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Charlie Youakim

Charlie Youakim is a serial tech entrepreneur who has founded two payments companies.

His first company, Passport, was founded in Minneapolis in 2010 and later moved to Charlotte in 2011. Passport built mobile payment solutions for parking and transit systems. Passport is the software behind many of the largest municipal parking and transit installations in North America, including ParkChicago and ParkBoston.

His second company, Sezzle, was founded in Minneapolis in 2016.

Sezzle is a cutting-edge, rapidly growing fintech company whose mission is to financially empower young consumers. Only one in three millennials own a credit card, and the vast majority of millennials possess a subprime credit score or no score at all. To address these problems, Sezzle has built a payment platform that increases purchasing power for consumers by offering interest-free installment plans at online stores. This increase in purchasing power for consumers leads to increased sales and basket sizes for the hundreds of eCommerce merchants that currently work with Sezzle.

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Thursday, October 11

9:00am CDT