Jen here! I’ve spent the last three years designing, hosting, and producing the Bullish Conference. For the last two years, we were a new, small event – this year, we’ve expanded to a larger venue and moved to New York. And this year, we’re ready to work with partners who are right for our cabal of ambitious women – and who feel as strongly about brunch as we do.
I had drinks a few weeks ago with Jane Ruffino from Qapital, a personal finance app that makes savings fun and easy. I downloaded the app before our meeting. When I opened it up, I was asked to pick a savings goal, and choose a cover image for it. Oh! I thought. This is like Pinterest for my money! (It actually also allows you to do cool stuff like automatically put an extra dollar into savings every time you buy Pinkberry.)
Jane and I sat at the W Hotel bar off Union Square and talked about feminism in the workplace for over an hour. Not long after, she caught a flight back to Stockholm, where the company was founded (it now has offices on Park Avenue in New York as well). And not long after that, Qapital signed on to sponsor our flagship conference.
Sometimes when a brand sponsors an event, the attendees kind of think, “Oh look, there is a logo on the wall, and possibly on my nametag.” That’s not very compelling. Instead, I suggested that Qapital could be our BRUNCH SPONSOR, because brunch. Sunday, October 11, after the conference, Qapital’s taking us out for a fabulous time!
Start saving money in seconds with Qapital, the first personal finance app that gamifies your spending and saving so you can do more with money you already have. Qapital makes it easy — and fun — to stay on top of the small stuff so you can save for things you really want without feeling short on cash. Being financially independent and empowered doesn’t have to mean more debt.
With Qapital, you can round up the change on purchases, or attach your fitness tracker to reward yourself with savings for a long walk. You can set a budget for the things you can’t live without or set rules that automatically transfer money each time you buy something you’re trying to resist. Whether you want to pay down your credit card, save to start your own business, buy an air conditioner to cope with the summer heat, or take an adventure to Iceland to escape the heat entirely, Qapital is banking designed by you.
Here’s how it works: download the app, choose your goals, open an FDIC-backed Qapital account, and connect your checking account. Then choose rules that will trigger savings toward the goals you’ve set.
Put on your business tiara, sit back, and watch your savings grow.
Qapital works on iOS 7 and up. You can find out more at www.qapital.com