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Here are our winners!

Congratulations to IncomeConductor for winning First Place, to Symend for Second Place , and to OZÉ for Third Place!

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Meet our Five Finalists

Sheryl O'Connor
Co-Founder & CEO

SaaS platform for advisors
to manage retirement income

United States

Benedetta Arese Lucini
Co-Founder & CEO

Platform for young adults
for saving and investing

United Kingdom

Meghan McCormick
Co-Founder & CEO

Financial app for
small business owners

Ghana

 

Tiffany Kaminsky
Co-Founder & Chief Strategy Officer

Debt collection platform
to retain delinquent customers

Canada

Ksenia Yudina
Founder
& CEO

Mobile app for managing
tax-free college savings

United States

 
 

Learn more about the program

Read the release  |  FFiT 2018 Home Page


Competition Recap

Pitch Event Judges

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Kevin Bouey
Head of Wells Fargo Accelerator

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Yvette Hollingsworth Clark
EVP & Regulatory Innovation Officer

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Uma Meyyappan
SVP, Innovation Group

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Soumya Chakrabarty
Director, R&D, Global Products and Solutions

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Amy Danforth
EVP,
Enterprise Services

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Lynda Koster
Head of Marketing Operations and Technology, North America


$75,000 cash +
over $100K of in-kind prizes
Expert advice and education from finance executives
Introductions to industry leaders
Click here to learn more

Mentors

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Nathan Bricklin
Strategic
Planning Manager

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Darren Goetz
Community Banking Strategy Product Management Manager

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Alma Jensen
Global Product
Management Manager

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Bipin Sahni
EVP, Head of
Innovation and R&D

 
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Nancy Selph
SVP, Advanced Technology
and Partnerships

Ricardo Leite
VP of Discover Global Products and Partnerships

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Diane Offereins
President,
Payment Services

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Sterling Ingui
Head of Go To Market,
Fidelity Labs

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Jillian Munro
SVP Enterprise
Cybersecurity

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Denise Leonhard
Sr. Director,
Strategy

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Rebecca Plantz
Sr. Director, Resiliency, Incident & Issue Management

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Amanda Schwartz
Director,
Program Management

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Sponsors

Presented by

Supporting Sponsors

 
 

Contributing Sponsors

 
 

Strategic Partner

Partners

Event & Prize Partners


Prize Details

Winners
  • 1st Place Winner: $35,000

  • 2nd Place Winner: $25,000

  • 3rd Place Winner: $15,000

  • Complimentary delegate pass for first place winner to SALT Conference with 2,000+ leaders

  • Innovation Women membership

  • 100% Scholarship to IE Business School's 2-day Venture Capital Program for the first place winner

  • Startup Consulting & Mentoring from PayPal experts

  • Four hours of individual communications coaching from The TAI Group

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Top 5 Finalists
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All Participants

Timeline

Program Date
Competition Launch Nov 12
Online Application Round Nov 12 - Dec 17
Online Judging Round Jan 4 - 21
5 Finalists Announced Jan 30
Mentorship Round Feb 4 - 28
Final Pitch Event at PayPal New York Mar 7

Advocates & Influencers

Advocates

Influencers

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Early stage investor
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Jennifer Barrett
Chief Education Officer at Acorns
Karen Cahn
Founder & CEO at iFundWomen
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Lynda Coker
Board Director and Investor at Scale Investors Ltd
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Howard Hall
Managing Director at Consult Hyperion
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Susan Holliday
Principal Industry Specialist at IFC
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Alex Jimenez
VP and Senior Strategist
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Scarlett Sieber
Senior Advisor, Cross Industry Innovation Summit at NASA
 
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Ron Suber
President Emeritus and Senior Advisor at Prosper Marketplace
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Alicia Syrett
Founder & CEO at Pantegrion Capital LLC
 


Hear from our past winners & sponsors

Winner, 2018 InsurTech

“I got the chance to meet so many awesome women and work with outstanding mentors. I learned so much and made a lot of great connections.”

Christy Lane, Co-Founder and Co-CEO of Vivametrica

Sponsor, 2018 InsurTech

“The rise of InsurTech… is critical to our industry… we couldn’t miss an opportunity to be a leader in sourcing and supporting the next generation of solutions.”

Suzie Elliott, Chief Human Resources Officer of Farmers Insurance®

Winner, 2017 FinTech/InsurTech

“It's an honor to win. It's more than just money, it's the business development, contacts and partnerships from this community that are priceless.”

Tanya Van Court, Founder and CEO of Goalsetter