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Innovators Pavilion

Now in its second year, Innovators Pavilion features startups that are harnessing innovation and entrepreneurship in financial markets technology.

A total of 18 companies were chosen from a competitive pool of applicants by panel of industry experts, comprised of both executives from both venture capital firms that focus on fintech and executives from FIA member firms with experience in evaluating technology. The featured companies were showcased at the 32nd Annual FIA Futures and Options Expo.

FIA Innovators receive: 

  • A "TechPod" in the Innovators Pavilion
  • The opportunity to network with more than 5,000 industry professionals at the industry’s largest gathering of derivatives professionals
  • A description of the company in the Expo program and mobile app Recognition through press releases, social media and FIA's MarketVoice magazine
  • Inclusion in the FIA Resource Directory to be published in October 2016
  • FIA Innovator award, digital badge and bragging rights

Additionally, five of the companies were chosen to take part in a Meet the Innovators competition in which each company had five minutes to pitch its services to Expo attendees. Following the competition, a panel of judges chose one of the companies,, as the FIA Innovator of the Year and awarded that firm a prize of cash and other resources valued at more than $20,000. 

Need more information? Consult our FAQ or contact Will Acworth with questions. Check out the 2015 class of FIA Innovators. 



About FIA

FIA is the leading global trade organization for the futures, options and centrally cleared derivatives markets, with offices in London, Singapore and Washington. FIA's membership includes clearing firms, exchanges, clearinghouses, trading firms and commodities specialists from more than 48 countries as well as technology vendors, lawyers and other professionals serving the industry.

About Expo 2016

Expo 2016, the 32nd Annual FIA Futures and Options Expo, will attract more than 5,000 professionals from exchanges, trading firms, brokerage firms and service providers, making it the largest industry event of the year in the derivatives markets. The Expo show floor features more than 140 technology vendors, derivatives exchanges and other service providers. This year's event will be held Oct. 18-20 at the Hilton Chicago.





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