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Friday, April 18, 2014

MICROCAPITAL BRIEF: Fish Farming Project in Nepal Wins Social Venture Challenge at Seventh Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U) Meeting in Phoenix, Arizona, USA

The “Sustainable Fish Farming Project”, proposed to provide 500 families in the Baseri village of Nepal with funding to start fish farms, recently won a grant of USD 7,500 from the Resolution Project Social Venture Challenge, a competition among aspiring entrepreneurs who attended the seventh annual Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U) meeting at the US-based Arizona State University, Phoenix [1]. Continue Reading »

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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

MICROFINANCE EVENT: 2014 Small Enterprise Education and Promotion (SEEP) Annual Conference, Arlington, Virginia, USA, September 22 – 25, 2014

Event Name: 2014 Small Enterprise Education and Promotion (SEEP) Annual Conference

Event Date: September 22 – 25, 2014

Event Location: Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel, Arlington, Virginia, USA Continue Reading »

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Tuesday, April 8, 2014

MICROFINANCE EVENT: Caribbean MicroFinance Alliance (CMFA) to Host “Fifth Caribbean Microfinance Forum: Building an Environment for Entrepreneurs to Excel,” June 2 – 5, 2014, Montego Bay, Jamaica

Event Name: The Fifth Caribbean Microfinance Forum: Building an Environment for Entrepreneurs to Excel

Event Date: June 2 – 5, 2014

Event Location: Iberostar Rose Hall Suites Hotel, Montego Bay, Jamaica Continue Reading »

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Tuesday, April 8, 2014

MICROCAPITAL BRIEF: European Microfinance Platform (e-MFP) Announces Fifth Microfinance Award of $132k for Environmental Initiatives

The European Microfinance Platform (e-MFP), a Luxembourg-based network of approximately 130 microfinance organizations and individuals, has announced the 5th European Microfinance Award, which is themed “Microfinance and the Environment” to celebrate institutions offering new initiatives in environmental stewardship and sustainability in natural resources management. Continue Reading »

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Monday, April 7, 2014

MICROFINANCE EVENT: European Microfinance Network (EMN) to Host 11th Annual Conference, June 19 – 20, 2014, Lisbon, Portugal

Event Name: European Microfinance Network (EMN) 11th Annual Conference

Event Date: June 19 – 20, 2014

Event Location: Sana Lisboa Hotel, Lisbon, Portugal Continue Reading »

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Saturday, April 5, 2014

MICROFINANCE EVENT: “LendIt 2014,” May 4 – 6, 2014, San Francisco, California, USA

Event Name: LendIt 2014

Event Date: May 4 – May 6, 2014

Event Location: Hilton Hotel Union Square, San Francisco, California, USA Continue Reading »

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Friday, April 4, 2014

MICROCAPITAL BRIEF: India-based Five Star Raises Equity Financing from Matrix to Expand Branch Network, Increase Lending to Micro-, Small, Medium-Sized Enterprises (MSMEs)

Five Star Business Credits (Five Star), an Indian non-bank financial company that lends to micro-, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) in the country, recently announced that it has raised an undisclosed sum in equity financing from Matrix Partners India, the Indian subsidiary of US-based private equity firm Matrix Partners. Continue Reading »

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Tuesday, April 1, 2014

MICROFINANCE EVENT: Social Capital Markets (SOCAP) to Host “SOCAP14,” September 2 – 5, 2014, San Francisco, California, USA

Event Name: Social Capital Markets “SOCAP14″

Event Date: September 2 – 5, 2014

Event Location: Fort Mason Center, San Francisco, California, USA Continue Reading »

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Tuesday, April 1, 2014

MICROCAPITAL BRIEF: Applications Open for University Meets Microfinance (UMM) Scholarships for Students Seeking Field Experience in Developing Countries, Awards for Doctoral and Master Theses in Financial Inclusion

University Meets Microfinance (UMM), an initiative co-founded by Germany-based university, Freie Universitat Berlin (FUB), and France-based nonprofit, PlaNet Finance, recently announced that it is accepting applications for the “University Meets Microfinance (UMM) Scholarships & Awards 2014.” Continue Reading »

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Tuesday, April 1, 2014

MICROFINANCE EVENT: DC Microfinance Meetup to Host “Fireside Chat with Ben Powell, Founder and CEO, Agora Partnerships,” April 7, 2014, Washington, DC, USA

Event Name: Fireside Chat with Ben Powell, Founder and CEO, Agora Partnerships

Event Date: April 7, 2014

Event Location: 1776 Startup Incubator, Washington, DC, USA Continue Reading »

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Tuesday, April 1, 2014

MICROCAPITAL BRIEF: Africa, Caribbean, Pacific Group of States and the European Union’s (ACP/EU) Microfinance Program Offers Scholarships for July Boulder Microfinance Training Through April 28, 2014

The microfinance program of the European Union and the 79-member African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States has announced that it is accepting applications for its last round of 46 scholarships for microfinance professionals from ACP member countries to attend the annual Italy-based Boulder Microfinance Training Program, Continue Reading »

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Monday, March 31, 2014

MICROCAPITAL EVENT: 2014 Making Finance Work for Africa (MFW4A) Partnership Forum, June 10-12, 2014, Dakar, Senegal

Event Name: 2014 Making Finance Work for Africa (MFW4A) Partnership Forum

Event Date: June 10-12, 2014

Event Location: King Fahd Palace Hotel, Dakar, Senegal Continue Reading »

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Tuesday, March 25, 2014

MICROCAPITAL BRIEF: Applications Open for 2014 Seed Awards for Entrepreneurs in Sustainable Development Until April 8

The Seed Initiative, a Germany-based nonprofit institution that supports small-scale social and environmental enterprises in emerging economies, recently announced that it is accepting applications for the “2014 Seed Awards for Entrepreneurs in Sustainable Development,” a set of annual awards presented to entrepreneurs in developing countries that Seed deems to be the “…most promising, innovative and locally led…[and that have the] potential to contribute significantly to sustainable development…”. Continue Reading »

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Tuesday, March 25, 2014

MICROFINANCE EVENT: Columbia Business School to Host “Beyond the Pioneer: Scaling New Industries to Benefit the Poor,” New York, USA, April 28, 2014

Event Name: Beyond the Pioneer: Scaling New Industries to Benefit the Poor

Event Date: April 28, 2014

Event Location: Uris Hall, Columbia University, New York City, New York, USA Continue Reading »

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Tuesday, March 25, 2014

MICROFINANCE EVENT: EBRD, National Association of Business Women of Tajikistan (NABWT), Government of Tajikistan to Host “Symposium of Women Entrepreneurs of Central Asia and Afghanistan”, Dushanbe, March 27 – 28, 2014

Event Name: Symposium of Women Entrepreneurs of Central Asia and Afghanistan

Event Date: March 27 – 28, 2014

Event Location: National Library, Dushanbe, Tajikistan Continue Reading »

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Monday, March 24, 2014

MICROCAPITAL BRIEF: International Finance Corporation (IFC) Capitalization Fund Invests $170m in Banco CorpBanca Colombia

The International Finance Corporation (IFC) Capitalization Fund, an investment fund managed by an arm of the World Bank Group’s IFC, has announced a USD 170 million subordinated bond investment in Banco CorpBanca Colombia (CBC), a subsidiary of CorpBanca, a Chile-based commercial bank that is a subsidiary of Brazil’s Itau Unibanco. Continue Reading »

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Monday, March 24, 2014

MICROFINANCE EVENT: Dvk to Host “5th Annual Impact Conference at Sustainatopia 2014,” April 16 – 18, 2014, Miami Beach, Florida, USA

Event Name: 5th Annual Impact Conference at Sustainatopia 2014

Event Date: April 16 – 18, 2014

Event Location: Miami Beach Convention Center, Miami Beach, Florida, USA Continue Reading »

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Thursday, March 20, 2014

MICROFINANCE EVENT: Financial Times (FT), International Finance Corporation (IFC) to Host “Transformational Business Conference and Awards”, London, June 12, 2014

Event Name: Financial Times/International Finance Corporation (FT/IFC) Transformational Business Conference and Awards 2014

Event Date: June 12, 2014

Event Location: The Intercontinental Park Lane, London, United Kingdom Continue Reading »

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