2019 The Next Big Idea Competition

The 7th annual Next Big Idea Competition sponsored by Mastercard will be held at The Manchester Grand Hyatt in San Diego, CA on April 16, 2019.  The 2018 winner of the Next Big Idea Competition was KnockKnock, a web based platform and the first bilateral communication solution that provides members with just in time offers from the credit union. KnockKnock is a new product from CU RateReset, who conference attendees voted as the 2016 winner of the NACUSO Next Big Idea Competition. Join us for the credit union version of “shark tank” where 5 of the best new ideas in the marketplace for credit unions and their collaborative CUSOs will be revealed during our 2019 annual NACUSO Network Conference! For details on the conference go to www.NACUSOnetwork.com.

The Next Big IdeaWe are accepting ideas now that will best help a credit union/CUSO: 

  • improve earnings
  • enhance their member service
  • deliver new products and/or services to their members
  • improve delivery channels to their members

These innovative ideas can be:

  • at the early stage of development that may need investment
  • ready to be delivered or implemented
  • already in motion and are growing and changing the industry

The deadline to submit nominations is March 1, 2019. We will select the five (5) best ideas and contact candidates by March 6, 2019.

Chosen candidates will be given 7 minutes to present their ideas at the 2019 NACUSO Network Conference, and will have 10-15 minute Q&A with our panel of Judges. At the conclusion, attendees will be able to vote for the winner of the competition using their smart phone/iPad app, and more importantly, talk with the innovative competitors in the reception immediately following the competition.
Click here to submit your application.