The Innovate State Speaker Series brings both emerging and accomplished Spartans back to campus for a fireside chat-style interview. These 60-minute sessions offer the chance for guests to share their perspectives on a wide array of topics like innovation, startup life, investments, and career paths. These are stories of success, stories of failures, and stories of uncommon will—and you do not want to miss them. Innovate State kicks off at 6 p.m. ET and are free to the community. Events will be offered in a hybrid format, offering attendance options in-person & virtually. Early registration is highly encouraged.
About our Speaker
Rochelle Nawrocki Gorey, Co-Founder & CEO, SpringFour
Rochelle Gorey leads SpringFour, a Certified B, social impact fintech company that helps the financial services industry limit risk by empowering improved payment performance and increased customer engagement. Trusted by BMO Harris Bank,Capital One, Wells Fargo, Discover, M&T Bank, LendUp, Oportun and more, SpringFour’s solutions provide financial resources to millions of consumers.
Rochelle’s more than 25 years of experience in public policy and government relations led her to the fintech industry. SpringFour has won numerous awards, including: the 2015 Promontory Financial Group’s Empowerment Award for Financial Innovation; 2017 Top Venture for the Points of Light Civic Accelerator Program, winner of the BMO Harris/1871 Fintech Partnership Program and named a finalist for the BAI Global Innovation Award in 2017 & 2019; finalist for the 2018 FinXTech/Bank Director’s Most Innovative Solution of the Year and Women Tech Founders Social Impact Founder of the Year Award; 2019 finalist for LendIt’s Partnership of the Year Award and named a Startup to Watch in 2021 by Chicago Inno. SpringFour is featured in Forbes, American Banker, Business Insider, Global Banking & Finance Review and more.
Rochelle resides in Chicago with her husband and two daughters and enjoys traveling, biking, and Michigan sunsets.