Finextra and the EBA invite fintechs across the world to apply to join the 2024 Fintech Zone.

With interest in fintech at an all-time high, EBAday 2024 will again feature a dedicated 'Fintech Zone', where top fintechs from around the World will be able to network with and demonstrate their products to payment heads, heads of innovation and other banking executives attending the conference.

For banks, collaboration with the fintech community - including both start-ups and more established players - is seen as an essential element in the creation of new banking products and services and in driving the internal innovation agenda.

Successful applicants to the Fintech Zone will have innovative (and potentially disruptive) working products or a proof of concept within the following areas:

Next generation banking, Payments-as-a-Service, Instant payments and request to pay, Identity services and fraud prevention, Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDCs), Cross-border payments interoperability, Trends in payments technology and fintech collaboration and Trends in liquidity and cash management practices.

Each finalist will present their company/product on one day of the event, and on the other will have their own stand. The presentations will take place in the Fintech Zone and will be in front of a panel of judges and delegates from the event.

The entry requirements for applicants are:

  • Early stage and growth start-ups
  • With a working product (i.e. at least at Proof of Concept stage)
  • Able to attend both days of the event
  • Willing to pay for their travel to/from Lisbon, hotel and other expenses

Applications for the Fintech Zone 2024 are open.
Deadline for applications: 26 April 2024

What do winners receive?

  • Article on about the winning company.
  • FinextraTV interview with winning company (worth €5,500).
  • ‘Fintech Zone Winner’ social media assets.

Our 2023 winner was: iPiD

"The jury of industry experts confirmed Bank Account Validation is a top concern in the industry. With upcoming regulation in Europe it is therefore a significant win for us. This gives us increased credibility with an invaluable senior audience and great networking opportunities!"
Geertjan van Bochove, Co-founder and Chief Finance/Operating Officer
International Payment Identity (iPiD)