TOP10 DYNAMIC ENTREPRENEUR: MARIO HASANAKOS AND ALEX BADRAN, SPRIGGY

Entrepreneurs Mario Hasanakos and Alex Badran have revolutionised the ‘piggy bank’ with Spriggy, a banking app for families to encourage children to ‘turn pocket money into practical life lessons’.

Since its launch in November 2016, Spriggy has welcomed more than 160,000 members to its Spriggy family.  The app provides children with a digital piggy bank, which is managed by their parents. Children receive their own app and a prepaid card giving them the opportunity to learn about managing personal finances.

Mario and Alex were both working in the finance industry when their paths crossed and their ideas aligned – “the idea of building a better kind of bank from the ground up.”

“We were always inspired by the idea that technology could help people be self-sufficient and better off.  Our collective experiences within technology, finance and academia triggered a fascination with the intersection of technology, finance and education.  A product that helped improve the issues we saw in finance was appealing, particularly when we had both seen the way the financial services actually operated.”

From this simple idea, Spriggy was born and is revolutionising the way Australian families do their banking Read more

Rebecca Thacker – Dynamic Business – 11 Feb 2019