Will your startup be the next winner at

India FinTech Awards?

29th November 2019 | Mumbai, India

Apply now for India FinTech Awards (IFTA) 2019 – the most prestigious fintech awards in India.

Startup Registration

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  My startup would like to join the India FinTech Forum
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Past attendees loved IFTA!

Read what they had to say

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

“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


Eligibility for Fintech Startups

  • The company may be incorporated anywhere in the world (not necessarily in India).
  • The date of incorporation should be on or after 1st January, 2012.
  • The startup should not be a part (eg. a subsidiary or a joint venture) of another organization that was incorporated before 1st January, 2012.
  • Only a working product demo will be allowed (no presentation slides or videos without a working product).
  • The product must be related to the fintech sector.
  • The product may or may not be live yet. Alpha or beta stage products may also apply.


Benefits for startups that reach the Final Round

  • Branding and media coverage at the event
  • A live demo slot to showcase their product in front of a distinguished Panel of Judges
  • Opportunity to network with senior executives of banks, CXOs of fintech firms, accelerators, regulators and business media.


  • There is no fee for registering your startup.
  • After the initial entry submission, India FinTech Forum along with our partners will research publicly available data as well as proprietary fintech databases to shortlist startups. These selected startups will receive an email with a link to submit additional details. No fee is applicable at this stage.
  • In the second phase, our partners will help to shortlist the startups. The startups shortlisted after the second phase will demo their product in Mumbai on 29th November, 2019 in front of our esteemed panel of judges and audience.
  • Application processing fee of INR 24,000 (USD 490) shall be payable by the final set of shortlisted startups within 7 days of being notified. This application processing fee is non-refundable and non-negotiable.
  • This application processing fee provides two complimentary Full Access IFTA 2019 tickets (worth Rs. 12,000 each) including breakfast, lunch and entry to the networking session.
  • Non-receipt of application processing fee within the 7-day period shall indicate that the shortlisted startup has regretted the invitation to participate.
  • The winner shall get the prestigious Fintech Startup of the Year trophy and a chance to attend Paris Fintech Forum 2020.
  • No other benefit is being offered as part of this startup registration and evaluation process.
  • The decision of India FinTech Forum on the shortlisting process shall remain final and binding.
  • The startup authorises India FinTech Forum to publish the startup’s name and logo on India FinTech Forum’s promotional material including website and social media channels.
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