BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--PYMNTS.com, the premier source of news and commentary on innovation in payments and commerce is pleased to announce the list of finalists for the 2015 PYMNTS Innovator Awards. More than 80 finalists will compete for Gold, Silver and Bronze Awards across 16 categories including Most Innovative, Most Disruptive and Best Technology.
The PYMNTS Innovator Awards are viewed as the most prestigious recognition in the payments industry and boast a submission, selection and voting process that is unmatched in intellectual rigor and competitive energy. With more than 600 submissions this year, a panel of judges made up of executives, investors and innovators across the payments spectrum viewed and deliberated on the submissions and narrowed them down to 5 finalists that will compete for awards in categories like Most Innovative, Most Disruptive and Best New Technology.
The judges panel included:
- Jane Estep, NACHA President and CEO
- Aaron Goldman, General Atlantic Principal
- Matt Harris, Co-Founder and Managing General Partner at Bain Capital Ventures
- Hans Morris, NYCA Partners Managing Partner and former Visa President
- Paul Purcell, Continental Advisors Partner
- Dan Rosen, Founder and Partner at Commerce Ventures
- Karen Webster, PYMNTS.com CEO
- Matt Witheiler, General Partner at Flybridge Capital Partners
Voting is open now through February 25th on PYMNTS.com with the winners being announced during a live ceremony at The Innovation Project 2015, powered by PYMNTS.com. The industry’s foremost thought leadership event takes place March 18th and 19th and convenes the most thoughtful minds from established players, emerging disruptors, and entrepreneurial visionaries in the world of payments and commerce on the campus of Harvard University. This year’s theme – Innovation At The Intersections – will explore the many forces outside of payments that are reinventing and reshaping how payments and commerce evolve.
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The full list of Innovator Awards finalists include:
|Best B2B||Best Cash||Best Small Biz|
BAMS Cash 360
Walmart 2 Walmart
|Best Prepaid||Best New Technology||Best Credit||Most Invisible|
Bluebird Savings Catcher
Cash Star Commerce
MasterCard Pay with Rewards
Citi Retail Services
|Best Comeback Story||Most Innovative||Most Disruptive||Best Merchant Solution|
Sams Club 5-3-1
Network Tokenization Solution
Burger King Mobile App
|Best Newcomer||Best Check||Best Debit|
American Express Serve
PYMNTS.com is reinventing the way in which companies in payments share relevant information about the initiatives that shape the future of payments and commerce and make news. This powerful B2B platform is the #1 site for the payments and broader commerce ecosystem by traffic and the premier source of information about “what’s next” in payments. C-suite and VP level executives turn to 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. PYMNTS.com, where the best minds and best content meet on the web to learn “What’s Next” in Payments and Commerce.
About the Innovation Project
Over two content -packed days this March 18 & 19, 2015, The Innovation Project 2015, powered by PYMNTS.com, will convene the most thoughtful minds from established players, emerging disruptors, and entrepreneurial visionaries in the world of payments and commerce on the campus of Harvard University. This year’s theme - Innovation At The Intersections – will explore the many forces outside of payments that are reinventing and reshaping how payments and commerce evolve. Leading and participating in these discussions will be the most innovative, thoughtful and dynamic players from their sectors.
*Please note that The Innovation Project™ and PYMNTS.com℠ are not affiliated with Harvard University, nor is the Innovation Project™ 2015 a Harvard University program or activity.