We were pleased to moderate the Technology in Microfinance Panel at the 6th Annual Microfinance Conference hosted by Columbia Business School’s Microlumbia Fund, alongside the panelists, speakers and other moderators listed below, in particular our newest (formally, anyway!) Advisory Board Member, John Walker, who is the Director of Finance at Echoing Green and teaches courses on Raising Capital and Growing Social Ventures and on Impact Investing at Columbia SIPA and Columbia Business School.  Keynote speaker Michael Schlein, CEO of Accion International-Vikas Raj, Senior Investment Officer and India Director, Accion Venture Lab, Moderator Panels Microfinance and Technology -Shivani Siroya, Chief Executive Officer and Founder, InVenture -Daryl Skoog, Executive Director, MicroPlanet Technologies -Adriana Magdas, Senior Associate, Center for Financial Inclusion at Accion -Nicole Stubbs, Co-Founder and CEO, First Access, Moderator The Politics of Microfinance -Stephanie Hanson, Director of Policy and Outreach, One Acre Fund -Timothy Ogden, Managing Director, Financial Access Initiative (NYU) -Ajaita Shah, CEO and Founder, Frontier Markets -Camilla Nestor, Vice President, Financial Services Grameen Bank, Moderator Microfinance’s Lessons for Impact Investing -Batool Hassan, Head of Business Development, Acumen Fund -John Walker, Director of Finance, Echoing Green -Caroline Vance, Assistant Vice President, Community Development Finance Group, Deutsche Bank -Lenora Suki, Strategist, Sustainability Initiatives, Bloomberg; Founder and Principal, Smart City Advisors, Moderator

We were pleased to moderate the Technology in Microfinance Panel at the 6th Annual Microfinance Conference hosted by Columbia Business School’s Microlumbia Fund, alongside the panelists, speakers and other moderators listed below, in particular our newest (formally, anyway!) Advisory Board Member, John Walker, who is the Director of Finance at Echoing Green and teaches courses on Raising Capital and Growing Social Ventures and on Impact Investing at Columbia SIPA and Columbia Business School. 

Keynote speaker Michael Schlein, CEO of Accion International-Vikas Raj, Senior Investment Officer and India Director, Accion Venture Lab, Moderator

Panels

Microfinance and Technology

-Shivani Siroya, Chief Executive Officer and Founder, InVenture

-Daryl Skoog, Executive Director, MicroPlanet Technologies

-Adriana Magdas, Senior Associate, Center for Financial Inclusion at Accion

-Nicole Stubbs, Co-Founder and CEO, First Access, Moderator

The Politics of Microfinance

-Stephanie Hanson, Director of Policy and Outreach, One Acre Fund

-Timothy Ogden, Managing Director, Financial Access Initiative (NYU)

-Ajaita Shah, CEO and Founder, Frontier Markets

-Camilla Nestor, Vice President, Financial Services Grameen Bank, Moderator

Microfinance’s Lessons for Impact Investing

-Batool Hassan, Head of Business Development, Acumen Fund

-John Walker, Director of Finance, Echoing Green

-Caroline Vance, Assistant Vice President, Community Development Finance Group, Deutsche Bank

-Lenora Suki, Strategist, Sustainability Initiatives, Bloomberg; Founder and Principal, Smart City Advisors, Moderator