2016 Innovators Awards

Every year, the payments and commerce industry assembles for one evening to celebrate and reflect upon the innovations which have truly transformed our present and have reinvigorated our approach to reimagining the future.

It’s those pioneering innovations — the ones that capture the essence of our hard work and willingness to bring change in the payments and commerce space — that are honored each year by PYMNTS at The Innovation Project.

As we culled through nearly 1,000 submissions and our panel of judges narrowed the field to 5 in each category, after receiving thousands upon thousands of votes — three companies emerged in each of the 15 award categories that stand as a testament to innovations that have made a mark.

We salute their dedication to the pursuit of their dreams so that our reality is more meaningful.

Congratulations to all of the 2016 PYMNTS Innovation Award Winners!

– Karen Webster
CEO PYMNTS.com

 

 

 

 

Every year, we put on the best of our suits to celebrate and reflect upon the innovations, which have truly transformed our present and have reinvigorated our approach to reimagine the future.

It’s those pioneering innovations that define growth, success, and capture the essence of our hard work and willingness to bring change in the payments and commerce space, that are honored by the Innovation Project.

As we announced our nominees last month, we received thousands and thousands of votes — of which, emerged three companies in each of the 15 award categories that stand as a testament to innovations that have made a mark.

– Karen Webster

 

 

 

 

SPECIAL AWARDS

Catalyst Award

Square

 

Woman Innovating Technology

Talbott Roche, Blackhawk

Matchmaker Award

Uber

 

YoPro Leadership and Mentor Award

Dan Charron, First Data

Mike Duffy Award

Chip Kahn, Boomtown

Best POS Innovation

Bronze – FIS
Silver – CSI globalVCard
Gold – MasterCard Aid Network

 

Best Cash Innovation

Bronze – Abra
Silver – FIS
Gold – MoneyGram

 

Best Check Innovation

Bronze – Green Dot
Silver – SunTrust Bank
Gold – Fiserv

 

Best Credit Innovation

Bronze – Zebit
Silver – CIT
Gold – FuturePay

 

Best Comeback Story

Bronze – MyCheck
Silver – EPX
Gold – MoneyGram

 

Most Innovative Company

Bronze – G2 Web Services
Silver – Forter
Gold – Walmart

 

Best Merchant Solution

Bronze – BlueSnap
Silver – Braintree
Gold – Starbucks

Best B2B Innovation

Bronze – Marqeta
Silver – Payoneer
Gold – Ripple

 

Best Small Business Innovation

Bronze – BlueVine
Silver – Heartland
Gold – Fundbox

 

Best Prepaid Innovation

Bronze – Raise
Silver – Stockpile
Gold – Doorways to Dreams Fund

 

Most Invisible Innovation

Bronze – clearXchange
Silver – Flywire
Gold – Bank of America Merrill Lynch

 

The NACHA Best Innovation in ACH

Bronze – BioCatch
Silver – Transactis
Gold – ZipLine

 

Most Disruptive Company

Bronze – Aspiration
Silver – Stockpile
Gold – PayPal

 

Best Debit Innovation

Bronze – Pangea
Silver – CPI Card Group
Gold – Fiserv

Best Newcomer

Bronze – NYMBUS
Silver – PromisePay
Gold – MasterCard

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