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Time is running out … you have less than 30 days to submit your nomination for the Second Annual Finovate Awards in order to save 25% on the nomination fee.
To be held on September 15 during FinovateFall, the Finovate Awards recognizes excellence across the fintech industry, from the financial services companies and fintechs to the entrepreneurs and technologists. This year, the Finovate Awards will honor achievements in 25 categories such as Best Digital Bank, Top Emerging Tech Company, and Influencer of the Year.
If you know an individual or company who you think should be nominated for any of our Awards categories, please visit our Awards Hub and submit your nomination. Nominate your candidate by May 29 and take advantage of our Early Bird discount on the nomination fee. Deadline for all nominations is June 26.
Check out the winners from our inaugural Finovate Awards last fall, along with observations from event co-organizer and Finovate VP Greg Palmer and one of the judges, founder of FemTechGlobal, Ghela Boskovich.
At a gala dinner and ceremony in New York city tonight, the winners of the first ever Finovate Awards were revealed.
The evening kicked off with cocktails, and after dinner and some entertainment, representatives from each winning company were invited to come up on stage to accept their award. Below are the winning companies and individuals in each category, listed in alphabetical order.
Best Alternative Investments Platform: Roofstock
Best Back-Office / Core-Service Provider: Marstone
Best Consumer Lending Platform: Kasasa Loan
Best Customer Experience: U.S. Bank
Best Digital Bank: MoneyLion
Best Digital Mortgage Platform: LendingHome
Best Fintech Accelerator/Incubator: Village Capital
Best Fintech Partnership: Coast Capital Savings and EbankIT
Best ID Management Solution: Boku
Best RegTech Solution: Comply Advantage
Best SMB/SME Banking Solution: ANNA Money
Best Use of AI/ML: Eno, from Capital One
Best Use of Blockchain: TradeIX Limited
Excellence in Financial Inclusion: Neener Analytics
Executive of the Year: Kim Crawford Goodman
Fintech Woman of the Year: Clara Shih, Hearsay Systems
Influencer of the Year: Nicole Sandler, Barclays
Innovator of the Year: Alan Bekker, Voca.ai
Top Emerging Tech Company: ANNA Money
Each of these companies joins our Finovate Winners Circle.
Thanks to everyone for participating and making our first annual Finovate Awards ceremony a success! We’re already looking forward to next September when we’ll once again host the awards in New York City. Nominations for the 2020 installment of the awards will open in the spring of next year. If you’re interested, please email email@example.com.
For more information on our judges and selection process, check out our blog post earlier this month describing the awards.
A new initiative now makes Finovate’s historic Best of Show awards just one of two ways that our conferences recognize exceptional achievement in fintech innovation.
The Finovate Awards, launched this year, leveraged the insights of fintech experts, analysts, and professionals, to produce what we believe is a true winners circle of our industry’s most impressive and accomplished companies and individuals.
“Finovate has always been a place where innovative fintech companies come to showcase their latest tech, but that tech alone isn’t enough to drive advancement,” said Greg Palmer, Finovate VP and one of the primary organizers of the inaugural Finovate Awards.
“It also takes hard work from financial institutions, accelerators, marketers, and a host of other professionals to bring something from the workshop into the market. We established the Finovate Awards to recognize the important work being done by the entire industry and to celebrate the companies and individuals who are leaders in the space.”
The judges of the first inaugural Finovate Awards
Much of the credit toward making the Finovate Awards possible goes to our cast of judges (pictured above) – a baker’s dozen plus one of some of fintech’s most astute and discerning analysts and observers. It was their task to sift through 192 nominations in 19 different categories to find which companies and individuals were making the biggest mark in their respective field.
“Judging was a tough gig,” tweeted Ghela Boskovich, founder of FemTechGlobal and one of the 14 judges of the Finovate Awards this year. “(A) great list of finalists.”
There are just two weeks to go before our Finovate Awards finalists learn which of them will take home top honors in categories ranging from digital banking and customer experience to financial inclusion and regtech. Here’s the order in which the Finovate Awards will be presented at the Edison Ballroom on September 24:
Best Digital Bank
Best Fintech Partnership
Best Back-Office/Core Service Provider
Best SMB/SME Banking Solution
Best Customer Experience
Best Consumer Lending Platform
Best Digital Mortgage Platform
Best Alternative Investments Platform
Best ID Management Solution
Best RegTech Solution
Excellence in Financial Inclusion
Best Use of AI/ML
Best Use of Blockchain
Top Emerging Tech Company
Influencer of the year
Woman of the year
Executive of the year
Innovator of the year
Tickets for the Finovate Awards are still available. To reserve your table and join us in New York at the Edison Ballroom on Tuesday, September 24th, visit our Finovate Awards page today!
We’re delighted to announce the finalists for the first ever Finovate Awards! We were amazed by the number of quality entries, and paring the field down to the short list in each category was no easy feat. And of course it doesn’t get any easier for our impressive team of judges, who now have the challenging task of selecting a single winner in each category.
We’ll be announcing the winners at a gala dinner taking place on September 24 (the middle night of FinovateFall) at the Edison Ballroom in Manhattan. In the meantime, please join us in celebrating the individuals and companies who have made it to this stage.
Don’t miss out on the chance see which individuals, companies, and technologies take top honors. Individual seats, half-tables, and full tables are all available for purchase. If you’d like to learn more about how to attend click here for more information or email India.Thomas@knect365.com to reserve your table.