21st & 22nd March 2023

Old Billingsgate Market, London

Days
Hours
Minutes

Fintech's Pitch LIVE 2023 - in association with Mastercard

The popular, energy-packed Fintech’s Pitch LIVE in association with Mastercard is back for 2023.

This is an opportunity for emerging fintechs to be recognised for revolutionising how people move, manage and spend their money, or help safeguard the ecosystem through Regtech. Judged by an international panel of experts from the investment community and leading banks we invite fintech companies to showcase their most innovative new technology or service in the payments sector.

The submission period will close on 20th January.

Entering is free.

The prize

What do you win? Aside from some serious bragging rights, the winner has the opportunity to present on the main stage, both in front of industry peers and key VCs and banks. Plus, the winner will receive an invitation to join The Payments Association as a member.

>> See all The Payments Association member benefits here

How it works

>> Complete the entry form and submit a non-confidential PowerPoint/PDF presentation here

You can amend your presentation prior to the event. Your entry will be judged on the criteria, which is outlined below.

The panel of judges will select the top three companies to present live at the PAY360 Conference on March 22nd 2023 on the main stage. You must be available to present when you enter.

Judging Process
The judging process will be split into two stages.

Stage 1
All entries submitted will be judged by our panel of experts including VCs and banks. They will finalise the top three entries using the three-point criteria below.

Stage 2
The top three entries will be invited to pitch on the main stage at the PAY360 Conference. Each finalist will be invited in February to prepare a short video that will be used by The Payments Association to promote the finalists pitching at the event.

On 22nd March 2023, finalists will have five minutes to make their pitch and five minutes for judges’ questions. The audience will then vote and these votes will be combined with the judges’ scores. The winner will be announced at the end of Day 2 of the event.

Presentation Content and Judging Criteria
Presentations should address the following questions:

  • What is the problem?
  • How have you solved the problem and what are the benefits for your users?
  • Provide details of your solution. What is the most novel aspect of your tech/approach?
  • What is your total addressable market?
  • What customers are you working with?
  • What is your traction to date?
  • What is your business model?
  • Who are your main competitors? How you differ?
  • Provide details of your management team
  • What is your current funding status/runway?

The judges will assess:

  • Innovation
  • The business model and its potential to succeed and grow
  • How well the solution resolves the problem
hbspt.forms.create({ region: 'eu1', portalId: '25744204', formId: 'c2c2a410-816b-4f6f-87d1-8ddba429f4bf' });