Episode NO.312

Founder of ExpandHR. Ben Schack of BMO Harris and Shayna Atkins of ExpandHR join the podcast with Scott to talk about what founders truly need from a program and how this partnership evolved into the female-founder driven program it is today.

Chicago is a growing fintech city with a solid foundation to launch new companies in the space, and using the resources of BMO Harris to support the WMNFintech program is the next evolutionary step in that growth phase. Ben shares how BMO’s network, executive mentorship, investing opportunities and even help pilot products and services within BMO.

Shayna elaborates on her experience with the program and expectations going in, and how her company ExpandHR works with its unique approach to onboarding, compliance, health tracking and easy to access regulatory information. Shayna is currently working on Delshan, Inc. with her cofounder to be the go-to finance, employee safety and human resources partner based out of Chicago that improves and develops best practices through the implementation of automated operational procedures and employee workflow.