MPE 2021 / 22-25 Feb 2021

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MPE understands the importance of FinTech start-ups driving innovation in merchant payments.

MPE 2021 VIRTUAL will traditionally host payments innovators and rising stars in the INNOVATION CORNER LIVE COMPETITION.


brings innovative "game-changing" start-up companies to the attention of most senior decision-makers in the European Merchant Payment Ecosystem.

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 virtual audience.

WHEN: Conference DAY 3 (Feb 24th), afternoon session- the full agenda will be available shortly.

FORMAT: Start-up pitch - 5.min. Demo and 5.min.Q&A

Only the best of the best will make it to the main virtual stage!

A JURY'S selection of 4 start-ups , plus 1 start-up chosen by the audience will 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 the LIVE voting process and will be proclaimed "Best Start-up Innovation for 2021".

Although many innovations happen that would be worth to be seen @ MPE, only 5 start-ups will appear on MPE INNOVATION CORNER (4 selected by JURY and 1 by MPE community)

Benefits you will get at the MPE site if shortlisted:

  • Free ticket for the speaker and discounted tickets to attend for other company representatives
  • Short presentation or live demo of your company‘s solutions as a part of the MPE INNOVATION CORNER
  • The opportunity to appear on MPE main program to compete for the "Best Start-up Innovation” award

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
  • 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 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
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 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

Third step:

  • Five companies get shortlisted. Representatives will be notified and given further instructions on how to prepare for their appearance at the MPE 2021 Virtual Conference
Now! Submit your entry as soon as you can.

  • All entries must be received by January 31, 2021
  • Wait for the confirmation email from our side
  • If your company gets shortlisted, you will be notified by February 5, 2021

Shortlisted Start-ups Announcement

Merchant Payments Ecosystem Industry (General Public) selected last week in Online Voting ONE START-UP of its choice that will be opresenting its solution along with FOUR START-UPS (selected by the independent Jury of industry experts) at the MPE 2021 in the INNOVATION CORNER LIVE COMPETITION on February 24.

What are the 5 SHORTLISTED START-UPS that will be pitching at the MPE 2021 to become the final winner?




Safal Fasal (India)
Game Payment Technology (UK)
Trstpays (UK)
Papara (Turkey)

5 SHORTLISTED START-UPS will appear in 2nd day INNOVATION CORNER LIVE COMPETITION at MPE2021, in Dragon’s den style presentations showcasing ground-breaking ideas improving merchant payments in front of the expert panel JURY.

Read more about the Shortlisted companies here

  • BR-DGE

  • Game Payment Technology Limited

  • Papara

  • Safal Fasal

  • Trstpays

MPE Awards 2021 Winner - Public vote

CATEGORY: Best Startup Innovation

Winner of this public vote will appear in INNOVATION CORNER LIVE COMPETITION at MPE 2021, in Dragon’s den style pitch amongst four other contestants selected by JURY.

... and the winner is


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Previous winners

payworks, Innovation Corner 2013 winner

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ScanPay, Innovation Corner 2014 winner

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Sign2Pay, Innovation Corner 2015 winner

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Twisto, Innovation Corner 2016 winner

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Wallee, Innovation Corner 2017 winner

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ID-Pal, Innovation Corner 2018 winner

Innovation Corner 2018

Much Better, Innovation Corner 2019 winner

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Softpos, Innovation Corner 2020 winner

Innovation Corner 2020