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Demo your latest innovation

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-handed pitches; they're real product demos with zero slides. Finovate pioneered live demos and continues to pioneer digital ones, too.

Why Finovate?

Whether physical or digital, Finovate's successful events are built on four core principles:


Focus
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
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
Selectivity

Finovate builds the demo lineup from hundreds of inquiries across the full the 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
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. In addition, there's lifetime coverage of company news, awards and wins to Finovate’s robust community. 

Selection Criteria

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 based solely on their application. Please ensure the application is filled out as completely as possible with the below criteria in mind. 


Development
Development

Is the technology new or with material developments? Do you have a substantial announcement about expanding your technology's reach?

Originality
Originality

Is the approach original and innovative? How big of a technological/logical leap does it make?

Potential
Potential

What is the potential to make an impact? Disrupt the market?


Wow Factor
Wow Factor

Does it make us sit up and take notice?

Diversity
Diversity

What other applications are in the same space? Being different is good.

Entry Date
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.

Digital Demo Package

Finovate is committed to providing demoing companies with the best digital platform and demo package to make them look polished and professional, while driving measurable ROI.

  • Prerecorded 8-minute digital demo session showcasing your technology with VP, Greg Palmer. Released during the event.
  • Virtual demo booth for displaying marketing assets (videos, products, white papers, documents, etc.), fielding attendee inquiries, and meeting scheduling with company reps

  • Two free digital tickets for your speakers to the event

  • 60% discounted digital tickets for your contacts and colleagues to the event.

  • 20% discounted digital tickets for your followers

  • 30-minute one-on-one coaching for demo skills and format with Greg Palmer

  • 30-minute demo recording rehearsal with Greg Palmer 

  • Chance to win the coveted Best of Show award

Digital Demo Pricing

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: $11,995 USD
  • Public: Any company that is publicly listed on any stock exchange: $15,995 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).

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.

Winners from FinovateEurope 2020 included Dorsum, Glia, Horizn, iProov, Sonect, and W.UP.

Learn more about the winners!