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 woman founder 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. 


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

Limited spots are available and not every submission will be accepted. Women in Payments reserves the right to grant or refuse, at its sole discretion, speaking opportunities to any applicant.

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