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Press Release: LEND360 Partners with LendingTree to Award a $10,000 Prize to Winner of the LEND360 Startup Innovators Program

By September 25, 2017April 26th, 2018No Comments

LEND360 Partners with LendingTree to Award a $10,000 Prize to Winner of the LEND360 Startup Innovators Program

ARLINGTON, VA (September 25, 2017) — LEND360 announces LendingTree, the nation’s leading online loan marketplace, will award a $10,000 prize to the winner of the LEND360 Startup Innovators Program, an on-site competition where fintech startups will present cutting-edge solutions that are propelling the online lending ecosystem forward. 

Startups in the fintech space will pitch solutions on the LEND360 Innovation Floor Spotlight Stage. Each company will have approximately five minutes to make their pitch followed by a brief Q&A session. All LEND360 attendees are invited to attend.

Members of the LEND360 Investor Advisory Board will judge all presentations and attendees will submit their choice via our conference app. The winner will be announced on Friday morning, October 13, and will have the opportunity to pitch their solution on the mainstage.

“LendingTree is committed to supporting and advancing innovation in the financial technology industry,” said Doug Lebda, Founder and CEO of LendingTree. “The fintech community is built by innovatively-minded people who are creating technology jobs and fostering new economic opportunities.  We’re proud to be part of this community and are thrilled to be able to support new ideas, people and businesses in the space through this sponsorship.”

LendingTree’s Founder and CEO, Doug Lebda, will also be a keynote speaker at LEND360 exploring what LendingTree is doing to help connect borrowers to lenders, the innovative tools they are providing consumers for loan decisioning, and where the future of the industry is heading.

Additionally, startups from the Center for Financial Services Innovation (CFSI) Financial Solutions Lab (FinLab) will also be competing for the cash prize. FinLab companies seek to identify, test and bring to scale promising innovations that help Americans increase savings, improve credit, and build assets.

“We are excited to have fintech startups pitch solutions making a positive impact on the lives of millions of Americans. These startup companies are a crucial part of the fintech ecosystem, bringing new and innovative thinking to our industry,” said Matt Kaitz, Education Director, LEND360. “This is the go-to event for leaders in online lending. Get plugged into the trends, information and opportunities you need to move your business forward by coming to Dallas in October!”

Other LEND360 speakers include Ron Suber, Prosper President Emeritus; Ken Rees, CEO of Elevate; and John Hecht, Managing Director at Jefferies. The full agenda is available online, along with our full roster of speakers.

If you are interested in joining the LEND360 Startup Innovators program, please reach out to Stephanie Schlesinger, Marketing Manager at LEND360 directly at for more details.


 LEND360: Intelligent Lending. Innovative Solutions.

LEND360, taking place October 11–13, 2017, at the Fairmont Dallas Hotel, brings together the entire ecosystem of online lending, including consumer, small business and marketplace lenders, tech platforms, legal counsel, investors, and more. Over 850 online lending professionals from across the globe connect for three days of sharing insights, innovations, and information. To learn more, visit

Stephanie Schlesinger

Marketing Manager