CHICAGO, April 14, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Three of Chicago's most successful tech companies are coming together to launch an informative event series for tech and business professionals looking to discover technology-driven solutions they can apply to their own projects. 'Build, Maintain, Grow,' sponsored by Enova International in partnership with Braintree and Sprout Social, will offer first-hand knowledge and key insights into how companies at various stages of growth are using technology to address their unique needs and drive business results.
The first event in the series will be held at Braintree on May 6 from 6 to 8 p.m. After an initial networking session with appetizers and refreshments, six speakers will give five-minute presentations on topics ranging from launching a new startup to developing a world-class product in an ever-changing industry.
The fast-moving format of six quick five-minute presentations means event attendees can expect high-quality, concise and powerful insights that are easy to digest and apply to their own projects. And since the speakers hail from businesses ranging from a growth-stage company to a new public company, each will have a unique perspective and story to tell.
"We decided to partner on this event series because we believe strongly that the best solutions lie at the intersection of business and technology," said John Higginson, chief technology officer at Enova. "We want to help arm the many talented people at Chicago companies with information and tools to propel their careers and businesses. This strengthens them, their companies — and ultimately the city as a whole."
For more information and to register for the event, visit the event page on Eventbrite at buildmaintaingrow.eventbrite.com. Registration closes May 1.
Enova is a leading provider of online financial services to the large and growing number of customers who use alternative financial services because of their limited access to more traditional consumer credit. As of December 31, 2014, Enova offered or arranged loans in 35 states in the United States and in five foreign countries:
- in the United States at https://www.cashnetusa.com, https://www.netcredit.com and https://www.headwaycapital.com,
- in the United Kingdom at https://www.quickquid.co.uk, https://www.poundstopocket.co.uk and https://www.onstride.co.uk,
- in Australia at https://www.dollarsdirect.com.au,
- in Canada at https://www.dollarsdirect.ca,
- in Brazil at https://www.simplic.com.br and
- in China at https://www.youxinyi.cn.
It recently launched pilot programs in Brazil and China, as well as a line of credit product to serve the needs of small businesses in the United States. Enova uses its proprietary technology, analytics and customer service capabilities to quickly evaluate, underwrite and fund loans in order to offer customers credit when and how they want it. Headquartered in Chicago, Enova had more than 1,100 employees serving its online customers across the globe as of December 31, 2014.
Braintree builds products that make payments easier—so easy that they fade into the background, making entirely new kinds of interactions possible. The Braintree full-stack payment platform lets companies build their own experiences and then scale their businesses around the globe. We're known for our technology but we're also known for our support, with internal risk and underwriting, account management and technical support teams who ensure a frictionless payments experience.
Our technology fuels companies like GitHub, 37Signals, Uber, Airbnb, OpenTable, Heroku and more.
Recently acquired by PayPal, Braintree is now in an even greater position to change the way people pay. The team recently launched v.zero, a new SDK that enables processing of all payment instruments and platforms in a single code path. Headquartered in Chicago, Braintree has offices in San Francisco, New York, Sydney, London with employees stationed around the world.
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About Sprout Social
Sprout Social is a social media management platform for businesses. Sprout powers smart social communication for leading brands including Anthropologie, GrubHub, Hyatt, Mailchimp, Spotify, and Zipcar. A powerful platform for social business available via web browser, iOS and Android apps, Sprout enables brands to more effectively communicate on social channels, collaborate across teams and provide an exceptional customer experience. Headquartered in Chicago, Sprout is a Twitter Certified Product, Facebook Preferred Marketing Developer and Google+ Pages API Partner. Learn more at www.sproutsocial.com.
SOURCE Enova International