket deadline next Friday, January 19 ($800 savings).

With its expansion to four days this year, FinovateSpring moves to the Santa Clara Convention Center on May 8-11. The first two days will continue featuring Finovate’s signature single-track demo format, while the next two days will focus on deeper dives and insights from keynotes, panels, breakout sessions and more. All the fintech bang for your buck consolidated into just four days.

Companies selected to demo on May 8-9 will receive 7 minutes on stage to demo their latest fintech innovation, a booth in the exhibition area, ability to connect with 1,500+ C-level financial execs, venture capitalists, entrepreneurs, and influential press, analysts, and bloggers, plus many other perks.

If you’re thinking about applying to demo, now is the time. Earlier applicants may receive faster selection and are also eligible for lower pricing. This next deadline, which guarantees you the lower cost, is this Friday, January 12. More information on demoing is available here.

And if you would rather check out the event with an eye towards applying next year, get your ticket before Friday, January 19 and save $800.

Send questions to spring@finovate.com.

Demoers from Near & Far at FinovateMiddleEast this February

2017 was a big year for fintech investment in the Middle East.

Amazon acquired Middle Eastern e-commerce firm, Souq.com, local powerhouses joined the race (i.e., Kingdom Holding Company driving Careem’s Series E funding), startup accelerators launched across the region, and overall investment soared.

So, at the start of 2018, the message is clear: Look to the Middle East for fintech investment opportunities, acquisitions, partnerships, inspiration and competition. And there’s no better place to start than Finovate in February.

For this launch event, Finovate has partnered with the UAE Ministry of Finance and joined UAE Innovation Month and Dubai Innovation Week. Signature 7-minute demos will remain at the core of FinovateMiddleEast 2018 with startup and established companies showcasing their latest fintech innovations live on stage.

Dorsum — A chatbot platform that improves the difficulties of customer acquisition for financial institutions.

ebankIT — An omnichannel banking platform that enhances digital transformation for banks and financial institutions.

efigence — The Insights Now! platform uses smart web analytics’ tools to arm banks and financial institutions with real-time data driven conclusions.

Munnypot — An automated online solution providing accessible and affordable investment advice for millions of people in the U.K. and overseas.

Ondot Systems — Provides mobile card services supplying financial institutions, card processors and cardholders with mobile applications for credit and debit card control.

RISQ — A financial software platform improving the effectiveness of corporate loan acquisition and customer management for commercial banks.

Wealth Migrate — A global, direct investment platform remedying the lack of direct investment products for middle class, overseas investors.

Zagtrader — An end-to-end pre-integrated framework that connects banks, brokers, asset managers, and investment banks to the ultra-complex global trading ecosystem with ease.

Additional companies will be announced over the next several weeks.

Register by January 11 to save $300. Book online, call +1 (888) 670-8200, or email info.events@knect365.com.

 

Accepting Demo Applications for FinovateMiddleEast 2018

Last week, Finovate teamed up with the UAE Ministry of Finance. The partnership aims to drive awareness and support for fintech innovation in the Middle East. As part of this collaboration, FinovateMiddleEast will join the UAE Innovation Month celebration in February 2018.

For over 10 years, Finovate has been the leading showcase of financial, banking and payments technologies. And we’ve been there from the start: New York in 2007, Bay Area in 2008, London in 2010, Singapore in 2012, Hong Kong in 2016, and now Dubai in 2018.

Finovate events focus on innovative fintech showcased via 7-minute live product demonstrations. The conferences consistently attract high-impact audiences of senior-level financial and banking executives, press and industry analysts, venture capitalists, regulators, and technology entrepreneurs. FinovateMiddleEast will be no different with fintech from across the MENA region and 300+ attendees.

Join us on February 26 & 27 if you’re looking to:

  • Drive product adoption of the latest and most innovative solutions in fintech
  • Showcase new, high-impact technology in front of an influential audience
  • Generate press recognition, find customers, network with peers, raise capital, and discover partners

For more information on applying to demo, please review the brochure for prospective demoing companies, then fill out the online application by December 31 at the latest. We’ll be in touch within a few days of receiving your application.

If you have any questions, please email middleeast@finovate.com. And if you’re unfamiliar with Finovate events, take a look at videos from the past 40+ events.


FinovateMiddleEast 2018 is sponsored by Temenos, UAE Exchange, and Loxon.

The Future of Fintech in Dubai

In the fight for the fintech title — London, Berlin, Barcelona, New York, Silicon Valley, Sydney, Hong Kong, Singapore, Cape Town, Abu Dhabi — Dubai is a heavy weight. With fintech investment set to grow 270% in the Middle East in 2017, the future of fintech might be in Dubai.

Join us on February 26 and 27 to find out.

Supported by Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), FinovateMiddleEast will keep demos at its core while introducing content driven panels, regulatory perspectives and world-class keynotes tailored to address the evolution of financial services and the impact on both the providers and the end-users.

See the speakers. See the demoing companies. See the regional startups. And save $200 when buying your ticket by October 26.

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First Wave of Demo Companies Driving Fintech Innovation in the Middle East

By the end of 2017, fintech investments in the Middle East are expected to have grown by 2.7x. As governments and financial leaders diversify away from a petroleum-based economy, the focus is on fintech.

But who will capitalize on this ecosystem of fintech innovation? Foreign brands like Amazon (who acquired Middle Eastern e-commerce firm, Souq.com, earlier this year), local powerhouses like Kingdom Holding Company (who recently led Uber-esque Careem’s Series E funding) or both?

Either way, the message is clear: Look to the Middle East for fintech investment opportunities, acquisitions, partnerships, inspiration and competition. And there’s no better place to start than Finovate in February 2018.

Finovate’s signature 7-minute demos will remain at the core of FinovateMiddleEast with dozens of companies showcasing their latest fintech innovations live on stage. Here’s the first wave of demoing companies to check out. The event will take place February 26 and 27:

CASHOFF — A service for collecting and analyzing consumers’ financial data that gives banks complete knowledge about consumers (online banking, PFM, scoring, sales, loyalty).

Dorsum — A chatbot platform that improves the difficulties of customer acquisition for financial institutions.

ebankIT — An omnichannel banking platform that enhances digital transformation for banks and financial institutions.

Everus Technologies — Offers Everus World, a product that fosters fintech challenges, convenience, and public education and awareness for millennials, traders, and gamers.

Innofis — Provides Bank Virtual Assistant, a platform that uses natural language, artificial intelligence, and analytics to create frictionless interaction and sales efficiency.

Moven — A financial wellness platform targeting declining branch revenue for banks around the world.

Munnypot — An automated online solution providing accessible and affordable investment advice for millions of people in the U.K. and overseas.

NymCard — Offers smart mobile technology providing an alternative to the limited capabilities of digital payment products for the banked and underbanked population in MENA.

Ondot Systems — Provides mobile card services supplying financial institutions, card processors and cardholders with mobile applications for credit and debit card control.

Quisk — A payment network breaking up the exclusivity of current mobile payment technologies for anyone with a mobile phone (not just a smartphone).

RISQ — A financial software platform improving the effectiveness of corporate loan acquisition and customer management for commercial banks.

SwipeStox — A social network for stock trading that cuts through the complexity around financial investing for newbie and professional investors.

Wealth Migrate — A global, direct investment platform remedying the lack of direct investment products for middle class, overseas investors.

W.UP — Offers Sales.UP, a digital banking sales and engagement tool that meets financial institutions’ need of customer insights and personalised automated marketing campaigns.

Additional companies will be announced over the next couple months.

Through the expanded Finovate model, the Dubai debut will also feature fast-paced, short-form discussions from industry leaders. Content-driven panels, regulatory perspectives, and world-class keynotes will address themes and topics relevant to the MENA market and broader economy as well.

See the agenda, and stay tuned — new speakers are added weekly.

Save $200 when you register for FinovateMiddleEast by October 26.


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Fan the Fintech Flames in Dubai this December

While many have been around for the fintech explosion over the past several years, few have been there for the sparks. For over 10 years, Finovate has fanned the fintech flames: New York in 2007. Bay Area in 2008. London in 2010. Singapore in 2012. Hong Kong in 2016. With the support of the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) and its Fintech Hive at DIFC, Finovate expands to Dubai on February 26 and 27, 2018.

A region widely known for its abundant supply of black gold and tall buildings, Middle East fintech investments are set to grow by 270% in 2017. As these governments and financial powerhouses look to diversify away from a petroleum-based economy and rebalance their agendas, focus on innovation, startups, SMEs and financial technology is heating up.

Our signature 7-minute demos will remain at the core of FinovateMiddleEast with 28 companies showcasing their latest fintech innovations live on stage. With applications from the Middle East, United States, Europe, South America, and Southeast Asia, we’ll reflect regional and international trends.

Through the expanded Finovate model, the Dubai debut will also feature fast-paced, short-form discussions from industry leaders. Content-driven panels, regulatory perspectives, and world-class keynotes will address themes and topics relevant to the MENA market and broader economy as well. So far, 2018 speakers include:

See the agenda here, and stay tuned — additional speakers will be added on a rolling basis and demoing companies will be announced in early October.

Fan the fintech flames with us. Save $400 when you register by this Thursday, August 17.

FinDEVr London @ London Tech Week

We’ve joined London Tech Week to kick off the first international FinDEVr event this June!

FinDEVr London combines finance + developers. It showcases the latest enabling technology – APIs, SDKs, cloud services and more – that developers will use to create their next innovation.

If you’re working on the tech side of financial services, you’ll find both friends and influential connections in the room on June 12 & 13. Buy your attendee ticket by this Friday save £200 with early-bird rates!

London Tech Week is a festival of events across the city, showcasing and celebrating the best of tech, making it a great partner for FinDEVr. Network, learn, and find new business opportunities! Check out the innovation, security, startup, etc. events and how to register for them here.

This Friday is the final early-bird ticket deadline before the event, so get your ticket here. And save an additional 10% with the promo code FinDEVrBlog.


FinDEVr London 2017 is sponsored by TestDevLab.

FinDEVr London 2017 is partnered with Aite Group, Banking TechnologyBayPay Forum, BiometricUpdate.com, Brave New CoinBreaking Banks, Byte Academy, The Canadian Trade Commissioner ServiceCelent, Cointelegraph, Colloquy, Cooper Press, DistributedEconomic Journal, Empire Startups, Femtech Leaders, Finmaps, Fintech Finance, Global DataHarrington Starr, Holland FintechLevel39, London Tech Week, Mapa ResearchMercator Advisory Group, The Paypers, Plug and Play, SecuritySolutionsWatch.com, SME Finance Forum, StartupbootcampSwiss Finance + Technology Association, and Women Who Code.

Photo by Erika Sanchez

FinDEVr in the Springtime: Wrapping Up New York & Kicking Off London


It’s a wrap for FinDEVr New York! If you would like to revisit your favorite presentations (or the audience’s favorites) or weren’t able to attend and want to see what you missed, videos of all presentations are available in our video archives. Sit back, relax, and make sure to grab the popcorn.

Even as FinDEVr New York winds down, FinDEVr London is heating up. Kick off summer by attending this debut international event on June 12 & 13 at London’s historic and unique Tobacco Dock. With many innovative presenting companies already on board, the content is sure to rival what was seen on stage last month.

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Save big on tickets when you register by this Friday, April 7. And use the promo code “FinDEVrBlog” to save an additional 10%. See you in June!