IFTA 2021 Award Nominations – India FinTech Forum

India FinTech Forum’s IFTA 2021

23rd - 25th November, 2021 | Online

Last Date for Award Nomination: 25th Sept 2021


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IFTA 2020 WINNERS

Fintech Startup of the Year

Simpl

Fintech Leader of the Year

Vijay Shekhar Sharma, Paytm

Woman Leader in Fintech

Sucharita Mukherjee, Kaleidofin

Fintech Rising Star

AssetVault

Fintech Rising Star

Khatabook

Fintech Rising Star

Nearby Technologies

Most Innovative Fintech Product

Razorpay

Best Use of Blockchain in Financial Services

CoinDCX

Best Innovation in RegTech

Signzy

Best Innovation in Wealth Management

Upstox

Best Technology Company for Fintech Solutions

Novopay

Excellence in InsureTech

ACKO General Insurance

Best Use of AI in Fintech

FLOW

Best International Fintech in India

ADVANCE.AI

Best Fintech Business Lender

Lendingkart

Best Fintech Consumer Lender

Simpl

Fintech Scaleup of the year

ClearTax

Best Fintech Ecosystem Partner

Rainmatter Capital

Financial Inclusion Initiative of the Year

Khatabook

Excellence in Payments

Paytm

Nomination Categories

Fintech entrepreneurs, leaders and companies from across the globe may apply for the prestigious India FinTech Awards (IFTA) 2021.

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Important Terms:

  • There is no restriction on the number of award categories that you may apply for, as long as the eligibility criteria is met. To keep the shortlisting process fair and independent, there is no fee for submitting any nomination.
  • All submitted nominations are shared with an external Panel of Judges to come up with a merit list. Only companies on this merit list are uniformly invited to confirm participation in the final round.
  • Please note that nominees must attend the India FinTech Awards (IFTA) 2021 in order to participate and win an award. As the event is virtual this year, attending the event will not involve any travel. Attending the event is free (no tickets required).
  • No fee is required for any of the award categories, except for the online demos.
  • Further details may be requested before the final round of assessment.
  • Applicants whose nominations are finally selected shall receive a free IFTA 2021 ticket along with a complimentary annual IFF Premium Membership.
  • Winners in any of the nomination categories can use IFTA logo and branding in their marketing materials, website and email signature for 1 year.
  • The decision by India FinTech Forum in consultation with our Event Partners and Panel of Judges shall be final in all matters related to nomination and selection of winners.
Important Terms:

  • There is no restriction on the number of award categories that you may apply for, as long as the eligibility criteria is met. To keep the shortlisting process fair and independent, there is no fee for submitting any nomination.
  • All submitted nominations are shared with an external Panel of Judges to come up with a merit list. Only companies on this merit list are uniformly invited to confirm participation in the final round.
  • Please note that nominees must attend the India FinTech Awards (IFTA) 2021 in order to participate and win an award. As the event is virtual this year, attending the event will not involve any travel. Attending the event is free (no tickets required).
  • If your company is selected for an online demo at IFTA 2021, the application processing fee shall be Rs. 29,000 for an Indian company or USD 550 for any company incorporated outside India. The online demo will provide an opportunity to present your product to thousands of attendees from the global fintech industry.
  • Further details may be requested before the final round of assessment.
  • Applicants whose nominations are finally selected shall receive a free IFTA 2021 ticket along with a complimentary annual IFF Premium Membership.
  • Winners in any of the nomination categories can use IFTA logo and branding in their marketing materials, website and email signature for 1 year.
  • The decision by India FinTech Forum in consultation with our Event Partners and Panel of Judges shall be final in all matters related to nomination and selection of winners.

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WHY NOMINATE FOR IFTA

If your company makes it to the the final round:

  1. You will have an opportunity to win the prestigious IFTA 2021 award in the applicable category.
  2. You will get 3 Premium Memberships (worth INR 27,000) of India FinTech Forum for 1 year.
  3. Your company’s profile will be shared with the esteemed Panel of Judges consisting of industry leaders.
  4. You will get an opportunity to network with IFTA attendees via our online platform during the event.
  5. Your company’s name and logo will be promoted on our website and social media.

 

If your nomination is also selected for a demo, you shall get the following special benefits:

  1. An opportunity to showcase your product to thousands of attendees from across the globe. The online demo will be presented during IFTA 2021 followed by a live Q&A session with Judges.
  2. A virtual stall (a custom landing page) where you will be able to share brochures, videos, contact details etc. and collect leads.
  3. An opportunity to win either the IFTA Startup of the Year or IFTA Scaleup of the Year award, depending on the year of incorporation.

 

If you win in any category, you shall receive:

  1. Recognition of your groundbreaking work, to further strengthen your brand and get great PR. The recognition and visibility is invaluable in front of potential investors.
  2. Authorisation to use IFTA logo and branding in your website and other marketing materials such as press release, social media, brochures etc.
  3. IFTA Winner’s badge that can be included in your organisation’s email signature for 1 year.

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NOMINATION PROCESS

Stages in the nomination and awards process:

  1. Applicants shall submit the online nomination form. Multiple categories can be selected in the online form. No fee is applicable at this stage to keep the process fair and independent.
  2. All submitted applications are shared with an external Panel of Judges and Partners. Please do not submit any confidential data as multiple parties are involved in the assessment.
  3. The Panel of Judges and Partners decide the category-wise merit list.
  4. Applicants on the merit list for Fintech Startup of the Year and Fintech Scaleup of the Year award categories get an opportunity to demo their product in front of the esteemed Panel of Judges for the final round. Only these applicants are uniformly invited to confirm their participation in the final round by paying a nominal application processing fee.
  5. If your company is selected for an online demo at IFTA 2021, the application processing fee shall be Rs. 29,000 for an Indian company or USD 550 for any company incorporated outside India. The online demo will provide an opportunity to present your product to thousands of attendees from the global fintech industry. The companies that demo will compete for the prestigious IFTA awards: Fintech Startup of the Year or Fintech Scaleup of the Year. This application processing fee for the online demos is non-refundable and non-negotiable. Non-receipt of application processing fee within the stipulated period shall indicate that the shortlisted company has regretted the invitation to participate. The application processing fee provides 3 IFTA tickets along with 3 complimentary annual IFF Premium Memberships (worth INR 27,000) at no additional cost. The three memberships can be utilized for online networking and access to exclusive content throughout the year. The complimentary memberships may be used by your CXOs, directors, employees, guests, partners, clients, investors etc.
  6. There is no application processing fee for any of the other award categories (opportunity to demo a product is not included).
  7. Category-wise finalists are announced on IFTA website and social media.
  8. Judges do a final round of assessment for each award category, and results are compiled by an independent firm.
  9. Category-wise winners are announced on the IFTA website and social media.
Past attendees loved IFTA!

Read what they had to say

Valocity Global had an incredible experience at the IFTA Awards. Attending as a Fintech Finalist presented a great opportunity to demonstrate the Valocity platform to leading key lenders and participants in the banking ecosystem and the highlight was undoubtedly winning Fintech Start Up of the Year!

Valocity Global was very impressed with the IFTA Forum by the breadth and depth of attendees and especially the wide range of innovative attendees coming from all over the globe. What a great opportunity to collaborate and network – we will definitely be back!

Carmen Vicelich
CEO and Founder, Valocity Global

Being identified as the ‘Fintech Startup of the year’ during the FinTech awards and subsequently getting a direct entry to Paris Fintech Forum was a very significant milestone in our startup journey. This was one of the first major awards we received and it was a great recognition of the hard work we had put into building our product and platform. This award gave us enormous belief in our vision. We’ve come a long way ever since, but winning IFTA 2017 will always remain special to all of us at ZestMoney.

Lizzie Chapman

Lizzie Chapman
Co-Founder & CEO, ZestMoney

I was mighty impressed with the depth and the quality of young companies presenting at IFTA 2019. Fintech is now better understood and there’s always a risk that such events become a rehash of what worked yesterday. In that respect I would say that IFTA 2019 was very refreshing and it will make me want to come back for IFTA 2020.

Mr. Rajeev Ahuja
Executive Director, RBL Bank

Our technology and our team is what we trust in the most. This recognition by IFTA is a sign that our efforts in revolutionising the financial ecosystem are in the right direction. I would like to thank IFTA for a well-organised forum – it was a great evening and extend my congratulations to all the winners and participants

I am honoured to win the Woman Leader in Fintech award at IFTA 2019. A lot of great conversations happened during India FinTech Awards that brought together different perspectives on all the latest developments in fintech.

The award opened doors to several Indian banks and added weight to our innovation in a market we were keen to enter.
The pitching process and the judges were very professional and we enjoyed the experience thoroughly. Thank you!

Kate Davis
Head of Marketing, MeReal Biometrics

It was such a great honor to be awarded Fintech Rising Star at IFTA. We are a global platform that has been establishing many partnerships with Indian based companies to help with our global expansion. The relationships we were able to build at the event, and the recognition received thereafter as a result of winning the award, are invaluable to our mission to become the world’s leading fintech platform.

Mike
Co-Founder, Hydrogen

Unlike other award functions, IFTA is more about brining relevant ecosystem stakeholders together. It provides a platform for them to interact, share knowledge, appreciate the achievements and understand the trends within this very dynamic FinTech ecosystem.

Vikram Pandya
Director - Fintech, S P Jain School of Global Management

IFTA’s ‘Fintech Start-Up of the Year’ award in 2016 was among the first honourable recognitions Capital Float received. The award acknowledged the company’s immense potential to disrupt financial services and be a chief driver of technological innovations in the space. The Indian Fintech Forum continues to encourage tech-driven start-ups in BFSI to push the envelope and support India’s objective of being a Fintech superpower.

Gaurav Hinduja
Co-Founder, Capital Float

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