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Monday, July 28, 2008

Social Capital Markets Conference 2008

By Rob Katz

I received an e-mail last week from the organizers of Social Capital Markets 2008, a conference bringing together "entrepreneurs who want to change the world and the capital that wants to make it happen."

The organizers of SoCap08 - as they refer to it as - have lined up an all star cast of speakers, including longtime bottom of the pyramid practitioners including Bob Annibale of Citigroup, Paul Polak of IDE, Alvaro Rodriguez of IGNIA, Willy Foote of Root Capital, Jed Emerson of Blended Value and many more.? The conference tracks will also be of interest to NextBillion readers, especially the "MFI and Beyond" and "Social Capital" areas.Kevin Jones - one of the organizers and a principal at Good Capital - is lining up even more speakers, and with his passion for base of the pyramid strategy and practice, this conference is sure to be worth attending.? Acumen Fund will be sending at least 1 staffer, and we'll hopefully have semi-live coverage of the event here on NextBillion.net.

Stay up to the minute on the SoCap08 blog, and browse the conference details on the web site.
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