5 Companies to Watch at This Year's FinTech Innovation Lab New York

This month marks the start of the ninth year for FinTech Innovation Lab New York. The 12-week non-profit program is designed to put the focus on the country’s most ambitious, budding fintech companies.

The event is also somewhat of a matchmaking exercise, as growth-stage companies meet with VCs and financial services execs for in-depth business and product development consultations.

So, is the next hot fintech unicorn present at this event? Only time will tell, but some of the notable tech standouts this year are firms operating in the AI, machine learning, and gamficiation spaces.