Lifes a pitch
Lifes a pitch

Produced by Open Banking Expo, a community of +10,000 global Open Finance executives, and in association with Open Banking Implementation Entity, Life’s a Pitch is a competition that helps budding businesses connect with industry buyers and investors to open doors for start-ups and providers of new technology.

Entering is easy!

Entrants must be within their first two years of trading and are required to submit a short explainer video (1-3 minutes) detailing their Open Banking proposition. This could be directed at consumers or businesses.

All entries must be specific in that its proposition and/or service provision solves a problem or meets a growing need within one of the following themes;

  • Financial wellbeing
  • SME resurgence
  • Payments
  • Open Life (Using Open Banking principles outside of financial services)
  • Open Data

Our esteemed judging panel will rank the top five, who will be revealed in our Life’s a Pitch session at 14:25 on Wednesday 25 November.

During this session our judging panel will grill each shortlisted company, and at the end, reveal the winner!

Deadline for submission: 2 November 2020.

Email / WeTransfer your video to:

Judging panel

Lana Abdullayeva

Lana Tahirly Abdullayeva

Soeren Rode Andreasen

Søren Rode Andreasen

Hetal Popat

Hetal Popat

Tanja Imamovic

Lee McNabb

Lee McNabb

Jason Williams

Jason Williams

Katrin Herrling

Katrin Herrling

What you could win

The five shortlisted entrants will be given a virtual exhibition booth at the event. All entrants will have their pitch video featured in the resources section of the virtual event. The winner will receive:

  • A £5,000 marketing campaign with
  • A one-on-one consultancy with a digital transformation expert
  • 1-year listing in the Open Banking Expo global online hub worth £2,500
  • One interview with company Exec, bringing your proposition to life

What to include in your video

  • When did you set up/launch?
  • What kind of problem are you solving for the end user?
  • How are you using data?
  • Summarise your offering/proposition in 50 words.