BB&T Series Speaker - Jessica Jackley

Thursday, September 12, 2013


Jessica Jackley is an upbeat, passionate Founder and former Chief Marketing Officer of KIVA, the world’s first peer-to-peer microlending website that helps individuals by lending as little as $25 to poor entrepreneurs. Jackley was most recently named a Founder and CEO of ProFounder, which joined forces with GOOD in 2012 to create innovative tools and experiences for entrepreneurs to crowdfund.

Named one of the top ideas of 2006 by The New York Times Magazine and praised by Oprah, Bill Clinton and countless others, KIVA is one of the fastest-growing social benefit websites in history. Since its inception in 2005, KIVA has loaned over $400 million from lenders to entrepreneurs across 206 countries, while remaining focused on a simple mission to connect people through lending to alleviate poverty, one person at a time.

Also an educator, Jackley is currently a Barer Visiting Fellow at Drew University, has taught global entrepreneurship at the Marshall School of Business at the University of South Carolina, and lectures frequently at universities around the country. She holds an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business and a BA in Philosophy and Political Science.

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September 12, 2013
8:00 PM
Townsend Center

Free admission; reservations required.
Limited Seating Available
Tickets available September 3.
To reserve tickets call: 678-839-4722