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Winner of Region’s Premier FinTech Startup Competition Recieves $50,000 Cash Award and Admission into ATDC Accelerate Program


ATLANTA, GA -- March 7, 2018 – FinTech South, the Southeast’s largest event dedicated to financial innovation, announces it’s now accepting applications for the TAG FinTech Innovation Award. The annual program recognizes Georgia’s best early-stage companies by showcasing them at the region’s premier FinTech startup competition. The winner will take home one of the nation’s biggest prize packages, a $50,000 cash award and acceptance into the ATDC Accelerate program for 1-year.

 Held in part of the FinTech South conference, the Innovation Award Challenge is open to early stage companies based in Georgia, or commited to locating their headquarters here. To qualify, eligible FinTech Startups must first apply and be accepted into the Innovation Award’s Education and Mentoring program. Eight to 10 startups will be selected to participate, which offers relevant educational sessions, mentoring from industry veterans, as well as access to a network of industry leaders based in Georgia. The program concludes with a “pitch night,” where a panel of judges will select three finalists to present at the TAG FinTech Innovation Award Challenge at FinTech South on May 7, 2018 at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium.  

 “The FinTech Innovation Award Challenge is our chance to cultivate and acknowledge the startup talent we have here in Georgia. This annual award not only offers an incredible prize package, but it also allows participants to engage with 400 leading fintech companies during the FinTech South confernce,” shares Larry Williams, president and CEO of TAG. “Each year the competition get stronger, and we’re excited to see the latest innovations that will help shape the fintech industry.”

 The deadline for applications is March 23, 2018. For eligibility requirements and to apply, visit




About The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG)

TAG is the leading technology industry association in the state, serving more than 35,000 members through regional chapters in Metro Atlanta, Athens, Augusta, Columbus, Macon/Middle Georgia, and Savannah. TAG's mission is to educate, promote, influence and unite Georgia's technology community to foster an innovative and connected marketplace that stimulates and enhances a tech-based economy.

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