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September 12-14, 2022
The Marriott Marquis Times Square, New YorkNew York, NY

Startup Booster Program

All-access event pass, unlimited meetings + networking connections to give your startup a boost

What's Startup Booster?

Offering insights and connections to give your startup a boost. A program designed for new startups seeking exposure at Finovate events, but who are not ready to demo, yet. 

Qualifying startups are eligible for discounted Startup Booster tickets with access to all event content, attendees, and networking opportunities. Startups raising funding should take advantage of the Advanced Booster for increased exposure to event attendees and intimate networking with investors.

Startups who submit demo applications and are selected to demo at future events will be considered for a limited number of scholarships to help cover the cost of demoing. 

Startup Booster participation is for fintech and tech startups who are less than 3 years old and have raised less than $1M USD. Please note: meeting this criteria does not guarantee your acceptance. Limited availability.

WHAT'S IN THE PACKAGE?

There are two Startup Booster opportunities depending on your company's goals for FinovateFall 2022. 

Participation in both is for fintech and tech startups who are less than 3 years old and have raised less than $1M USD. The Advanced Booster is limited to founders. 

To determine eligibility for participation, please submit the following form, and we will follow up shortly.

Startup Booster: $499

Any team member from qualifying startups may attend the event on a Startup Booster ticket. 

Startup Booster includes the following:

  • Event access at special discounted rate ($499 per ticket)
  • Event content + networking* 
  • Event attendees with unlimited meetings and chat
  • Breakfast, lunch and networking refreshments 
  • Startup profile on the event website

*Please note, the Startup Booster does not include access to the Investor Networking Reception that is part of the Advanced Booster package. 

Advanced Booster: $1,000

The Advanced Booster is limited to founders of qualifying startups and includes the Startup Booster ticket. 

Advanced Booster includes the following:

  • Event access for founder via Start Booster ticket
  • Event content + networking
  • Event attendees with unlimited meetings and chat
  • Breakfast, lunch and networking refreshments 
  • Startup profile on the event website
  • 3-minute pitch video (provided by startup) on event platform, shared with investor attendees, and included in event marketing
  • Virtual booth on the event platform/networking app for attendees to contact founders via live video, 1-to-1 meetings, or chat
  • Digital leads from the event platform (pitch video views, virtual booth visitors)
  • Access to the Investor Networking Reception

Advanced Booster

As part of the Advanced Booster, founders of qualifying startups have two unique opportunities: Record a 3-minute pitch to be featured on the event platform and made available to all attendees (including investors), plus access to an intimate investor networking session at the event.

3-Minute Pitch

You know your startup inside and out, but how can you get the word out to others? Companies who participate in the Advanced Booster will be able to share their stories through a 3-minute pitch available to all event attendees (and promoted by Finovate). This is a great way for young companies to share what they’re working on with investors, financial institutions, and other innovators, without having to have a live demo of the product ready to show.

Not only is a solid 3-minute pitch crucial to selling your startup, distilling your knowledge into a clear, concise, and compelling message is also a valuable exercise in its own right. We provide guidance and best-practices to help make these videos impactful and engaging. Companies who join the Advanced Booster will be able to use these new skills to more effectively promote themselves going forward!

Investor Networking Reception

A chance for Advanced Booster founders to gain insights and connections from investors. 

Through 10-minute roundtables, founders will hear from a series of investors. Each investor will kick off with a few minutes on their chosen topic, then open the table to valuable Q&A. Founders will rotate between tables, talking with approximately five investors. These roundtables will be followed by informal networking with additional investors. 

Open bar and appetizers included.