Earlier this week I was invited to London to spend an hour talking to the twenty-five “Join Our Core” semi-finalists, a social entrepreneurship competition set up through a collaboration between Ben & Jerry’s, Ashoka UK and
Reliant, incompetent, self-loving, all-around-pains-in-the-neck: This is the typical stereotype for young professionals in the workforce today. It is often noted that, due to the excessive coddling and praise that they received while growing up, those born in the Millennial Generation (1981+), are much more difficult to accommodate in the corporate world.
About 1 year ago, some colleagues from graduate school and I had the privelage to work with DataDyne for our final project for our studies. We had the opportunity to work with Dr. Joel Selanikio, the co-founder, and evaluate user adoption of DataDyne's EpiSurveyor in Kenya.
On this weekâ€™s episode of theÂ AshokaTECH Podcast, host Alex Budak interviews the co-founder and CEO ofÂ Kiva.orgÂ Matt Flannery.
Kiva empowers individuals to lend to an entrepreneur across the globe through the internet. By combining microfinance with the internet, Kiva creates a global community of people connected through lending. Â As of last November, Kiva had facilitated over $100 Million Dollars in loans world-wide, with an extremely highÂ repayment rate of over 98%.