How Do You Get Recognized?

We have five criteria that we’re looking for. All applications will be scored on a weighted scale by each of our six judges. The winners will be announced at the MBA Technology Conference in L.A., California. We will be looking for:

The hard cost and time savings that the innovation enables industry participants to achieve. Simply put, what’s the dollar amount return on investment? (You can get a maximum of 2 points from each of the judges.)

The intangible efficiencies gained as a result of the innovation. How much time did you save as a result of the innovation? Did you maybe ensure compliance? Did you improve the process for the borrower? There are a lot of intangibles that can be achieved from good technology. (You can get a maximum of 4 points from each of the judges.)

The positive change the innovation made possible. Who is using your technology? We want to know that what you did in 2017 that is gaining traction such that the end users are seeing the benefits. Also, think about how you changed the mortgage process for the better. (You can get a maximum of 6 points from each of the judges.)

The originality of the innovation. We want to know why you’re unique. What makes your innovation special? What makes what you did stand out? (You can get a maximum of 8 points from each of the judges.)

The innovation’s overall industry significance. We want to know how your innovation changed the mortgage space for the better. We don’t want to recognize just any old product update, but rather a technology advance. Think about how what you did made a difference overall. (You can get a maximum of 10 points from each of the judges.)

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STEP ONE:

Fill out the information below on behalf of yourself or the person you are nominating for this honor. Note: If you are entering yourself for this honor you will have to enter some information twice. Please make sure that all fields are completed.

Your Full Name

Your Company Name

Your Title

Your E-Mail

Describe the innovation that you think deserves recognition. Tell us about it.

Also, tell us how this innovation fulfills our criteria. First, tell us about the innovation's overall industry significance here:

Second, describe the originality of the innovation here:

Third, tell us about the positive change the innovation made possible here:

Fourth, list the intangible efficiencies gained as a result of the innovation here:

Lastly, talk about the hard return on investment made possible by the innovation here:

After you have completed Step One by 1.) filling in every field and 2.) hitting the Send Button move on to Step Two in order to make payment.

STEP TWO:

Click the Buy Now Button to pay the small processing fee of $150. Every cent raised will go toward strengthening the awards program and honoring the winners. It is our view that companies should not seek to profit off of industry innovation, but rather should encourage future innovation.





Once you have 1.) filled in every field in Step One, 2.) hit the Send Button in Step One and 3.) made payment in Step Two your application is completed. All three tasks must be completed in order for us to consider your application. Further, all applications must be received on or before Friday, January 17. Winners will be announced at the MBA Technology Conference held in L.A., California.