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Networking and Demos by entrepreneurial organizations impacting “The Next Billion” around the world

  • Computer History Museum 1401 North Shoreline Boulevard Mountain View, CA, 94043 United States (map)
Wednesday, November 16, 2016
6:00 pm Networking and Demos by entrepreneurial organizations impacting “The Next Billion” around the world
7:00 pm Program

A growing number of innovators and entrepreneurs are focused on the next
billion people who are digitally excluded, many of whom live in extreme
poverty, globally and locally. For example, since its first loan to a
fishmonger in Uganda, Kiva, the world's largest crowd-lending marketplace for
underserved entrepreneurs, has allowed people to lend money via the Internet
to underserved entrepreneurs. Kiva has crowdfunded more than one million
loans to more than 2.1 million entrepreneurs in 82 countries, totaling nearly
$1 billion dollars with a repayment rate over 97 percent.

How are entrepreneurs changing the lives of the next billion, one by one? How
is technology being used as a force for democratization of access and
opportunity? Where are hot spots around the world for entrepreneurship and
what can Silicon Valley learn from them? What are some positive roles for
government? Is there a way to dismantle the false choice between purpose and

Join us for a fascinating fireside chat between Julie Hanna, Kiva executive
chairman and Presidential Ambassador for Global Entrepreneurship, with
Exponential’s Marguerite Gong Hancock.

Admission is free.  Register here:

This event is part of Global Entrepreneurship Week. During one week each
November, thousands of events and competitions in 160 countries inspire
millions to engage in entrepreneurial activity while connecting them to
potential collaborators, mentors and even investors. Powered by the Kauffman
Foundation, the initiative is supported by dozens of world leaders and a
network of more than 15,000 partner organizations. For 2016, GEW is November