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Kiva Zip: Crowdfunding for Good

General Assembly - San Francisco

Tuesday, May 27, 2014 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM (PDT)

San Francisco, CA

Kiva Zip: Crowdfunding for Good

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Kiva envisions a world where all people - even in the most remote areas of the globe - hold the power to create opportunity for themselves and others. By working with microfinance institutions on five continents, Kiva provides loans to people who lack access to traditional banking systems.

Kiva Zip is a platform, launched by Kiva, that enables you to make direct loans to entrepreneurs in Kenya and the United States. The concept is simple: crowd funding interest-free loans directly to small business owners and entrepreneurs. Kiva uses a trustee system to work with individuals and organizations that publicly endorse the potential borrowers.

In this engaging talk with Maximo Robles and Theresa Hall we'll learn how Kiva Zip works, what kind of projects have been sponsored through their platform, how the platform is changing the way people help entrepreneurs, and how crowdfunding can be leveraged as a tool to start your business.

 

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTORS

Theresa Hall

Born and raised on the south side of Chicago, Theresa recently graduated from a Masters of Social Entrepreneurship program in San Francisco. She ventured over to the Bay Area after pursuing a marketing degree at the University of Notre Dame and has spent time living in Spain and recently traveled to Kenya. Her time in Kenya solidified her passion for economic development and desire to help drive innovative, sustainable changes for those at the bottom of the pyramid. She is an avid scuba diver, loves anything outdoors and is looking forward to helping entrepreneurs reach their goals through Kiva Zip.

Maximo Robles

Originally from Peru, Maximo Robles was born and raised in Barcelona. Graduating with a B.A in International Business from IQS School of Management (Spain), he had the opportunity to conclude his studies in New York, where he attended classes at Fordham University. He joined Kiva after completing an International Graduate program focused on global entrepreneurship and management. He is currently helping grow Kiva Zip all around the Bay Area supporting financially excluded entrepreneurs and building partnerships with any kind of mission-driven organizations that help communities in need.

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20 Rausch Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

Tuesday, May 27, 2014 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM (PDT)


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