I am a big fan of this topic ... super cool event!
The next Silicon Valley Microfinance Network Speaker Event on Thurs, Feb 24 @Blum Center for Developing Economies, Blum Hall, UC Berkeley Campus, Berkeley, CA.
photo: Blum Hall, UC Berkeley campus
The event will feature Kushal Chakrabarti (Co-Founder & CEO, Vittana), Michelle Kreger (Regional Director for Francophone Africa and the Middle East, Kiva) and Noga Leviner (General Manager, Lumni), as they discuss the challenges, successes and future landscape of the new frontier of harnessing microfinance for students loans, both in the US and abroad.
Industry leaders are leveraging debt and equity-like investments as well as P2P lending models to provide youth (both in the US and abroad) with the tools necessary to pursue higher education. As a result, the student-loan market has experienced explosive growth. SVMN is proud to present this unique opportunity to hear the nation's leaders talk about the rise of using microloans for education and answer your questions. We look forward to seeing you there!
Register early! Online registration closes the day of the event. At-the-door admission is $10 more. Tickets are limited! Speaker bios also listed on the evite.