Fintech South 2021


The Fintech South Awards: Recognizing the Best of Fintech in Georgia

Innovation Challenge

Startups are an important part of the Fintech South community. Innovation Challenge is an annual program that recognizes innovative U.S. fintech startups with ties to Georgia. Eligibility for the program, which includes both cash and in-kind awards for the winning company,  is limited to founders of early-stage companies who have raised less than $1 million in funding and are based in (or committed to relocating to) Georgia. Read more about Innovation Challenge here, including past winners, program details and eligibility requirements.

During the month prior to Fintech South, the founders of our 2021 cohort companies engaged in a full month of curated education programs and mentoring that have become a hallmark of this world-class startup engagement program presented by the Technology Association of Georgia, the producers of Fintech South.

Our cohort of 10 companies participate in a special showcase event on Wednesday morning, June 23 where the founders made their pitch and received candid feedback from an all-star group of fintech VCs. Then, on Thursday afternoon, June 24, our top 3 finalists competed on the Atlanta Stage for a $25,000 cash prize!


The TAG Fintech ADVANCE award program recognizes innovative U.S. fintech companies with ties to Georgia. The award is designed for growth-stage to larger, more established firms. At Fintech South, we were proud to host the 2021 ADVANCE award-winning companies for a special showcase on Wednesday afternoon, July 23 from 4:00pm – 5:30pm Eastern Time. Click here for more information on ADVANCE Awards, including a list of the 2021 finalists.


Fintech Hall of Fame

Starting in 2010 with retired Synovus Financial Corporation Chairman and CEO Jimmy Blanchard, the Technology Association of Georgia’s Fintech Society has honored industry leaders who paved the way for Atlanta to be the global fintech hub it is today. Each year’s winner becomes a new inductee into the TAG Fintech Hall of Fame. This is one of highest honors in Georgia’s thriving financial technology community and we’re proud to continue this tradition at Fintech South 2021.

On Tuesday morning, June 22 we celebrate this year’s honorees — Cardlytics founders Scott Grimes and Lynne Atlanta — during the Atlanta Stage Keynotes session.

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