27 Feb February 27, 2014 – Banking on Kids Dr. Ed Anhalt & Eligible Katelyn Gleason
Dr. Ed Anhalt is a prestigious Professor with a doctoral degree from Rutgers University. Seeing a huge problem with savings in the US, Dr. Anhalt started an organization called Banking On Kids. By opening student-run-banks in schools, it helps kids become fiscally prudent. The program helps students set financial habits early. His marketing organization, Just Like Downtown, organized contests for the best frozen custard, fish fry, and pizza. He even sold the stadium sod after a World Series win. Not your normal Professor! See what this type of program can do…..
Katelyn Gleason started as an actress in New York, which we agree is a great background for sales and entrepreneurship. She used a strong sales ability to grow a startup (not hers), make friends at Y Combinator, and then decided she had to start her own firm. The result? Eligible. It makes it easier for doctors and insurance companies to talk. Talking about solving a problem!