How they describe themselves: Leaf empowers small business owners to run and grow their businesses by providing a mobile payment platform built for local commerce. Leaf’s cost-effective platform helps retail stores, restaurants, and other local merchants improve the speed and ease of checkout, and offers easy-to-use business management, analytics and customer engagement. By making the complex tasks of running a business easy, Leaf allows merchants to spend more time focusing on what’s important – the needs of their customers.
How they describe their product/innovation: Leaf will unveil the second generation of its LeafPresenter. Out-of-the-box, the LeafPresenter tablet lets small business owners create a virtual version of their store: catalogs, items, customers, employees and inventory. The device can be set up in minutes and is designed to be handheld or stationary in its base so merchants can immediately begin accepting payments, analyzing business performance and engaging with their customers. By supporting numerous payment technologies, the LeafPresenter gives merchants the power to work with the credit card processor, gift card provider or next generation payment options of their choice, including PayPal, LevelUp and various digital wallets.