If the surge of submissions is any indicator of the buzz surrounding the
PYMNTS.com Innovator Awards, then this year’s awards are set to be
historic. With over 500 submissions, up nearly five times the amount
received last year, PYMNTS.com
has received an overwhelming number of nominations from an eclectic mix
of established industry players and up-and-coming innovators.
Viewed as the most prestigious recognition awards in the payments
industry, the PYMNTS
Innovation Awards has seen an exponential increase in participants
and sponsors, and boasts a submission, selection and voting processes
that is unmatched in intellectual rigor and competitive energy.
"The PYMNTS.com Innovation Awards is the premier event in the payments
world, bringing together the fastest rising stars and highlighting the
most revolutionary companies in the space,” said Matthew Witheiler,
Principal, Flybridge Capital Partners. “Across the 15 diverse categories
featured in this year's awards, the winners are sure to include the
hottest players in payments.”
Judges will begin to narrow the field of submissions to three to five
finalists for each category, with final voting for the awards to be
determined by the PYMNTS.com community on Feb 20. The peer-based review
process is unlike any other, providing a unique opportunity for
businesses to receive a level of feedback, exposure and insight that can
lead to ground breaking innovations for their business.
“We learned that judges devoted significant time to review nominations
and several subsequently offered to provide invaluable 1:1 in-person
meetings and assistance to help us get noticed,” said Elliot Klein,
The excitement is palpable as the industry waits to determine the big
winners for this year’s awards, taking place on March 21, 2013. The
“Golden Globes” style awards dinner and program will include a special
award from the NACHA and the induction of five major industry players
into the newly established Payments Hall of Fame, all emceed by B.J.
Novak of The Office.
For more information, or to request an invitation please visit: http://theinnovationproject2013.com
PYMNTS.com is reinventing the way in which companies in payments share
relevant information about the initiatives that shape the future of
commerce and make news. This powerful B2B platform is the #1 site for
the payments industry by traffic and the premier source of information
about “what’s next” in payments. C-suite and VP level executives read it
daily for these insights, making the PYMNTS.com audience the most
valuable in the industry. It provides an interactive platform for
companies to demonstrate thought leadership, popularize products and,
most importantly, capture the mindshare of global decision-makers. It’s
where the best minds and best content meet on the web.