Fintech Leader of the Year

This award recognises a founder of a fintech start-up or established enterprise who can demonstrate a
record of successful fintech innovation, growth and community involvement.


All entrants must be aged 30 years or younger for the duration of the work being completed between 1 January 2017 and 31 December 2017.

Submission criteria and requirements

Please answer the following questions (400 words max per question):

  • Outline your experience in the fintech sector and your background in financial services or IT.
  • Provide examples of your work in building a fintech start-up (or multiple start-ups) from the
    ground up.
  • List challenges you have faced and how you have overcome them.
  • Explain how you have collaborated with other members of the sector to build a successful start-

Supporting documentation

Optional: Please include any supporting material in your submission so that the judges can consider it. This material can include references, testimonials, statistics, video, media coverage and financial or business metrics and/or statements and third-party independent data reports to support your submission.We also encourage entrants to submit an optional short video - up to 30 seconds long - answering the question, “What does success mean to you?”