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TD Ameritrade Institutional Innovation Quest

The best ideas don’t always come from the boardroom. If you've got a FinTech idea to transform the lives of advisors and clients, we want to help you bring it to life.


We're looking for your game-changing, world-shaking ideas. The TD Ameritrade Institutional Innovation Quest is a competition to discover innovative technology ideas that can transform the way advisors do business and interact with their clients. And the winners will get financial support and exposure to potentially turn their visionary ideas into transformative tech.


You. The contest is open to advisors, FinTech professionals, technology vendors, students, and anyone else with a great idea. If you're on this page, you’ve probably already got some bright ideas and that's all it takes. Well, aside from creating your idea, submitting it to us and winning.


The top three finalists will each receive $25,000 and the opportunity to present their idea in front of a live audience at the 2019 TD Ameritrade Institutional National LINC Conference, February 7–8, 2019. The grand-prize winner will receive an additional $25,000 in prize money and potential support from TD Ameritrade Institutional to bring their idea to life.

Deadline for Entry: September 15, 2018

How to enter

Entering is the easy part. Coming up with the winning idea, now that’s the challenge.

Entries will be evaluated by a panel of industry experts. Areas of impact may include, but are not limited to: advisor efficiency, cyber-security, financial planning, client experience, digital services, and the future of financial advice. Finalists will be chosen based on which submissions the judges believe will add the most value to advisors and/or their clients, scored according to the criteria of transformation, efficiency, concept and technology. The top three candidates will compete for the grand prize at National LINC 2019.

Proposals should include

A video supporting your written idea submission is encouraged.
(Maximum length of video is 3 minutes)

View the official contest rules.


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