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February 15, 2018

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Raise your organization’s profile, branding and business development opportunities by joining us as a conference co-sponsor. A role on our executive speaking faculty (on a space-available basis) may be provided for executives from those firms that sponsor early. For more information, contact:

Hank Woji, VP Business Development, iiBIG
Phone: 512-692-9839 | Email: HankW@iiBIG.com

Gold Sponsor:

Breakout Capital is a leading small business lender promoting transparency, suitability and product innovation. We provide resources and utilize a partnership-based approach to help you achieve your short and long-term financing needs. For more information go to:  www.breakoutfinance.com



Finagraph is a technology company. We impact the world when we create financial technology that makes things easier for small businesses. A long time ago we realized that the best way to reach as many small enterprises as possible is by providing powerful technology to the financial institutions and accountants that work with these companies. Today we partner with large corporates such as Moody’s Analytics and Jack Henry to automate the commercial lending process. Our technology eliminates the manual intervention required in Financial statement gathering and spreading. Through our digital solutions Banks can eliminate unnecessary data entry and rudimentary financial analysis and focus their skilled workforce on driving new business and quality credit decisioning. We partner with bookkeepers, accountants and business advisors to give them the tools they need to boost their client’s performance. We do this from our treehouse-like offices in Bellevue, Washington, with the hands-down best engineers, managers, sales and marketing professionals in the land.


Kabbage empowers small businesses through straightforward, flexible access to capital. We’ve extended more than $4 billion directly to American small business owners and power automated funding for other organizations all over the globe – all while maintaining a remarkably high laughter quotient. For more information, go to: www.Kabbage.com  


Moody’s Analytics, a unit of Moody’s Corporation, helps capital markets and credit risk management professionals worldwide respond to an evolving marketplace with confidence. The company offers unique tools and best practices for measuring and managing risk through expertise and experience in credit analysis, economic research and financial risk management. By offering leading-edge software and advisory services, as well as the proprietary credit research produced by Moody’s Investors Service, Moody’s Analytics integrates and customizes its offerings to address specific business challenges. For more information, go to: www.moodysanalytics.com


National Loan Exchange, Inc. (“NLEX”) is the largest volume broker of charged off receivables in the United States and Canada. For over 20 years, NLEX has closed more than 5,000 sales representing over $150 billion in transactions. Our offerings include national, state and regional portfolios on behalf of many of the world’s top financial institutions. For more information go to: www.nlex.com


Helping small businesses reach their goals? OnDeck is on it. OnDeck is 100% focused on small businesses. From our first $3 billion loaned, we’ve created an $11 billion impact on the economy and 74,000 jobs nationwide. OnDeck was created on a core principal: to support and empower small businesses. We are 100% committed to serving our customers with the smartest financing solutions and world-class service. OnDeck is the secure financing service that business owners everywhere can truly rely on.


Orchard Platform is a centralized marketplace where loan originators and institutional investors can come together to explore and evaluate opportunities for funding, buying, and selling loans. By providing a global network of institutional buyers and sellers with high-quality data services, advanced analytics and reporting, and robust capital management tools through an innovative, end-to-end platform, Orchard has created a smarter way for participants in the private credit markets to interact, evaluate deals, and move forward with simple and complex transactions more efficiently. For more information go to: www.orchardplatform.com


As an industry leader in the small business commercial finance marketplace, Orion First is both reputable and trusted. Our business is built around full service commercial loan, lease and contract management. Additionally, we provide scoring and decisioning products, commercial collection services and strategic advisory to the industry. At our core, we are a manager of risk, focused specifically on small business lending.  As a third-party servicer, we recognize our position as an extension of your operations. Our goal is to empower your business to succeed by managing the details so you may focus your entrepreneurial energy on your largest value–originating and funding small business. Simply put, our success parallels yours. As such, we provide the best possible service to your customers, develop genuine relationships and accomplish reciprocal goals—all while ensuring you and your investor’s comfort and peace-of-mind. 


PayNet, Inc. is the leading provider of credit ratings on small businesses, enabling lenders to achieve optimal risk management, growth and operational efficiencies. We serve as trusted, strategic advisors to banks and commercial finance institutions. Our data analytics provides these C&I lenders accurate, exclusive credit insights derived from our proprietary database, the largest database of small business loans, leases, and lines of credit in existence. Our database encompasses over 23 million contracts, and more than $1.5 trillion in obligations. Using state-of-the-art analytics, PayNet converts raw data into real-time market intelligence and predictive information that subscribing lenders use to make informed small business financial decisions and improve their business strategy. Offering a variety of powerful products and solutions, PayNet’s Small Business capabilities range from historic credit-reporting and automated credit-scoring to detailed strategic business reviews that include:  Portfolio risk measurement; Default forecasting; Peer benchmarking; and, Critical industry trend analysis.


ReliaMax® is a transformative force in the private student loan industry. We’ve helped over 450 lenders enter this market and deliver private student loans nationally. By focusing on large, prime and near prime credit score markets and utilizing advanced analytics, risk management, servicing and capital markets origination, we help lenders make responsible educational loans so that students and their parents can fulfill educational dreams. All of this is done through our state-of-the-art FinTech platform – The ReliaMax Solution – based on our advanced database of over $14 billion in private student loans. Since 2009 we’ve insured over $2 billion in loans. For more information, please visit: ReliaMax.com.


Associate Sponsor:

Bredin is a B2B marketing consultancy that helps marketers develop profitable, long-term relationships with small and medium businesses (SMBs) through: (1) original market research to provide insight into SMB needs, attitudes and preferences, and (2) content marketing, including strategy and development, to engage SMBs across the entire sales cycle. Bredin has helped clients such as American Express OPEN, AT&T, Bank of America, Bangor Savings Bank, BBVA Compass Bank, BOK Financial, CAN Capital, Capital One, Chase, CIT, Citizens Bank, City National Bank, Commerce Bank, Fidelity Investments, Fifth Third Bank, First Citizens Bank, Google, HSBC, Huntington Bank, IBM, Kabbage, Lending Club, M&I Bank, M&T Bank, Microsoft, OnDeck, Paychex, PeoplesBank, Popular Community Bank, Regions Bank, Silicon Valley Bank, SunTrust Bank, TD Bank, U.S. Bank, Union Bank and Wells Fargo to: Understand SMB attitudes, behaviors, motivators and segments; target the best prospects for their products and services; Reach prospects effectively and efficiently; Convert qualified prospects into loyal customers; and, Build deep, lasting customer relationships. For more information go to: www.BredIn.com


Association Supporters:

The Electronic Transactions Association (ETA) is the leading trade association for the payments industry, representing companies worldwide involved in electronic transaction processing products and services. The purpose of ETA is to influence, monitor and shape the payments industry by providing leadership through education, advocacy and the exchange of information. ETA’s membership spans the breadth of the payments industry to include independent sales organizations (ISOs), payments networks, financial institutions, transaction processors, mobile payments products and services, payments technologies, and software providers (ISV) and hardware suppliers.


The Innovative Lending Platform Association (ILPA) is a leading trade organization representing a diverse group of online lending and service companies serving small businesses. United by a shared commitment to the health and success of small businesses in America, the ILPA is dedicated to advancing best practices and standards that support responsible innovation and access to capital for small businesses. The ILPA, in partnership with the Association for Enterprise Opportunity, launched a model small business pricing disclosure called SMART (Straightforward Metrics Around Rate and Total Cost) Box. The SMART Box™ is focused on empowering small businesses to better assess and compare finance options.


Celebrating its 80th Anniversary in 2017, NSBA continues to advocate on behalf of America’s entrepreneurs. A staunchly nonpartisan organization, NSBA reaches more than 150,000 small businesses across the country and is proud to be the nation’s first small-business advocacy organization. We have accomplished a great deal in the last 80 years from the enactment of critical access to capital programs and important small-business tax deductions to repealing some of the most potentially damaging laws and regulations. While our efforts are focused on federal advocacy, NSBA is continually providing a snapshot of what’s on the mind of America’s small-business community through our two biannual Economic Reports and various targeted surveys. NSBA has been recognized as a pragmatic, non-political small-business organization and is proud to represent the 70 million owners and employees that comprise American small business. For more information, go to www.NSBA.biz