PayExpo Europe 2018

6-7 October 2020
Business Design Centre, London

The PayExpo Startup Community

The PayExpo Startup Community

Since its inception, PayExpo has supported the start-up community. We offer a free platform to exhibit in the Startup Hub, the opportunity to pitch in our Payments Dragons' Den feature and passes to attend the conference to all relevant start-ups, younger than 2 years and with less than $2m in overall funding. 

In partnership with the UK Department for International Trade, PayExpo looks to showcase advances in the Payments industry looking outwards from the UK to Europe and the global markets, giving an international platform to Fintech startups and innovators.

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This year we have introduced dedicated startup investment sessions and startup features.

Book your free pass

Free passes are available for selected startups so what are you waiting for!

Apply to pitch

Apply and pitch your revolutionary idea to expert Judges in the Payments Dragons' Den.  

Join The Startup Hub

There are just 10 opportunities to exhibit in the Startup Hub.
Apply before it's too late!

Why attend?

We offer startups a range of opportunities to establish their brand, increase visibility and exhibit their solutions. Think about the desired outcome for you and your business and plan ahead to make sure you get the most out of the event.

Whether you are looking for new partners, clients or investors take this opportunity to meet the wider payments community and hear the latest industry developments.

  • Meet investors in our conference theatres or over coffee
  • Understand what investors are looking for over the next 6-12 months
  • Network with potential partners and get to know your competitors
  • Get to grips with start-up valuations standards
  • Identify the trends in payments and fintech to follow in 2020.




Register for a free pass

Startups must be younger than 2 years, have less than
$2m in overall funding and never exhibited at PayExpo before to qualify.

Join the Payments Dragons' Den pitcher Lineup

Payments Dragons Den
Are you working on a revolutionary new idea or project and would like to pitch it to our expert Judges?

In our exciting, energy-packed Payments Dragons' Den four up-and-coming companies will be invited to showcase their financial services products and programmes, set to revolutionise how people move, manage and spend their money.

With only 5 minutes to pitch your product, this fast-paced section will see each of the pitchers put through their paces by our expert Dragons with questions aiming to tease out any faults in products and business plans.

Join The Startup Hub

Startup Hub

Is your startup the next big thing set to revolutionize the payments industry?

Want to be seen alongside big-name payments companies and meet new partners, clients and investors? 

Apply for one of just 10 opportunities to join the Startup Hub at PayExpo this year! 


Apply to join The Startup Hub

Startups must be younger than 2 years, have less than
$2m in overall funding and never exhibited at PayExpo before to qualify.

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‘‘As we are a new start up, market opinion is very important and so PayExpo’s audience has been perfect. We have plenty of potential leads to follow up on, hopefully they will be our first customers!’’

Sam Jackson, Marketing Manager, The Bridge

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  • PayExpo is fantastic because it has thought provoking discussions and is a great place to connect with other leaders in the industry.
    Megan Caywood
  • Very well organised, covering all the key topics with an inclusive and relevant speaker and exhibitor base.
    Helene Panzarino
    Rainmaking Colab Fintech
  • Very wide ranging and varied content with a good mix of fact and opinions, hotly debated.
    Ian Dawson
    Hays Travel Limited
  • This is both a networking event and a trade show, and should be in everyone's diary.
    Paul Love Twelves
    Open Payments Cloud
  • Had a great time across the two days, very well looked after and heard some interesting things about the industry. Look forward to returning next year!
    Jon Ellis
    Atom Bank
  • PayExpo 2018 was fantastic with a great variety in exhibitors as well as content for talks and debates. We found some very good potential partners that will help us make a major impact in the banking industry over the next few years.
    Simon Phillips
    Money Global Limited
  • I really liked the sessions and panel discussions and I am looking forward to some more presentations.
    Liisi Kirsipuu
  • I found the event very interesting and lively, I really liked the presentations in theatre 2 as I am coming from a payments area I found them very informative.
    Martynas Rajuncios
    Lietuvos Bankas


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