Frequently Asked Questions

  • Where is this years Fintech Deal Day & Awards taking place?
    • The Awards will be held at Convene 225 Liberty Street in New York City on Monday, November 13th! Please be sure to subscribe to our newsletter to stay up to date on all event announcements!
  • When should I arrive for the conference?
    • We recommend arriving a day before the conference.
  • When should I depart?
    • We recommend departing a day after the conference.
  • Where can I apply for the Awards?
    • You can apply for the Fintech Deal Day Awards here. If you having issues logging in, please contact: – Benzinga representatives are unable to assist with password/account resets due to privacy concerns.
  • When does the application portal close?
    • The application portal is set to close on September 29th, 2023 (subject to change). Please be sure to have your applications submitted by this date.
  • How are companies nominated?
    • Self-nomination is the best way to get your company noticed at the Benzinga Fintech Awards. Our editorial team here at Benzinga is constantly monitoring and reviewing new and innovative companies in the Fintech Industry. Each year, our editorial team adds Zingy-Worthy companies into the mix where they see fit. Editorial nominations are subjected to the same judging criteria as all self-nominations.
  • What can I win?
    • Finalists: Our Finalists are made up of the highest-ranking nominees per our judges reviews and scores. The Benzinga Fintech Awards Finalists make up our shortlist of the most innovative, game-changing industry leaders, making capital markets easier to consume for all people. Finalists are crowned across all categories. This list is kept for the top 150 companies across the competition. The number of Finalists in a given category depends on the number of submissions we receive for each category and the judge’s scores.
    • Winners: Once the scores are in, we take the highest-ranked Finalists and crown them the Winners in their respective categories.
    • People’s Choice Award: The People’s Choice Award is just that – an award voted on by the people. Once you nominate yourself for an existing category, you are automatically placed in the running for this award. Once our public voting opens, anyone and everyone can vote for their favorite nominees. Each user can vote for one nominee per day. It is suggested to promote your nomination for this award as often as you can so that your network remembers to vote for you! This is not a category-specific award. There is only ONE winner across the entire competition for the People’s Choice Award. Essentially, you are running against ALL nominees across all of our categories. On average, we have about 400-500 applications each year. So, even if the category you applied in only has 10 submissions, you are still competing with all nominees across the rest of our categories. The nominee that has the most votes at the end of the competition wins. You can check our timeline for important dates on start and end times.
  • Who wins at the Benzinga Fintech Awards?
    • Benzinga takes great pride in recognizing and honoring those who are propelling the fintech industry forward with new discoveries—making finance just a little bit easier to navigate. The Benzinga Fintech Listmakers will showcase companies and executives from areas such as investing, technology, leadership, financial literacy, and more.
  • How does the judging process work?
    • We formulate a seasoned group of judges (Benzinga editorial staff, industry leaders, and advisors in the space) to carefully vet all nominees. Judges score the nominees on a range of topics to determine who makes the Listmakers index, including: company background, accomplishments, successes, and more. The applicant with the highest score in each category will be recognized as the Ultimate Zinger in their respective category.
  • How can we get more involved in the Awards Ceremony?
    • Reach out to us at for more information on sponsorships and other event opportunities!
  • What is the timeline of the awards?
    • Timeline is subject to change
    • Applications Open: January 20th, 2023 – Applications are free
    • Social Voting Starts: January 13th, 2023
    • Price Increase: February 1st, 2023 5:00 PM EST – Applications increase to $47
    • Price Increase: April 3rd, 2023 5:00 PM EST – Applications increase to $99
    • Price Increase: June 1st, 2023 5:00 PM EST – Applications increase to $147
    • Price Increase: September 1st, 2022 5:00 PM EST – Applications increase to $197
    • Applications Close: September 29th, 2023
    • Social Voting Ends: September 30th, 2023
    • Judging Begins: October 2nd, 2023 12:oo AM EST
    • Judging Ends: October 23rd, 2023
    • Finalists Announced: TBD
    • Winners Announced LIVE: November 13, 2023
  • What is the judging process like?
      • The Benzinga Global Fintech Awards aims to celebrate new, creative, innovative, and outstanding people, solutions, and companies in the Fintech industry.
      • The submission process is fairly simple and focuses on addressing the question – “Tell us why you deserve the award”
      • After the submission deadline, all entries are fully evaluated and scored by our independent expert panel of judges. The evaluation criteria are focused on the concepts of innovation and accessibility.

    Investing, Personal Finance & Wealth Management, Institutions, Outstanding Performance Categories

    Criteria Description Weight
    Innovation Does the nominee introduce new capabilities or significantly improve existing tools in making capital markets accessible to all people? 25%
    Functionality Does the nominee deliver what it promises and provide greater functionality than others in its category? 25%
    Impact Does the nominee uniquely meet the needs of or solve current problems for the Fintech Industry today? 25%
    Audience Appeal How high did you rate in Public Voting? 25%

    Industry Leadership Categories

    Criteria Description Weight
    Innovation Does the nominee push the boundaries of what is possible in the Fintech space? Are they consistently looking for new ways to make capital markets accessible for all? 25%
    Value Does the nominee bring new, creative ideas to the Fintech industry? 25%
    Impact Has the nominee made significant contributions to the Fintech Industry? 25%
    Leadership Does the nominee emanate outstanding leadership in the Fintech Industry? Do they create a space for collaboration, innovation, and accessibility for all? 25%

    All completed nominations will be reviewed by the independent members of the Benzinga Fintech panel of judges. Our judges are senior-level executives with diverse backgrounds and are recognized for their expertise in the Fintech industry.

    Once the review process has concluded, all finalists and winners will be notified directly via email. Due to the high volume of entries we receive each year, only finalists and winners will be notified directly of the outcome.

    All dates for and deadlines surrounding submissions and announcement of winners are on our website.


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