FinTech and Entrepreneurship Breakfast: Exploring the role of innovative financial services in advancing global entrepreneurship & development

Wednesday, January 28, 2015    
8:00 am - 10:00 am


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1133 15th St NW, 12th Floor, Washington, DC
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Join the Global Innovation Forum in partnership with the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University, Engine, Intuit and 1776 for a breakfast discussion about the role of emerging technology-enabled financial services in empowering global entrepreneurship and development, and ways in which public policy can impact access to these services.

Featuring a keynote conversation with:
Congressman Jared Polis
Interviewed by Mark Wu, Berkman Center for Internet & Society, Harvard University

& a discussion on innovative online financing mechanisms, entrepreneurship and the role of public policy with

Jeff Kaufman, Group Lead, QuickBooks Financing
Brian R. Knight, Associate Director, Milken Institute’s Center for Financial Markets. Co-founder and former Vice President – CrowdCheck Inc.
Paul Lawrence, Partner, EY
Kay McGowan, Digital Finance Lead, ​U.S. Global Development Lab, U.S. Agency for International Development
Jonny Price, Senior Director, Kiva ZIP,
Moderated by Jake Colvin, Executive Director, Global Innovation Forum

Welcome remarks by Brandon Pollak, Director of Global Affairs, 1776

January 28, 2015

Breakfast and Registration from 8:00am; Program from 8:30am – 10:00am

Location & Metro

The event will be held at 1776, a global hub for startups, located at 1133 15th St NW, 12th Floor in Washington, DC.

1776 is a few blocks from both Logan Circle and the White House and across from the Washington Post building.

The closest metro stops are McPherson Square (blue & orange lines) and Farragut North (red line).



Bookings are closed for this event.