How does the selection process look like?
The first round. FinTech companies are nominated by experts, stakeholders and investors from the FinTech industry. Entries were submitted by filling out a form and after approval FinTech company profiles were published on this website. The company profile is judged based on the information provided by the company by both the judges and the public. The next step is the determination of the Dutch FinTech 50, consisting of the best 50 Dutch FinTech companies.
The Dutch FinTech 50 is generated by combining public voting and expert voting. The online voting starts 09 January 2017 and ends 1 April 2017.
Based on the votes of both the public and the judges the Dutch FinTech 50 and the Top 3 per category will be announced on 4 April 2017.
Note: the online voting competition continues for the Public Awards. The Public Awards competition will run until 20 April 2017, 23:59. The FinTech companies with the highest amount of online votes per category win the Public Award for their category. The FinTech companies that win a Public Award will be announced online.
The second and final round will take place on 21 April 2017 during the Dutch FinTech Awards. At this day the Top 3 FinTech companies within each category give a pitch in front of the top-notch panel of judges.
The pitches are 7 minutes and will be followed by a Q&A session of 5 minutes with the panel of judges. On the 21st of April 2017 the winners of the Dutch FinTech Awards will be announced. There is one grand, overall winner: The Dutch FinTech Company of the Year 2017 determined by the top-notch jury.Questions asked by the panel of judges during the live pitches
Please note: The main purpose of the Dutch FinTech Awards is to celebrate innovators that shape the future of finance and acknowledge the work these companies did to make a difference. The purpose of the FinTech awards is not to scientifically prove who are the best FinTech companies. The judging is primarily based on the judges' individual views on the nominated companies using their expertise and knowledge. Companies should be based or active in the Netherlands in order to participate for the competition.