The Final Countdown to FinovateFall

The kickoff to FinovateFall has almost arrived, and we’re just hours away from the first demo. That can only mean one thing– we’re busy watching companies rehearse each demo they will showcase over the first two days.

If you still don’t have your ticket, register online or pick one up tomorrow morning after 8 am when the registration desk opens. As a reminder, here are all of the details you need to know for FinovateFall this week:


We’re changing this up this year, and FinovateFall will be held at the Marriott Marquis Times Square1535 Broadway, New York, NY 10036.


The first demo begins at 8:45 am tomorrow but be sure to come early– registration opens at 8:00 am and we’ll have coffee and a continental breakfast for you to enjoy before you take your seat in the auditorium. For a full look at the schedule, here is the agenda.


Over the course of Monday and Tuesday, we’ll host 79 companies on stage as they each show off a live demo of their newest product. Check out our full list of demoing companies and don’t miss our Sneak Peek series that gives you an inside look. On Wednesday, you’ll listen to and interact with industry analysts and experts as they discuss the latest fintech trends. For more information, take a look at our full speaker roster. And if you’re registered for our exclusive Blockchain and AI Summit Day, get ready to hear in-depth analyses about these emerging trends and how they apply to your industry, and how you can implement them into your strategy.

Still have questions? Feel free to reach out to our staff to get some answers. We’re looking forward to seeing you tomorrow!

FinovateFall 2018: Be There … In Times Square

FinovateFall 2018 is only a few days away! The curtain will rise on the Finovate stage next week on Monday, September 24, and the conference will continue over the next three days with live fintech demonstrations, in-depth panel discussions, and illuminating keynote addresses.

We’ve spent a good chunk of the summer working with our demoing companies and talking with industry experts in preparation for what we think could be our most amazing FinovateFall to date. And as the attendee registrations have rolled in, we’ve managed to get a clearer picture of the kind of professionals you’ll be rubbing elbows with in the main hall and during our networking sessions. Check them out below.

To help everyone get ready for next week’s event, here’s a quick run-down of need-to-knows to ensure you make the most of this year’s FinovateFall. And if you’ve been on the fence about attending, don’t worry. There’s still time to pick up a ticket and join us. So visit our registration page and save your spot today.


Nearly 80 demoing companies, 100+ expert speakers and panelists, 1500+ professional attendees including – as shown above – CEOs and founders, CTOs and engineers, Directors, VPs, and more.


Two days of live fintech demonstrations. Two days of fascinating keynotes, panel discussions and debates on some of the critical topics in fintech today. And four days of top quality networking with the founders and funders, developers and directors who are making sure that the best technologies find valuable and insightful use cases within fintech.

Our partnership with networking app Brella was a huge success at FinovateSpring in helping attendees meet and mingle. So we’re thrilled to bring Brella to New York for FinovateFall. Visit our Brella page to learn more.


FinovateFall returns to New York City next week, setting up shop for the first time in historic Times Square. Join us on the fifth and sixth floors of the New York Marriott Marquis at 1535 Broadway, New York, NY, 10036.


The conference begins on Monday, September 24, with registration opening at 8am and the first demo kicking things off at 8:45am. We’ll have a second day of live demos on Tuesday with the same start times before transitioning to our Discussion Day conversations on Wednesday. And remember our special summit day on Thursday focusing on AI and blockchain technology. To help plan your week, check out our conference agenda.


To see and hear about tomorrow’s fintech today, that’s why! FinovateFall provides attendees with the unique opportunity to watch some of the most cutting edge financial technology demonstrated live on stage. And with our new expanded format, attendees will have the opportunity to dive deeper into the trends and themes that are driving fintech innovation.

We’re excited for this year’s FinovateFall conference. If you have questions about the conference or your visit, please reach out to our staff who will be happy to help. See you bright and early Monday morning!

Getting Gritty with Fintech’s Top Trends

Have you had a chance to look through what’s ahead at FinovateFall next week? Between the live demos, keynotes, stream discussions, and summit sessions, there will be a lot of content coming your way.

The event will take place on September 24 through 26 in New York (tickets are still available). During the first two days, 80 companies will take the stage to show off their newest technologies, live in front of an audience of financial professionals. The final day we’ll host industry analysts and experts to share their knowledge of key trends, as well as hold panel discussions regarding the grittiest topics in banking.

Behind this grit are the individual trends we’ll see at this year’s event. Check out the word cloud below that depicts the biggest driving forces of new fintech in 2018:


It’s not a surprise to see AI come out on top as one of the biggest themes at this year’s FinovateFall. The enabling technology is pervasive throughout fintech, making shifts in security, investing, customer relationship management, sales, and marketing. In next week’s demos, we’ll see where and how AI is being used in fintech and learn how you can leverage this powerful technology.


In financial services, it’s data or die. No matter what sector of fintech you’re in, if you haven’t started leveraging your data yet, you’re behind the competition. Data is increasingly critical in credit scoring and risk underwriting for loans, personalization of banking services, analytics marketing, investing, and security. Unlocking the value of data requires not only access to large sets of consumer data but also a way to sift through and organize the data, making it useful for analysis. Next week, not a demo will go by that doesn’t use data in some way. It’s up to you to decide which use case is most valuable for your institution.


Compliance isn’t sexy; in fact, most firms simply see it as an obligation and a stumbling block. But who says compliance can’t be fun? Many fintechs are using enabling technologies such as the blockchain and AI to create efficiencies, and some are even using gamification to boost active participation during training exercises. We’ll host a number of companies demoing compliance tools that make regulation seem more exciting than ever.

Customer engagement

There are more tools than ever to help financial services companies gain consumer interest in their products and services. From marketing campaign personalization to predictive analytics that anticipate consumers’ needs, these revenue-boosting technologies are worth implementing. We’ll host multiple demos next week that showcase the latest tools to help your organization boost sales numbers.

What are you hoping to discover at FinovateFall next week? Check out the agenda to learn more of what’s in store. Have questions? Visit our contact page to get in touch and we’ll help you out.

FinovateFall Sneak Peek: Ballooning Nest Eggs

A look at the companies demoing live at FinovateFall on September 24 through 26, 2018 in New York. Register today and save your spot.

A patented invention, Ballooning Nest Eggs is the world’s first investment gifting platform for parents to corral family and friends to pitch in and grow their kids’ long-term wealth.


  • Social tools tastefully steer and conveniently enable gifting.
  • Invitations/announcements and social posts linked to beneficiaries’ accounts
  • Entirely new way for financial firms to engage consumers.

Why it’s great
The only app that eliminates parents’ awkward ask for financial gifts – which most prefer – vastly increasing the likelihood such gifting takes place.


Amy Moses, Founder and CEO
Moses is a seasoned brand builder specializing in optimizing revenue through innovative, strategic B2B marketing initiatives that simultaneously drive consumer engagement for tech-centric and media brands.


Kent Wallgren, Project Management – App Development
Wallgren has extensive background in delivering complex cross-functional technology projects in wealth management and digital transformation for top-tier global financial services firms and startups.


FinovateFall Sneak Peek: Charlie India

A look at the companies demoing live at FinovateFall on September 24 through 26, 2018 in New York. Register today and save your spot.

Partner HUB’s Charlie-India platform offers a white label platform for electronic invoice presentment and payment for banks, payment service providers, and fintechs.


  • White label product retaining the bank’s primary customer contact
  • Solution prevents payment churn and helps realize higher payment margin
  • Value added service for SMEs with invoicing interoperability

Why it’s great
Charlie-India helps banks get primary access to business level transaction data by setting up invoice related services needed to provide more efficient trade finance and payment services.


Katalin Kauzli, Business Development Director and Co-founder
Kauzli has significant financial services, business development, corporate finance, and startup experience. She has been involved in the fundraising and business development of several innovative startups.

FinovateFall Sneak Peek: Systelos

A look at the companies demoing live at FinovateFall on September 24 through 26, 2018 in New York. Register today and save your spot.

Systelos is a discovery and collaboration platform that brings client’s financial lives in one place and empowers human advisors to create value beyond investment returns.


  • Discovery platform that provides a 360 degree view of client’s finances
  • Collaboration tools that communicate real time context
  • Actionable insights that create value beyond investments

Why it’s great
Systelos is more than a technology. It’s a new way of doing business for advisors and their clients.


Jad Chehlawi, Founder and CEO
After 15 years developing successful financial advisors, Chehlawi, a Harvard Business School alum, is creating a new way of delivering value to clients.


Arsene Toumani, Co-Founder and CTO

FinovateFall Sneak Peek: Tinkoff

A look at the companies demoing live at FinovateFall on September 24 through 26, 2018 in New York. Register today and save your spot.

Tinkoff is a digital ecosystem of financial and lifestyle products, delivered via its award-winning mobile app and web interface. Tinkoff is fully cloud-based and branchless.


  • First in the world to introduce Stories in mobile app
  • New way of creating and bringing content and offers to over one million active app users
  • Almost all the Stories contain a call to action

Why it’s great

As part of its lifestyle banking approach, Tinkoff was the first bank in the world to launch with a Stories format in its mobile banking app with content ranging from financial literacy tips to lifestyle tips.


Max Yevdokimov, Chief Digital Customer Experience Officer
Yevdokimov is responsible for defining and executing Tinkoff’s mobile banking strategy, including managing its award-winning app and other interfaces serving a customer service function.

FinovateFall Sneak Peek: Crypterium

A look at the companies demoing live at FinovateFall on September 24 through 26, 2018 in New York. Register today and save your spot.

Crypterium is a mobile app that allows instant payments in cryptocurrency.


  • Instant crypto payments with the existing payments infrastructure, like NFC terminals or QR codes
  • Worldwide money transfers in seconds with no fees
  • Solutions for merchants to accept crypto

Why it’s great
Crypterium lets you choose the way and the currency you want to pay with, enabling you to stay in control of your money 24/7. The company also helps merchants expand their customer outreach.


Marc O’Brien, CEO
O’Brien is the former CEO of Visa UK, the company’s second most important market. He is a key advisor on some of the most exciting startups in the U.K., including Revolut, Britain’s first digital bank unicorn.


Austin Kimm, COO
Kimm is the former CEO of Renaissance Life and Pensions (Russia & Ukraine) and Renaissance Insurance Group, which was sold for approximately $200 million in 2013.

FinovateFall Sneak Peek:

A look at the companies demoing live at FinovateFall on September 24 through 26, 2018 in New York. Register today and save your spot. is the first, free invoicing and payment app in Indonesia that leverages supply chain mapping technology to help FIs provide the right financial products to SMEs.


  • Seamless integration with digital payments
  • Supply chain analysis driven by graph node analysis and machine learning
  • Industry-leading UI/UX for FIs to ease workflow

Why it’s great’s platform enables FIs to identify the invoicing, payment pattern, and supply chain map of an SME, allowing them unprecedented freedom in managing SME-based loan and revenue channel.


Jeremy Limman, CEO and Co-founder
Prior to founding, Limman was involved in strategic projects and SAP implementation at Accenture, as well as founding and advising other startups.


Yosia Sugialam, CTO and Co-founder
Sugialam has years of technology experience including working for Symantec and co-founding Lakuin, which won an incubator’s competition in 2015.

FinovateFall Sneak Peek: Banzai

A look at the companies demoing live at FinovateFall on September 24 through 26, 2018 in New York. Register today and save your spot.

Banzai is a national brand with over 50% of U.S. high schools and millions of students educated. More than 750 banks trust Banzai to educate adult customers, schools, and communities, and change lives.


  • Motivate and retain employees by defining your culture
  • Drive ROI and growth by providing real value to your account holders and community
  • Earn CRA credit and make a huge impact to change lives

Why it’s great

The U.S. Department of Treasury is focused on hands-on experience-based learning. Banzai is your experience-based learning solution.


Landon Glenn, President of Business Development
Glenn oversees business development, orchestrates industry partnerships, and is instrumental in Banzai’s strategic product decisions. He has spent his career helping individuals live debt-free.