Entrepreneur of the Week: Stephen Shaffer

February 19, 2014

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Launch NY is proud to be working with some of the most promising start-up businesses in Upstate New York. Each week we will bring you an interesting story about people with whom Launch NY is working, and who are shaping the entrepreneurial landscape in Upstate New York.

Stephen Shaffer

CTO & Co-Founder, Pick2Pay

Stephen ShafferStephen Shaffer is the co-founder of Pick2Pay; a Credit Card Rewards Maximizing App. He is a full-stack developer who has focused primarily on web-based applications. He has built software across multiple industries, but has significant experience with financials, commercial real-estate and CRM software. Most recently, he has focused on back-end and database technology. He attended George Mason University for his MBA concentrating on Entrepreneurship and Technology.



Pick2PayStephen pitched the idea for Pick2Pay at Cornell Start-Up Weekend where he found his other co-founders, Srikanth Desphande & Zhongyang Fu, and won the competition. From that weekend forward, they have been constantly refining the answer to “What is the best way to pay?” Pick2Pay is a mobile/web platform that helps consumers save on every purchase. Pick2Pay recommends the best card in your wallet and the best shopping portals to shop through to get the most cash back / rewards on every purchase. On the Pick2Pay iPhone app, consumers can find card-linked offers to save anywhere from 5-50% on restaurants/businesses nearby.



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