A contest to identify and showcase the

top alternative data providers in the AMERICAS

$30,000 USD + Worth of Awards.

Exposure to Hedge Funds, VC's, PE Firms and Corporations Looking to Buy Data.

Apply Now Alt Data Challenge: AMERICAS

Competition Judges


Tony Berkman

Managing Director

Two Sigma


Stewart Stimson

Head of Data Strategy

Jump Trading

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Andrea Hagerman

Head of Data Sourcing

Chicago Trading Company

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Dirk Renick

Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA)

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Jason Koulouras

Research, Analytics, Intelligence & Data Ranger,

Global Market Data Leader

Bridgewater Associates

Who Has The Best Alternative Data In America?

Let's Find Out!

The Alternative Data Challenge: Americas 2024 is a contest by BattleFin aimed at uncovering the finest "NEW" alternative data providers across the Americas. If you have never been to a BattleFin event and have data on North, Central or South America you are invited to showcase your capabilities and engage in a comprehensive vetting process. Selected candidates will present onstage in New York, with top selections earning prestigious awards, including a Gold Sponsorship at Discovery Day Chicago valued at $30,000. Judges from leading financial and tech institutions will evaluate entries, looking for the most innovative and impactful data sets. 
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How it works!


  • Data providers apply for free to the Alternative Data Challenge – USA 2024 Edition
  • Follow a sign-up process that includes submitting company and product questionnaires. Each firm can submit up to 3 products for the competition.
  • If you already have a profile on our Ensemble platform, pls email us at support@battlefin.com, with the list of product(s) you would like featured in the competition.


  • A panel of judges from prestigious firms will review the applications by April 26, 2024.
  • Submissions are evaluated on a rolling basis, apply early for a better chance to be selected.


  • Top candidates are selected, interviewed and ranked by the judges
  • Finalists are invited to present at BattleFin Discovery Day New York 
  • Prizes include stage presentations, a Gold sponsorship at Discovery Day Chicago, innovation zone tables and access to Clearquery, an analytics and insight platform, from NightShift.

Qualification and Scoring

Must Have Data That Covers North, Central & South America.

We encourage every "NEW" provider to apply for this competition. Below are suggested categories:

  • Products built from publicly available textual data - webscraped data from government, institutions, regulatory sites and other public websites like linkedIn, twitter, reddit, etc
  • Data from instrumenting websites and Apps - App data, mobile data, geolocation data, web traffic data, etc.
  • Data from Sensors including cameras, ship AIS sensors, connected Vehicles, etc  which are processed into events or widget counts.
  • Satellite, radar, light/spectral analysis, image analysis, etc to generate data products like oil inventory, weather, traffic, marine shipments.
  • Derived Data and Insights - data built from other data products like supply chain relationships.
  • Research, Rating and Policy Data.
  • Other

An initial review will be done by BattleFin to check for New Providers, sufficient documentation for evaluation, and relevancy. These qualified firms, along with the submitted products, will be considered for round one scoring.

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Ranking will take into consideration the following:

First Round scoring will be based on information from documentation submitted on the following attributes

  • Completeness - the provided information is enough to get a good understanding of the data. 
  • Novelty or Uniqueness Factor - Your product is one of a kind. There are no other known sources of this data 
  • Application and Use Cases - Clear documentation, scenarios and examples of how data can be used. 
  • Insights or dashboards created to illustrate use case and value of the data in predicting a firm's performance and/or macro events will get higher weightage in scoring. We strongly encourage data firms to set up complementary ClearQuery accounts to explore their data and surface insights.

Second Round will be based on a brief presentation and demo of an optional analytics dashboard or insights/signals followed by a 5 min Q&A session. This will be done at the NYC event. 



Alt Data Challenge Winner

  • Gold Package for Discovery Day Chicago worth $30K
  • 6 Months free of ClearQuery Teams account post event for the winner.

All Finalists will receive

  • 3 months of free ClearQuery Team account post event.
  • Discounted packages to participate at our Discovery Day Chicago event in Oct.

Discovery Day For Data Providers!

Connecting the World of Alternative Data with Meaningful Opportunities

Welcome to Discovery Day! As a Data Provider you will have the opportunity to create your BattleFin Ensemble profile and be added to the event catalogue where thousands of Data Buyers will search, select and schedule meetings at our largest events throughout the year. Expect to find:

  • Tailored Data Buyer event meeting schedule powered by Ensemble
  • New customer leads from the financial services and corporate markets
  • Brand awareness
  • Thought leadership opportunities
  • Actionable & calculated ROI 

New to BattleFin? Check out our New Data Provider Spotlight Opportunity to be on stage in front of hundreds of Data Buyers!

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Discovery Day New York

May 21-22, 2024

Intrepid Museum, NYC


Alternative Data, AI & the LLM Revolution


Join us in New York at our largest event of the year at Discovery Day. Stay tuned for alt data & digital asset agenda updates!




Discovery Day Chicago

October 15-16th, 2024

Magnificent Mile

Discovery Day Chicago is our first-ever Mid-West event where BattleFin brings together cutting-edge Alternative Data providers to showcase the latest datasets being used to find alpha

London Discovery Day

November, 2024

London Stock Exchange

Discovery Day London is where BattleFin brings together cutting-edge Alternative Data providers to showcase the latest datasets being used to find alpha

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