Fintech's Pitch LIVE 2024 - in association with Mastercard

The popular, energy-packed Fintech’s Pitch LIVE in association with Mastercard is back for 2024.

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 for 2024 is now closed

The prize

What do you win? Aside from some serious bragging rights, the winner will receive:

  • The Payments Association membership for one year
  • The opportunity to do a 10mins presentation on day two as part of the main conference
  • A post-event interview
  • A 15mins speaking slot on the show floor as part of PAY360 2025

See all The Payments Association member benefits here

How it works

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 pitch live at the PAY360 on 19th March 2024 on our new disruption stage. You must be available to present when you enter.

Entry Criteria

To enter you need to:

  • Have been incorporated on or after March 2021
  • Have raised £5mill or less
  • Be in a development stage – Beta or live
  • Be registered and operating in the UK

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 Disruption stage on 19th March 2024 at PAY360. 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.

At PAY360 2024, 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

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