April 17th Meeting Recap: Impact Investing – Pioneering Past, Promising Future

By SVMN Volunteer Monica Oyarzun On April 17, 2013, SVMN had the honor and privilege of welcoming Michael Schlein, President and CEO of ACCION, to discuss the organization’s history along with its strategies for future economic and social impact among base of the pyramid (BoP) populations.  During this discussion, Schlein emphasized the themes of hope, […]

Nov. 18 SVMN Mtg Recap: Beyond Microfinance: Franchising in Microfinance

David Lehr presenting at the SVMN event Chuck Slaughter answers questions following his presentation November 18th SVMN speaker Event recap written by Cindy Law: Beyond Microfinance: How Franchising Makes Communities, Businesses and Lenders Richer “In the development community, a lot of people have the mindset that if we can overcome capital constraints, get small loans […]

Nov. 18 SVMN Mtg: Beyond Microfinance: Franchising in Microfinance

Beyond Microfinance How Franchising Makes Communities, Businesses and Lenders Richer The next Silicon Valley Microfinance Network (SVMN) meeting will be on Wednesday, November 18, 2009 and will feature David Lehr , Senior Advisor, Social Innovations at Mercy Corps and Chuck Slaughter, founder of Living Goods. Chuck Slaughter                                                                                          David Lehr SVMN’s next Speaker Event will continue with an innovative […]

August 26th SVMN Meeting: Google.org & The “Missing Middle” (SMEs)

Finance for SMEs: The “Missing Middle” Fueling the Growth of Small and Medium Enterprises in the Developing World Our next SVMN meeting will be on Tuesday, August 26th 2008 and will feature Linda Segre and Sonal Shah of Google.org. Linda Segre Sonal Shah Google.org Google.org What happens to emerging economy businesses that aren’t served by […]