2019 Presentations

2019 Catapult Innovation Competition

Catapult started as a friendly competition to showcase new and potentially disruptive products within the Acquiring Industry. With the explosion of Fintech Companies and new Payments Innovation, the NEAA Catapult Innovation Competition has gained tremendous momentum. In 2019, applicants exceeded all previous records with more creative solutions than previously seen.

Five Finalists competed for the Coveted $1,000 cash prize and free booth at the annual ETA Transact Next Payments Zone.

Presentations for the 2019 Catapult Innovation Competition, in order of prize designation can be found by clicking the links below:

1st Place:

Petroleum Processing Solutions

2nd Place:

Amaryllis Payment Solutions

3rd Place:

iCashout Technologies

4th Place:

Paysafe Pay Later

5th Place:

Navy Zebra


Thanks to this year's judges for their continued support:


  • Stephen Kane - Stephen D. Kane Enterprises

  • Lane Gordon - Preston Todd Advisors

  • Taylor Medford - Goldman Sachs

  • Bruce Urbanek - Piper Jaffray & Co

  • Dinesh Saparamadu - Apptizer (2018 winner)


Presentation Slides for Individual Breakout Sessions can be found Below:


New Players in the Ecosystem - Amy Zirkle


Impact of VCR - Suresh Dakshina


Block Chain and Cryptocurrency - Eric Brown


NEAA Payments Bowl Mastercard Presentation - Vidur Datt