TAG FinTech Innovation Award



2019 FinTech South Innovation Challenge



 2019 FinTech South Innovation Challenge:

The Fintech South Innovation Award is an annual prize orchestrated by the Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) that recognizes innovative U.S. fintech startups with ties to Georgia.

Any fintech startup that meets the eligibility requirements listed below is encouraged to apply. Eight to 10 startups will be selected from the eligible applicants to participate in a four week Education and Mentoring program beginning March 28th (subsequently held on successive Thursdays). On April 18th, all of the participating startups will compete as part of a “pitch night” with three finalists selected to present their innovation at FinTech South on April 23, 2019 at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

The winner of the Fintech South Innovation Challenge receives a $50,000 cash award.

Startups can apply until February 14, 2019. A panel of judges will review the entries and notify recipients by February 28, 2019. 

Any questions, please contact TAGFinTechInnovationAward@tagonline.org


  Award Overview and Eligibility Requirements:

  • Innovations must be targeted at the greater financial services industry
  • Applicants must be currently headquartered in Georgia or committed to relocating to Georgia
  • A company cannot have raised more than $1 million in funding (equity and/or debt) for working capital purposes at the time of the application
  • Preference for applicants to have a functional prototype of innovation concept
  • Applicants must attend in-person and complete all four sessions of the FinTech South Innovation Challenge Education and Mentoring program which are now targeted for March 28th, April 4th, April 11th, and April 18th from 6-8pm in either midtown or downtown Atlanta

Congratulations to our 2018 TAG FinTech Innovation Award Challenge Winner!




2018 TAG FinTech Innovation Award Challenge Participants

Alias Pay

Capital Slack



Mercury Exchange


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About TAG FinTech

TAG FinTech's mission is to build recognition of Georgia as the hub of choice for the world's leading financial technology providers (a counterpart to Silicon Valley for technology or Hartford for insurance) with the goal of accelerating the accumulation of capital by its members.

We will accomplish this by fostering a business environment conducive to the ongoing success of the community's companies, employees, service providers, educational institutions, entrepreneurs and investors, helping them create, build, and maintain innovative financial services that meet their customers' growing needs. 

To continue expanding the hub, FinTech will empower a collaborative culture that attracts and retains innovation, jobs, partnerships, and capital, and where successful entrepreneurs can reinvest in the local ecosystem to help sustain the space.


About The Advanced Technology Development Center (ATDC)

Georgia Tech’s Advanced Technology Development Center is a nationally recognized science and technology incubator that helps Georgia entrepreneurs launch and build successful companies, providing strategic business advice and connecting its member companies to the people and resources they need to succeed. More than 100 companies have emerged from the ATDC, including publicly-traded firms such as MindSpring Enterprises – now part of EarthLink.

Headquartered at the Georgia Institute of Technology, ATDC has been recognized by Inc Magazine as one of the nation’s top nonprofit incubators. ATDC was formed in 1980 to stimulate growth in Georgia’s technology business base.



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