Starting signal for the application phase for the 5th FinTech Germany Award (FTGA): The award, which is one of the leading awards for FinTech companies in Germany, offers young companies from the financial sector the opportunity to be awarded in up to eight categories. The application deadline is 31 March 2020 and the award ceremony will take place on 14 May 2020 in Frankfurt. Further information about the award and the conditions for participation can be found at www.fintechgermanyaward.de.
The FinTech Germany Award is presented by a top-class jury on behalf of the FTGA organisers Frankfurt Main Finance, TechFluence and WM Gruppe/Börsen-Zeitung to outstanding FinTech companies. Financial start-ups of any size from a wide variety of sectors – including InsurTech – can take part in the competition.
The jury awards the prestigious prize in the following categories:
– Seed Stage
– early stage
– Late Stage
– growth stage
– Best Foreign Entrant to Germany
These special prices will also be available in 2020:
– block chain
– Artificial Intelligence
The jury, led by Michael Mellinghoff (TechFluence UK) and Franz Công Bùi (Börsen-Zeitung), consists of sector experts, entrepreneurs and media representatives who deal with digital topics of the financial and insurance industry from different perspectives. As part of the Financial Centre Day of the Börsen-Zeitung, selected start-ups will have the opportunity to present themselves to the jury and answer their questions on 4 March 2020.
The festive award ceremony will take place on 14 May 2020 in Frankfurt in the presence of leading heads from the finance and insurance industry and the FinTech scene. Among the FTGA winners in the past were Clark Germany, CRX Markets, Element Insurance, Exporo, Liqid, N26, Revolut, Scalable Capital, SolarisBank, TransferWise, Wefox Germany and WeltSparen/Raisin. An overview of all winners of the FinTech Germany Award can be found at www.fintechgermanyaward.de/about .
“The event has established itself in Germany as a financial centre and developed into an important platform for the exchange between investors and the FinTech scene,” explains Dr. Jens Zinke, Managing Director of Börsen-Zeitung. Dr. Lutz Raettig, President of Frankfurt Main Finance, emphasizes: “FinTechs are of enormous importance for Frankfurt as a financial location, so that the region remains attractive and economically efficient in the long term”. Michael Mellinghoff, Managing Director of TechFluence UK and Co-Chairman of the Jury, underlines: “The German FinTech industry is growing and developing in big steps. We are still in an early stage of the digitalization of the financial sector”.