Thursday, March 19, 2009

Kiva Sponsors "Microfinance, CA," microfinance conference in Palo Alto, CA

The Kiva co-sponsored Microfinance, CA conference is fast approaching, don’t forget to check it out and get your tickets early!

Kiva is proud to partner with “Microfinance, CA”- the first state-wide conference highlighting Microfinance as a smart investment for California:

2 Million Entrepreneurs in California can’t access the small amount of capital they need to get their business off the ground. What are we doing to meet this demand?

Join us for the first state-wide conference on microfinance to:

· Learn the nuts and bolts of domestic microfinance

· Visit Bay Area microfinance borrowers through small group tours

· Understand the impact and future of microfinance in California

· Contemplate your role in the field of microfinance through small group dinners with practitioners, leaders, and investors

The conference will be held on Thursday, May 28th at The Frances C. Arrillaga Alumni Center at Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA.

Opening Remarks by John Stumpf, Chief Executive Officer, Wells Fargo & Company

Click here to lean more and register. Early Bird Registration available until April 15th!

Principal sponsors: Chevron and Wells Fargo

Signature sponsor: Citi

Supporting sponsors: CAMEO, Cathay Bank, and Silicon Valley Bank

Founding Sponsor: James Irvine Foundation

Program Partners: ACCION San Diego, AnewAmerica, CEO Women, Credit Builders Alliance, EARN, Haas Center for Nonprofit and Public Leadership, MicroMentor, MicroPlace, Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center, Silicon Valley Microfinance Network, Stanford GSB PMI 2008-2009: Making Markets Work for The Least Advantaged, The Stanford Center for the Study of Poverty and Inequality, TMC Development Working Solutions, Urban Solutions, Valley Economic Development Center, Women’s Initiative.

Media Sponsor: Stanford Social Innovation Review