FinovateSpring 2019 / CollegeBacker

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How they describe themselves: CollegeBacker makes it easy to set up a tax-free 529 college savings plan in just minutes, and grow your investment with help from family and friends.

We believe every child in America deserves a college fund, and we’ve already helped the next generation avoid millions in student loans.

Whether it’s your child or a friend or relative’s, kick off their tax-free college fund today at

How they describe their product/innovation: With CollegeBacker, any family can start investing in a tax-advantaged 529 College Savings Plan in just a few minutes and invite friends and family to contribute and help them save more.

We are excited to unveil a beta of our v2 product, a complete overhaul that makes it quicker and easier for families to sign up, activate their 529 plan, and enlist friends and relatives to contribute to their child’s fund on a one-time or recurring basis.

Product distribution strategy: Direct to Consumer (B2C), through other fintech companies and platforms


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