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SME Financing: Why Are We Making So Little Progress?
Laurie Spengler, Enclude
While there has been a strong dedication of resources in the past decades for micro-enterprises in emerging markets, we do not seem to have moved the needle enough on driving growth in SMEs – an important provider of employment in emerging markets. The reason, we suggest, is that we have been too focused on finding the next Steve Jobs in Ethiopia. This session will discuss the barriers faced when financing SMEs in emerging markets, and promising approaches that can potentially start to solve the massive financing gap for the 'missing middle.'
SMEs; Emerging Markets; Impact Investing; Achieving Development Goals; Missing Middle; Jobs
Philip Varnum, Chief Financial and Administrative Officer, Lemelson Foundation; Marnix Mulder, Director Market Development, Triple Jump; Sam Parker, Director, Shell Foundation; Laurie Spengler, President and CEO, Enclude
New Perspectives on Financing Small Cap SME's in Emerging Markets: http://english.dggf.nl/file/download/43769532
- June 14, 2017
Final day to submit an idea.
- June 15 - 29, 2017
Commenting and voting period. All sessions open for voting.
- June 30 - July 13, 2017
Judging panel and final selection by SOCAP17 Content Team.
- July 14, 2017
Winning sessions announced to session organizers.
A lucky person will receive 2 free tickets to SOCAP17 and other impact-themed prizes!ENTER TO WIN