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1871 Member Company Peanut Butter Selected to Pitch at Google Demo Day 2017

Google for Entrepreneurs announced Thursday that Peanut Butter, an 1871 member company that helps employers offer student loan assistance, will join the 2017 Google Demo Day. Peanut Butter and other companies selected from across the network will travel to the Bay Area in June to to showcase their innovative technology to investors at the event and to an international audience via a livestream.

“Google for Entrepreneurs is an incredible partner, and we are grateful this partnership offers such a high profile opportunity for our members at Google Demo Day each year,” said 1871 CEO Howard A. Tullman. “Peanut Butter is an innovative 1871 company whose services are used by the 1871 team and many businesses in Chicago and beyond, and we wish them well as they prepare to make their pitch at this year’s Demo Day.”

Google for Entrepreneurs selected technology startups from across the United States, Canada and Mexico to pitch at  Demo Day. The startups will travel to California on June 7 and 8. During their time in California, founders will also receive mentoring, pitch coaching, and support from Googlers and Silicon Valley veterans at an exclusive series of talks and workshops.

Each year, Google Demo Day brings a diverse group of startups to Silicon Valley to showcase their technology and meet investors and mentors. These teams have been hand-picked by Google based on the traction in their industry, strength of the team, sustainability, and growth potential in their market.

“Peanut Butter is thrilled to have the opportunity to pitch our platform to such an exclusive and well regarded group of business leaders,” said David Aronson, founder and CEO of Peanut Butter. “It's an exciting time for leaders everywhere to help resolve America’s $1.4T student debt crisis with a solution that's good for business, good for workers and good for our country.”

Peanut Butter administers student loan assistance programs so employers can attract, retain and engage college-educated talent without adding extra HR staff or investing in systems. Employers from coast to coast, both large and small, trust Peanut Butter as their partner in offering student loan assistance, the #1 benefit desired by college-educated talent.

Google for Entrepreneurs provides financial support and the best of Google's resources to dozens of coworking spaces and community programs so that they can support increasing demand from developers and startups. In addition to 1871 in Chicago, Google supports North American tech hubs in Minneapolis, MN; Waterloo, Ontario; Nashville, TN; Durham, NC; Denver, CO; Detroit, MI; Montreal, Quebec; San Francisco, CA; Atlanta, GA; Mexico City, Mexico; and Austin, TX.

Google Demo Day takes place on June 8 starting at 11 p.m. CT. The event will be streamed live through the Google For Entrepreneurs YouTube channel. Learn more at

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