LendUp has been named as a finalist for a 2013 Innovator Award in the
category of Best Newcomer. One of five finalists in the category, LendUp
is being recognized as a leader in the payments industry. Voting
is open now through March 7 on PYMNTS.com with the winners being
announced during a live ceremony hosted by The Office’s B.J.
Novak on March 21 from The Innovation Project, a two-day program that
will challenge the way that the payments and broader commerce ecosystem
thinks, develops, and ignites innovation. LendUp is being recognized for
disrupting payday lending.
“It is incredibly inspiring to see such support by both the banking and
payments communities to solve one of the most controversial financial
issues of our day – short term credit,” said Co-founder & CEO Sasha
Orloff. “We're not just encouraged, but honored to be nominated as
innovators with the potential to affect not just business but social
opportunity as well.”
The Innovation Project 2013 delegates include senior executives and
elite innovators from every aspect of the payments and broader commerce
ecosystem, worldwide. The Innovation Project is hosted by PYMNTS.com,
the leading source of news and content on “what’s next” in payments
innovation, and is taking place on March 20-21 at Harvard University.
One of its five modules includes pairing industry CEOs with external
thought leaders such as Al Gore (former U.S. VP), Steve Levitt
(Freakonomics), Eric Reis (The Lean Startup),
Rosie Rios (U.S. Treasurer), Russell Simmons (Rush
Card), Raj Date (CFPB), and Josh Lerner (Architecture
of Innovation) to challenge the conventional wisdom around what it
will take to get merchants and consumers to adopt new ways to shop and
pay. Warren Buffett is the program’s keynote.
For more information on LendUp and its innovative lending platform visit http://www.lendup.com.
To see the list of other finalists and to vote, click
here, and to request an invitation to participate as a delegate
please visit theinnovationproject2013.com.
LendUp is a socially responsible lender dedicated to helping people
meeting their short and long term financial needs. LendUp loans are a
stepping-stone towards better credit, and all the products we offer are
a commitment to getting our customers to a better financial state. We do
this through integrated transparency, financial education, and credit
building opportunities 24 hours a day, 7 days a week from the
convenience of any computer or smart phone. LendUp is proudly based in
San Francisco, California and is backed by prestigious Silicon Valley
venture capitalists including Kleiner Perkins, Startfund, Y-Combinator,
Andreessen Horowitz, Google Ventures, Thomvest Ventures, Kapor Capital,
Bronze Investments, Data Collective and many prominent angels.
About The Innovation Project
Over 2 days, 100 speakers and 500 senior members of the payments
industry will change the way that the payments and its broader commerce
ecosystem thinks, talks, delivers and ignites innovation. On March 20th and
21st the greatest minds in commerce and payments will
assemble at Harvard University near Boston to kick the conversation
about innovation up to an entirely different level at a program called The
Innovation Project. Speakers and delegates are among the most senior
executives and elite innovators from literally every established
payments company worldwide, along with the CEOs of the most innovative
startups in the space. One of its five modules includes pairing industry
CEOs with external thought leaders such as Al Gore (former U.S.
VP), Steve Levitt (Freakonomics), Eric Reis (The
Lean Startup), Rosie Rios (U.S. Treasurer), Russell
Simmons (Rush Card), Raj Date (CFPB), and Josh
Lerner (The Architecture of Innovation) to challenge
the conventional wisdom around what it will take to get merchants and
consumers to adopt new ways to shop and pay. Warren Buffett is
the program’s keynote. The Innovation Project also hosts the
industry’s 2013 PYMNTS.com Innovator Awards, given to 15 of the
industry’s top innovators over dinner, which this year will be emceed by
B.J. Novak of The Office and will introduce delegates to 40 of
the hottest “next generation” payments innovators.
PYMNTS.com is reinventing the way in which companies in payments share
relevant information about the initiatives that shape the future of
commerce and make news. This powerful B2B platform is the #1 site for
the payments industry by traffic and the premier source of information
about “what’s next” in payments. C-suite and VP level executives read it
daily for these insights, making the PYMNTS.com audience the most
valuable in the industry. It provides an interactive platform for
companies to demonstrate thought leadership, popularize products and,
most importantly, capture the mindshare of global decision-makers. It’s
where the best minds and best content meet on the web.