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

Technology & Big Data

Managing more profitable portfolios and doing a social good are not mutually exclusive.

Technology allows banks and borrowers to more fully interact on a real-time basis like never before. This information, coupled with in-person coaching and business management training provides banks with information in a way that has never been possible.


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.

Year 1

We conduct a Pilot (1,000 - 2,000 borrowers).

Year 2

We triple the number of borrowers impacted in Year 1.

Year 3

We double the number of borrowers impacted in Year 2.

All of our Pilots and interventions are monitored by researchers from top 10 universities to validate the findings of the Pilots and more effectively offer loans with training and technology included in the cost of each loan given to micro and SME borrowers.

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