Show Off Your Firm’s Tech Talent

This year the Fuse 2018 event is headed across the country, trading in the mountain ranges of Utah for waves in Miami Beach!

Join us September 5-7, where 100+ of the best fintech developers and programmers will gather to build new integrations and technology experiences as part of our first ever “Tech’s Got Talent” competition.

Want to Attend? Here’s How:

In order to attend this year’s event, your firm must push the limits of innovation and submit your most disruptive ideas for a game-changing integration in advisor tech. Well then choose the best ten integration ideas to compete in the “Tech’s Got Talent” competition.

Because we know this is no small task, we’re kicking off the judging process before you arrive in Miami. Here’s what you can expect:


Round 1 | Submit your entries by July 1

Submit your ideas here. Be sure to include the benefits of your idea for advisors and how it will integrate with Orion. Remember, we’re looking for big ideas that represent substantial development. No minor upgrades allowed!


Round 2 | The best 10 get to code their idea at Fuse on September 6

We’ll select the top 10 entries and invite two attendees per firm to present their idea to Fuse judges in Miami Beach. You’ll spend the week coding by the pool at our new Fuse house. It’s not Park City, but we don’t think you’ll miss the slopes surrounded by miles of white sand beaches.


Round 3 | The top 3 will present their integration live on September 7

Out of the 10 firms who make it to Miami Beach, the top 2-3 submissions from Round 2 will present their firm’s idea at the corresponding Ascent 2018 meeting, where 750 client attendees and the Fuse judges will live vote for the winner.

Are you ready to rise to the challenge and show off your firm’s tech talent?

Meet the Judges

To evaluate your submission, Orion is gathering an all-star roster of industry leaders who are known for innovation and pushing their peers forward.

Ryan Beach

CLS Investments

Joel Bruckenstein

Technology Tools for Today

Heather Fortner

Signature FD

Billy Oliverio

United Planners

Aaron Schaben

Carson Group

Spencer Segal


Shannon Spotswood

RFG Advisory

Min Zhang

United Capital

Bill Winterberg



September 5

11 AM – 4 PM – Registration/Pre-Event Coding
4 PM – Fuse Kick-Off
5:30 PM – Dinner
6:30 PM – Time for Coding


September 6

7:30 – 9 AM – Breakfast
9 AM – General Speaker Session
9:30 AM – Time for Coding
12 PM – Lunch
1 – 5 PM – Top 10 “Tech’s Got Talent” Submissions Pitch to Judges
5:30 PM – Top 10 Awards and Dinner at the House
7 PM – Time for Coding/Ascent Entertainment: 90’s Throwback Concert


September 7

7 – 8 AM – Breakfast at Ascent Event
8 – 8:45 AM – Ascent Keynote Speaker Session
9 – 11 AM – Final Presentations to Ascent Audience and Judges
11:15 AM – 12 PM – Judging Deliberation/Integration Partners Available for Discussion
12:10 PM – Orion Closing Ceremony: Winners Announced


No matter your budget or goals, Orion offers several sponsorship opportunities to showcase your brand to over 100 of the best advisor technology firms, our partners and the media.