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Apply to demo at FinovateWest

We select demoers based on new financial services innovations, whether established leaders in the space or brand-new startups.

Only at Finovate

Demoing companies are at the center of Finovate events, with two days spotlighting dozens of 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.

Why Finovate?

Finovate's record of successful events spans 14+ years, built on four core principles:


Focus
Focus

Demoers have the attention of hundreds of senior fintech leaders during their digital demos and at their virtual demo booths. Demoers can “go live” to engage with many attendees at their booth, schedule virtual one-to-one meetings, and break off into chat rooms with select groups for deeper dives.

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 curates the demo lineup from hundreds of inquiries across the full the breadth of new financial services technology. So there's something for everyone in the audience that they need to see.

Exposure
Exposure

Demoing is 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 350,000+ yearly website visitors, 11,000+ newsletter subscribers and 41,000+ social media network.

Hall of Fame


While you’ve probably heard of the companies below, you may not know they demoed at Finovate's west coast event over the past 13 years. They went on to become unicorns, famous for acquisitions, funding, key partnerships with major financial institutions, and more. 

Finovate was one step on their ladder to success – will you be next?

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

Since 2007, Finovate has worked to build a digital community and series of events for fintech enthusiasts. We are committed to providing demoing companies with the best digital platform and demo package to make them look polished and professional, while driving measurable ROI.


Core
Core
  • Prerecorded 10-minute digital demo session showcasing your technology with Finovate VP of Strategy, Greg Palmer. Released between Nov. 23-24 during the live event and on demand after

  • Virtual demo booth for live Q&A, scheduling meetings, technology showcases, document sharing, etc. on Nov. 23-25

  • 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 Finovate staff

  • 30-minute demo recording rehearsal with Greg Palmer 

  • Chance to win the coveted Best of Show award

Leads
Leads
  • Mobile networking app access to chat and scheduling virtual meetings with attendees

  • Lead retrieval from digital demo viewers, virtual demo booth visitors, chat room participants, and networking meetings

  • Attendee list with titles & organizations before the event

  • Media & analyst list with contact details before the event

  • A full-page profile in the digital event booklet given to all attendees so that they can contact you

Marketing
Marketing
  • Video of your demo for your own use

  • Demo video hosted on Finovate.com with 350,000+ visitors/year, promoted to 11,000+ daily newsletter subscribers and 44,000+ Twitter followers

  • Visibility in emails sent to database of 170,000+ senior fintech decision makers

  • Dedicated post on Finovate's blog & daily newsletter - 30,000+ visitors/month and 11,000+ newsletter subscribers

  • Company & speaker profiles on event website - 55,000+ visitors/year

  • Social media postings on Twitter and LinkedIn - 44,000+ and 5,000+ followers

  • Lifetime coverage of your company's future notable events to our digital community (e.g., product launches, industry awards, etc.)

Digital Demo Pricing

If your company is selected to demo, the demo fee depends on the stage of your company,

There is no application deadline for FinovateWest Digital. The sooner you apply, the better -- not only will there be more time to market your selection, but demo slots will also fill up. 


Company Category*
Company Category*
  • Seed-Stage Startup: Less than $100k in annual revenue and less than $1M in total funding
  • Early-Stage Startup: $100k-$1M in annual revenue, $1M-$5M in total funding
  • Expansion-Stage Startup: $1M-$5M in annual revenue, $5M-$25M in total funding
  • Established Company: More than $5M in annual revenue or more than $25M in total funding
  • Publicly-Traded Company: Any company that is publicly listed on any stock exchange

*When between categories, select the advanced category (i.e., If your company's revenue is early stage while your funding is expansion stage, you must select expansion stage).

Demo Pricing
Demo Pricing
  • Seed-Stage Startup: $4,995 USD
  • Early-Stage Startup: $6,995 USD
  • Expansion-Stage Startup: $7,995 USD 
  • Established Company: $12,995 USD 
  • Publicly-Traded Company: $18,995 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.

Winners from Finovate's west coast event last year included Arkose Labs, BlueRush, BlytzPay, Everplans, Glia, Invest Sou Sou, Neener Analytics, and Voca.ai.

Learn more about the winners. And see the rest of the 2019 demo videos