We are excited to share that UseMyBenefits.com is one of the top 7 startup companies selected to participate in the Florida Atlantic University Tech Runway Venture Class 9 Startup Accelerator Program.

We don’t understand why you can’t walk into a store, buy something online, or sit down in a restaurant and have one place to go to find out whether you have a discount, free item, cash back or service available to you, at that time and place, because of the credit cards you have and the loyalty programs you belong to. Everything from auto clubs to alumni associations to NASCAR. This is the problem we are determined to help solve.

Not only have we received a cash grant as part of the FAU Startup Accelerator program, but we are receiving a host of other benefits. This includes working with a Mentor Team of experienced businessmen and women (Rob Reeves, Ed Gargano, Hal Valache and Sara Alshareef), being provided with access to valuable contacts at potential partners and customers, access to business school professors and other FAU professionals, participation in a helpful intern program, participation in instructional programs put on by volunteer businessmen and women, and many others.

We regard our participation as an honor and further validation of our business concept of making it easy for consumers to access AND USE the credit card and other loyalty program benefits they are entitled to.

And, validation of our concept of helping prospective partners improve engagement with their customers by providing valuable information at the exact time and place when their customers can use it; driving new revenue streams; and receiving valuable data they cannot access otherwise. We can also provide our partners with a competitive advantage in that we have five US patents pending.

We are grateful to FAU and the Startup Accelerator Program participants and supporters for all they have done, and are continuing to do, for us.