ItsLikeCash has been named as a finalist for a 2013 Innovator Award in
the category of Best in Cash Innovation. One of five finalists in their
category, ItsLikeCash USA, Inc. is being recognized as a leader in the
payments industry. Voting
is open now through March 7 on PYMNTS.com with the winners being
announced during a live ceremony hosted by The Office’s B.J. Novak on
March 21 from The Innovation Project, a two-day program that will
challenge the way that the payments and broader commerce ecosystem
thinks, develops, and ignites innovation. ItsLikeCash is being
recognized for its innovation to make self-banking simpler, safer and
more convenient without bypassing the banks.
"Being a finalist in this prestigious event gives us the opportunity to
share our innovation and be noticeably heard and seen around the globe.
Our deepest thanks to The Innovation Project 2013 and most especially to
all the people and sponsors behind it," Rafael Eugenio, Founder,
The Innovation Project 2013 delegates include senior executives and
elite innovators from every aspect of the payments and broader commerce
ecosystem, worldwide. The Innovation Project is hosted by PYMNTS.com,
the leading source of news and content on “what’s next” in payments
innovation, and is taking place on March 20-21 at Harvard University.
One of its five modules includes pairing industry CEOs with external
thought leaders such as Al Gore (former U.S. VP), Steve Levitt (Freakonomics),
Eric Reis (The Lean Startup), Rosie Rios (U.S.
Treasurer), Russell Simmons (Rush Card), Raj Date (CFPB),and
Josh Lerner(Architecture of Innovation) to challenge the
conventional wisdom around what it will take to get merchants and
consumers to adopt new ways to shop and pay. Warren Buffett is
the program’s keynote.
For more information on ItsLikeCash and its “the Better Cash” visit www.itslikecash.com.
To see the list of other finalists and to vote, click
here, and to request an invitation to participate as a delegate
please visit theinnovationproject2013.com.
ItsLikeCash (ILC) is a Silicon Valley based firm with a patented mobile
payment service and platform that instantly works across 6 billion
telephones, regardless. Simple and easy to use, it uniquely delivers the
same consistent mobile payment experience across 6+ billion phones, the
same consistent way cash payments have been facilitating commerce across
the globe for centuries. Please watch short video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3MHnYjtBH4w
Cash is king but unfortunately, it is not eCommerce-enabled. Cash users,
mostly the poor and low-income people, continually face risks of
financial losses and personal safety for storing, handling and carrying
cash around. Bank/Card accounts are generally not available to them and
they thus pay disproportionately more for financial services. ILC’s
competitive advantages include:
Instant 6+ billion built-in global pay points and payments ecosystem
larger than the banks’ and cards’ combined
ILC offers a revenue-generating business platform on top of a
cost-saving consumer service
Converting the poor/low-income communities from a socio-economic
liability to a revenue-generating asset instead.
About The Innovation Project
Over 2 days, 100 speakers and 500 senior members of the payments
industry will change the way that the payments and its broader commerce
ecosystem thinks, talks, delivers and ignites innovation. On March 20th and
21st the greatest minds in commerce and payments will
assemble at Harvard University near Boston to kick the conversation
about innovation up to an entirely different level at a program called The
Innovation Project. Speakers and delegates are among the most senior
executives and elite innovators from literally every established
payments company worldwide, along with the CEOs of the most innovative
startups in the space. One of its five modules includes pairing industry
CEOs with external thought leaders such as Al Gore (former U.S.
VP), Steve Levitt (Freakonomics), Eric Reis (The
Lean Startup), Rosie Rios (U.S. Treasurer), Russell
Simmons (Rush Card), Raj Date (CFPB),and Josh Lerner(The
Architecture of Innovation) to challenge the conventional wisdom
around what it will take to get merchants and consumers to adopt new
ways to shop and pay. Warren Buffett is the program’s keynote. The
Innovation Project also hosts the industry’s 2013 PYMNTS.com
Innovator Awards, given to 15 of the industry’s top innovators over
dinner, which this year will be emceed by B.J. Novak of The Office and
will introduce delegates to 40 of the hottest “next generation” payments
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.