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Innovator Zone = Innovation Corner + Start-up Alley

MPE understands the importance of FinTech start-ups driving innovation in merchant payments. MPE is located in Berlin, the fastest growing digital hub in Europe.
This positions MPE as an ideal platform connecting Start-ups, Accelerators, Incubators, VC and established companies focused on POS & merchant payments.

FinTech - RegTech innovators, leaders and rising stars will appear in MPE Innovation Corner & Start-up Alley.


MPE Innovation Corner

The MPE Innovation Corner is a unique concept that brings innovative “game-changing” start-up companies to the attention of most senior decision-makers in the European Merchant Payment Ecosystem. A selection of 5 innovative start-ups will compete in dragon’s den style competition showcasing ground-breaking ideas improving merchant payments.

There will be five shortlisted companies that will get to present their business on the main stage at the biggest payment acceptance event in Europe, the Merchant Payments Ecosystem.

Benefits you will get at the MPE site if shortlisted:

  • Discounted tickets to attend the MPE programme for all three days
  • Short presentation & live demo of your company‘s solutions as a part of the one of the conference days
  • All shortlisted companies are invited to attend the MPE Awards gala dinner, with the chance of winning the „Payment Startup Innovator“ award
  • Video presentation featuring your solutions in the exhibition area on the second day of the event


Benefits you will get in terms of online visibility if shortlisted:

  • Your logo and hyperlink to your website on the MPE website and MPE App used at the event
  • Your presentation video uploaded to the MPE website in the Innovator Corner section as well as to the MPE YouTube account, highlighting your unique achievement in the payment acceptance area
  • Your company profile and photos/video mentioned along with other 4 shortlisted businesses in our special PR campaign preceding the event in Berlin
  • Your company‘s highlights mentioned on our several social media channels: MPE LinkedIn Group, MPE Google+ Business Page, MPE Facebook Fan Page and Twitter
  • Your company representative‘s interviewed in our POSitivity Magazine newspaper prior the event, distributed to the subscribers


What do you get if you win:

  • You will be announced at the prestigious MPE Awards and proclaimed "Payment Startup Innovator"
  • Your senior company representative will be invited to join the panel of judges to consider the MPE Awards entries for the upcoming year
  • You will be offered a space for an editorial write-up on POSitivity Magazine and MPE website
  • Your company‘s highlights mentioned on our several social media channels: MPE LinkedIn Group, MPE Google+ Business Page, MPE Facebook Fan Page and Twitter, proclaiming you a winner in the "Payment Startup Innovator" awards category
  • Your company a part of MPE Awards special press release following the announcements at the event in Berlin
First step:

  • You send us your entry submission and we will confirm your contest enrolment right away. If you fulfill the criteria on the top of the page, do not hesitate with submission. Entries received after January 30 will not be accepted


Second step:

  • All entries get individually judged by a dedicated group of industry professionals (MPE Awards Committee), consisting of independent consultants, specialized journalists and a representative of the company that won this contest the previous year


>Third step:

  • Five companies get shortlisted. In case, your company will be in TOP FIVE, you will be asked to proceed with the payment of 50% of the standard delegate fee. Once your entry fees are sorted out, your nomination will be confirmed and you will receive a ticket enabling you to enjoy a full conference programme
  • Representatives will be notified and given further instructions as to how to prepare for their live demo performance at the event


Fourth step:

  • After the live demo of all five shortlisted contestants at the MPE event in Berlin, the audience will be given the chance to vote for what they consider to be the best performer/contributor


Fifth step:

  • The winner is announced at the MPE Awards ceremony and besides the on-stage recognition is also provided the benefits described in the „Why Should You Enter“ section on top of this page.
    For any questions regarding the general MPE Awards ceremony procedure, please click here
Now! Submit your entry as soon as you can.

  • All entries must be received by January 25, 2017
  • Wait for the confirmation email from our side
  • If your company gets shortlisted, you will be notified by January 27, 2017

Previous winners

payworks, Innovation Corner 2013 winner
ScanPay, Innovation Corner 2014 winner
Sign2Pay, Innovation Corner 2015 winner

Innovation Corner 2013
winner

Innovation Corner 2014
winner

Innovation Corner 2015
winner