2013 U-M Social Innovation Summit
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Presenters

The 2013 U-M Social Innovation Summit will feature: 

Foundations & Impact Investing
Cheryl ElliottPresident & CEO, Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation
Benjamin KennedySenior Community Development Officer of Detroit, Kresge Foundation
Jamie Shea
Director of Local & Impact Investing, Mission Throttle, L3C
Shelley Strickland
Philanthropy Associate, U-M Office of Development 

Microfinance & Crowdsourcing
Matt Flannery
Co-Founder & CEO, Kiva
Elizabeth GarlowExecutive Director, MichiCorps
Lorenzo Thurman, Executive Director, Detroit Micro-enterprise Fund

Social Venture Funding & Philanthropy
Dione Alexander, Principal, Roundbox Consulting; Former VP, Nonprofit Finance Fund
Harlyn PachecoCo-founder & CEO, Qlovi (social enterprise)
Perry Teicher, Director, U-M Social Venture Fund; President, Detroit Nation

Government, Banks, & Agencies
Deborah Burand, Director, U-M Law School International Transactions Clinic
Jason Paulateer, VP of Community Development Banking, PNC Financial Services
Pam Smith, President & CEO, United Way of Washtenaw County
TBA, MI Governor's Office

 

Keynote: Matt Flannery, Co-founder & CEO of Kiva

Matt Flannery began developing Kiva in late 2004 following a trip to Uganda, where he witnessed microfinance first hand. At the time, he worked as a computer programmer at TiVo, Inc., and Kiva was a side-project. However, in December 2005 Matt left his job to devote himself to Kiva full-time. Since then, Kiva has expanded to work in nearly 60 countries and has raised nearly $200M in funds for the working poor.

As CEO, Matt has led Kiva’s growth from a pilot project to an established online service with partnerships across the globe and millions in dollars loaned to low income entrepreneurs. Through Kiva, he has helped raise awareness about microfinance and helped take the movement to a new level.

Matt is a Draper Richards Fellow, Skoll Awardee, and Ashoka Fellow. He graduated with a BS in Symbolic Systems and a Masters in Philosophy from Stanford University.

A video of the keynote will be available online after the Summit. 

 

 

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