Paul Breloff, Managing Director, ACCION VENTURE LAB
Chinwe Onyeagoro, CEO & Co-Founder, FUNDWELL
Andrea Gellert, SVP, Marketing, ONDECK
Mickey Konson, Cofounder and COO, STREETSHARES
Small business growth drives our economy, but scaling up requires reliable access to capital infusions. In today’s tightened lending environment, can new technology and nontraditional data sources open up the credit market to a wider field of entrepreneurs? Innovative small business creditors and lending networks encompassing banks, crowdfunding platforms, CDFIs, and P2P lenders think so. This panel will explore new insights in re-evaluating borrower risk, matching small business owners with lenders that meet their specific needs, and addressing the small business lending gap.
Lauren Saunders, Associate Director, NATIONAL CONSUMER LAW CENTER
Mario Avila, CEO, EMERGE FINANCIAL WELLNESS
Kathy Boden Holland, EVP Corporate Development and Strategy, ELEVATE
For some borrowers, the answer to short-term liquidity may already be sewn into their daily lives. Lenders and employers are teaming up to create workplace solutions to employees’ small-dollar credit needs. This panel will feature a lively discussion on new business models that use payroll channels and employment data to lower risk, improve pricing, and drive more effective borrower engagement and repayment strategies.
Luis Peralta, COO, Head of Nix Neighborhood Lending, KINECTA ALTERNATIVE FINANCIAL SERVICES
Stephanie Klein, Director of Consumer Lending, NetCredit, ENOVA INTERNATIONAL
With deposit advance a thing of the past and new rules expected for payday, many are asking what's next in small-dollar credit. In this interactive session, attendees will dive deep into the nuts and bolts of creating products that meet the quality standards in CFSI's Compass Guide to Small-Dollar Credit. After a panel discussion, attendees will break up into small groups to discuss what it will really take to bring high-quality small-dollar credit products to market.