Kavout Wins 2nd Annual FinCon FinTech Startup Competition

Congratulations to Kavout, winner of the 2nd annual FinCon FinTech Startup Competition!

Kavout applies big data technologies, artificial intelligence and machine learning to stock analysis to make finding, screening and analyzing investment opportunities efficient and intelligent.

The competition was held live at #FinCon16 on September 22, 2016 in San Diego, CA.

It’s the first ever early-stage business competition dedicated to technology products and solutions in the consumer-facing personal finance and investing verticals.

The competition was presented in partnership with SoFi, who generously contributed $5,000 in prize winnings.

Twelve startups were accepted into the competition:

  • Pocket Change USA
  • Kavout
  • Stock TrendSpotter
  • ProActive Budget
  • Cash Crunch Games
  • iConsumer
  • Debitize
  • iSow
  • Envudu
  • Tip Yourself
  • Pluto

Each competitor had three minutes in front of a live audience to present their business. A panel of judges (Dan Macklin, SoFi, Lauren Greutman, LaurenGreutman.com, Andrew Dietrich, Final, and Larry Ludwig, InvestorJunkie.com) awarded the top two competitors, and the audience voted on a “people’s choice”. See evaluation criteria.

View the videos of the ten presentations.

Kavout received $4,000 cash, a 10’x8′ exhibit space at #FinCon17 (Dallas, Oct 25-28, 2017), and a review on PTMoney.com.

Our runner-up winner was Debitize, who receives $1,000 in cash.

The “People’s Choice” vote went to iSow!

Thanks to SoFi for partnering with us on the event. Thanks to our judges. Thanks to all of our competitors. And a special thanks to Bobby Lee for coordinating the competition and bringing it all together!


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