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Submit your fintech concept for the chance to pitch to a panel of industry-leaders and an audience of payments professionals. By participating in the Women in Payments Unicorn Challenge, you'll gain valuable feedback and expert advice that can help you take your fintech start-up further, faster. It is unlike any women entrepreneurship awards program.

If you're a female innovator of a fintech start-up, this is an opportunity you don't want to miss. Past winning fintech start-ups from around the globe include Soundpays, VeeLoop, and Thrive Savings, among others.

The judging panel includes leading women experts from across the global payments industry. Their chosen winner will have a chance to pitch to major market leaders for further guidance and expert insights.

The Unicorn Challenge is a great opportunity to form meaningful connections with industry experts and influencers, while honing your pitching skills.

Competitors will have a chance to win the "Judges' Choice" award which earns them a one-hour meeting with multiple leading banks and networks.

The Women in Payments Canada Symposium 2023 Unicorn Challenge Applications will close March 17, 2023.

Mar 17, 2023

11:50 PM - 11:55 PM (UTC-05:00 )

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Unicorn Challenge



  • Your start-up must be less than 3 years old, and up to and including seed-stage funding
  • You can have a maximum of 1 presenter per organization
  • Submissions must include current photos and bio of presenter.

Women in Payments reserves the right to grant or refuse, at its sole discretion, speaking opportunities to any applicant. Limited spots are available.