We select demoers based on new financial services innovations, whether established leaders in the space or brand-new startups.
ONLY AT FINOVATE
In 2007, Finovate launched its event series with live, fast-paced, 7-minute demos. In 2020, we retooled the demo experience for digital events.
Greg Palmer, VP of Finovate, joins each digital demo so that speakers are talking to an audience, not just a blank void. Digital demos are professionally recorded and edited and have been expanded to include Q&A from Greg, creating an engaging back and forth. And other parts of the demo package have been revised similarly for networking and lead generation in this virtual world.
What has not changed is that Finovate is still spotlighting dozens of new technologies at each event. And -- as always -- these aren't just short-hand pitches; they're real product demos with zero slides. Finovate pioneered live demos and continues to pioneer digital ones, too.
Whether physical or digital, Finovate's successful events are built on four core principles:
Focus – Demos are the focus of Finovate events. 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.
For 14 years, Finovate has attracted the best and brightest both on stage and in the audience. Meet and network with 1000+ industry leaders.
- Decision-makers from across the financial services spectrum, including banks, brokerages, card issuers, payment providers, investment firms, insurance providers and all in between
- Execs and founders of fintech and technology companies
- VC, corporate, private equity and angel investors interested in expanding their portfolios
- Influential research analysts, press and consultants from large financial services practices
- Leading government, regulator and industry association representatives focused on emerging fintech
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APPLICATION & SELECTION PROCESS
Finovate is 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 based solely on their application. Please ensure the application is filled out as completely as possible with the below 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.
There's no application deadline to demo. Please apply as soon as possible -- not only will there be more time to market your selection, but demo slots will also fill up.
If your company is selected to demo, the fee depends on the below company stages.
Seed: Less than $100k in annual revenue and less than $1M in total funding: $3,995 USD
Early: $100k-$1M in annual revenue, $1M-$5M in total funding: $4,995 USD
Expansion: $1M-$5M in annual revenue, $5M-$25M in total funding: $5,995 USD
Established: More than $5M in annual revenue or more than $25M in total funding: $10,995 USD
Public: Any company that is publicly listed on any stock exchange: $12,995 USD
*When between categories, select the advanced category (i.e., If your company's revenue is early stage while your funding is expansion, you must select expansion on the application).