A contest to identify and showcase the

top Alternative Data Providers with Corporate Data


$30,000 USD + Worth of Awards


Exposure to Hedge Funds, VC's, PE Firms and Corporations Looking to Buy DataApplication Opening Soon, Book a Call to Learn More

Previous Competition Judges


Tony Berkman

Managing Director

Two Sigma

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Dirk Renick

Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA)adia_logo

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Jason Koulouras

Research, Analytics, Intelligence & Data Ranger,

Global Market Data Leader

Bridgewater Associatesbridgewater


Stewart Stimson

Head of Data Strategy

Jump Trading

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Andrea Hagerman

Head of Data Sourcing

Chicago Trading Company

Who Has The Best Alternative Data For Corporate Users?

Let's Find Out!

The Alternative Data Challenge For Corporate Users is a contest by BattleFin aimed at uncovering the finest "NEW'' alternative data providers that supply Corporate Data. If you have never been to a BattleFin event and have Corporate Data you are invited to showcase your capabilities and engage in a comprehensive vetting process. We are specifically looking for data in the following categories.

  • Competitive Intelligence / Market Intel - Data that could help shed light on share of the wallet, product adoption, product pricing, consumer trends, brand strength, etc.
  • Supply Chain - Information on product-supplier-buyer map, logistics chain, sourcing data (including commodities), trends and disruption spotting.
  • Macro/External Factors - Weather, Govt Policies, Geopolitical risk,  Economic growth/slowdown, jobs, wages, inflation, interest rates, trade flows data.
  • Benchmarking - Market wide data on KPIs that can be used for benchmarking and leads to operational efficiency gains.
  • Payments, Financing @ Point of Sale - Payments data, BNPL and other financing solutions - what trends do we see, which products are more appealing, any insights being surfaced, e.g. new customer segments created by the availability of these financing products, etc.

Selected candidates will present onstage in Chicago, with top selections earning prestigious awards, including a Gold Sponsorship at Discovery Day London or Miami valued at $30,000. Judges from leading financial and tech institutions will evaluate entries, looking for the most innovative and impactful data sets.


How it works!


  • Data providers apply for free to the Alternative Data Challenge – Corporate 2024 Edition


  • Follow a sign-up process that includes submitting basic information and adding/updating your firm and product information on BattleFin’s Alt Data Platform “Ensemble”. Each firm can submit up to 3 products for the competition. You will receive detailed instructions once you submit your basic information.


  • If you already have your firm and product(s) profile on our Ensemble platform, pls email us at support@battlefin.com, include the list of product(s), with their associated competition category, you would like featured in the competition.


  • A panel of judges from prestigious firms will review the applications by October 1st, 2024.


  • Submissions are evaluated on a rolling basis, apply early for a better chance to be selected. Judges will score each product submitted by the firm and top scoring product of each firm will be considered for ranking. We reserve the right to further rank products by category and pick the top one in each category.


  • Up to 5 finalists will be selected based on evaluation as described above. Finalists are invited to present at BattleFin Discovery Day Chicago.


  • Prizes include stage presentations, innovation zone tables at the Chicago event and a Gold sponsorship at Discovery Day London or Miami.

Competition Rounds and Scoring

Initial qualification will be done based on information submitted by each firm for the products they want featured in the competition

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

  • 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.
  • Completeness - the provided information is enough to get a good understanding of the data and for a customer to be able to purchase the data.

Insights or dashboards created to illustrate use case and value of the data in increasing operational efficiencies and opening up new opportunities at corporations will get higher weightage in scoring.

Second Round will be based on a brief 5 min presentation and demo of any analytics dashboard or insights/signals. This will be done at the Chicago Corporate event track.


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!




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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