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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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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Check Out FinovateAsia Presenter Intros + Save Big This Week on Tickets

Autumn has made its appearance here in the U.S. which is a welcome reminder that our annual Hong Kong conference is just around the corner. FinovateAsia tickets are on sale now, so pick yours up while you still can and join the 450+ gathering in Hong Kong on November 7 & 8 (plus, save $300 off the list price when you book by this Friday, September 29!).

Presenter Introductions

To whet your appetite for two days of fintech innovation, we’re releasing a few brief introductions on some of the presenting companies for FinovateAsia 2017. Be sure to stay tuned for our Sneak Peek series to learn more about the innovators and entrepreneurs who will take the stage at the JW Marriott this November.

  • AApay – an app/web platform for customers and merchants to pay a bill together with different mobile payments
  • additiv – a SaaS-based robo advisor for wealth managers to quickly launch digital wealth offerings with a wizard-like configurator, avoiding the difficultly, cost, and risk of doing so internally
  • AK BARS DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIESAimee – a cloud platform based on deep learning algorithms for automating routine operations in contact centers
  • Bambu – a recommendation engine to address the lack of guidance in financial planning for users not familiar with financing
  • Bank4You – an innovative mobile bank app solving issues around international payment and money transfers
  • Call Levels – The CLAIRE customizable chatbot framework uses AI to help customer service officers avoid inefficient communication and transaction structures
  • CASHOFF – offering complete collection/analysis of consumer data for banks through the aggregation of balances, receipts, and machine learning
  • CreditMantri – using the power of data and technology to offer credit to those seeking it in India, regardless of good, damaged or no credit history
  • Ephesoft Transact Cloud Services – supervised machine learning to aid small businesses to large enterprises classify documents and extract data in a web-based format to move their core business applications to the cloud
  • Five Degrees Matrix – a digital core banking platform allowing banks to give clients a 100% digital experience
  • FUCO&SOLUTION – an interactive robo-statement to enhance customer communication and acquisition
  • Gradatim – transforming banks and insurance companies to become analytics-driven through a real-time consumer analytics system
  • Harborx – a gamified trading app with crowdsourced trades and FX competitions among one’s social network
  • Heckyl – solving the information arbitrage with a news and sentiment analytics product featuring a proprietary hand-crafted algorithm
  • i-exceedAppzillon Micro Digital Apps – complete with functionality, UI, and integration that can be deployed independently across multiple digital applications
  • Kript – blockchain mobile app to invest in crypto-assets featuring an AI guidance system
  • Moven – revolutionary financial wellness platform solving declining branch revenue for banks around the world
  • Solus Connect – aggregation biometric authentication combined with adaptive scoring methodology to increase application security whilst providing ease of use to the customer
  • Strands – a white label business financial management platform integrated with API Hub addressing the lack of a single entry point for managing business finances and day-to-day operations
  • ThreatMetrix – a real-time risk system to solve challenges in differentiating good customers from fraudulent users for eCommerce players and financial institutions using an anonymized, global Digital Identity Graph
  • Velotrade – an online lending marketplace serving those with limited access to working capital
  • WeInvest – a digital assistant for relationship managers to ease client management needs
  • Xignite – Excel add-in for easily inputting market data

Time is running out and space is limited, so we’ll let you take it from here. Savings of $300 off the list price to our Hong Kong conference end this Friday. Stop by our FinovateAsia 2017 page and register today.


FinovateAsia 2017 is sponsored by: Invest Hong KongCeleritiFintechLleida.net, and more to be announced.

FinovateAsia 2017 is partners with: 500 StartupsAite GroupAsia Cloud Computing AssociationBankersHubBanking TechnologyBeFast.TVBigData-MadeSimple.com, BlockExplorerBreaking BanksByte AcademyCelentConventus Law, EbankingNewsFemTechFinancial ITFINOLABFintech Association of Hong KongFintech FinanceFintech News Hong KongHolland Fintech, The Hong Kong Foreign Financial Institutions AssociationIBS IntelligenceInnovate FinanceInsight AlphaLexisNexis Risk SolutionsMercator Advisory GroupNexChange, The Nilson ReportOvumThe PaypersPlug and PlayPR Newswire, Regulation Asia, RFi GroupSME Finance Forum, Swiss Finance + Technology Association, and World Fintech Association.

First Wave of FinovateAsia 2017 Presenters Revealed!

Early this summer, we started reviewing applications from companies eager to demo their latest fintech innovations at FinovateAsia 2017. Today, we’re excited to announce the first wave of presenters that will take the stage at the JW Marriott Hong Kong on November 7 & 8.

To watch all 36+ companies present live, visit our FinovateAsia page and buy your ticket. Early-registration pricing expires on Friday, September 29, so there are only a few weeks left to save $300 off the ticket price.

We’ll announce the remaining companies over the next two months. In the meantime, below is a list of some of the companies that will be showcasing their latest and greatest this year at FinovateAsia in Hong Kong. To see more information and background on each presenting company, stay tuned for our Sneak Peek series.

With innovative companies like these hitting the stage, along with seven hours of high-quality networking over two days, this is an event you surely won’t want to miss. And a first for FinovateAsia, we’ve expanded the conference to include deeper dives into the latest regional trends and macro issues affecting financial technology. Content is currently being curated so stayed tuned to our online agenda which will be continually updated over the next few weeks.

And, remember, register before Friday, September 29, and take advantage of the early-registration savings!


FinovateAsia 2017 is sponsored by: Invest Hong KongCeleritiFintechLleida.net, and more to be announced.

FinovateAsia 2017 is partners with: 500 StartupsAite GroupAsia Cloud Computing AssociationBankersHubBanking Technology, BeFast.TVBigData-MadeSimple.comBreaking BanksByte AcademyCelentConventus LawFemTechFinancial IT, FINOLAB, Fintech Association of Hong KongFintech FinanceFintech News Hong KongHolland FintechIBS IntelligenceInnovate Finance, Insight AlphaLexisNexis Risk SolutionsMercator Advisory GroupNexChangeOvumThe PaypersPlug and PlayPR NewswireSME Finance Forum, and World Fintech Association.

Save $400 When You Register for FinovateAsia By This Friday!

This Friday is the final day to save big on your ticket to FinovateAsia 2017. To take advantage of these early discounts and save $400 off the regular price, be sure to register before the end of the week.

FinovateAsia returns to Hong Kong on November 7 & 8 for an expanded two days of live fintech demonstrations and high-caliber networking along with deeper dives into the hottest trends in fintech. The show will take place at the JW Marriott. Find out more about the venue and securing your hotel room on the event’s website.

With the impressive applications we’ve received from companies eager to present and the additional content currently being curated, this show promises to be one you won’t want to miss (stay tuned in the coming weeks for the presenter announcement and speaker agenda updates!). If you’d like a refresher of what you can expect to see on stage, check out last year’s demo videos in our video archives.

Secure these savings and your spot today before it’s too late. We hope to see you in Hong Kong this November!


FinovateAsia 2017 is sponsored by: Invest Hong KongCeleritiFintechLleida.net, and more to be announced.

FinovateAsia 2017 is partners with: 500 StartupsAite Group, Asia Cloud Computing AssociationBankersHubBanking TechnologyBigData-MadeSimple.comBreaking BanksByte AcademyCelentConventus LawFemTechFinancial ITFintech FinanceFintech News Hong KongHolland FintechIBS Intelligence, Innovate Finance, LexisNexis Risk SolutionsMercator Advisory GroupNexChangeOvumThe PaypersPlug and PlayPR NewswireSME Finance Forum, and World Fintech Association.

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.