FinovateFall 2012 Best of Show Winners
The winners (in alphabetic order):
We’ll have videos of all 64 demos posted at Finovate.com as fast as possible (probably two to three weeks out).
Thanks to everyone who presented, attended, tweeted, networked, blogged, tolerated the Internet hiccups and helped push fintech forward. You are the best!
Notes on methodology:
1. Only audience members NOT associated with demoing companies were eligible to vote. Finovate employees did not vote.
2. Attendees were encouraged to note their favorites as the day went on and choose three favorites from just the demos of that day. Ballots were turned in at the end of the last demo session each day.
3. The exact written instructions given to attendees: “Please rate (the companies) on the basis of demo quality and potential impact of the innovation demoed. Note: Ballots with more than three companies circled will not be counted.”
4. The eight companies appearing on the highest percentage of submitted ballots were named Best of Show.
5. Go here for a list of previous Best of Show winners.
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Bank of America Launches Online and Mobile Cash Back Deals Nationwide Customers Get Cash Back on Top of Rewards They Already Earn CHARLOTTE, N.C.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Bank of America today announced national availability of its online and mobile cash back deals program, BankAmeriDealsTM. With a simple click of a button or tap on the screen, customers choose the deals they want through Bank of America’s Online Banking and Mobile Banking app. Cash back deals are put right into the customers’ account and are in addition to other rewards customers may already receive. Through the program, which has been rolling out in phases throughout the country, more than 130 million cash back deals have been served to customers. The program is free for Online Banking and Mobile Banking customers. “Our customers continue to tell us how important it is to save money while they shop,” said Aditya Bhasin, Consumer Marketing and Online and Mobile executive. “And we understand that consumers are busier and savvier than ever, which is why we’re making it easy for customers to earn cash back while they’re online or on the go.” With BankAmeriDeals: Deals from a variety of retail categories appear in Online Banking, so customers can choose the deals they want while they’re managing their finances. Offers are also available via mobile apps, so customers can choose them on the go. Cash back is put into customer accounts. Cash back is in addition to other rewards. “As we’ve rolled out the program, our customers’ feedback is that they like the ease and convenience of it, they don’t have to clip, print or remember any coupons or codes since the cash goes right into their accounts, plus they love getting cash back in addition to other rewards,” said Bhasin. BankAmeriDeals offers cash back deals from a variety of retail categories, including discount department stores, fast food chains and casual dining restaurants. The program, run by Cardlytics through its targeted advertising network, includes national as well as local and regional merchants such as, Aeropostale, The Body Shop, FedEx Office, AutoZone, Redbox and the Atlanta Braves. “The BankAmeriDeals program is another way Redbox can deliver simplicity, value and convenience to consumers,” said Mark Achler, senior vice president of New Business, Innovation and Strategy at Redbox. “We can now easily extend relevant Redbox offers to consumers when they review their debit or credit card transactions online or through their mobile banking app.” “The Atlanta Braves are excited to be part of the BankAmeriDeals program,” said Paul Adams, director of Ticket Sales for the Atlanta Braves. “It’s so simple for customers and businesses to use because the deals are carried right on their debit or credit card. Most importantly, we feel confident about reaching the right consumers with BankAmeriDeals. We see it as a great way to further strengthen our partnership with Bank of America and help reward their customers in the process.” Bank of America customers simply log into their Online Banking account to view their deals in the “Cash Back Deals” section and choose the stores and restaurants that are relevant to them. Customers can also access BankAmeriDeals using the new “Deals” button in the mobile app on the iPhone®, iPod Touch®, iPad® and coming soon on the Android™ handset, Android Tablet™ ,Windows® Phone, and Kindle Fire™. The selected deals are redeemed the next time they shop using their eligible Bank of America credit or debit card or Merrill Lynch credit card as they normally would. The cash back is automatically credited to the checking or credit card account of their choice the next month, and is in addition to any rewards customers already earn. Customers can stay on top of their BankAmeriDeals offers by signing up to receive email or mobile alerts to let them know about new deals, expiring deals and the cash back they’ve earned. Bank of America does not share personal information with merchants to bring customers these cash back offers. Customers also have the opportunity to opt out of seeing BankAmeriDeals at any time. Bank of America Bank of America is one of the world’s largest financial institutions, serving individual consumers, small- and middle-market businesses and large corporations with a full range of banking, investing, asset management and other financial and risk management products and services. The company provides unmatched convenience in the United States, serving approximately 56 million consumer and small business relationships with approximately 5,600 retail banking offices and approximately 16,200 ATMs and award-winning online banking with 30 million active users. Bank of America is among the world’s leading wealth management companies and is a global leader in corporate and investment banking and trading across a broad range of asset classes, serving corporations, governments, institutions and individuals around the world. Bank of America offers industry-leading support to approximately 4 million small business owners through a suite of innovative, easy-to-use online products and services. The company serves clients through operations in more than 40 countries. Bank of America Corporation stock (BAC) is a component of the Dow Jones Industrial Average and is listed on the New York Stock Exchange.Continue Reading »
IP Commerce Fuels Next-Gen POS San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) May 31, 2012: Today, IP Commerce® officially launched a new application development challenge geared at inspiring US-based developers to develop next generation Point-of-Sale applications – an emerging trend IP Commerce has labeled POS 2.0. The “Develop the Future of Commerce” challenge offers developers the opportunity to pitch their POS 2.0 concepts to a panel of commerce all-stars and compete for $5000 in prize money and technical support from IP Commerce to incubate the idea into a marketable app. “POS 2.0 is about integrating online consumer experiences into offline commerce environments via tablet, mobile and other cloud-connected devices,” said Alfred ‘Chip’ Kahn IV, IP Commerce Founder and CEO, “and no one is better equipped to support the POS 2.0 evolution than IP Commerce. We’ve served as the commerce infrastructure for dozens of POS 2.0 applications including Square, Breadcrumb, Flint Mobile, TIO, and Cube . The Dev Challenge gives us the opportunity to encourage more developers to create innovative concepts that will lead the next generation of commerce.” Entrants in the dev challenge are not required to finalize a working app, but simply submit an innovative and viable idea. Submissions will be judged by a panel of commerce industry and technology experts on three main criteria: level of innovation; use of IP Commerce APIs and tools; and potential for realistic and final app development. Judging for the 2012 Develop the Future of Commerce Challenge includes a prestigious panel of commerce experts including: Dickson Chu, Sr. Vice President of Merchant Solutions at LivingSocial Patrick Gauthier, Head of Product Strategy and Business Operations for PayPal Retail Services Derek Pilling, President of IP Commerce Entry submissions can be made by individuals or small teams of up to three people. The deadline for submissions to this first challenge is midnight June 30th, 2012. Winning contestants will be notified privately on or before July 6, 2012 with winners to be publicly announced at a later date (undisclosed). For the full details on entering, as well as the Rules and Regulations for the challenge, go to the IP Commerce development challenge website. About IP Commerce IP Commerce is powering POS 2.0 – the next generation of point-of-sale commerce – bringing online consumer experiences into offline commerce environments via tablet, mobile and all other cloud-connected devices. IP Commerce offers the only open Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) that serves POS 2.0 application developers with fast and easy APIs and workflows for innovative commerce solutions. Our intelligent infrastructure provides advanced two-way workflows and data for rich commerce interactions, retail offer management, multi-party fund disbursement, merchant boarding and much more – all enabled by our private-labeled Platform. With offices in Denver and San Francisco, IP Commerce has partnered with many of the world’s most respected and forward-thinking financial institutions and software companies, including Vantiv, Chase, Intuit, Square and many others. For more information, visit http://www.ipcommerce.com or for media contact, email Donne Whitlow: dwhitlow-at-ipcommerce-dot-com.Continue Reading »
Bill.com Receivables Wins Ninth Annual Tax and Accounting Technology Innovation Awards Enhanced cash flow management tool earns top accounting honor for second year in a row PALO ALTO, CALIF. — June 6, 2012— Bill.com, the leader in integrated bill payment, online invoicing and cash flow management solutions for businesses, today proudly announced that its Receivables solution has been selected as a recipient of the CPA Technology Advisor’s Innovation Award for the second consecutive year. Bill.com improved upon its already industry-leading Receivables solution in the past year, further benefitting accounting professionals via product enhancements that streamline workflow, improve client relationships, provide increased accessibility to the Bill.com platform, and improve collaboration using the powerful system. In addition, by using the latest Bill.com Receivables solution, Bill.com customers can now: Manage receivables from a smartphone: view invoices and payments received, track open receivables and send reminders directly from a mobile device Stay on top of current and future cash flow: all receivables activity is automatically updated into Bill.com Cash View, streamlining the forecasting process Scan and record checks received into Bill.com: Bill.com makes it much simpler to close out invoices paid using checks and will automatically archive the check image for future reference “After revolutionizing payables management, the Bill.com Receivables system is a great tool for businesses, helping them also simplify their receipt process by using an automated online system,” said Isaac M. O’Bannon, editor of CPA Practice Advisor. “In the last few years, Bill.com has won three Innovation Awards, which is a testament to the company’s dedication to innovation that truly helps businesses and their financial professionals.” Winners are selected by CPA Practice Advisor’s editorial advisory board and awards committee: a select group of thought leaders within the profession and accounting and tax professionals from across the country. The publication, along with its digital content and interactive media, is the leading independent source of practice management resources and technology information for tax and accounting professionals in public practice. “Our team is honored to be recognized two years in a row for the enhancements we’ve developed for the Bill.com Receivables platform,” said René Lacerte, CEO and founder of Bill.com. “We are certainly aware that other SaaS and mobile solutions are beginning to enter the online financial management sector. That is why we have placed such an important emphasis on continual product innovation. We are laser focused on ensuring businesses and accountants continue to benefit from Bill.com’s financial management platform, and we’re enabling them to make the smartest financial decisions possible to maximize their cash flow.” About Bill.com Bill.com is a cash flow command and control system that manages payables and receivables for businesses of all sizes. Offering online bill pay, custom invoicing services, unlimited document storage, collaboration tools, and mobile access, Bill.com’s services easily sync to customers’ accounting software programs and online bank accounts to better control company financials. Bill.com guards against errors and employs enterprise-class fraud protection that current methods cannot match. More than 100,000 companies are now getting paid and paying millions of bills worth billions of dollars using Bill.com. Financial institutions can now offer these benefits to their business customers by integrating Bill.com with their banking platform.Continue Reading »