Fireside chat with Laurel Taylor (Crushing Student Debt as CEO of FutureFuel.io)

Jul 26, 2018, 10:00 PM – Jul 27, 2018, 1:00 AM

Laurel Taylor is the founder and driving force behind FutureFuel.io. Her mission is to reduce student debt by $1.5B by 2021, in partnership with the private sector. Laurel has lived the problem she solves for both as leader seeking innovative incentives to retain top talent and as a student funding her education. Laurel previously held a Head of Industry leadership position at Google.

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About this event

Laurel Taylor is the founder and driving force behind FutureFuel.io. Laurel’s mission is to reduce student debt by $1.5B by 2021, in partnership with the private sector.

Laurel has lived the problem we solve for both of our customers – as a leader seeking innovative incentives to retain top talent and as a student funding her education. When presented with a 9% interest rate on a student loan to fund her stint at MIT, with a credit score north of 800, she knew there was both an arbitrage opportunity and a serious need to innovate our way out of the mess that is student loan indebtedness and inappropriate risk profiling.

Laurel previously held a Head of Industry leadership position within Google’s Global Business Unit within the Large Customer Sales division, where she was responsible for meeting and exceeding eight-figure revenue targets. During this time, she also served as a super connector and cross-functional bridge within Google: Google Ventures, Partnerships, X, and Enterprise. Prior to Laurel's role at Google, she served as the Chief Revenue Officer and Executive Vice President of a technology and engineering firm in the San Francisco Bay Area, TEECOM. Her 15+ years at the intersection of technology and humanity enabled Laurel to internalize strong user preferences for all-things-mobile, efficiency, simplicity, instant access and engagement.

Laurel holds a Master of Business Administration from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Sloan School of Management. She holds an undergraduate degree from Texas State University where she majored in Organizational Communication, graduating summa cum laude.

Check out what happened

Speaker

  • Laurel Taylor

    FutureFuel

    CEO/Founder

When

When

July 26 – 27, 2018
10:00 PM – 1:00 AM UTC

Agenda

10:00 PMFood & Networking
11:00 PMFireside Chat
12:00 AMNetworking

Host

  • Jason Kraus

    Prepare 4 VC

    Founder

Organizers

  • Jason Kraus

    Startup Grind

    Chapter Director

  • Yevgeny Ioffe

    Mi-Si Electronics Design, Inc.

    Co-Director

  • Steve Vilkas

    Prepare 4 VC

    Community Builder

  • Christopher Dube

    Prepare 4 VC

    Community Builder

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