ATLANTA, GA (July 13, 2023) – The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) has opened applications for the Fintech ADVANCE Awards as part of the awards and recognition at the annual Fintech South conference (Sept 12-13, 2023). The Fintech ADVANCE Awards seek to provide recognition to established firms that promote innovation and growth in the state of Georgia’s fintech industry.

“Each year, we look forward to the opportunity to spotlight various innovative companies for their contributions to the ever-growing and evolving fintech industry in the state of Georgia,” said Larry K. Williams, President and CEO of TAG. “Financial technology is one of the fastest growing sectors within the Georgia economy, and its growth would not be possible without these established leaders of innovation.”

Every year, TAG accepts applications submitted by fintech organizations or their public relations partners. Applications are then reviewed by the ADVANCE Awards committee, comprised of TAG members in the fintech industry. Typically, 12 finalists are selected as ADVANCE Awards finalists a week before the event.

“This awards program shines a light on innovation coming from established companies with strong ties to Georgia,” said Maria Luisa Pineda, Co-Chair of the Fintech ADVANCE Awards.

“Unlike the Innovation Challenge that focuses on early-stage companies, ADVANCE Awards is a great program for uncovering ‘wins’ within companies that innovate over time. The program also requires a customer reference, which instills confidence that the winners are indeed providing real value through technology,” said Scott Mills, Co-Chair of the Fintech ADVANCE Awards.

To find out more about the ADVANCE Awards and past winners, please visit The deadline to apply is Friday, August 11th. To apply, click here.

For the full lineup and agenda at Fintech South, please visit

About the Technology Association of Georgia (TAG)

TAG drives innovation among Georgia’s technology community, inspires tech leaders and fosters inclusivity through four foundational pillars – Connect, Promote, Influence and Educate. Through those four foundational strategies TAG serves the technology community, helping to support, grow and ignite tech leaders, companies and the overall Georgia economy.

TAG serves more than 30,000 members statewide through regional chapters in Metro Atlanta, Augusta, Columbus, Macon/Middle Georgia, and Savannah. TAG hosts more than 150 events each year and serves as an umbrella organization for 26 professional societies.

TAG provides networking and educational programs; celebrates Georgia’s technology leaders and companies, and advocates for legislative action that enhances the state’s economic climate for technology.

Additionally, the TAG Education Collaborative (TAG-Ed) focuses on helping science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education initiatives thrive. For more information visit the TAG website at To learn about the TAG-Ed Collaborative visit