February 12, 2015 - New York, New York
Benzinga, a leading online financial media outlet, announced today the inaugural Fintech Awards Gala and Expo, a ‘must attend’ event that will feature outstanding innovation in capital markets financial technology industry, that will be held on April 8th in Manhattan.
Benzinga will announce the winners of the 2015 Benzinga Fintech Awards, a competition that went completely viral and garnered over 10 million impressions through a social media based voting system. Over 100 of the most innovative financial technology companies competed for various honors, including Best Financial App, Best Stock Research Tools and Best Crowdsourced Financial Content, among others. The finalists will be presented to a highly respected panel of judges in the next round and the winners will be announced on the evening of April 8th.
“Due to the enormous feedback and interest in the Benzinga Fintech Awards, the competition reached both industry veterans and startups. Companies like TD Ameritrade, E*Trade, Morningstar, Motif Investing, Estimize, Capital Market Labs and Vetr are just a few that have participated.” said Joel Theard, Director of Special Projects. “The idea that fintech startups can play in the same field, side by side, with larger companies with teams of hundreds of employees is possible for one reason - they both strive for innovation every day.”
“The caliber of companies that competed this year has been impressive. If you’re looking for the next big company in fintech - and tech companies and general - you need to be at this event.” Said Josh Brown, of Ritholtz Wealth Management, one of the five official judges for the competition.
The other official judges are Steve Ehrlich of Honos Financial, Ron Insana of CNBC, Andrew Ackerman of DreamIt New York, Charlie Kroll of Andrea, and Kyle Bazzy of Benzinga. Several surprise industry leaders will be presenting the awards and meeting with exhibitors.
Others in attendance will include many C-suite executives, company founders, managers of hedge funds, investors, venture capital firms, data engineers, business development and product managers from startups and established companies.
“If you operate in the capital markets, this is the place to be as this will be the only event where you will see all the hottest companies in the capital markets space,” said Jason Raznick CEO of Benzinga. “We want to change the definition of financial technology to include capital markets,” said Kyle Bazzy, President of Benzinga. “The Fintech Awards Gala will be the first event to feature products that help people create wealth in capital markets.”
To learn more about attending the event and being part of this ground-floor opportunity, or for information on exhibiting or sponsoring, please visit www.benzingafintechawards.com.
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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 finalist companies with new opportunities for growth. Benzinga is giving out over $1,000,000 in total prizes and services, which includes a grand prize of 5 million ad impressions on Benzinga.com and a one-year Benzinga Cloud news & data license subscription.
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