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    January 19

    Impact Investing: How Digitization is Reshaping Investing in Africa

    Date: 1/19/2022

    Time: 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM Eastern

    The MIT Social Entrepreneurship Alumni Group (SEAG) invites you to join us for a conversation about digital investment revolution in emerging market with Jim Chu, CEO of Untapped.

    Digitization is changing how businesses operate in emerging markets.  Whether it is pay-as-you-go solar or better lending through mobile credit scores, innovation is enabling new business to serve local financing needs.  A complementary revolution is happening on the investor side as well.  Digital platforms are making it easier, cheaper, and more accessible for individual investors to invest in asset classes that were once only available to the very rich.  This includes impact investing and investing in faraway markets.  The dual shifts are opening an opportunity to reshape how we invest, who we invest in, who has access to capital, and who will drive the economic destiny of entire continents.

    Don’t miss this webinar if you are a social entrepreneur who wants to find out about a new fundraising option, an individual investor looking to invest in emerging market economies, or anyone who is interested in development economics.

    About Untapped
    Untapped is reshaping profitable investing in emerging markets.  Its mission is to create opportunities for the next billion entrepreneurs globally by changing how investment and financing in emerging markets is done.  Untapped provides access to financing for small businesses that are engine of growth in developing markets.  With local presence and expertise, Untapped take the best of traditional investment methods and adapt them to serve and succeed in emerging markets.

    About Jim Chu
    Jim Chu believes that entrepreneurship and innovation can improve the lives of billions while offering strong returns for investors.  He is the Founder and CEO of Untapped Global, and Founder, Producer, and Host of the Nest, a global investment community that connects aspiring entrepreneurs in frontier markets with angel investors from around the world.  Prior to his work in emerging markets, Jim spent 25+ years in the tech industry in Silicon Valley.  He has a BA and MA in International studies from Stanford University.

    About MIT Social Entrepreneurship Alumni Group
    The mission of the MIT Social Entrepreneurship Alumni Group (SEAG) is to bring together MIT alumni and like-minded people to co-create a better world through social entrepreneurship and impact investing.  Visit us at MIT SEAG Community Platform.

    Time: 12:00 – 1:00 ET
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