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Monday, March 11 • 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Crowdfunding: A Catalyst for Local Economic Growth

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At a time when funding from local, state, and federal governments is spread thin and credit is increasingly harder to come by, crowdfunding has demonstrated that collective and collaborative efforts of individuals can fuel significant change within America’s communities. Through harnessing the power of connectivity and cause, we’ve seen the generous nature of the human spirit meld with technology to create a social and economic marketplace that has enabled money to be lent, invested, and donated in ways and on a scale never before thought possible.
And the opportunities to “make a difference with your dollar” are boundless. Projects in art, music and movies can be found on Kickstarter, cancer treatments on Indiegogo, free wi-fi for neighborhoods on Neighbor.ly, or small business entrepreneurs through Kiva.org. As millions of dollars are funneled daily through these sites, a new kind of economy of opportunity is emerging.
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Jonny Price

Program Director, Kiva ZipKIVAJonny first came to Kiva in 2009 as a volunteer on a 5-month externship from his management consulting firm Oliver Wyman. He spent six years at Oliver Wyman, first in London and then in San Francisco, working principally in the transportation, retail... Read More →

Monday March 11, 2013 5:00pm - 6:00pm CDT
Four Seasons, Four Seasons Ballroom

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