Alick is the Founder and CEO of Osper, a company dedicated to teaching young people how to manage their personal finances and develop good spending habits. Osper pairs a prepaid MasterCard with a mobile app that both children and their parents can access to track their spending habits. Alick’s goal is that young people will learn greater responsibility with their money when they are empowered with control and knowledge of their spending. Prior to starting Osper, Alick was a Strategist at Spotify and a Consultant at McKinsey & Company.
Shivani is the Founder and CEO of Inventure, a company providing offline and “un-banked” people in emerging markets with credit scores, accounting tools and access to reliable lending infrastructures through their basic mobile phone interfaces. By accessing over 10,000 data points and updating credit scores in real time, Inventure is able to provide micro loans to consumers when they need them almost exclusively within an hour (in Africa). Shivani also sits on the board of the LA Chapter of Young Women Social Entrepreneurs. Prior to founding Inventure, she worked in health costing at UNFPA and Mergers & Acquisitions at Health Net and Citigroup. She is a 2013 TED Fellow, 2011 Echoing Green Fellow and 2011 Unreasonable Institute Fellow. She received her M.P.H from Columbia University and a B.A from Wesleyan University.
Stalnaker presents his own digital currency Ven at PSFK CONFERENCE LONDON and explains how a new monetary system could help remedy our current financial woes.
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