Empowered Necessity Entrepreneurs + Well-Informed Banks = Sustainable Economic Development

Technology & Big Data

Increasing portfolio profitability and generating social impact do not have to be mutually exclusive.

Technology allows banks and borrowers to interact in real-time like never before.

Coupling capital with technology-enabled, in-person coaching and business management training provides banks with up-to-date information and insights that have never been possible before.


We partner with high-volume, well-established lending institutions (commercial banks, MFIs, cooperatives). We seek partners who are innovative, clear communicators, and early adopters of disruptive technology and innovation. We aim to partner with banks that are grounded (or seek to become grounded) in data-driven processes.

How It Works

We establish 3-year partnership agreements.

Phase 1

Implement Pilot

Phase 2

Evaluate Impact

Phase 3

Scale Partnership

We collaborate with our partners to rigorously analyze the results of each partnership and every training intervention we deliver. Our impact measurement approach assesses the impact on the loan portfolios of our partners and also on the businesses of the borrowers we train.

Financial Innovation Conference

Every year, our banking partners participate in the Leaders in Financial Innovation Conference hosted in the best universities in the world.

Conference 2018 – Cornell University, Ithaca, New York