Our company was honored to be selected earlier this year for the Fintech program at Plug & Play, a Silicon Valley-based organization that connects some of the world’s largest and most innovative companies with the most promising technology firms in their industries.
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Global accelerator program Plug and Play announced last week it has selected 158 startups to participate in its Winter 2018 batches. According to Plug and Play, the selected startups will take part in one of the following programs: Energy & Sustainability, Enterprise 2.0, Health, Insurtech, Internet of Things, Mobility, Real Estate, or Travel & Hospitality.
Peanut Butter client, Rise Interactive, spoke recently with Alexia Elejalde-Ruiz of the Chicago Tribune about why they decided to launch a Student Loan Assistance program. Read what Nicole Skaluba, Rise's Director of Employee Services, had to say in an excerpt from the article below or view the original version of the article here.
As a "leading data aggregation and analytics platform powering dynamic, cloud-based innovation for digital financial services", Yodlee, a division of Envestnet, has a pretty good handle on the FinTech space. So late last year when they invited Peanut Butter to participate in their award winning innovation program, it was a no-brainer. Earlier this month they included a feature on how Peanut Butter is helping employers on their site.
In the month of May America's student loan debt surpassed $1.5 trillion. With a statistic so staggering, it's no wonder people are noticing, especially companies who realize many of their employees are among the 44 million affected by it. 1871's Yun Tai stopped by to chat with Peanut Butter's CEO, Dave Aronson, to chat about the current state of this crisis.
As voluntary benefits become "must haves" in the war to attract and retain talent, employers are increasingly offering perks that focus on education. From professional development to student loan repayment, companies are positioning themselves as partners when it comes to the education of employees and their families.
Peanut Butter client, Calabrio, spoke recently with Laurence Bradford of Forbes about the impact offering Student Loan Assistance has had on their business. Read below to hear what Debbie Williams, Calabrio's Director of Human Resources, had to say below or view the original version of the article here.
Sales Assembly, the only dedicated resource & peer community for sales leaders of Chicago's growth-stage tech companies, recently announced they would be launching a new program geared towards smaller teams in the earlier stages of their sales growth. The sales/revenue-focused accelerator, named VentureSCALE, accepted 9 fast growing B2B tech companies into the initial cohort, which kicked off in March, and Peanut Butter is thrilled to be one of them.
In February, 1871, the #1 ranked Incubator in the World by UBI Global, released the list of companies selected to participate in the inaugural cohort of it's Advanced Member Program (AMP). The program, which was announced in late 2017, was designed in order to provide later-stage companies with specialized workshops, relevant programming and superior mentorship to help them continue to scale and accelerate growth.
Peanut Butter CEO, David Aronson, sat down with Ari Bendersky of Crain's Chicago Business. Read the original version of the article here.
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I was thrilled to join Justin Kaufman on WGN's Download on Chicago Business.
Yesterday, things got a bit nuts.
In early December, Envestnet | Yodlee (NYSE: ENV) one of the top global Fintechs announced 8 companies invited to participate in its award winning innovation program. We were thrilled to be selected alongside Stessa, Golden, DataSine, Veryfi, Tangello, Starbutter AI, and Amplifunds.
With major corporations like Boeing, AT&T, Comcast and others, having already announced multi-hundred million dollar plans to reinvest tax reform savings in their people, I was asked to rejoin Steve Grzanich on the Opening Bell to discuss the implications of tax reform on already tight talent markets and what companies can do to achieve their hiring and retention goals in 2018.
A few weeks back, Steve Case and the folks at Revolution announced the Rise of the Rest Seed Fund (ROTR) focused on investments in companies across the U.S. that will disrupt major industries.
I was fortunate to rejoin Kristi Ross and Tony Battista to discuss Peanut Butter, S.O.B.'s, entrepreneurship, and empathy on TastyTrade's popular series, Bootstrapping in America. Thanks to Kristi and her team for having me on the show, and congrats again on their recent recognition at the Momentum Awards!
Employer-sponsored student loan repayment programs are growing quickly as was highlighted in an October article published by the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM).
Peanut Butter kicked off a new strategic partnership with LifeWorks today. LifeWorks will include Peanut Butter’s Student Loan Assistance in its Employee Assistance Program (EAP) – the world’s leading EAP that is at the core of the first total well-being platform.
By offering Peanut Butter’s Student Loan Assistance, LifeWorks is providing a robust financial well-being benefit to its employer customers. Through the LifeWorks Total Employee Well-being platform, employers will be able to seamlessly make student debt contributions for their people as an employee benefit and provide impactful resources to help employees manage their student loan debt.
Jon Harris, COO of LifeWorks, said that, “partnering with Peanut Butter gives LifeWorks an important new avenue to help employers keep their employees financially healthy with hands-on financial education, support and services. He continued, "As student debt becomes an increasingly critical issue for young workers, LifeWorks can help employers make their employees feel supported and guided by offering Student Loan Assistance using Peanut Butter’s seamless platform.”
Peanut Butter and LifeWorks are going to have a profound impact helping employers increase productivity and improve employee retention. Peanut Butter’s clients are champions in their employees’ efforts to be free from student debt, the top financial goal of Millennial workers. Get Started with Student Loan Assistance for your company today!