Calling All Georgia Innovators- The FinTech South Innovation Challenge Wants You!
By Tommy Marshall, Georgia Fintech Academy
Applications are now open for the 2019 FinTech South Innovation Challenge. Now in its fifth year, this four-week event offers the largest prize among US FinTech startup competitions – $50,000 in cash – and at least as importantly, a pathway to massive exposure across Georgia’s leading FinTech ecosystem and beyond.
The program consists of three weekly sessions providing expert instruction from nationally recognized industry experts on critical startup skill sets such as fundraising, public relations and regulatory compliance. For example, Sean Banks – partner at TTV Capital, a leading Atlanta venture capital firm – will lead the session on …
2018 P20 Conference Showcased Atlanta’s International Payments Leadership
By H. West Richards, American Transaction Processors Coalition (ATPC)
As we close out the 2018 calendar year, I look back on all the successes in the FinTech and payments community here in Atlanta, and beyond, as part of Georgia’s “Transaction Alley.” We are truly seeing collaboration between companies, industry partners, and the public sector that is unprecedented and moving the needle – with more to come in the future!
But reminiscing, I can’t help but think how 2018 was a milestone as Atlanta hosted its first P20 conference in October. The second annual event (the first was in London October 2017), the P20 brought together an international audience …
Shining a Light on Transaction Alley
By Glen Sarvady, 154 Advisors
125 and counting.
That’s how many Georgia FinTech companies we’ve identified competing in a thriving and highly attractive marketplace. These players range from multi-billion, multi-national public entities (First Data, NCR) to fast-growing firms that have recently gone public (Cardlytics, EVO Payments), industry powerhouses headquartered elsewhere with significant local presence leveraging Georgia’s robust FinTech labor force (Fiserv, FIS) to companies that chose to relocate to capitalize on our dynamic ecosystem (Featurespace, FattMerchant) – and more than a few startups that are already earning national accolades (Vital4, GroundFloor, Softgiving).