Demo your latest financial services technology live, in front of 1,000+ C-level banking and enterprise execs, venture capitalists, entrepreneurs, media and analysts. Startups, established firms, and financial institutions with new innovations are encouraged to apply now.
ONLY AT FINOVATE
Demoing companies are at the center of Finovate events with FinovateEurope spotlighting 35+ new technologies. And these aren't just short-handed pitches; they're real product demos.
As financial services expand, so does the featured technology. Demo lineups are curated for diversity, to offer something for everyone.
Past demos have included technology focused on security, identity, investment, wealthtech, lending, compliance, regtech, insurtech, open banking, digital and mobile banking, payments, and more. If you're working on something new, apply now.
New for 2023, FinovateEurope's scholarship program spotlights underrepresented founders and startups tackling climate change, diversity, and financial inclusion. If you're innovative in one of these areas, take a look.
WHO'S IN THE AUDIENCE
For more than 10 years, Finovate has attracted the best and brightest both on stage and in the audience.
This is your chance to meet and network with 1000+ industry leaders.
- Decision-makers from across the financial services spectrum including banks, brokerages, card issuers, payment providers, investment companies, insurance providers and everything in between
- Execs and founders of fintech and general technology companies
- VC, corporate, private equity, and angel investors interested in funding fintech companies
- Influential research analysts, press, and consultants from large financial services practices
- Leading government, regulator, and industry association representatives focused on the emerging fintech sector
Finovate's successful events are built on a few core principals:
Focus – The focus of Finovate events. Demos are shown on the main stage in the general session -- not in a track or the exhibition area like at other events. And lineups are curated for diversity and selectivity. Because of this, demoers have the attention of hundreds of senior fintech decision-makers at the event.
Format -- Only demos. No shorthand pitches, no slides, and no videos allowed. A live demo is the best way to show your potential buyers, partners and investors how your tech can benefit them.
Selectivity – Finovate builds the demo lineup from hundreds of inquiries across the full breadth of new financial services technology. Lineups are curated for diversity, to offer something for everyone in the audience, something that they need to see.
Exposure -- A powerful platform to find customers, network with peers, raise funding and discover partners. This includes exposure to hundreds of senior fintech leaders during the event and to 100,000s of fintech professionals via pre-event marketing. Add to that, lifetime coverage of company news, awards and wins by Finovate analysts to our robust community.
2500+ Track Record -- Finovate is known for curating innovative technology showcases, and some of the most recognizable names in fintech and tech have debuted at Finovate since 2007. They are companies that grew into magical unicorns, were acquired in game-changing deals, raised jaw-dropping funding rounds, and more. Check them out.
Inclusion -- Leading companies and brands are championing financial inclusion, diversity, and sustainability to drive the change they want to see in the world.
That’s exactly why Finovate launched a scholarship program for sustainable fintech: To highlight and help the individuals and companies driving fintech forward through sustainable and equitable practices.
Not sure? Hear about Crassula's 2022 experience below.
APPLICATION & SELECTION PROCESS
Finovate conferences are open to startup, established and public companies with new financial services technology. This results in a highly competitive selection process. Hundreds of inquiries and applications are reviewed when selecting the demo lineup.
While you may be contacted for more information, most companies are chosen solely based on their application. Please ensure the application is filled out completely with these criteria in mind.
Development: Is the technology new or with material developments? Do you have a substantial announcement about expanding your technology's reach?
Originality: Is the approach original and innovative? How big of a technological/logical leap does it make?
Potential: What is the potential to make an impact? Disrupt the market?
Wow Factor: Does it make us sit up and take notice?
Diversity: What other applications are in the same space? Different is good.
Entry Date: Selections are made on a rolling basis -- the earlier you apply, the more likely to be selected. If we're seeing clusters of similar solutions, application date may be the tiebreaker.
Review the demo application
If your company is selected to demo, the demo fee depends on your business category. Please apply as soon as possible -- not only will there be more time to market your selection, but demo slots will also fill up.
- A: Less than $3M in total funding
- B: $3M+ to $7M in total funding
- C: $7M+ to $25M in total funding
- D: More than $25M in total funding
- E: Any company that is publicly listed on any stock exchange
*Note: If your company has not raised any funding, choose the business category that matches your annual revenue. I.e., if your annual revenue is $10M, you would select category C.
DEMO APPLICATION DEADLINES
Very early-bird application: apply before or on October 28, 2022
- A: $3,995 USD
- B: $4,995 USD
- C: $7,995 USD
- D: $12,995 USD
- E: $16,995 USD
Early-bird application: apply before or on December 16, 2022
- A: $4,995 USD
- B: $6,495 USD
- C: $9,495 USD
- D: $14,995 USD
- E: $19,995 USD
Regular application: apply after December 16, 2022
- A: $5,995 USD
- B: $7,995 USD
- C: $10,995 USD
- D: $16,995 USD
- E: $22,995 USD
BEST OF SHOW
At every Finovate conference, the audience chooses the companies that win "Best of Show" -- a handful of companies who made an outstanding impression with their demo.
Finovate is known for curating innovative technology showcases worthy of main stage attention. Yet, some demos have a way of creating a special connection with the audience, and these are the ones that win the highly-coveted Best of Show awards.
Some of the most recognizable names in fintech and tech debuted at Finovate and took home this honor. These are companies that grew into magical unicorns, were acquired in game-changing deals, raised jaw-dropping funding rounds, and more.
2022 winners included Dreams, Finshape, mmob, SESAMm, and Trulioo. Catch up with mmob and the rest on the Finovate podcast!
ALL WINNERS SINCE 2007