START-UPS AT MPE

MPE 2022 will traditionally host payments innovators and rising stars in the TWO DAY FORMAT COMPETITION.

INNOVATION HUB TRACK & the INNOVATION CORNER LIVE COMPETITION together form 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.

DAY 1

INNOVATION HUB is a format in which Start-ups would have the opportunity to pitch in Dragon's den style presentations, showcasing ground-breaking ideas improving merchant payments in front of the JURY and industry most distinguished audience.

Only the best of the best will make it to the main stage the next day and will have the opportunity to win the MPE innovation award!

WHEN: Conference DAY 1 (FEB 22, 2022), afternoon sessions
FORMAT: Startup pitch - 7. min. Pitch and 7. min.Q&A

DAY 2

Beginning with the panel discussion with senior industry stakeholders discussing why start-ups and innovation are the future of payments, technology investing, and ROI, the session continues with the INNOVATION CORNER COMPETITION.

A JURY'S selection of the three most innovative start-ups from the previous day (INNOVATION HUB TRACK) will continue in the battle to gain the title of Best Start-up innovation of the year in Dragon's den style competition. MPE audience and JURY will choose the winner via a LIVE voting process. The winner of the MPE innovation award will be announced at the prestigious MPE Awards and proclaimed "Best Start-up Innovation".

WHEN: Conference DAY 2 (FEB 23, 2022), afternoon plenary sessions
FORMAT: Startup pitch - 7. min. Pitch and 7. min.Q&A

Submit your entry here

Although many innovations happen that would be worth to be seen on MPE stage only 12, start-ups will appear on INNOVATION HUB TRACK.

Benefits you will get at the MPE site if shortlisted:

- Discounted tickets to attend the MPE program for all three days
- Short presentation or live demo of your company's solutions as a part of the INNOVATION HUB TRACK.
- If selected by JURY, the opportunity to appear on MPE main stage to compete for the "Best Start-up Innovation" award.
- All shortlisted companies may attend the MPE Awards gala dinner, where the "Best Start-up Innovation" winner will be announced and awarded.

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 company profile and photos/video mentioned along with other shortlisted businesses in our unique PR campaign preceding the event in Berlin
- Your company's highlights mentioned on our several social media channels: MPE LinkedIn Page & Group, MPE Facebook Fan Page and Twitter
- Your company representative's interviewed in our POSitivity Magazine newspaper before the event, distributed to the subscribers

What do you get if you win:

- You will be announced at the prestigious MPE Awards and proclaimed "Best Star-tup Innovator."
- You will be offered a space for an editorial write-up on POSitivity Magazine and the MPE website
- Your company's highlights mentioned on our several social media channels: MPE LinkedIn Page & Group, MPE Facebook Fan Page and Twitter proclaiming you the winner in the "Best Start-up Innovation" awards category
- Your company a part of MPE Awards special press release following the announcements at the event in Berlin

Please make sure your company meets the following criteria:

- Is new to the market company, in the stage of a start-up
- Is a part of the next generation of merchant payment and POS service providers
- Stands behind a breakthrough idea or product that might disrupt established practices
- Represents a new breed of payment providers with big ambitions and a powerful proposition
- Acts as a catalyst for the next generation of merchant payments
- Its solutions and services have already been launched at least in trial and are in their essence either game-changing, breakthrough, innovative or unique
- The solution/service the company offers provides a value proposition with a measurable ROI

First step:

You send us your entry submission, and we will confirm your contest enrolment right away. If you fulfil the criteria, do not hesitate to submit. Entries received after January 31 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, industry experts, and specialized journalists.

The JURY members for 2022:
Alfredo Soria, Corporate Partnerships Fintech Europe at Plug and Play Tech Center, Plug and Play
David Parker, CEO, Polymath Consulting
Keren Aviasaf Migdal, Co-Founder & CEO, PaymentsOp
Neira Jones, Independent Advisor & International Speaker

Third step:

Twelve companies get shortlisted. Representatives will be notified and given further instructions on preparing for their appearance at the MPE 2022 Conference.

The deadline for entries is January 31, 2022

Please wait for the confirmation email from our side

If your company gets shortlisted, we will notify you by February 4, 2022

Submit your entry here