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Benzinga Says SizeUp is the Fintech Narrowing the Info Divide for Small Business

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Financial services media outlet Benzinga’s story about SizeUp, “Meet SizeUp, The Startup Using Fintech To Narrow The Information Divide For Small Businesses” discusses the innovations SizeUp is delivering. According to the article, “The San Francisco company’s platform is licensed to banks, insurers and governments to provide small businesses with customized and local data on competitors, customers and advertising.”

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SizeUp Wins Bank Innovation DEMOvation One Fintech Startup

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SizeUp won the Bank Innovation 2017 Conference DEMOvation One fintech competition in San Jose. SizeUp won by receiving the highest amount of votes from all conference attendees after they watched a live demo of SizeUp and the other fintech companies. The other fintechs in the DEMOvation One competition were EyeVerify, BeSartee, Teller, and Alloy.

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SizeUp in Startup Magazine Guide to Starting a New Business

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The Startup Magazine recommends SizeUp as the first tool to find your big idea in it’s article Your Guide to Starting a New Business in 2017. According to the article, “…every business begins with a spark of imagination. Once you have thought of the idea, it is time to start answering some critical questions. Which market are you appealing to? Is that market already saturated? If so, how can you find your unique edge to stand out? If you seek professional help to target your market, try a tool called SizeUp.”

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Small Business Banking Innovation Trends

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Deborah Bianucci, President and CEO of BAI presented four worldwide innovation trends in her talk “Small Business Banking Innovation from Around the Globe” at the American Banker Small Business Banking Conference.  Model implementations of these trends were discussed and include:
1. Improving and Speeding Up Access to Financing (DenizBank.com, Nusenda.org)
2. Streamline Payments (ideaBank.pl)
3. Use Analytics with Advice (SizeUp.com)
4. Uniquely Serve a Niche (Wesbank.co.za and Uber.com, intesaSanpaolo.com, TEB.com.tr)

According to the American Banker Small Business Banking Conference, “…because innovation for the small business segment is so important to competitive differentiation, there is an increased emphasis on innovating for small business.  Some of the most progressive innovation is happening outside the U.S. by banks that are taking different approaches to serving small businesses.”

BAI empowers financial services leaders to make smart business decisions that drive positive change and move the industry forward. For more research from BAI, please visit BAI.org.

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Money 20/20 Includes SizeUp in Fintech Row

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SizeUp was invited by Money 20/20 to participate in the conference startup pavilion. SizeUp team members met with numerous conference attendees to discuss opportunities to bring SizeUp’s services to new customers and partners.  Money 20/20 is one of the largest gatherings of financial services professionals focused on technology and innovation with over 9,000 attendees.

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Fintech Opportunities for Small and Mid Size Enterprises Panel at BAI Beacon

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The BAI Beacon conference for financial service executives presented a session on opportunities for small business Fintech including a panel of small business Fintech experts and pioneers including Kathryn Petralia, Co-Founder of Kabbage, Ruth Polachek, former Head of Citi Accelerator and FinCheck, Anatalio Ubalde, Founder of SizeUp, Zack Chestnut of RevolutionCredit, and moderator Matt Gamser, CEO of SME Finance Forum. The FintechStage session covered the significant opportunities that exist for serving small businesses and how Fintech companies have identified ways to serve this historically underserved market segment.

 

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Canada and Silicon Valley Fintech Exchange

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SizeUp spoke at MaRS Discovery District “Toronto meets Silicon Valley Fintech” conference to join other Silicon Valley-based Fintech companies to speak about the work it is creating and how it can be brought to Canadian markets. The event was hosted at the MaRS headquarters in Toronto in partnership with Plug and Play. It also included a session with Tim Clark, CIO, TD Wealth; Aayaz Pira, SVP, CIBC Digital; Michael Tang, Partner & Head of Global Digital Transformation, Deloitte; Steve Kirsch, CEO of Token; and RJ Carver, Manager PnP FinTech.

Canadian banks and financial service organizations attending included TD, BMO, CIBC, RBC, Scotiabank, Desjardins, Tangerine, Bank of Canada, Sun Life, Canadian Western Bank, ATB Financial, and Toronto Stock Exchange.

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