The ROI of a Finovate Demo

Deciding how to best use your marketing budget is a big decision driven by three small letters: ROI. And for fintech companies pushing the envelope, Finovate is the event where you get maximized return on your investment, or what we call Return on Demo Investment (RODI).

Most conferences stick you on a 4- or 5-person panel in a faraway breakout room later in the day. If you don’t tweet your own selfie, there’s not a record of you even being there.

At Finovate, product demos are THE focus. You are the star of the show. You take center stage to address the entire audience. You hold court in your own turnkey booth. And the audience — financial services execs, analysts, VCs and bloggers — all want to talk to you. That’s RODI.

But your RODI starts well before the event:

  • When the upcoming cohort of demoing companies is announced, fintech investors and buyers pay attention because they know you’ve been vetted through a competitive application process.
  • We showcase your company with emails to our 60,000-person database, blog posts to our 350,000 visitors, as well as tweets to 40,000 followers.
  • We work with you to refine your message through 1-on-1 coaching sessions and a full dress rehearsal.

And your RODI doesn’t stop when the event does. Your demo video is hosted indefinitely at finovate.com/videos while our analysts keep you in the spotlight with articles about future funding rounds, product launches, awards, acquisitions and other notable news.

But don’t believe us, see what our alums have to say about the RODI here.

The earlier you get on board the bigger the RODI. So apply to an upcoming event now:

 

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!

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.

 

Apply Now to Present at FinovateSpring 2018!

With the holidays right around the corner, excitement for the new year is building and you won’t want to miss getting a headstart on opportunities available at FinovateSpring 2018. Now is the time to apply: the very early-bird deadline for presenter applications to demo is Friday, December 15.

The event will take place at the Santa Clara Convention Center on May 8 – 11, and will feature our signature seven-minute demo format. Presenters who are selected won’t just receive time up on stage — they’ll also have the opportunity to connect directly with senior-level financial executives, venture capitalists, other entrepreneurs, and influential press, analysts, and bloggers.

Competition to get on stage at Finovate events is high, with more companies applying than the demo slots we have available. And with the fintech scene continuing to grow and pave the way for new technology, now is the time to join your competitors on stage and gain the attention of new clients, investors, and potential partners.

If you’d like to learn more, please email us at spring@finovate.com and we’ll send you a presenter packet outlining the selection criteria, presenter package, demo costs, deadlines, and a link to the online application (applying is completely free and 100% confidential, so there’s nothing to lose!). Plus, if you apply by Friday, December 15, and are selected to demo, you’ll benefit from the very early-bird savings in your final demo cost. Hope to see you apply!


FinovateSpring 2018 is partners with: Aite GroupBankersHubBanking TechnologyBayPayBeFast.TVBigData-MadeSimple.comBreaking BanksByte AcademyCelentFemTechFinancial ITFintech FinanceHeadcountHolland FintechIBS IntelligenceInnovate FinanceMercator Advisory GroupNexChangeThe Nilson ReportOvumThe PaypersPlug and PlaySME Finance Forum, and Swiss Finance + Technology Association.


Raise your profile and showcase your thought leadership

Grow your business at FinovateSpring by becoming an event sponsor. We can provide flexible and tailored solutions to maximize your time at the event and ensure you meet your business goals. For more information please contact us via email.

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.

Fintech Luminaries, Lock in Presale Savings for FinovateSpring

As you’re thinking about your holiday shopping, now is the perfect time to lock in your spot for our Silicon Valley event and snag another cyber week deal. Register for FinovateSpring 2018 by this Friday, December 8 and – save $800 off the list price!

On May 8 – 11, FinovateSpring will showcase the latest innovations spanning the spectrum of fintech. The event features two days of our signature demo-only format, followed by two days of fast-paced discussions and deeper dives covering the most important topics and trends in fintech (a new piece for next year!). If you’re looking for the cutting edge in fintech, Finovate is the place to be.

And with our new expanded format, there are even more opportunities for you to meet and network with hundreds of fellow fintech professionals. The audience will consist of senior-level financial executives, venture capitalists, other entrepreneurs, and influential press, analysts, and bloggers. This mix ensures you’ll have good conversations with the right people about the latest developments in fintech and the trends that lie ahead.

Pick up your ticket now before prices go up. Presale tickets expire this Friday, December 8, so save $800 by registering soon.

And if you’d like to apply to demo your latest fintech product at the event, please email us at spring@finovate.com for more information.


FinovateSpring 2018 is partners with: Aite GroupBankersHubBanking TechnologyBayPayBeFast.TVBigData-MadeSimple.comBreaking BanksByte AcademyCelentFemTechFinancial ITFintech FinanceHeadcountHolland FintechIBS IntelligenceInnovate FinanceMercator Advisory GroupNexChangeThe Nilson ReportOvumThe PaypersPlug and PlaySME Finance Forum, and Swiss Finance + Technology Association.


Raise your profile and showcase your thought leadership

Grow your business at FinovateSpring by becoming an event sponsor. We can provide flexible and tailored solutions to maximize your time at the event and ensure you meet your business goals. For more information please contact us via email.

Announcing FinovateSpring 2018: May 8 – 11 in Santa Clara!

With the holiday season around the corner, we’re excited to announce the dates for FinovateSpring 2018. Our Silicon Valley-area fintech conference will take place May 8 – 11 at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, California.

After the success of our four-day format this year at FinovateFall, we’re taking our new, expanded format to Silicon Valley for FinovateSpring. The first two days will run in classic Finovate format with fast-paced, 7-minute demos (no videos or slides allowed!) from the hottest startups and most innovative established companies in fintech. Following these demo days, we’ll be adding a day and a half of additional content to help you stay up to date on the latest trends driving fintech innovation.

If you’d like to apply to demo your company’s newest fintech innovation at FinovateSpring, please email us at spring@finovate.com as the application window just opened. Companies that apply early will save big if selected to demo (the first deadline is Friday, December 15), so be sure to apply soon!

If you’re interested in learning about speaking opportunities, we have a number of ways you could get involved. Simply reach out to speakers@finovate.com for more details.

And if you’d like to attend and watch the newest, cutting-edge technology in fintech showcased via our fast-paced, demo-only format, tickets are now available for $1,495 ($800 off the list price). This is the lowest price tickets will be, so register today to guarantee your spot and these savings!

We’ll see you in Santa Clara in May (or Dubai in February)!


Raise your profile and showcase your thought leadership

Grow your business at FinovateSpring by becoming an event sponsor. We can provide flexible and tailored solutions to maximize your time at the event and ensure you meet your business goals. For more information please contact us via email.

Revealed: The Full Presenter Roster for FinovateAsia 2017

We are in the home stretch of our return to Hong Kong for FinovateAsia. With less than a week to go, there’s still time to register and save your spot. If you’re looking to see the most cutting-edge innovations in fintech made from and for the Asia Pacific market, FinovateAsia is the place to be.

Today we’re thrilled to announce the full presenter roster for the event next week. Check out our 32 presenting companies below:

 

To get an inside look into our presenting companies and their innovations, check out our sneak peek blog series that we’ll continue to update before the event takes place on November 7 & 8.

For the first time, FinovateAsia will also include deeper dives into the latest regional trends and macro issues affecting financial technology. Stay tuned on our agenda page as more details become available.

We hope you’ll join us for Finovate’s second event in Hong Kong to witness these innovative companies and hear from some of the brightest minds in fintech. Tickets are on sale at the FinovateAsia website. The event is coming up quickly, so get your ticket soon!

FinovateAsia 2017 is sponsored by: Invest Hong KongCeleritiFintechLleida.net, and Barlings Capital.

FinovateAsia 2017 is partners with: 500 Startups, AgorizeAite GroupAsia Cloud Computing AssociationBankersHub, BayPayBanking TechnologyBeFast.TVBigData-MadeSimple.comBlockExplorerBreaking BanksByte Academy, CB InsightsCelentConventus LawEbankingNewsFemTechFinancial ITFINOLABFintech Association of Hong KongFintech FinanceFintech News Hong Kong, FinTechTime, Forrester, HeadcountHolland Fintech, Hong Kong Economic TimesThe Hong Kong Foreign Financial Institutions AssociationIBS IntelligenceInnovate FinanceInsight AlphaLexisNexis Risk SolutionsMercator Advisory GroupNexChangeThe Nilson ReportOvumThe PaypersPlug and PlayPR NewswireRegulation AsiaRFi Group, Singapore FinTech AssociationSME Finance ForumSwiss Finance + Technology Association, WHub, and World Fintech Association.

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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