Smart Loans for People Without Credit: When our credit score system suppresses opportunity for 2.5B people
Listen to Founder and CEO of Tala talk about the impact that access to credit can have on micro businesses and entrepreneurs in developing countries. Millions of people have received access to credit and other services through Tala’s smartphone app. Tala is currently operating across East Africa, Southeast Asia, and Latin America. Tala is backed by leading venture investors including PayPal, Revolution, IVP, Ribbit Capital, and Lowercase Capital.
With the massive proliferation of crypto-tokens that cover every use-case under the sun, investors, entrepreneurs, and speculators alike have all started to ask the same question: how do we derive the fundamental value of these things?
Join our panel of investors, academics and entrepreneurs as we delve into this new and important frontier in Blockchain. We’ll go “beyond currency” and look at some of the most promising new blockchain projects and their underlying token models. We’ll discuss how these projects create “collective utility” that doesn’t fit cleanly into today’s economic frameworks. And you’ll learn how some of the top minds in the field put a dollar figure on the tokens driving the technology of the future.
LIVE FROM IRAQ: Join Columbia Entrepreneurship Design Lead, Joe Heritage '17SIPA for a fireside chat between Shanna Crumley '18SIPA, co-founder of Bitae and Alice Bosley '17SIPA who will be beamed in from Kurdistan Region of Iraq where her startup, Five One Labs, is turning refugees into founders. We will hear about sustainable social innovation, international development, social impact strategy and education, and refugee policy and innovation. These entrepreneurs' visions aim to develop an inclusive network of innovators and entrepreneurs that have the support, skills, and connections to positively change their communities and countries. And to empower individuals to rebuild their lives and livelihoods and to contribute to the economic growth of their communities.
Life after serving a sentence requires major adjustments for reentry. Join Katherine Katcher '07CC, Founder of Root & Rebound, for a conversation about how to ensures that individuals and communities impacted by mass incarceration have access to justice and opportunity.
Helping those who desire a second chance for successful reintegration and are "reentry ready," are able to meet their goals of employment, housing, education, family reunification, and financial stability through this company's mission. Root & Rebound programs and services equip people in reentry and the family and loved ones, government agencies, and nonprofit organizations who support them, with the resources and tools they need to achieve successful reintegration.