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2020: SPEAK @ MPE

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. Winner of the MPE innovation award will be announced at the prestigious MPE Awards and proclaimed "Best Start-up Innovation”.

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 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. 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, 2019
  • Wait for the confirmation email from our side
  • If your company gets shortlisted, you will be notified by February 1, 2019

Submissions closed!

Previous winners

payworks, Innovation Corner 2013 winner

Innovation Corner 2013

ScanPay, Innovation Corner 2014 winner

Innovation Corner 2014

Sign2Pay, Innovation Corner 2015 winner

Innovation Corner 2015

Twisto, Innovation Corner 2016 winner

Innovation Corner 2016

Wallee, Innovation Corner 2017 winner

Innovation Corner 2017

ID-Pal, Innovation Corner 2018 winner

Innovation Corner 2018