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.
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.