FinovateEurope 2011 Demo Companies Revealed

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After months of reviewing applications from leading fintech companies, we’re incredibly excited to reveal the firms selected to show off their latest and greatest technology innovations at the first FinovateEurope.

The companies are geographically diverse (coming across Europe, North America and Asia) as well as diverse in the areas that they’re innovating on (everything from online banking to security to marketing to online identity to ecommerce to investing to PFM).

On February 1st, 2011, the following companies (HQ locations in parentheses) will take the stage in London along with our guest host Chris Skinner:

If you’d like to attend the event and watch the future of European fintech debut on stage, you’ll be joining executives from organizations like Santander, Deutsche Bank, PayPal, Forrester, CIBC, TSYS, Microsoft, Accel Partners, Rabobank, ING, BBVA, Standard Chartered, PostFinance, Raiffeisenbank, Celent and many more.

Buying your ticket before December 22nd will get you the early registration ticket price (a £100 discount) and it will also ensure your attendance at the event. We had capacity crowds at the last two Finovate conferences and ticket sales are strong for this event as well. We hope to see you in February in London!

FinovateEurope 2011 is sponsored by: BlueRock Consulting, Microsoft, Santander & The Bancorp

FinovateEurope 2011 is partners with: 154 Consulting, BankerStuff, CardWeb, Banking Automation Bulletin, Finance on Windows, The Financial Services Innovation Centre, PYMNTS.com & theStartup.eu.

FinovateFall 2010 Demo Videos Now Available

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We’re pleased to announce that the demo videos from FinovateFall 2010 are now available for free download (or immediate consumption) from the Finovate archives.

This fall’s NYC conference showcased 56 handpicked companies doing 7-minute demonstrations (no slides allowed) of their latest technology innovations to a sold-out audience of 650 financial & banking executives, venture capitalists, press, analysts and entrepreneurs.

Check out these cutting-edge ideas in financial, banking, payments, mobile, lending, investing and security technologies today for inspiration and your next edge on the competition! 

(P.S. If you’re interested in joining us at the next Finovate event, tickets are now on sale for FinovateEurope (February 1st, 2011 in London). It is going to be an amazing showcase of European and global fintech innovation!)


ericphoto.jpgEric Mattson is CEO of Online Financial Innovations, the parent company of NetBanker, Online Banking Report and the Finovate Conference Series. He can be reached at eric@netbanker.com.

Finovate Fall 2010 Best of Show Winners

image[6][1]It was an incredible two days in NYC as we witnessed 56 new products, services, and features debut on the big stage. Of 56 live demos, there were a few slow connections, an occasional timeout, a missed download or two, and a few lost seconds waiting for mobile screens to refresh, but only one had to be completely restarted. Overall, it went very smoothly.

And the packed house had a great time, found a number of things to take back to their own companies, and made some great connections (at least that’s what they told me anyway).

At the end of each day, attendees voted on three “Best of Show” demos from the 28 they had just seen. Then, at the end of the conference, we ranked all 56 companies based on this audience vote (see notes). The top seven were named Best of Show.

Every company that presented was named Best of Show by some portion of the audience. But the ones that ended on top this round are as follows (in alphabetic order):

Betterment    BillShrink  Bundle Dynamics 
    oFlows          PayNearMe   SecureKey

Congratulations! And thanks to everyone who presented, sponsored, attended and followed the #finovate tweets. If I ever recover, I look forward to writing more about where this is all headed.

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Notes on methodology:
1. Only audience members not associated with demoing companies were eligible to vote. Finovate employees did not vote.  
2. Because a different number of ballots was cast each day, we ranked the demos based on the percentage of ballots voting for each presenter. 
3. The exact written instructions given to attendees:
“Please rate (the companies) on the basis of demo quality and potential impact of the innovation they demoed. PLEASE CIRCLE ONLY THREE”

Finovate Fall 2010 Kicks Off Monday

image We’re back in Manhattan putting the finishing touches on the fourth FinovateFall 2010. With a sold-out crowd of more than 600 packing the Metropolitan Pavilion, it promises to be a high-energy two days with 56 product/company launches.

Registration begins at 8:30 AM Monday, with demos beginning at 9:30 AM. 

You can follow the Twitter (#finovate) and Flickr stream at our conference website. We’ll also be live on Twitter at Twitter.com/netbanker. While there’s no live video stream, full-length videos of each demo will be posted within a few weeks.

Please note: The conference is 100% sold out, so we will not be able to accommodate any new registrants the day of the show.

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Links to presenting companies: 

  • ACE
  • ActivePath
  • Backbase
  • Betterment
  • billFLO
  • BillFloat
  • BillShrink
  • Blaze Mobile
  • Bling Nation
  • Bundle
  • Capital Access Network
  • CashEdge
  • ClairMail
  • Credit Sesame
  • Dynamics Inc.
  • Emue Technologies
  • Finsphere
  • FIS
  • Fiserv
  • Guardian Analytics
  • H&R Block
  • Hidden Levers
  • Ixaris
  • Jack Henry
  • Kapitall
  • Kashoo
  • Kiboo
  • Kony Solutions
  • Leadfusion
  • MatchFund
  • mFoundry
  • Micronotes
  • Mortgagebot
  • oFlows
  • Optirate
  • Outright.com
  • Pageonce
  • PayNearMe
  • Plantly
  • Plastyc
  • Receivables Exchange
  • SapientNitro & Geezeo
  • SecureKey
  • Seeking Alpha
  • Segmint
  • Silver Tail Systems
  • SmartyPig
  • Standard Chartered Bank
  • Strands
  • Thwakk
  • TouMetis
  • Unience
  • Wonga
  • WorkLight
  • Yodlee
  • FinovateFall 2010 Full Demo Lineup Finally Revealed

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    Today, we’re pleased to finally announce the full demo lineup for FinovateFall in Manhattan on October 4-5.

    With the addition of the stealth companies we’ve been keeping confidential up until now (marked below with bold), we have an incredible roster of 56 companies that will be doing demos of their latest fintech innovations at the conference.

    We’re also happy to announce that FinovateFall 2010 is officially sold out (with dozens of people on the wait list). Attendance at the event is up 50% over last year, and the auditorium will be packed with a phenomenal audience of more than 600 bankers, VCs, press, analysts and entrepreneurs. 

    If you’re interested in attending our next Finovate event, FinovateEurope in London on February 1st, please get your tickets now as we expect it to sell out as well.

    If you’d like to apply to demo at FinovateEurope or another future Finovate, please email us at demo@finovate.com.


    ericphoto.jpgEric Mattson is CEO of Online Financial Innovations, the parent company of NetBanker, Online Banking Report and the Finovate Conference Series. He can be reached at eric@netbanker.com.

    Last Chance for FinovateFall 2010 Early-Bird Tickets!

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    We’re only a few weeks from FinovateFall (October 4-5 in NYC) and we are incredibly excited!

    Like any event, a great Finovate is built on two important factors — awesome presenters and a great audience.

    We’ve already told you about the 56 cutting-edge fintech companies that will be doing demos of their latest and greatest innovations.

    And, as we get close to the early-bird ticket deadline, the audience is shaping up just as strongly, with executives from companies like:

    • AARP
    • BB&T
    • CIBC
    • CitiBank
    • Grupo Santander
    • Intuit
    • Money Magazine
    • Rabobank
    • The Associated Press
    • US Banker
    • American Express
    • Bank of New Zealand
    • Capital One
    • CNNMoney
    • FirstBank
    • Mastercard
    • PayPal
    • Reuters
    • Tower Group
    • Visa
    • Bank of America
    • CBS MoneyWatch
    • Chase Card Services
    • Discover
    • Forbes
    • Microsoft
    • RBC Venture Partners
    • TD Bank
    • USAA
    • Wall Street Journal

    Over the show’s two days, attendees will get to watch the future of fintech and banktech unfold on stage via fast-paced demos (28 new innovations each day) from dozens of innovative companies. And then have a chance to interact with top executives from each of the demo companies during intimate networking sessions.

    If you’re interested in attending the conference, registering now will save you $100 on your ticket via the early-bird discount (ends TODAY September 10th) and reserve your spot (space is limited and we’re expecting another sellout). We’ll see you in New York!


    ericphoto.jpgEric Mattson is CEO of Online Financial Innovations, the parent company of NetBanker, Online Banking Report and the Finovate Conference Series. He can be reached at eric@netbanker.com.

    FinovateFall 2010 Demo Lineup Revealed

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    We’re very excited to reveal the 56 cutting-edge companies that have been selected to demo their latest technology innovations on October 4 and 5 in New York City at FinovateFall.

    Over the show’s two days, attendees will get to watch the future of fintech and banktech unfold on stage via fast-paced demos (28 each day) from these innovators. And then have a chance to interact with top executives from each of the demo companies during intimate networking sessions.

    Without further delay, here’s the list of companies we’re excited to showcase:

    If you’re interested in attending the conference, registering now will save you $100 on your ticket via the early-bird discount and reserve your spot (space is limited and we’re expecting to sell out). We’ll see you in New York!


    ericphoto.jpgEric Mattson is CEO of Online Financial Innovations, the parent company of NetBanker, Online Banking Report and the Finovate Conference Series. He can be reached at eric@netbanker.com.

    FinovateFall Very Early-Bird Deadline is this Friday — Register Now to Save $200 and Lock in Your Spot!

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    For some people, August is a month of summer sunshine and family vacations.

    For us, it’s when we finalize the list of presenters for FinovateFall and start getting really excited about how awesome the fall show is going to be. We’re only a few days away from announcing the 56 innovative fintech companies that will take the stage this fall to demo their latest and greatest and so that excitement is really starting to build.

    The handpicked demo companies are innovating across the fintech spectrum from online banking to mobile payments to small business invoicing to investing to youth marketing and much more. It’s an incredible roster and they’ll be showcasing their new products to an audience that is equally impressive.

    Just a few of the organizations that are already attending include:
    Citi, Bank of America, J.P. Morgan Chase, RBC Ventures, Tower Group,
    USAA, Capitol One, Black Rock, Discover, Intuit, Wells
    Fargo, AXA, IDC, CIBC, Ally, Standard Chartered, Alliant CU, Rabobank, Umpqua
    Bank, Visa, Associated Press, Canaan Partners, Harris Bank, H&R
    Block, TD Ameritrade, AARP, SunTrust, Microsoft, Polaris Ventures, Aite
    Group, Korn Ferry, Thomson Reuters, and Gartner.

    If you’re interested in attending the conference, the deadline for Very Early-Bird Tickets is this Friday, August 13th (less than 72 hours away!). Registering now will save you $200 on your ticket and reserve your spot (space is limited and we’re expecting to sell out). We’ll see you in New York!


    ericphoto.jpgEric Mattson is CEO of Online Financial Innovations, the parent company of NetBanker, Online Banking Report and the Finovate Conference Series. He can be reached at eric@netbanker.com.

    Only 2 Days Left to Save $300 on Your FinovateFall Ticket

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    I love July for two reasons. First, it means that summer has finally arrived in Seattle (reminding me why I live in this beautiful city). Second, it means that we’re buried up to our eyeballs in fascinating screening calls to pick all the cool new fintech innovations to be showcased during FinovateFall.

    This year, our screening process has been particularly fun because, with the newly expanded 2-day format for the fall event (October 4th & 5th), we’ll be showcasing an even broader spectrum of innovations than in the past. And with the huge number and high quality of applications we’ve been getting, this fall’s demo lineup is going to be great.

    If you’re interested in attending the event, the deadline for Super Early-Bird Tickets is this Friday, July 16th (less than 48 hours away!). Registering now will save you $300 on your ticket and reserve your spot among a great audience.

    Just a few of the organizations that are already attending include: Citi, Bank of America, J.P. Morgan Chase, RBC Ventures, Tower Group, USAA, Capitol One, Discover, Intuit, Wells
    Fargo, AXA, IDC, CIBC, Standard Chartered, Alliant CU, Rabobank, Umpqua
    Bank, Visa, Associated Press, Harris Bank, H&R
    Block, TD Ameritrade, AARP, SunTrust, Microsoft, Polaris Ventures, Aite Group, Thomson Reuters, and Gartner.
     
    Don’t miss out on your chance to watch the future of fintech unfold live onstage. Register today to lock in your ticket and these savings. We’ll see you in New York!


    ericphoto.jpgEric Mattson is CEO of Online Financial Innovations, the parent company of NetBanker, Online Banking Report and the Finovate Conference Series. He can be reached at eric@netbanker.com.

    FinovateSpring 2010 Demo Videos Now Available Online

    image In keeping with tradition, the videos from our latest event, FinovateSpring 2010, are now available online here (free). You can also view demos from the previous five Finovates here (also free).

    There are dozens of great demos. But four you don’t want to miss are from the companies named Best of Show by the live audience on May 11: 

    • Bobber Interactive: Launched a youth-oriented online banking/savings program with gaming and social features.  
    • Expensify: Demoed new tools for managers to track and monitor employee spending via “expense reports that don’t suck.”
    • oFlows: Showed its new end-to-end paperless loan-application system.
    • Wikinvest: Launched its new Hurricane stock information system to deliver real-time info faster than other outlets.

    image If you want to be a part of the next event live and in person, save $300 with presale tickets through June 18 here. With two full days of demos, and a few other surprises, you won’t want to miss Finovate October 4 and 5 in NYC. 

    P.S. Finally, companies with amazing new products or services; we need your demo applications by the end of June. Email Eric Mattson for more info.