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2020: SPEAK @ MPE

START-UPS AT MPE

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. MPE 2020 will host payments innovators and rising stars in the START-UP CHALLENGE TRACK & the INNOVATION CORNER LIVE COMPETITION.


The START-UP CHALLENGE TRACK & 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.

START-UP CHALLENGE TRACK

Is completely new track at MPE dedicated to:
- Fin-tech startups re-building payments
- Technology investing and ROI
- Venture building: New models of successful fin-tech & Innovation models

We shall see "LEADERS Discussion" with senior industry stakeholders discussing why start-ups and innovation are the future of payments. Followed by sessions where 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. These start-ups will have the opportunity to showcase the product and do a follow-up meet-ups after their pitch within the conference room, in kiosks dedicated to them.

WHEN: Conference DAY 1, afternoon sessions - see full agenda HERE

FORMAT: Startup pitch - 5.min. demo and 5.min.Q&A

INNOVATION CORNER LIVE COMPETITION

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

A JURY'S selection of 3. MOST innovative start-ups from the previous day (START-UP CHALLENGE TRACK), will continue in the battle to gain the title of Best Start-up innovation of the year in Dragon’s den style competition. The winner will be chosen by MPE audience via LIVE voting process. Winner of the MPE innovation award will be announced at the prestigious MPE Awards and proclaimed "Best Start-up Innovation”.

WHEN: Conference DAY 2, morning plenary sessions - see full agenda HERE

FORMAT: Startup pitch - 5.min. demo and 5.min.Q&A

Although many innovations happen that would be worth to be seen on MPE stage, only 10. start-ups will appear on MPE START-UP CHALLENGE 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 START-UP CHALLENGE TRACK
  • The opportunity to showcase the product and do a follow-up meet-ups after the pitch within the conference room (kiosks dedicated to start-ups)
  • If selected by JURY, the opportunity to appear on MPE main stage to compete for the "Best Start-up Innovation” award
  • All shortlisted companies are invited to attend the MPE Awards gala dinner, where the winner of "Best Start-up Innovation” will be 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 special 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 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 a 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 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 and we will confirm your contest enrolment right away. If you fulfill the criteria, do not hesitate with submission. Entries received after January 24 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


Third step:

  • Ten companies get shortlisted. Representatives will be notified and given further instructions on how to prepare for their appearance at the MPE 2020 Conference
Now! Submit your entry as soon as you can.

  • All entries must be received by January 24, 2020
  • Wait for the confirmation email from our side
  • If your company gets shortlisted, you will be notified by February 1, 2020

Previous winners

payworks, Innovation Corner 2013 winner

Innovation Corner 2013
winner

ScanPay, Innovation Corner 2014 winner

Innovation Corner 2014
winner

Sign2Pay, Innovation Corner 2015 winner

Innovation Corner 2015
winner

Twisto, Innovation Corner 2016 winner

Innovation Corner 2016
winner

Wallee, Innovation Corner 2017 winner

Innovation Corner 2017
winner

ID-Pal, Innovation Corner 2018 winner

Innovation Corner 2018
winner

Much Better, Innovation Corner 2019 winner

Innovation Corner 2019
winner