Daniel George, StepEx: removing the barrier to higher education to help people reach their full potential

Daniel George is the Founder and CEO of StepEx.

From his own experiences, Daniel was shocked by the barriers to education for those from lower income backgrounds. Imagine wanting to do an MBA or software development course, but not being able to afford the course fee with your only other option being hit with 30-40% interest on a loan.

Daniel created StepEx to provide a better and fairer system for those wanting to finance their further education. Their FCA approved “Future Earnings Agreement” product removes the traditional financial barriers and bases the lending decision on future earning potential.

This creates a real social impact for those people, giving them a better chance at earn more. It also helps the education bodies to recruit more diverse students and raise the academic standards by actually having the top performers there, not just those who can afford it.


03.02: What is the current state of student finance?

07.16: The knock-on effect of barriers to education on students, education providers and society

10.02: The StepEx model and how it works

17.31: How are “future earnings agreements” structured and by who?

25.27: Using safeguards to ensure students are protected

29.07: The future of student finance is flexibility and paying back on the student’s terms

33.16: Balancing purpose and profit when making business decisions

40.50: The key to scaling a social impact business is tying making money to doing good

Our Host:

Craig Turner. Founder of Confido Talent, a business that helps Tech For Good startups to scale their product, design and engineering teams.
https://www.linkedin.com/in/craigturner7/ / www.confidotalent.com / craig@confidotalent.com

Our Guest:

Daniel George, Founder and CEO of StepEx.
https://www.linkedin.com/in/mmacriwaller/ / www.hellobenefex.com

Our Sponsor:

Jobs For Good. The only job platform to find the best jobs in sustainability, impact and much more.
www.jobsforgood.io / https://bit.ly/3wjwJa0

Our Producer:

Jabriel Al-Suhaimi. Jabriel is a podcast aficionada, editing and producing podcasts for many, including himself.
https://www.jabrielalsuhaimi.com/ / https://twitter.com/jabealsuhaimi

Our Content and Marketing:

Rachel Loosley,
Content and Marketing Manager at Confido Talent.
https://www.linkedin.com/in/rachelloosley/ / rachel@confidotalent.com