Innovate Finance launches new fintech start-up competition, Pitch360
Innovate Finance, a UK-based fintech membership association, has unveiled its first ever start-up competition, Pitch360.
Open to applicants from around the world, Pitch360 offers a 360-second (six minute) pitch of a new business and product in front of a live audience of influencers, investors and media professionals as well as access to Innovate Finance’s member community.
The winner will be given £10,000 prize money, a press package that includes media introductions and training, policy and legal advice, one year’s complimentary membership to Innovate Finance and two complimentary tickets to the 2018 Innovate Finance Global Summit.
Those shortlisted for the prize will compete with each other during an afternoon of demos at Innovate Finance’s Global Summit, which takes place at The Guildhall, London on 10-11 April 2017. They will also be able to exhibit at the event.
The panel of judges includes Kosta Peric, deputy director of financial inclusion at the Gates Foundation and Rumi Morales, executive director for CME Ventures at CME Group.
Innovate Finance is looking for start-ups that work across the following areas:
- Distributed ledger
- Financial inclusion
- Cyber security
- Cross-border payments
- Peer-to-peer and alternative funding
- Personal finance management and robo advice
- AI and machine learning
The deadline for submitting applications is 16 January 2017 and details are here. Finalists will be announced and invited to pitch in February 2017. All successful applicants will receive complimentary exhibiting space on day two of the summit and two complimentary tickets to attend.