FinovateSpring 2017 Presenters
Past Attendee Testimonials
Finovate felt like stepping into the future of finance with genuinely innovative companies challenging conventional wisdom.
FinovateSpring is a conference on steroids and a great opportunity to see new technologies and upcoming companies changing the world of financial technology.
I’m totally Finovate addicted. It’s amazing. I come all the way from Italy, and this is my fourth Finovate.
A fascinating sneak peek into the financial services future.
Finovate is the premier financial technology conference for a reason. You’ll see the best examples of leading innovators from around the globe, every single time. Finovate delivers.
For online personal finance nerds — like your humble correspondent – Finovate is the Super Bowl and World’s Fair rolled into one.
Demoing at Finovate had an incredible impact for us. It was an amazing platform for launching our latest innovation and helped us get attention from serious financial services investors.
Within 6 weeks of demoing at our first Finovate, we were closing deals from leads that we received from it.
We developed more new business opportunities at Finovate than we did the entire quarter preceding the show.
The best thing about Finovate is that strategy people, from verticals you might not have considered before, walk up to you and hand you a whole new potential revenue stream.
Unique, Short-form, Demo-only Presentations
FinovateSpring 2017 was held in the newly renovated ballroom in the San Jose Convention Center. Situated in the heart of Silicon Valley, San Jose is not only a hotbed for financial technology and innovative entrepreneurs, but the venue also hosts many leading conventions, trade shows, and technology events each year. Plus, it’s conveniently located 10 minutes from the San Jose Airport, within easy walking distance of the many hotels & restaurants in downtown San Jose, and within 40 minutes of San Francisco.
Q. Who should attend FinovateSpring?
A. Anyone with an interest or stake in the future of banking and financial technology should come to FinovateSpring. This includes anyone who is responsible for developing or marketing new products, anyone who needs to keep up to date on the latest innovations in the industry, and anyone who can benefit from the opportunity to view in-depth demos from cutting-edge startups and leading established companies.
Q. What topics do Finovate demos traditionally cover?
A. Presenters at Finovate events run the gamut of financial technology. Some areas that have been covered at past Finovate events are debit rewards, alternative payments, person-to-person (P2P) lending, new marketing tools, security solutions, big data, blockchain, mobile apps, social investing, personal financial management, youth banking, credit, and next-generation online banking platforms.
Q: I'm not able to attend, can I transfer my ticket to someone else?
A. Yes, to transfer your ticket, fill out the request form here and we’ll make the update for you. Once the transfer is complete, the new attendee will receive a confirmation email from Eventbrite.
Q. What is the refund policy for attendee tickets?
A. Assuming that there is no one at your company that you’d like to transfer your ticket to, the refund policy for FinovateSpring is as follows:
- For cancellations requested on or prior to March 3, 2017, we will refund 100% of the fee.
- For cancellations between March 4, 2017 and March 31, 2017, we will refund 50% of the fee.
- For cancellations on or after April 1, 2017, we will not be able to refund any of the fee, but we will still be able to transfer your ticket to another member of your team.
- If you’d like to request a refund, please complete the form here.
Please note: We will always honor cancellation requests made within 48 hours of purchase.
Q. Is there an official hotel for FinovateSpring, or have you negotiated a special rate at a nearby hotel?
A. There is no official hotel for FinovateSpring, and we have not negotiated any special rates at local hotels. In the past, we’ve found that online travel websites are consistently able to undercut our “special” rates, so we recommend using Expedia, Hotwire, Priceline, Travelocity, etc. to find a hotel that looks good to you. There are numerous hotels in the immediate vicinity of the venue at a variety of price points.
Q: What is the application and selection process for Finovate events?
A: Good question! Finovate events are open to startups, established companies, and financial institutions with new fintech innovations, so the bar to get on stage is very high. Each company interested in demoing their new fintech at one of our events must submit a written application. We may also set up a quick screening phone call to make sure that we have a good understanding of the application and how the demo might look.
When selecting companies, we look at several criteria: novelty (newness of the fintech), innovativeness (originality of the approach), potential (degree of impact in the fintech industry), wow/X/cool factor, and diversity (comparison to the number of companies in the same “space” competing for a spot).
For each event, we receive far more applications than we have demo spots to fill. Given this competiveness, one of the major keys to getting a spot is to have something new, innovative, and substantial to debut live on stage.
Q: Can you tell me more about the city of San Jose?
A: Of course! Located in the heart of Silicon Valley, San Jose booms with innovation and boasts 300 days of sunshine per year. It is also home to many museums and entertainment venues, not to mention some good food. For more information, please visit sanjose.org where you’ll find city specifics (e.g. transportation options, calendar of events, current weather, etc.).