See What You Missed at FinovateFall: Demo Videos Now Available

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I should start this post by admitting that I missed FinovateFall this year. My wedding was the weekend after the show and there was no way to swing both. While I think I chose wisely, I certainly felt FinovateFall FOMO after reading Twitter highlights and press coverage.

If you, like me, missed out, we have the next best thing to being there. All of the 70 demos from FinovateFall are now available for free in our video archives and event photos are posted on Flickr. Also, there’s still time to catch more fintech this fall at our developer’s conference, FinDEVr (October 18 & 19) and our first event in Hong Kong, FinovateAsia (November 8).

The best place to start is by watching the six demos that won Best of Show:

AutoGravity

Backbase

Clinc

MX

Swych

Trusona

Thanks again to all the presenting companies who braved the Finovate stage and to all who attended. We’ll see you next year!

Read All About It! FinovateFall 2016 in the Press

Grumpy Man Reads the News

FinovateFall 2016 is in the books. But with our two-day show ending on a Friday, much of the analysis and reporting on our event is just making its way into the media, both online and off.

finovate-fall16-successOur conferences maximize networking opportunities for attendees, presenters, sponsors, and partners alike. We are equally interested in helping the press get to know our industry, and for our presenters to meet journalists who are eager to bring the good news of fintech innovation to the world. As someone who spends about half of every Finovate in the press area, I can attest to the quality of the conversations between those who present at, and those who report on, our events.

So let’s take a look at what the women and men of the purple lanyards had to say about what they saw at FinovateFall 2016 last week.

AgreementExpress blog
Summary of FinovateFall 2016

American Banker
Takeaway from Finovate and Next Money: Ditch the Humans by Bryan Yurcan and Tanaya Macheel

The Australian Business Review
Blockchain technology extends to agricultural contracts by Richard Gluyas

Bank Innovation

Banking Technology

Beyond the Arc
Fintech Innovators: 4 Companies to Watch by Steven Ramirez

Business Insider

Crowdfund Insider

The Fintech Blog
Finovate: What You Missed by Gary Zimmerman

Forbes.com
The Best New Personal Apps and Sites by Richard Eisenberg

New York Business Journal
Mobile tech for automobile lending, gift card redeeming snag top prize at Finovate by Anthony Noto

PaymentsSource
Startups Want to Ditch the Humans by Bryan Yurcan and Tanaya Macheel

PYMNTS.com
Urban FT Launches New Workshop Management Portal

StartUpper (in Greek)
The Startups That Stood Out at FinovateFall in New York by George Batter

VentureBeat
Enterprise startup Kore: Banks need bots to woo young people by Khari Johnson

William Mills Agency Blog


We’ll update the list as more press comes in. If you’ve published a piece you’d like us to include, please email the link to research@finovate.com.

And for more insights into FinovateFall 2016, be sure to check out our Twitter coverage, FinovateFall 2016: Live from Twitterverse.

*Grumpy Man Reads the News” shared under the Creative Commons Zero 1.0 Public Domain License through openclipart.org.

FinovateFall 2016: Live from the Twitterverse

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Whether you are new to our fintech conferences or a hardcore Finovate veteran, you are likely to find the real-time conversation on #Finovate, to be one of the most entertaining—and often informative—aspects of the show. From talk about the way bots raise interesting questions about the new role of human agents, to the debates over the ever-expanding use-cases for the blockchain, the tweets from our Twitter audience go a long way toward helping put some of the most innovative technologies in context.

Twitterlogo_lightblueOur Twitter followers are not above issuing a challenge or two, either. How does this technology help banks and credit unions serve their customers better? Why does this solution secure my personal information or my business data better than another? What does this innovation truly do to foster financial inclusion and support the underbanked?

And while the wit can occasionally be sharp (one Tweeter referred to it as “Finovate meets Shark Tank!”), the goal of building better fintech always shines through. From “tough-love tweets” to gif-animated ovations, #Finovate at FinovateFall 2016 was once again the great combination of professional insight and been-around-the-block-once-or-twice banter that we’ve come to know and love from the show’s most passionate fans.

So with that in mind, let’s take a look at a sampling of what folks had to say about FinovateFall last week.



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FinovateFall 2016 Best of Show Winners Announced

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Innovations in automobile financing that leverage mobile technology to empower buyers. Omnichannel solutions that enable customer onboarding in less than a minute. Intelligent personal assistants that hear and respond in natural, conversational language.

The Best of Show winners of FinovateFall 2016 are a compelling tribute to the diversity of our industry. From new strategies that help financial institutions leverage their data to provide better services, to platforms that transform the gift card from a present-of-last-resort to the perfect gift, to a multifaceted identity-solution capable of securing everything from your email account to SWIFT wires, it is an exciting time to be a part of this dynamic fusion of finance and technology.

And while we give due credit to those demos that drew the most enthusiastic praise from our record-breaking FinovateFall audience, know that our Best of Show winners represent the tip of the spear, the vanguard of a movement whose innovations will shape the way we save, spend, invest, and engage the financial world for years to come.

Here are our Best of Show award winners for FinovateFall 2016 (in alphabetic order):

AutoGravity Logo copyAutoGravity for its app that harnesses the power of the smartphone to enable users to take control of the automobile buying and financing experience.

Backbase---Hi-ResBackbase for its omnichannel banking platform that leverages optical character recognition and facial recognition to deliver 60-second onboarding.

clinc-logo-finovate-new copyClinc for its personal assistant for mobile banking, “Finie,” that uses advanced artificial intelligence and deep learning to communicate with users in natural, conversational language.

 

MX Logo copyMX for its innovative technology that enables FIs to acquire new data, as well as better and more effortlessly understand and analyze the data they already have.

 

Swych Logo copySwych for its mobile gifting platform that makes it easy for users to buy, send, upload, redeem, and exchange gift cards instantly and conveniently from their mobile devices.

Trusona Logo copyTrusona for its insured cloud identity suite with offerings that run the gamut from securing everyday logins to protecting the world’s most sensitive assets.

We had a great time at FinovateFall 2016 and hope you enjoyed our two-day conference, as well. A thousand thanks to our sponsors, our partners, our presenters, and, last but not least, the 1,600+ attendees who made this year’s FinovateFall our biggest event yet. We’ll see you again next year!


Notes on methodology:
1. Only audience members NOT associated with demoing companies were eligible to vote. Finovate employees did not vote.
2. Attendees were encouraged to note their favorites during each day. At the end of the last demo, they chose their three favorites.
3. The exact written instructions given to attendees: “Please rate (the companies) on the basis of demo quality and potential impact of the innovation demoed.”
4. The six companies appearing on the highest percentage of submitted ballots were named “Best of Show.”
5. Go here for a list of previous Best of Show winners through 2014. Best of Show winners from our 2015 and 2016 conferences are below:
FinovateEurope 2015
FinovateSpring 2015
FinovateFall 2015
FinovateEurope 2016
FinovateSpring 2016

Welcome to Day Two of FinovateFall!

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It’s official: FinovateFall 2016 is our biggest event to date, eight times the size of our first Finovate conference back in 2007. Thanks to everyone who has made it possible. And with our developers’ event FinDEVr Silicon Valley just over a month away, and the return of FinovateAsia coming up in November, there is still much innovation to come.

Our first day of FinovateFall 2016 on Thursday showed how technology can leverage even the most old-fashioned of savings strategies into truly, behaviorally savvy PFM; how a few lines of code can turn abandonment into omnichannel engagement; and much, much more. Relive it all when free videos of every demo are released later this month.

All this just makes us that much more excited for what’s in store for the final day of our annual fall event. So without further ado, here’s the lineup for Day Two.

Registration begins at 8 a.m.

8 a.m. – 8:45 a.m., Registration & Continental Breakfast

8:45 a.m. – 10:15 a.m., Demo Session #5 featuring:

10:15 a.m. – 10:45 a.m., Intermission & Refreshments

10:45 a.m. – 12:05 p.m., Demo Session #6

12:05 p.m. – 1:00 p.m., Buffet Lunch & Refreshments

1:00 p.m. – 2:40 p.m., Demo Session #7

2:40 p.m. – 5:00 p.m., High Quality Networking & Open Bar with Appetizers

Best of Show Winners will be announced during the end of day networking session.

All demo videos will be available for free in a few weeks in our video archives.

Welcome to FinovateFall!

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It’s finally here; you made it to FinovateFall!

We have a full show today packed with plenty of fintech to explore. If you can’t make it, but want to come tomorrow, we have special one-day tickets. Buy them online or ask about them at the registration desk.

Here’s today’s lineup:

Registration opens at 8 a.m.

8 a.m. to 8:45: Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:45 a.m. to 10:15:

10:15 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. Intermission & Refreshments

10:45 a.m. to 12:05 p.m.:

Lunch 12:05 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

1:00 p.m. to 2:20 p.m.:

2:20 p.m. to 2:50 p.m., Intermission & Refreshments

2:50 p.m. to 4:10 p.m.:

4:10 p.m. to 6:15 p.m., Networking, Open Bar & Appetizers
Best of Show winners will be announced tomorrow.

All demo videos will be available for free in a few weeks in our video archives.

Rye Bread, Mustard, and Finovate’s Great Grand Slam

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To steal a line from the late, great Seattle Mariners play-by-play announcer, Dave Niehaus: “Bring out the rye bread and mustard, grandma! It’s Grand Salami time!”

This year, for the first time, FinovateEurope, FinovateSpring, and FinovateFall have all surpassed the “1,500+ tickets sold” milestone. To reach this point—coming at the same time we celebrate our tenth anniversary—is truly something special, and we couldn’t have done it without you. So consider this a sincere “Thank You!” from the bottom of our fintech-loving hearts.

It’s rehearsal day here at FinovateFall 2016. And in the ballroom of the New York Hilton Midtown, presenters for this week’s conference have been checking mics, testing laptops, and practicing opening lines in preparation for our upcoming two-day event. To help you get ready for the show, here are a few last-minutes tips and reminders.

Bizzabo_logo_newBe a part of it—with Bizzabo!

Join the FinovateFall community via our meeting app on Bizzabo. Registered attendees can use Bizzabo to network with presenters, show sponsors and partners, as well as your fellow Finovate attendees. Bizzabo is available for both iOS and Android mobile devices, as well as via an online web interface at Bizzabo.com.

After you’ve downloaded the app, search for “Finovate.” Select “Join” and you’re ready to go. Note that only registered attendees can join the community/networking section of the app.

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Whether you’re joining us in person or enjoying the conference remotely, our Twitter feed at @Finovate is a great way to follow the action on stage, to say nothing of the often-colorful reactions, analysis, and insights from our educated, fintech-savvy audience. Be sure to mark your tweets #Finovate so our more than 31,000 Twitter followers will be able to readily pick up what you’re putting down.

We hope you’re looking forward to this week’s show as much as we are. The conference begins Thursday morning here at the New York Hilton Midtown at 8:45am (registration is at 8am). If you have any questions about the event, please feel free to email us at fall@finovate.com or check out our FinovateFall 2016 FAQ.

FinovateFall: Mapping the Future of Fintech Today

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Every time we build a Finovate presenter headquarters map, we are reminded of how geographically diverse fintech innovation has become. For all the talent gathered in places such as the Bay Area, New York, and London, our map encourages us to keep in mind less talked-about locales—like Utah, for example, where multiple Best of Show winner MX and Finovate newcomer ProActive are both making personal finance technologies for the 21st century. And it’s not just the Mountain West. Three companies scheduled to demonstrate their latest technologies live on the Finovate stage this week hail from Texas, two from Florida, and five from the Great Lakes region of Wisconsin and Michigan.

Beyond the United States, familiar international fintech powerhouses like Israel and Canada (eight presenters from the Great White North alone!) are sharing space with Nigeria and Cyprus, countries that are relative newcomers to the global fintech scene. And with our return to Asia only a few months away, it will be great to get a preview of fintech innovation from the Far East in the form of South Korea’s eStorm and Japan’s iBank (as well as their neighboring APAC innovators from Australia, Full Profile and identitii).

The lights go up on FinovateFall 2016 Thursday morning, September 8th, and the conference continues on Friday, September 9th, culminating with our Best of Show awards Friday afternoon. If you are still making arrangements to join us in New York next week, know that tickets are still available; our venue at the New York Hilton Midtown is world-class, conveniently located, and easily accessible; and our entire team is busy at work with the final preparations that will make your FinovateFall experience one to remember.

So we hope to see you this week in NYC! In the meanwhile, if you’ve got questions, we’ve got answers. Check out our FAQ or e-mail us at fall@finovate.com and we’ll be happy to help.


FinovateFall 2016 is sponsored by The Bancorp, AARP, Financial Technology Partners, Grant Thornton, Hudson Cook, KPMG, and Leverage PR.

FinovateFall 2016 is partnered with Acuity Market Intelligence, Aite Group, American Bankers Association, BankersHub, Bankless Times, BayPay Forum, Bitcoin Magazine, Breaking Banks, Byte Academy, California Bankers Association, Canadian Trade Commissioner Service, CB Insights, Celent, Coin Telegraph, Crowdfund Beat, Digital Currency Council, Digital.NYC, EbankingNews, FemTechLeaders, Fintech Finance, The Fintech Times, Harrington Starr, Holland Fintech, IDC Financial Insights, Innovate Finance, Javelin, Juniper Research, Korea FinTech Forum, Mapa Research, Mercator Advisory Group, Next Money, NYPAY, Ovum, Payments & Cards Network, The Paypers, PitchBook, Plug and Play, SME Finance Forum, Swiss Finance + Technology Association, and Western Independent Bankers.

The Procrastinator’s Guide to FinovateFall

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Now that everyone in the U.S. has rested up from the Labor Day holiday, it’s time to shift focus to fintech, specifically FinovateFall, which is coming up fast. Here’s a guide to quickly get you up-to-speed on everything you need to know for the event.

Tickets
There are still a handful of tickets remaining. You can register online or at the registration desk on the day of the event.

Where
We’re returning to the New York Hilton Midtown in NYC.

Address:
1335 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10019

When
Registration opens at 8 AM and the first demo begins at 8:45 AM. Coffee and continental breakfast will be provided, so come early and grab a seat.

Presenters
You can find a list of companies and their websites on the FinovateFall homepage. Or check out our Sneak Peek series on the blog for more details on what each company will debut.

Mobile app
The FinovateFall app is powered by Bizzabo. Download Bizzabo in the app store (Android & iOS), search Finovate and join the community to connect with other attendees, follow along with the agenda, and read more about the presenters.

Still have questions? Check out the FAQ section on our website or email fall@finovate.com.

You’re Coming to FinovateFall… See Who Else Will be There

TitlesWC2Think you’re ready for FinovateFall? You have your ticket, you made flight and hotel reservations, scoped out the after-parties, and you’ve even read up on the presenting companies and combed through their Sneak Peek.

So why not get a jump-start on networking, as well? Our presenter title word-cloud gives you a hint of who you’ll be rubbing shoulders with next week in New York. The Finovate mobile app—powered by Bizzabo—is a great way to make the most of your Finovate experience and connect with other registered attendees before the conference begins.

Here’s how to do it:

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  • Join the community

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From there you can search for and message other attendees, set up your calendar, learn about the presenters, and more.

Have questions? Check out the FAQ section on our website or email fall@finovate.com.

See you in New York!


FinovateFall 2016 is sponsored by The Bancorp, AARP, Financial Technology Partners, Grant Thornton, Hudson Cook, KPMG, and Leverage PR.

FinovateFall 2016 is partnered with Acuity Market Intelligence, Aite Group, American Bankers Association, BankersHub, Bankless Times, BayPay Forum, Bitcoin Magazine, Breaking Banks,Byte Academy, California Bankers Association, Canadian Trade Commissioner Service, CB Insights, Celent, Coin Telegraph, Crowdfund Beat, Digital Currency Council,Digital.NYC, EbankingNews, FemTechLeaders, Fintech Finance, The Fintech Times, Harrington Starr, Holland Fintech, IDC Financial Insights, Innovate Finance, Javelin, Juniper Research, Korea FinTech Forum, Mapa Research, Mercator Advisory Group, Next Money, NYPAY, Ovum, Payments & Cards Network, The Paypers, PitchBook, Plug and Play, SME Finance Forum, Swiss Finance + Technology Association, and Western Independent Bankers.