Call for Pitches! Last Chance for a FREE RIDE to the 2013 Summit

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Last Chance

for a FREE RIDE to the
2013 Partnerships against Poverty Summit in the Philippines

Call for Pitches!

Are you, or do you know, a business school or public policy student?

 Want to attend one of the largest gatherings of microfinance
practitioners in the industry – FREE?

Think you have an idea on cutting edge solutions to serving
the poor with mobile banking solutions?

Apply to pitch your idea to practitioners & investors at the
2013 Partnerships Against Poverty Summit
Oct 9-11 in Manila, Philippines

 Apply to pitch your idea at the 2013 Partnerships Against Poverty Summit in a session exploring the challenges and solutions for successfully launching mobile banking services for microfinance clients.

You’ll be presenting to real life practitioners from some of the leading microfinance institutions around the world, investors and funders looking to balance the social outcomes and financial sustainability of mobile, and market facilitation allies looking for new thinkers and doers to support effective solutions for serving poor clients.

And being at the summit will give you access to the hundreds of thought leaders, high-level government regulators, microfinance practitioners, media, civil society, product design experts, providers of support services, heads of institutional multinational banks, private sector businesses and heads of state.

And best of all, we’ll foot the bill!  Pitches selected will be eligible to have a representative of the developing team attend the Summit free of charge.

We are looking for Pitches of client-centered solutions that address one or more of the following themes:

  • Creating the cross sector linkages needed to ensure success
  • Understanding preferences and building client capacity to fully benefit from mobile services
  • Solving the pricing problem to balance financial sustainability with serving the very poor

If your pitch is selected, you’ll have the opportunity to work directly with microfinance institutions facing these challenges right now to develop your pitch for the Summit.  Pitches can be submitted individually or as a team – though teams will need to select one representative to deliver the pitch at the 2013 Partnerships Against Poverty Summit. 

To apply, send a 1 page statement of what theme you or your team will address and what makes your or your team the best for pitching a solution for your chosen topic.  Include a CV for yourself and any team members and which team member would represent you at the Summit if chosen.

DON’T WAIT!  Your 1 page statement is due THIS Friday the 20th

Deadline extended to Monday the 23rd at noon EST!

Send them to marsden@microcreditsummit.org