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Benzinga Fintech Awards Competition Kicks Off

Benzinga Fintech Awards Competition Kicks Off


Benzinga Fintech Awards Competition Kicks Off
2nd Annual Benzinga Fintech Awards To Once Again Recognize Innovation In Financial Technology

Detroit, Michigan, November 18th, 2015 - Benzinga, a leading online financial media publication and data provider, announced today the competition kickoff to the 2016 Benzinga Fintech Awards. The event, in its second year after a successful inaugural ceremony last April, is dedicated to recognizing outstanding innovation in financial technology that is specific to the capital markets.

Companies that enter will engage in a social media contest where they will share posts related to the Benzinga Fintech Awards with their followers on Twitter and Facebook using the hashtag #BZAwards. From there, companies will be evaluated by a panel of esteemed judges, including Josh Brown and Ron Insana, to determine winners in each category.

Entrepreneurs will have the chance to enter their companies into one of eight categories:

  • Finding Alpha
  • Analysis Platforms & Apps
  • Research Platforms & Apps
  • Robo Advisor & Wealth Management Tools
  • Stock or Option Screeners
  • Trade Recommendations
  • Unique Proprietary Data & APIs
  • Other

The online fintech competition will lead up to the gala and awards show in New York City where Benzinga will present the finalists of the 2016 Benzinga Fintech Awards. Last year, over 100 of
the most innovative financial technology companies competed against each other and garnered over 10 million impressions through social media and public voting. Last year's winners included Motif, Estimize and HedgeCoVest, as well as many others who were recognized for their financial innovation. The finalists will be presented to a highly respected panel of judges and the winners will be announced at the awards ceremony.

"We are incredibly excited to once again bring exposure to this exciting fintech space through the Benzinga Fintech Awards. In the last year, investments in fintech have continued to grow from the $12 billion they raised in 2014. The most cutting edge financial companies will get recognition at this year's event, and we're looking forward to seeing all the innovation that's taken place in the past year," said Benzinga CEO Jason Raznick.

To learn more about attending the event and being part of this ground floor opportunity, or for information on exhibiting or sponsoring, please visit

Thank you to our 2014 sponsors:
Charles Schwab, TD Ameritrade, Morningstar, FinTech Sandbox, SIX Financial Information, Xignite, StockTwits, Berkery, Noyes & Co, Barclays Accelerator / TechStars, Microsoft, and NASDAQ.

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About Benzinga Fintech Awards
Designed to uncover the most innovative companies within the financial technology capital markets sector, the Benzinga Fintech Awards will provide the winning finalists with new opportunities for growth and exposure. For last year's winners list please visit or use the hashtag #BZAwards.

About Benzinga
Benzinga is a leader in financial technology via operation of its three brands. Trusted by millions each month, features actionable news and analysis. Benzinga Professional is the premier real time news and data platform trusted to power the largest companies of finance. Marketfy is a financial marketplace which allows investment experts to seamlessly build products and tools for investors.

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