Microlumbia Spring Speaker Series: Keynote Lecture and Reception with Vikram Akula
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM (EDT)
New York, NY
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
The final event in Microlumbia's Speaker Series, this keynote event will feature an address fromVikram Akula on the rebirth of microfinance in India. He will discuss lessons from his experience as the Founder of SKS Microfinance and current trends in the sector.
*Please leave unnecessary electronics at home. This event will be closed to electronics - you will be asked to check your phone at the coat check. Thanks!
Attire: Business Casual
When & Where
Incorporated as a non-profit and staffed by Columbia Business School students, Microlumbia provides growing microfinance institutions with pro-bono consulting services and debt capital while stimulating interest in the field among a new generation of future business leaders.
Our mission is to help alleviate global poverty by providing the Columbia Business School (CBS) community the means and opportunities to become lifelong contributors to the field of microfinance.
Microfinance is a financial service that gives very poor people very small loans (microcredit) to help them grow tiny businesses.
For CBS students, we offer education and investment management and consulting opportunities. For microfinance organizations, we offer much-needed financing and technical assistance.