FinTech South, an event dedicated to financial innovation, announced on Wednesday it is now accepting applications for the FinTech South Innovation Award, which is hosted by the Technology Association of Georgia (TAG). According to the event’s organizers, the program recognizes Georgia’s early-stage fintech companies by showcasing them through the startup competition. The program’s winner will receive $50,000.
“Challenge is open to early-stage companies based in Georgia or committed to locating their headquarters here. To qualify, eligible FinTech startups must first apply and be accepted into the four-week Innovation Challenge Education and Mentoring program.”
The organizers further noted that eight to ten startups will be selected to participate in the program. The program will consists of educational sessions, mentoring from industry veterans, as well as access to a network of industry leaders based in Georgia. The program concludes with a “pitch night,” where a panel of judges will select three finalists to present and compete for the $50,000 FinTech South Innovation Award. The pitch night will take place on April 20-21, 2020 at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Larry K. Williams, President and CEO of TAG, then added:
“This unique program and substantial cash award honors the exciting and transformational innovation happening right here in Georgia’s FinTech sector. Leading start-ups are offered an incredible opportunity to be mentored by the industry’s top veterans and to gain visibility on a global stage at one of the most important FinTech sector gatherings of the year.”
The deadline for applications is February 14, 2020.